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Puzzle #161 October 2014  "House of Windsor"

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. (More disturbed about the unfinished dam) (6)
  2. (Glass plate left inside) (5)
  3. Stir up a sick, weak nephew (6)
  4. (Complain about tree) (6)
  5. Diminish time used for part of composition (5)
  6. Fragrance wafting up free around noon (7)
  7. Person in Greece is a hopeless case (5)
  8. Wife telling about party (4)
  9. Bird dog's head is taken off (5)
  10. (Supple mountaineer misses top) (6)
  11. (Sign in front of high booth) (5)
  12. *Mystery entry (9, 2)
  13. Expression of female pilot (4)
  14. (Ruler's open revolution) (4)
  15. Speak with love for song (4)
  16. Town I terrorized with gunpowder ingredient (5)
  17. Firm's beginning to try for new agreement (7)
  18. *Hooker holding old card (5)
  19. Lean and keen to follow Mike (6)
  20. *(One real snafu for Franklin's wife) (7)
  21. (Quick twirl of ropes around end of mast) (6)
  22. (Maeve's talking about a piece of clothing) (4)
  23. Art baffled the German dealer (6)

Down

  1. (Raunchy Olympia has made one eager at first to get a festive erection) (7)
  2. Soldier often turned around at the front (4)
  3. Mark is infatuated with Oscar, for one (5)
  4. Spirit of Ireland (4)
  5. (End of beat, no-good race horse) (7)
  6. Provoke Earl within the bounds of law (6)
  7. Partly revenged or fully revenged (4)
  8. Hearing inappropriately investigates award (5)
  9. Story of true brew (4)
  10. Part of sail broke free (4)
  11. Naked in cabaret (4)
  12. (Rubber tree outbreak) (4)
  13. Peter's upset after losing shirt in binge (5)
  14. (A bent or broken title) (7)
  15. Raise drunk grabbing end of gaff (4)
  16. Priest holding active electrical device (7)
  17. (First half of quintessential corruption investigation) (7)
  18. Friend's set of rules about weapon turnover (7)
  19. Revise the name for a simple alkane (7)
  20. (Get current union head to embrace Democrat) (6)
  21. (Foreigner has a claim) (5)
  22. Love, in essence, becomes a concern (4)
  23. (Wife replaces guard in group dance) (6)
  24. (Whole greeting without final note is lame) (7)