Crossword Puzzle Number 438 (Extra Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
5. (informal) Of the highest quality.
8. Wild and domestic cattle.
11. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
12. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
13. A newt in its terrestrial stage of development.
14. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
15. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
18. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
19. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
20. Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.
22. A minor parish official who serves as an usher and preserves order at services.
24. (Old Testament) In Judeo-Christian mythology.
27. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
28. A city in west central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound south of Seattle.
32. The organ of sight (`peeper' is an informal term for `eye').
33. A midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery.
36. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
39. (Greek mythology) Goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology.
40. A pilgrimage to Mecca.
43. A workplace for the conduct of scientific research.
44. A machine-readable version of a standard dictionary.
46. A strong emotion.
47. A unit of length of thread or yarn.
48. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
49. A doctor's degree in education.

DOWN

1. Large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean.
2. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
3. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
4. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
5. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
6. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
7. The square of a body of any size of type.
8. The hair growing on the lower part of a man's face.
9. Viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans.
10. A right or legal share of something.
16. An associate degree in applied science.
17. A flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion.
21. Naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion.
23. (used of count nouns) Every one considered individually.
25. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
26. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
29. Type genus of the family Myacidae.
30. Personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians.
31. (South African) An ear of corn.
34. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
35. English monk and scholar (672-735).
36. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
37. Not easy.
38. In bed.
41. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
42. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow).
45. A state in the eastern United States.

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