Crossword Puzzle Number 885 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. A unit of pain intensity.
4. Any orchid of the genus Disa.
8. An inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms.
11. Any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all.
12. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
13. The fatty flesh of eel.
14. No longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life.
16. The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
17. Of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand of its people.
18. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
19. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
24. Flightless New Zealand birds similar to gallinules.
27. All the plant and animal life of a particular region.
30. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
31. A small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time.
33. A heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element.
34. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
36. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
37. A public promotion of some product or service.
39. (informal) Exceptionally good.
44. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
45. Naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion.
49. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
50. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites.
52. Not only so, but.
53. A barrier constructed to contain the flow or water or to keep out the sea.
54. A light touch or stroke.
55. Harsh or corrosive in tone.
56. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.

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1. An informal term for a father.
2. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
3. A unit of length of thread or yarn.
4. A person forced to flee from home or country.
5. The United Nations agency concerned with atomic energy.
6. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
7. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
8. Stalk of a moss capsule.
9. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.
10. English essayist (1775-1834).
15. (Irish) Mother of the Tuatha De Danann.
20. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
21. Relating to or characteristic of a tribe.
22. Jordan's port.
23. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
25. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
26. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
28. The fifth day of the week.
29. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
32. Being one more than one hundred.
35. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
38. (Irish) Chief god of the Tuatha De Danann.
39. A unit of length of thread or yarn.
40. Avatar of Vishnu.
41. King of Saudi Arabia since 1982 (born in 1922).
42. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
43. God of love and erotic desire.
46. Type genus of the family Myacidae.
47. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
48. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
51. A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element.

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