Crossword Puzzle Number 253 (Extra Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. The month following February and preceding April.
4. A domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church.
8. Automatic data processing by electronic means without the use of tabulating cards or punched tapes.
11. A sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.
12. A light springing movement upwards or forwards.
13. A unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters.
14. Inventory accounting in which the most recently acquired items are assumed to be the first sold.
16. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
17. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
18. A plaster now made mostly from Portland cement and sand and lime.
21. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
25. Conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence.
26. East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye.
27. An independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages.
29. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
31. An associate degree in applied science.
33. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
34. A small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
35. A person forced to flee from home or country.
40. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
42. The cry made by sheep.
45. A decree that prohibits something.
47. A solution containing a phosphate buffer.
48. Late time of life.
49. (informal) Exceptionally good.
50. Consisting of or made of wood of the oak tree.

DOWN

1. A master's degree in library science.
2. A nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine.
3. A safe place.
4. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
5. The basic unit of money in Uruguay.
6. An enclosed space.
7. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
8. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
9. 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.
10. Wood of a pecan tree.
15. English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349).
19. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
20. A public promotion of some product or service.
22. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
23. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
24. Jordan's port.
28. South Asian deer with three-tined antlers.
30. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
32. Strike with disgust or revulsion.
33. (sports) The chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play.
36. Being ten more than one hundred ninety.
37. 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.
38. A small cake leavened with yeast.
39. The quantity a cask will hold.
41. Either extremity of something that has length.
43. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
44. A corporation's first offer to sell stock to the public.
45. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
46. A unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns.

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