Crossword Puzzle Number 172 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
4. Top part of an apron.
7. The process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid).
11. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
12. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
13. (Norse mythology) Goddess of old age who defeated Thor in a wrestling match.
14. (computer science) The smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot).
15. A light touch or stroke.
16. Having been read.
17. Sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties.
19. On a ship, train, plane or other vehicle.
21. English monk and scholar (672-735).
24. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
25. 40th President of the United States (1911- ).
27. Consisting of or made of wood of the oak tree.
31. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
32. A unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns.
34. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
36. The battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War.
37. United States tennis player who was the first Black to win United States and English singles championships (1943-1993).
42. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
46. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
47. The compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north.
48. A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn.
49. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
50. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
51. Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise.
52. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.


1. An inhabitant of Lappland.
2. On or toward the lee.
3. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
4. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
5. A self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement.
6. A small cake leavened with yeast.
7. A thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body.
8. Evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits.
9. (botany) Of or relating to the axil.
10. Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701).
18. Popular music originating in the West Indies.
20. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
22. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
23. An associate degree in nursing.
26. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
28. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
29. A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.
30. A silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group.
33. Any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colors.
35. God of wealth and love.
38. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
39. Open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart.
40. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
41. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
43. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.
44. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
45. The month following February and preceding April.
46. A colorless and odorless inert gas.

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