Crossword Puzzle Number 444 (Extra Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches.
5. A complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists.
7. An informal term for a father.
11. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
12. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
13. (Old Testament) In Judeo-Christian mythology.
14. A nucleic acid that transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm.
15. Sexually transmitted urethritis (usually caused by chlamydia).
16. An amino acid that is found in the central nervous system.
17. A small cake leavened with yeast.
20. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
21. An informal conversation.
23. Port city that is the capital and largest city of Latvia.
26. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
29. An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp.
32. An officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer.
33. A metallic element of the rare earth group.
35. An associate degree in nursing.
39. An awkward stupid person.
41. (Greek mythology) The winged goddess of the dawn in ancient mythology.
45. Type genus of the family Myacidae.
46. Being one more than ninety.
47. A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn.
48. A decree that prohibits something.
49. An associate degree in applied science.
50. Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise.

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1. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.
2. The inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm.
3. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
4. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
5. Small low-growing annual or perennial herbs of temperate and cool regions.
6. A hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care.
7. 10 grams.
8. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
9. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
10. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
18. Any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.
19. At a great distance in time or space or degree.
22. An interest followed with exaggerated zeal.
24. A state in midwestern United States.
25. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
27. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
28. A small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
30. An accessory or adjoining anatomical parts or appendages (especially of the embryo).
31. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
34. Common Indian weaverbird.
35. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
36. Goddess of fertility.
37. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
38. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
40. A device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces.
42. South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers.
43. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
44. Primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needle-like teeth.
45. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.

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