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Puzzle #151 December 2013  "Turning Point"

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. An asterisk * indicates a capitalized word, a hash mark # a foreign word, a raised p a prefix.


Across

  1. (Pulverize Democrat in authority) (6)
  2. Narrative of attorney holding broken arm (5)
  3. State dress is light (6)
  4. Scenery stored in wide corridor (5)
  5. Harvest ofYorkshireapples (4)
  6. (Oat pie laced with narcotic) (6)
  7. Device used to support small shelter (5)
  8. Aim of sailor: having offspring (6)
  9. Having wings, a teal will fly (5)
  10. Amusing puppet holding rod (5)
  11. (Old Roman label: women only!) (5)
  12. Act of French education (4)
  13. (One leaving lodge for a dance) (6)
  14. *(Peter's mad for Meryl) (6)
  15. Container and vehicle weight (6)
  16. Hesitate about author getting dispensation (6)
  17. Listeners in rehearsal (4)
  18. Penny pincher keeps 50 in tray (6)
  19. Endlessly sanitary, working craftsperson (7)
  20. Body having feeling without sight at first (6)
  21. (Coarse Mama embracing rabbi) (5)
  22. Guy consumed eastern sea cow (7)
  23. (The Spanish act is jivey and springy) (7)

Down

  1. (Top ten in training to get strong) (6)
  2. Subjected to force, daughter split (6)
  3. No charge to speak (5)
  4. (French student beginning to note the number of players on a soccer team) (6)
  5. Having nothing for excellent expert to take on (5)
  6. (Pederast, assailed by English, is without hope) (9)
  7. Bad or awful food (5)
  8. Container's capacity grade (5)
  9. (Expert involved in payment reduction is shameless) (9)
  10. Ruminants come back for grass (4)
  11. Hammarskjöld is inMadagascar(3)
  12. (Rope defaced a trail) (6)
  13. Science report about part of a bird's beak (4)
  14. Count William (4)
  15. Start to turn nest around in test (5)
  16. Start of word signifying acid-like coat sprayed around end of pipe (5)
  17. Defeat of Mussolini's return (4)
  18. Pastry sailors originated in South Pacific islands (6)
  19. Society of fellows starting science academy (5)
  20. Let rats run amok in alarm (7)
  21. Small, pale bird (4)
  22. (Carmen is murdered by tenor villain) (9)
  23. (A new scale defines northeastern part of France) (6)