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Puzzle #184 September 2016  "Contrapunctus"

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, and a raised p a prefix.


Across

  1. *Mystery entry (4)
  2. (Unlawfully tapes oral musical performance) (9)
  3. *(Angel he drowned in raging Rubicon) (9)
  4. Starts to build all new kitchen heap (4)
  5. (Locus of centers of curvature at the midpoint, discerned by very old instrument) (7)
  6. Voice veto is invalid (4)
  7. Laid back face (4)
  8. Strip of gutta-percha (4)
  9. Fancier turnaround before town uprising (6)
  10. Second period fluids (4)
  11. Outrageous price: about fifty a copy (7)
  12. Dash of melancholy (4)
  13. Talked about animal in show (4)
  14. *Prize Christmas carol about bishop (5)
  15. (Leading progression around Arkansas) (8)
  16. Come across Flipper, dead (4)
  17. Rare metallic element containing hydrogen (4)
  18. (Cheated wife leaves, making long tiresome speech) (6)
  19. Trim father loses dollar (4)
  20. Prevent ruminant ingesting shirt (5)
  21. Put back, reset, or reformed (7)
  22. Go see six pose (5)
  23. *Martial artist Nate is zero help in turn (4)
  24. Design Tesla's first factory (5)

Down

  1. (Movie about rat's energy and violence lacking one kindly action) (11)
  2. Something to drink, something to sleep on (4)
  3. Wild dog in action (5)
  4. *Clapton is partly American (4)
  5. Bad, nasty, vile (4)
  6. (One hundred bid for treasury) (6)
  7. Narrow passage, empty of menace, is nothing (6)
  8. Abe did badly and stayed put (6)
  9. Henry in coat gives way to Peter in drag (4)
  10. Observed and heard something on stage (4)
  11. Letter included among epsilons (3)
  12. Toss horn over border (4)
  13. (Cruel ground) (4)
  14. Read a table containing facts and figures (4)
  15. Principal holds independent instrument (5)
  16. p(Southern tours rerouted after 1st of April) (6)
  17. Unknown one in region (4)
  18. Petite flower part for a cat (7)
  19. Byword for part of speech (7)
  20. (Ride around end of long crest) (5)
  21. Birthing of large wild boar (5)
  22. Merit of learning (4)
  23. (Rate a vault faulty from end to end) (8)
  24. (Squash isn't ripe, unspoiled, or clean) (8)