Crossword Puzzle Number 435 (Extra Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A caustic detergent useful for removing grease.
4. Feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar.
7. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
11. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
12. An associate degree in applied science.
13. An informal term for a father.
14. A nucleic acid that transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm.
15. (informal) Exceptionally good.
16. The most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on.
17. A small cake leavened with yeast.
19. A soft yellowish-white trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.
20. A golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer.
21. A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube.
23. A quantity of no importance.
28. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
31. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
34. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
35. Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers.
37. A state in midwestern United States.
39. A soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element.
44. A flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion.
48. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.
49. Someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential).
51. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
52. The 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
53. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
54. A master's degree in fine arts.

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1. A member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries.
2. A Russian river.
3. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
4. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
5. An association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens.
6. A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917).
7. A public promotion of some product or service.
8. 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.
9. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
10. Stable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces.
18. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
22. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
24. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
25. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
26. How long something has existed.
27. The cry made by sheep.
29. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
30. Being ten more than one hundred ninety.
32. A Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria.
33. A long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur.
36. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
38. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
39. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
40. God of love and erotic desire.
41. The inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
42. French cabaret singer (1915-1963).
43. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
45. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
46. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
47. An awkward stupid person.
50. A gray lustrous metallic element of the rare earth group.

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