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Puzzle #177 February 2016  "50"

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. *(Consumptive lady came ill prepared) (7)
  2. Repelled insect with pungent odor (4)
  3. *(Mix marinade without new wine) (7)
  4. Softened and handed out about fifty (6)
  5. Record of failing at Eton (6)
  6. (Be faithful or split) (6)
  7. *Eire never could embrace the goddess of peace (5)
  8. Harsh sound of river viper (4)
  9. (Angry: a tire burst) (5)
  10. (Price of manor's reconstruction) (6)
  11. (Box or case of inferior quality) (6)
  12. *Mystery entry (9)
  13. Back border or upper edge (4)
  14. (Master has to apply crushing pressure) (6)
  15. Poor urban area's population in decline (5)
  16. (Use part being threshed to feed livestock) (7)
  17. (Concern about dead group) (5)
  18. Slips trimmed with English fabric (6)
  19. (End of old shower outflow pipe) (5)
  20. Double play including two errors is very hard to understand (4)
  21. (Utter devastation engulfs large reptile) (6)
  22. Apid starting to root (4)
  23. Appeal is certain to get land for school (4)
  24. (Fastball has Henry out and baseman in a bad situation) (6)

Down

  1. (Charlie retains damaged receptacle) (8)
  2. *(Inflamed earth covering murderous mother) (5)
  3. Unending ordeal transfigured in worship (5)
  4. (Tiny bit of pepsin mixed with thymine) (7)
  5. Not much money or power, reportedly (4)
  6. Mess has military police in control (6)
  7. Currency unit of all Iraq (4)
  8. Upper dorsal part of northern primate (4)
  9. (Sit up late adjusting request in detail) (9)
  10. Unknown quantity in final result is the following (4)
  11. (Arrest me flying flag) (8)
  12. (Body of college work involving a bit of reading) (6)
  13. Core team is formed around network (4)
  14. (Claim not to have one dollar) (4)
  15. Robe returned with cap (5)
  16. Dance cry heard (4)
  17. Marked top of stalk with no center (6)
  18. (Tulane gets shaped stone artifact) (6)
  19. (In favor of women's forepart) (4)
  20. (Son, with the best part, will give a loud cry) (6)
  21. Engage a redcap to carry equipment (4)
  22. (Everyone in California will get a flower) (5)
  23. (Ameba moved to one side) (5)
  24. Joining two states can be expensive (4)
  25. Rough edge around mostly new stove part (6)