Crossword Puzzle Number 976 (Extra Small Grid)

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1. A commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River.
5. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
7. Telephone line (Wide Area Telephone Service).
11. (Old Testament) The eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the Covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac.
12. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.
13. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
14. An unofficial association of people or groups.
15. A metric unit of length equal to 100 meters.
16. A Chadic language spoken in Chad.
17. A state in northwestern North America.
18. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
21. A public promotion of some product or service.
22. A flexible container with a single opening.
23. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
27. Avoid or try to avoid, as of duties, questions and issues.
30. A software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database.
31. Extremely pleasing.
33. United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters.
34. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
36. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
40. Greek mythology.
44. A unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere.
45. A workplace for the conduct of scientific research.
48. An independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight.
49. A city in the European part of Russia.
50. 4-wheeled motor vehicle.
51. Little known Kamarupan languages.
52. A member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala.
53. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
54. An inhabitant of Lappland.

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1. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
2. Port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay.
3. A local computer network for communication between computers.
4. Ctenophores lacking tentacles.
5. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
6. A genus of Lamnidae.
7. Pan with a convex bottom.
8. Any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all.
9. A three-tone Chadic language.
10. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
19. A young woman making her debut into society.
20. Pertaining to or resembling amoebae.
24. The eleventh month of the civil year.
25. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
26. United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957).
28. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
29. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
32. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
35. Obvious and dull.
36. Any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all.
37. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
38. The biblical name for ancient Syria.
39. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
41. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
42. A program under which employees regularly accumulate shares and may ultimately assume control of the company.
43. An association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens.
46. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
47. An undergarment worn by women to support their breasts.

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