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New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 1997

Land called "Mizraim" in the Bible

Author:
Michael S. Maurer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael S. Maurer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Maurer.
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© 1997, The New York Times12/17/97 ( No. 17,571 )
Across
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Obsessive whaler : AHAB
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Zeno follower : STOIC
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N.F.C. division : EAST
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Fraternity party wear : TOGA
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Follow : TRACE
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Tell it to the judge : PLEA
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Quip, part 1 : THESNEAKYSPIDER
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Slangy turndown : NODICE
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City on the Puyallup River : TACOMA
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Energy provider, in slang : CARB
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Islets : CAYS
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Third degree? : PHD
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Moody's best : AAA
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Bear, in Madrid : OSO
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Noisy trains : ELS
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War party's act : RAID
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Put some teeth into : GNAW
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"Oliver Twist" villain : FAGIN
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Quip, part 2 : INVITEDTHEFLYTO
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Ring-tailed animal : COATI
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Submarine, on sonar : BLIP
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Impressionist : APER
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Reunion attendees : KIN
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For : PRO
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Put down, modern-style : DIS
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Uno, due, ___ : TRE
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Top : APEX
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Cigar ending : ETTE
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Vituperated : ABUSED
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___ corpus : HABEAS
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Quip, part 3 : VISITITSWEBSITE
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Stretched (out) : EKED
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Be in store for : AWAIT
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Louis Jolliet discovery of 1669 : ERIE
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Relinquish : CEDE
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Yards : LAWNS
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Clears : NETS
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Memo starter: Abbr. : ATTN
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Christmas exclamation : HOHO
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Old-timers, with "the" : AGED
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Kind of training : BASIC
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Not exactly first cabin : STEERAGE
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___-la-la : TRA
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Kind of finish : OAK
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Treacherous, as roads : ICY
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Fronton equipment : CESTAS
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Heroic tales : EPICS
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Ray of Hollywood : ALDO
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Appear : SEEM
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O'Hara spread : TARA
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Final Four org. : NCAA
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Joke's punchline, e.g. : PAYOFF
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Smallish ballpark : BANDBOX
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Sturdy leather : COWHIDE
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Puncture : PRICK
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Capital NE of Vientiane : HANOI
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Sofa : DIVAN
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Land called "Mizraim" in the Bible : EGYPT
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Bottle size : LITER
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Zzzz : SNORE
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E, in Morse : DIT
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It borders Fla. : ATL
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It borders Fla. : ALA
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Fur scarf : TIPPET
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Insults : EPITHETS
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Modern phone feature : REDIAL
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Puncture : STAB
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In reserve : ASIDE
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"The Beverly Hillbillies" actor : EBSEN
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___ plaisir : AVEC
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Pedal : BIKE
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Not mint : USED
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Cork's locale : EIRE
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Busy : ATIT
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Dates : SEES
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Northwest competitor : TWA
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Adage : SAW
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Carry the day : WIN

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