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Puzzle #185 October 2016  "Poker Hand"

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 hash mark # a foreign word.


Across

  1. (School turmoil leads to heat) (7)
  2. Base, angry, incoherent utterance describing goose (5)
  3. Clairvoyant Troy turning around corners (5)
  4. Get German file (5)
  5. (I erase messiness requiring less effort) (6)
  6. Saw dog in lead (7)
  7. Anger is part of sacrilege (4)
  8. Angle king takes Charlie's place in dash (4)
  9. Bee dad smashed turned into small spheres (6)
  10. #Go among invaders in Rome (4)
  11. #Nine shouted "No" in German (4)
  12. Mystery entry (3-4,4)
  13. Joined without one getting spoiled (6)
  14. Split payment (4)
  15. Vocally provoke moderate (4)
  16. Novel series has more (4)
  17. Amos goes back for body (4)
  18. (Where one does research about mole-curing salve) (4)
  19. Conductor, maybe; most are bad (7)
  20. (Placed and used it at Bedlam) (8)
  21. Continue, for examle, to feed Sue (5)
  22. *Phyllis died sicker (6)
  23. Big gander loses energy flying (5)

Down

  1. Leadership status of fashionable renegades in comeback (7)
  2. Dear, bi-curious, patient person (6)
  3. *Anise cultivated in a Tuscan town (5)
  4. (Sick cattle imbibing iodine might become touchy) (7)
  5. The Spanish and the German superior (5)
  6. (Imitate ratite of the recent past) (7)
  7. In daydream, one is lost for love (6)
  8. Mark brews for boys (5)
  9. (Left out of actor's regular petition) (6)
  10. Subsequent activation of alert (5)
  11. Guard rook stricken dead and levelled (6)
  12. Visionary witness taken out of drainpipe (4)
  13. Destitute king wearing torn robe (5)
  14. Groom uncle out of compulsion (5)
  15. Victor, in anger, hammered and stamped (6)
  16. Joke judge is Latin (4)
  17. Remove part of camera's eyepiece (5)
  18. Started without heart or head (4)
  19. Horse without head or heart, for instance (5)
  20. (Papa's direct storming forecast) (7)
  21. Climb eastern hill and quack (10)
  22. A deb's unfortunately grounded (5)