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Puzzle #165 February 2015  "Where are . . ."

Parentheses around a clue mean that a letter must be omitted from the answer before it will fit in the grid. Numbers in parentheses indicate lengths of answers, and an asterisk * indicates a capitalized word.


Across

  1. (A trite new dress) (6)
  2. (Tick infected woman in cook's workplace) (7)
  3. Charlie's done making jacket (5)
  4. Dorian is wounded in raid (6)
  5. *(The mercenaries surround a town in Germany) (5)
  6. Table of high Latin rites initiated (5)
  7. Lawman's not one about to put back (6)
  8. French city harbors English relative (5)
  9. (Thought about Samuel getting ruffled) (6)
  10. Heavenly body and me in bed (5)
  11. (Ron is stirring colophony) (5)
  12. Bullets show the way (4)
  13. Clever casting of statue (6)
  14. *King appears in clearing (4)
  15. Require English and Latin translated (6)
  16. (Determination of lovers to split before the end of June) (7)
  17. Papa left 1 cent for Jack to get bird (5)
  18. (Wife finished and moved on) (6)
  19. (Vocalized about origin of lost language) (5)
  20. One in caper is made up as a fool (5)
  21. (Raleigh's first store rehabbed as a refuge) (6)
  22. Foreign allies get to pass a law (9)
  23. (Name for crazy boss) (7)

Down

  1. (The cay is weird without Earl in vessel) (5)
  2. (In scene i, troubled labor leader is quiet) (7)
  3. A most unlikely opening (5)
  4. *(Court star Monica envisions about fifty) (5)
  5. Supply is trashed going back (7)
  6. Ailing elder embracing a trader (6)
  7. (One Terry swimming in Channel) (6)
  8. (Grave concern about Victor) (5)
  9. Head off onset of trichinosis in ruminants (5)
  10. Current provider's done a wrong (5)
  11. Feel secure eating more (4)
  12. Mystery entry (11)
  13. (Steiner rudely started taking advantage) (8)
  14. (Guard beheaded for going in) (5)
  15. Address owning right piece of land (5)
  16. Last of flat fish in seaweed (6)
  17. Center of cold mineral (4)
  18. Manage about one break (4)
  19. Lower church official embracing yours truly (6)
  20. (Multi-colored word field) (6)
  21. *(Xanadu wildly trades ten for $1000 and a place in Africa) (6)
  22. (Don't start to complain or provoke) (5)
  23. Synthesized inner enzyme (5)