1. An alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991.
4. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
8. 100 pyas equal 1 kyat.
11. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
12. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
13. A former agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States.
14. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
15. (Greek mythology) Goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology.
16. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
17. A cruel and brutal fellow.
20. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
22. The month following January and preceding March.
24. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
25. (old-fashioned) At or from or to a great distance.
29. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
32. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
33. (Scottish) Bluish-black or gray-blue.
35. Become less tense.
41. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
42. Darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft).
45. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
46. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
48. Assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing.
50. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
51. (Babylonian) God of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools.
52. A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry.
1. Soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.
2. The villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife.
3. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
4. An Asian temple.
5. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
6. Conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC).
7. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
8. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
9. Not only so, but.
10. Harsh or corrosive in tone.
18. A light strong brittle gray toxic bivalent metallic element.
19. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
21. Material used to daub walls.
23. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
26. A tax on employees and employers that is used to fund the Social Security system.
27. A public promotion of some product or service.
28. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.
30. A small ball with a hole through the middle.
31. Of or relating to the stomach and intestines.
34. Established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules.
36. A city of central China.
37. United States physiologist (born in Germany) who did research on parthenogenesis (1859-1924).
38. A highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series).
39. Any competition.
40. Electronic warfare undertaken to insure effective friendly use of the electromagnetic spectrum in spite of the enemy's use of electronic warfare.
43. A master's degree in business.
44. (Sumerian) Sun god.
47. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
49. A class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response.