Crossword Puzzle Number 353 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. The persistence of a sound after its source has stopped.
5. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
8. A very small circular shape.
11. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
12. The federal agency that insures residential mortgages.
13. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
14. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
15. A boy or man.
16. Extremely pleasing.
17. A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube.
18. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
21. (British) A waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
23. Committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates.
24. Counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood.
26. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
28. A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).
31. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
35. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
36. Being ten more than one hundred ninety.
37. A hard gray lustrous metallic element that is highly corrosion-resistant.
38. United States tennis player who was the first Black to win United States and English singles championships (1943-1993).
44. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
47. Any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes.
48. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
49. Little known Kamarupan languages.
50. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
51. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
52. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
53. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.

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1. Very dark black.
2. A strip of land projecting into a body of water.
3. Step on it.
4. English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349).
5. A federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955.
6. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
7. A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material.
8. Mar or spoil the appearance of.
9. A translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color.
10. A sock with a separation for the big toe.
19. Small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-size berries.
20. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
22. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
25. Date used in reckoning dates before the supposed year Christ was born.
27. A heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances.
29. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
30. A small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
32. The compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north.
33. Type genus of the Otariidae.
34. (informal) Roused to anger.
36. God of wealth and love.
39. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
40. Clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion.
41. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
42. A small cake leavened with yeast.
43. United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957).
45. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites.
46. Perennial herb of East India to Polynesia and Australia cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch.
47. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.

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