Crossword Puzzle Number 249 (Extra Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Block consisting of a thick piece of something.
5. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
8. A former monetary unit in Great Britain.
11. Dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it (as on the human head).
12. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
13. Any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all.
14. Being nine more than ninety.
15. Someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential).
16. A piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep.
17. Jordan's port.
20. A city of southeastern Mexico.
22. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
24. A rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion.
26. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
27. A metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables.
29. Cuban dancer and choreographer (born in 1921).
32. A Loloish language.
33. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
36. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
38. A metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters.
40. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
41. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
42. A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles.
44. (used as a combining form) Recent or new.
45. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
46. Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
48. Very dark black.
51. A lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood.
52. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
53. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.

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1. One of the two main branches of orthodox Islam.
2. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
3. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
4. Payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment.
5. The cry made by sheep.
6. A unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries.
7. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
8. A small cake leavened with yeast.
9. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
10. English monk and scholar (672-735).
18. Remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998.
19. Cause to be embarrassed.
21. Being one more than ninety.
23. Using the voice.
25. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
28. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
30. (Babylonian) God of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools.
31. Capital of the state of Montana.
34. Lower in esteem.
35. A coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds.
37. One of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes.
39. A tight cluster of people or things.
40. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
43. God of the earth.
47. Being ten more than one hundred forty.
48. A light strong brittle gray toxic bivalent metallic element.
49. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
50. A state in northwestern North America.

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