Crossword Puzzle Number 1803 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. A light touch or stroke.
4. An narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family.
8. Of southern Europe.
11. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
12. The biblical name for ancient Syria.
13. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
14. A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material.
15. (Babylonian) God of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools.
16. The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
17. An associate degree in nursing.
19. An Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices.
21. A genus of Pyralidae.
24. Half the width of an em.
25. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
26. A workman employed to pack things into containers.
28. A software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database.
29. Little known Kamarupan languages.
30. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
31. A shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot.
35. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
37. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
39. (Hinduism and Buddhism) The effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation.
40. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
42. A local computer network for communication between computers.
45. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
46. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
47. The lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed.
49. Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
50. A flexible container with a single opening.
51. United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957).
52. Used of a single unit or thing.
53. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.

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1. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
2. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
3. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
4. The capital and largest city of Yemen.
5. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
6. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
7. An Asian river between China and Russia.
8. Growing old.
9. Singing jazz.
10. (obstetrics) The number of live-born children a woman has delivered.
18. British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission.
20. An island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf.
22. Fallow deer.
23. Wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills.
27. Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.
32. Any of numerous low-growing cushion-forming plants of the genus Draba having rosette-forming leaves and terminal racemes of small flowers with scapose or leafy stems.
33. At full speed.
34. Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
36. A small cake leavened with yeast.
37. A public promotion of some product or service.
38. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
41. A humorous anecdote or remark.
43. An associate degree in applied science.
44. Government agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants.
45. An ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates River.
48. (chemistry) P(otential of) H(ydrogen).

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