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Puzzle #180 May 2016  "As You Like It"

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. [Dynamic mike is the tool in the first part of the line] (4, 4, 2, 3)
  2. Spoken part of pastorale (4)
  3. (Constrict stuff with pressure) (5)
  4. (Strip and strike with energy) (4)
  5. Carmen dislikes having to make repairs (4)
  6. Roof projections shelter first of early birds (5)
  7. Compel safety to be end in soccer scrimmage (6)
  8. Tied the day before at noon (4)
  9. Intensely righteous about Testament (5)
  10. One getting out of cart is pale (3)
  11. Teasing straightened a bent rod (6)
  12. (Helper keeps silver out of the way) (5)
  13. A timeless phase for Herb (4)
  14. Dollars for quarters (4)
  15. Bird king takes it easy at first (4)
  16. (Back not having Sabbath for worship) (6)
  17. Loses crumbled sediment (5)
  18. Chuck emerged with no goal to atone for (6)
  19. (Courteous cops will have time for children) (6)
  20. Pet vomits a green plant (5)
  21. *Time to muse (5)
  22. Question Mr. Carney while drinking up two pints (5)
  23. (Former river in Puerto Rico) (5)
  24. [Fired rocket--duly, abruptly, and totally] (10)
  25. Insurer is knowledgeable about the chances of injury (4)

Down

  1. ["Shoot moose," I tell Dick in the second part of the line] (4, 4, 2, 4)
  2. (Error marred club's solar system model) (6)
  3. (Penny is wrong to get out of shape) (7)
  4. (Wildly excited, get egg out of cassava) (5)
  5. Moisten odd bits of wheat (3)
  6. (Result of mad queen's losing new line) (6)
  7. Cervids around Nova Scotia are more crowded together (6)
  8. Lift weight of dog: 50 (4)
  9. (To transfer title is part of precedent) (4)
  10. Bear shot and stripped (4)
  11. Aperitif fit for a king (4)
  12. A grave confusion causes great damage (6)
  13. *Jeter's bad stuff, including error (5)
  14. (Get even for a victory Gene scored) (6)
  15. Old-timer holding small dress (4)
  16. *The archaic fellows in Arab country (5)
  17. Plant in street (4)
  18. (Priest converted pixie) (6)
  19. Very steep turn (5)
  20. Value of consumer items (5)
  21. A clavus is a nut (5)
  22. Sailor, I see, is half primate (5)
  23. [A tot photo messed up--that's something nobody wants to handle] (9)
  24. Karl roasted bird (4)