Generator Puzzle #62

Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make a nine-letter word. Then, drawing only from these 9 letters, solve each answer from the clues given. Each letter may be used once only in each answer.
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #61)
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Quiz by TenThousand
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Last updated: November 15, 2016
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First submittedNovember 15, 2016
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9-letter word
UNIVERSAL
clue
word
this, in Spain, stays mainly on the plain
rain
Ag
silver
doctor's assistant
nurse
someone who competes against you
rival
4-letter country
Iran
6-letter country
Israel
in a straight line
linear
of islands; also narrow-minded
insular
belly-button
navel
colored river?
Nile
clue
word
central church walkway
aisle
iron block for hammering metal on
anvil
washing cycle
rinse
smooth, like James Bond
suave
to disentangle threads
unravel
pay a premium to cover loss
insure
unworldly, gullible
naïve
Oceanian capital city
Suva
killed, murdered
slain
slow-moving mollusc
snail
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Level 90
Nov 15, 2016
A snail is a mollusk or gastropod, not an insect. Otherwise, another great quiz!
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Level 75
Nov 15, 2016
I stand corrected! Fixed, thanks.