Crossword Puzzle Number 887 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. A law passed by US Congress to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment.
5. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
8. The part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands.
11. Title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran.
12. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.
13. The last (12th) month of the year.
14. A Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism.
15. A flexible container with a single opening.
16. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
17. A doctor's degree in optometry.
18. A heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically).
20. One of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief.
23. The 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
26. Too numerous to be counted.
31. An alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding.
33. The dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis.
34. Narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used for gliding over snow.
35. (Judaism) Sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments.
36. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
39. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary.
43. The sixth month of the civil year.
45. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
48. A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn.
49. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
50. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
51. Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls.
52. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
53. Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise.

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1. The capital and largest city of Norway.
2. Bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning.
3. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
4. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
5. Extremely pleasing.
6. An ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty.
7. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
8. (Old Testament) In Judeo-Christian mythology.
9. (Babylonian) God of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools.
10. The act of scanning.
19. A Greek island west of Greece.
21. A wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention.
22. A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry.
24. A white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily.
25. A solution containing a phosphate buffer.
27. Not only so, but.
28. A kind of person.
29. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
30. The district occupied entirely by the city of Washington.
32. Stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings.
37. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
38. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
40. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
41. A small cake leavened with yeast.
42. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
44. The most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on.
46. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
47. At a great distance in time or space or degree.

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