Crossword Puzzle Number 342 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. A digital display that uses liquid crystal cells that change reflectivity in an applied electric field.
4. Small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body.
8. A state of southwestern India.
11. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
12. Very dark black.
13. A drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (Aspirin and Phenacetin and Caffeine).
14. (informal) Roused to anger.
15. The syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization.
16. A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry.
17. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
21. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
22. A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material.
24. United States industrialist who manufactured plows suitable for working the prairie soil (1804-1886).
27. A genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples).
31. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
33. Top part of an apron.
35. A soft silver-white or yellowish metallic element of the alkali metal group.
41. A communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba.
43. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
45. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
46. A bachelor's degree in theology.
47. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
48. (informal) Exceptionally good.
49. The capital and largest city of Japan.
50. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.

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1. A Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism.
2. A steep rugged rock or cliff.
3. An informal term for a father.
4. Mar or spoil the appearance of.
5. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
6. A heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances.
7. An inflammatory complication of leprosy that results in painful skin lesions on the arms and legs and face.
8. Mentally or physically infirm with age.
9. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
10. The highest level or degree attainable.
18. God of death.
19. Decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers.
20. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
23. An associate degree in nursing.
25. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
26. Liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid.
28. The compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north.
29. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
30. A metallic element having four allotropic forms.
32. (biology) Of unlike parts or organs.
34. United States film actress (born in Sweden) known for her reclusiveness (1905-1990).
36. A tributary of the Rhine.
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. King of Saudi Arabia since 1982 (born in 1922).
39. A small cake leavened with yeast.
40. Type genus of the family Arcidae.
42. The cry made by sheep.
44. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
45. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.

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