Crossword Puzzle Number 423 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. Take in solid food.
4. (British) A waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
7. A small cake leavened with yeast.
11. Psychoactive substance present in marijuana.
12. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
13. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
14. A period of time spent sleeping.
15. A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material.
16. The azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian.
17. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
19. A telegram sent abroad.
23. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.
24. Counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood.
26. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
28. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
31. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
33. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
35. A guided missile fired from shipboard against an airborne target.
36. A metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter.
37. A Loloish language.
39. Before noon.
41. A city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders.
45. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
49. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
50. An inflammatory complication of leprosy that results in painful skin lesions on the arms and legs and face.
51. (informal) Exceptionally good.
53. Infectious disease caused by a species of chlamydia bacterium.
54. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.
55. Type genus of the Majidae.
56. The compass point midway between east and southeast.

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1. An inactive volcano in Sicily.
2. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
3. A protocol developed for the internet to get data from one network device to another.
4. A percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance.
5. (botany) Of or relating to the axil.
6. Someone who is morally reprehensible.
7. A member of an agricultural people of southern India.
8. A public promotion of some product or service.
9. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
10. An edge tool used to cut and shape wood.
18. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
20. South African term for `boss'.
21. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
22. A coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds.
25. Date used in reckoning dates before the supposed year Christ was born.
27. The cry made by sheep.
29. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.
30. The square of a body of any size of type.
32. (pathology) An elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid.
34. A Bantu language spoken by the Chaga people in northern Tanzania.
38. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
40. United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859).
42. Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health.
43. Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food.
44. The central area of a church.
46. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
47. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
48. An undergarment worn by women to support their breasts.
52. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.

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