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

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from four to eleven letters, and five are capitalized) then enter them in the grid one after another in the same order as their clues, starting in the upper left corner. Across words that don't end at the right continue on the next row, and down words that don't end at the bottom continue in the next column. Ten across words and ten down words won't fit in the grid unless one of their letters is omitted. Those twenty letters, taken in order as they occur in across and down words, spell four words that complete the title and relate to the mystery entry.  Thanks to Kevin Wald for test-solving and editing this puzzle. If you are having trouble printing these puzzles, you can download an Adobe Acrobat version of the puzzle and grid. [Want to see some hints?]


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


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