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Puzzle #182 July 2016  "Over and Over"

Square brackets around a clue mean that a sequence of letters in the answer must compacted into a single cell 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, and a raised A an acronym.


Across

  1. Current cure failing in aggregate (6)
  2. Power of small expression (5)
  3. [Ruler given rose freaks out] (9)
  4. A bit worried about one bone (5)
  5. Rescue about fifty with balm (5)
  6. Broken stone gets stronger (5)
  7. Leg rub irritated horn player (6)
  8. Limp report about school (4)
  9. Strangely eager to be in accord (5)
  10. Wear down car part (4)
  11. *More foreign capital (4)
  12. *Snow Queen sale bombed (4)
  13. [Moving poetry about village in need] (7)
  14. Stop and ask about bear (5)
  15. Freshman of simple beginnings (5)
  16. Clean, clear, without a bit of grease (4)
  17. #Berlin woman's brother and uncle (4)
  18. Sail vehicle east (4)
  19. All or everything about what we know (4)
  20. Radial shifts overwhelming minute butterfly (7)
  21. Culture medium of a fish
  22. Emperor is back in Florence (4)
  23. [One raging torrent will engulf five and turn inward] (9)
  24. AInternational alliance is not a phony (4)
  25. Dirty rat in line for privy (7)

Down

  1. Terrible duress after action begins is certain (7)
  2. Vascular plant containing iron and radon (4)
  3. [Protection offered by shelter before storm] (8)
  4. *Clara loses head for a language of Borneo (4)
  5. Scrubbed clean the French enclosure (7)
  6. Dig soprano's flat note (5)
  7. Some strive to stand (6)
  8. Formulae containing reverse of sulfate salt (4)
  9. Rake has good color (5)
  10. For starters, real Italian pullet eggs, fully developed (4)
  11. Turbulent instrument destroyed net (7)
  12. [Saw show right before] (7)
  13. Marianne has a song (4)
  14. Angry about telephone outlet (5)
  15. Often antsy about occupant (6)
  16. For example, Spring Lake, NY wire drawing (6)
  17. Hide in chapel theater (4)
  18. Steal Earl's dress (4)
  19. Well-liked tree is holding up (7)
  20. Endless Irish rainbow (4)
  21. Liqueur's lively aroma (5)
  22. [Traveler keeping velocity and number in control] (6)
  23. Mad about . . . about touch (3)
  24. Produce brewed green tea (8)