Crossword Puzzle Number 447 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. Tag the base runner to get him out.
4. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
8. Thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord.
11. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
12. The basic unit of money in Western Samoa.
13. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
14. A region of Malaysia in northeastern Borneo.
16. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
18. Informal terms for a mother.
19. A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
21. A small ball with a hole through the middle.
22. Naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion.
25. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
28. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
31. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
33. Expletives used informally as intensifiers.
35. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
36. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
37. A flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion.
44. The products of human creativity.
47. A rapid bustling commotion.
48. The United Nations agency concerned with the international organization of food and agriculture.
49. The cry made by sheep.
51. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
52. System of measurement based on centimeters and grams and seconds.
53. An outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals.

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1. An independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight.
2. Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.
3. A small cake leavened with yeast.
4. A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland.
5. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
6. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
7. A flexible container with a single opening.
8. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
9. A Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism.
10. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
15. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
17. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
20. Wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation.
23. A graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph.
24. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
26. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
27. A highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series).
29. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
30. A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.
32. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
34. A metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters.
38. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
39. (physics and chemistry) The smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element.
40. South African term for `boss'.
41. The battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War.
42. The sixth month of the civil year.
43. German botanist who is generally recognized as founding bacteriology when he recognized bacteria as plants.
45. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
46. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
50. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.

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