Crossword Puzzle Number 273 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
4. South African term for `boss'.
8. A Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria.
11. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
12. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
13. The money risked on a gamble.
14. An associate degree in nursing.
16. A religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery.
17. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
19. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
21. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
22. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
26. A small cake leavened with yeast.
28. A light touch or stroke.
30. An anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling of light-headedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months.
31. A heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically).
35. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.
36. Capable of wounding.
39. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
43. A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.
44. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
47. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
48. Thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord.
50. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
51. An insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans.
52. A female domestic.
53. A young woman making her debut into society.
54. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.

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1. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
2. Type genus of the Ranidae.
3. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
4. A long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur.
5. A drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (Aspirin and Phenacetin and Caffeine).
6. A former agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States.
7. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
8. A dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived.
9. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
10. A city in central New York.
15. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
18. The bill in a restaurant.
20. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
23. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
24. Tag the base runner to get him out.
25. A public promotion of some product or service.
27. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
29. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
32. 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.
33. The cry made by sheep.
34. Painter (born in Germany, resident of France and the United States) who was a cofounder of Dadaism.
37. A Scottish word.
38. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
39. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
40. Set down according to a plan.
41. (of a young animal) Abandoned by its mother and raised by hand.
42. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
45. Flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes.
46. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
49. Before noon.

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