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Ancient Egyptian Crossword Puzzle 01/14/2008


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Across
3A framework of rigid design used as a means of supporting usually either a roof or a bridge (5)
6The Sun God (2)
8Partisans who believe that Ali should have succeeded to the caliphate and some of his descendants should have inherited that right (4)
10A conventional and generic manner of describing the head of a local priesthood (2 wds.) (10)
11The Muslim call to prayer (4)
12The Sun Disk and later God (4)
13The All-Father (4)
15God of the Sea (4)
17Guardian of the Borders (5)
19A tower, usually within a fortified structure (4)
20Kindly God of the Desert (2)
21A symbol of protection, consisting of an image of a herdsman's roll of papyrus which he used as shelter (2)
23From pagan religion, the spirit that inhabits the body during one's life (2)
Down
1God of air and sunlight (3)
2Protector of Childbirth (3)
3Sign in the script that is placed after the phonograms and indicates the class or area of meaning to which it belongs (8)
4Associated with the Goddess Hathor, a sacred rattle device used in her rituals (7)
5The part of a cruciform style church which crosses at right angles to the nave (8)
7The interior courtyard of a Mosque (4)
9Grandmother of the Gods (3)
12A semi-circular domed recess, most frequently at the east end of a church (4)
14A symbol of kingship in Egypt represented by a cobra in an upright position worn as a head ornament or crown (6)
16Tutankhamun's successor (2)
18The alternating use of red and white or black and white stone in Arab architecture (5)
19A spirit that inhabits the body during life and may leave it in death, but requires the continued existence of the body for its survival (2)
22An Arabic word for a holy man or saint from any religion (3)


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