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Puzzle #73 June 2007  "Uncut"


Across

  1. (Celt holding one English instrument) (8)
  2. Shuffle or deal for stevedore (6)
  3. Feel secure with more (4)
  4. Shave a composer (6)
  5. Concept of wide applicability (4)
  6. (Party shot popular horse) (6)
  7. Check about number for enzyme (5)
  8. Chinoiserie is essentially sound (5)
  9. (Rent includes last piece of carrot cake) (5)
  10. Old rum with a mixture made of several different elements (7)
  11. Initially married man and woman (5)
  12. Dance with battalion leader and Confederate soldier (5)
  13. Household hands get older (6)
  14. (Torpor had confused a crab, for instance, or maybe a spider) (9)
  15. *Anderson has time for one of Wells's invaders (7)
  16. Guide men to righteousness at first (6)
  17. Opposed to commotion in building unit (5)
  18. Animal has right to sing (5)
  19. Vehicle to leave freight (5)
  20. Cross over for entrance (4)
  21. (Compunction about code writer) (7)
  22. Completely enthralled by Vegas act's dancing (6)

Down

  1. Scribe returned with cap (5)
  2. *Comeback of itinerant actor (5)
  3. (Remain at odds with retired sailor) (7)
  4. Gelatinous stuff from a fish (4)
  5. Work less hard, in essence (4)
  6. Mermaid swimming without a rheostat (6)
  7. Vehicle and automobile transit (4)
  8. *(Napoleon or Alexander embracing the Marquis of Calatrava's daughter) (7)
  9. Odd sort of incomplete body part (5)
  10. More reasonable about Penny polishing tool (6)
  11. (Genuine outrage for innocent girl) (7)
  12. Don't trust Bud to run wild (5)
  13. Lincoln hosts party for Clay (5)
  14. British tanker or steamer (6)
  15. Tennis player makes nothing of a crucial point (5)
  16. *Obama's worked to get line for David's son (7)
  17. Cool new royal flush (5)
  18. Lieberman's Earth Bank (4)
  19. (Originally Parisian, hence the Parisian arbor) (7)
  20. Me back in France in live ecological community (5)
  21. (Distinguished and sharpened up with gold) (7)
  22. Preacher ran devotions with a mission (6)
  23. Runback gives rise to legal injury (4)