Crossword Puzzle Number 383 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. A slight amount or degree of difference.
4. A female domestic.
8. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
11. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
12. A slender double-reed instrument.
13. 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.
14. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.
15. An unofficial association of people or groups.
16. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
17. (Old Testament) The second patriarch.
20. Infestation of the pubic hair by crab lice.
23. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity.
25. A detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work.
26. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
30. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
31. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
33. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
35. The basic unit of money in Bangladesh.
37. Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers.
40. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
43. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
44. A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material.
47. An informal term for a father.
49. A workplace for the conduct of scientific research.
50. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc..
51. Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly.
52. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
53. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
54. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.

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1. A sock with a separation for the big toe.
2. By bad luck.
3. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
4. Large high frilly cap with a full crown.
5. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
6. An electrically charged particle.
7. A doctor's degree in education.
8. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
9. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
10. Designer drug designed to have the effects of amphetamines (it floods the brain with serotonin) but to avoid the drug laws.
18. A poisonous colorless flammable gas used in organic synthesis and to dope transistors and as a poison gas in warfare.
19. A protocol developed for the internet to get data from one network device to another.
21. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels.
22. Singing jazz.
24. Date used in reckoning dates before the supposed year Christ was born.
27. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
28. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
29. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
32. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
34. Jordan's port.
36. The 10th letter of the Greek alphabet.
38. (botany) Of or relating to the axil.
39. Type genus of the family Arcidae.
40. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
41. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
42. An informal term for a father.
45. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
46. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.
48. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.
49. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.

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