Crossword Puzzle Number 355 (Extra Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
4. German organist and contrapuntist (1685-1750).
8. Thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord.
11. (usually followed by `of') Released from something onerous (especially an obligation or duty).
12. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
13. (British) A waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
14. A metal-bearing mineral valuable enough to be mined.
15. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
16. A vinyl polymer used especially in paints or adhesives.
17. A silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group.
19. Unknown god.
21. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
22. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
24. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity.
26. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
27. A member of the Iroquoian people formerly living east of Lake Ontario.
32. A master's degree in business.
33. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
34. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
35. A public promotion of some product or service.
37. A small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
39. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
43. 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.
47. (Old Testament) In Judeo-Christian mythology.
48. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
51. The cry made by sheep.
52. Tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar.
54. A cgs unit of work or energy.
55. Hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus.
56. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
57. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.

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1. Metal shackles.
2. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
3. A sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.
4. A small cake leavened with yeast.
5. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
6. The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
7. One who works hard at boring tasks.
8. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites.
9. Rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos.
10. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
18. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
20. (informal) Of the highest quality.
23. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
25. An early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940).
28. Tag the base runner to get him out.
29. A state in midwestern United States.
30. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
31. A colorless and odorless inert gas.
35. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
36. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
38. Date used in reckoning dates before the supposed year Christ was born.
40. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
41. Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger.
42. Pompous or pretentious talk or writing.
43. An expression of greeting.
44. In bed.
45. An outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals.
46. Mentally or physically infirm with age.
49. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
50. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
53. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.

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