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Puzzle #150 November 2013  "Dead or Alive"

Parentheses around a clue mean that a letter must be omitted from the answer before it will fit in the grid. Numbers in parentheses indicate lengths of answers, and an asterisk * indicates a capitalized word.


Across

  1. (Knowing what's going to happen now about continuous integration) (9)
  2. Respect greets Earl going west (6)
  3. (GI tavern entrance broken in without right) (7)
  4. (Mother Moses holding a flask) (7)
  5. Played bad today after making one error (5)
  6. (Rod in a desert weakened and stopped) (8)
  7. Towel tied around mark on skin (4)
  8. Drunken priest gains energy after losing it in binge (5)
  9. Start to close swinging door, trapping new bird (6)
  10. Court proceeding involves time and money (5)
  11. (Automaton to rummage around barn) (5)
  12. Fool put last of beer in satellite (5)
  13. Tending unwell peon around end of September (5)
  14. Rambling prose about beginning of European peace (6)
  15. Write a sentence about peace (4)
  16. (Signs of animals deprived of range) (6)
  17. (Free in movement and free of faults) (6)
  18. Sudden impulse to grab cloth (5)
  19. Conveyance returning at 11 (4)
  20. Frightful, essentially unrelenting dirt (5)
  21. Pad covering ring in ditch (4)
  22. Walked, ending at bar (4)
  23. (Prison breakout featured in this French plot) (8)

Down

  1. (Ripe, green, outlandish, and errant) (9)
  2. (Beyond limits without meter adjustment) (7)
  3. (Tailored a peer's apparel) (6)
  4. Burning wood at end of line (4)
  5. Place for travelers to rest in remote land (5)
  6. *Chameleon character managed to get lost (5)
  7. Instance of comic as everyman (4)
  8. (One who goes over is more irritable) (7)
  9. Force of wind in tornado (4)
  10. *Lorna's finished with love (5)
  11. Last of old rocks and bones (4)
  12. Village wife has put on weight (4)
  13. *Social event includes bass singer (4)
  14. Warring yeomen died wealthy (7)
  15. (Spell nectar incorrectly) (6)
  16. (Small wooden peg left to harden) (5)
  17. (Last of home games) (5)
  18. Threaten demon child with death (6)
  19. Figurative language poet misused when embracing end of war (5)
  20. Chamois treated to keep wet (5)
  21. *Riotous roast for a Houston player (5)
  22. Spectator holding shirt for pitcher, maybe (7)
  23. (Lying speech about true informer) (9)