Crossword Puzzle Number 776 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. Sandwich filled with slices of bacon and tomato with lettuce.
4. Footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material.
8. An insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans.
11. A former agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States.
12. One of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes.
13. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.
14. (Scotland) A small loaf or roll of soft bread.
15. Advanced in years.
16. A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).
17. A state in northwestern North America.
19. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
21. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
24. A chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints).
25. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
28. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
32. 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).
34. Lower in esteem.
36. A flexible container with a single opening.
37. A light touch or stroke.
38. A hard gray lustrous metallic element that is highly corrosion-resistant.
40. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
42. European cave-dwelling aquatic salamander with permanent external gills.
45. A strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula.
48. Fairly small terrestrial ferns of tropical America.
50. Offering fun and gaiety.
52. The airforce of Great Britain.
53. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
54. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
55. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.

DOWN

1. A small cake leavened with yeast.
2. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.
3. A protocol developed for the internet to get data from one network device to another.
4. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
5. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
6. A metal-bearing mineral valuable enough to be mined.
7. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
8. Small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces.
9. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
10. A sock with a separation for the big toe.
18. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
20. Fleshy spore-bearing inner mass of e.g. a puffball or stinkhorn.
22. An associate degree in applied science.
23. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
26. An associate degree in nursing.
27. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
29. A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material.
30. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
31. A ductile gray metallic element of the lanthanide series.
33. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
35. On a ship, train, plane or other vehicle.
39. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
41. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
43. Lacking excess flesh.
44. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
46. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
47. Tag the base runner to get him out.
48. A public promotion of some product or service.
49. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
51. A radioactive transuranic element.

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