Crossword Puzzle Number 485 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. An accountant certified by the state.
4. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
8. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
11. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
12. Offering fun and gaiety.
13. Automatic data processing by electronic means without the use of tabulating cards or punched tapes.
14. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
16. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
17. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
18. God of love and erotic desire.
19. A mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high).
20. A unit of length of thread or yarn.
22. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
25. A master's degree in fine arts.
28. Being one hundred more than three hundred.
29. Jordan's port.
32. Lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.
34. An associate degree in nursing.
35. 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).
38. The capital and largest city of Yemen.
41. West Indian evergreen with medium to long leaves.
43. A self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement.
44. A coenzyme derived from the B vitamin nicotinic acid.
47. A small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled.
48. A light touch or stroke.
49. How long something has existed.
50. Type genus of the Aceraceae.
51. A Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria.
52. An enclosed space.
53. An independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight.
54. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.

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1. The quantity a cask will hold.
2. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
3. The biblical name for ancient Syria.
4. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
5. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
6. By bad luck.
7. A small cake leavened with yeast.
8. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
9. Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls.
10. The capital of Western Samoa.
15. A metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters.
21. Before noon.
23. A state in northwestern North America.
24. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
26. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
27. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality.
30. The cry made by sheep.
31. A genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples).
33. A port city in southwestern Iran.
36. Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use.
37. Long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central and South America.
39. Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.
40. (Babylonian) God of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools.
42. A South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes.
43. A barrier constructed to contain the flow or water or to keep out the sea.
45. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
46. The last (12th) month of the year.
47. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.

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