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Puzzle #188 January 2017  "Primer"

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. Run makes Rod very mean (6)
  2. (Battle-scarred plaque) (6)
  3. Get a return having some weight (4)
  4. (Name of the "pit" changed after error) (7)
  5. Roles got confused for one in defeat (5)
  6. Kisser, female, and top notch (4)
  7. (Auction involving western lowland) (5)
  8. Beam, shaft or bar (5)
  9. Eight covet a refreshment (6)
  10. Not so much about love for loam (5)
  11. (Standard weapon in speech) (8)
  12. *Mystery entry (2, 5)
  13. Theatrical bit followed by one spasm (8)
  14. *(Working with Charlie, not Victor, in sitcom) (5)
  15. (My pet being sick and without force) (5)
  16. Child's solitary copy (5)
  17. Victor's wife has left in secret (5)
  18. #(Latin others in Italian (4)
  19. Endless piece of writing gets new censor (6)
  20. Gregor, hurt after guard leaves, is okay (5)
  21. Mark led scramble to unite (4)
  22. *In Italy she will meet that French lens maker (5)
  23. Tea brewed and consumed (3)
  24. Rest of butchered torso (5)

Down

  1. False notes, about fifty, getting lifted (6)
  2. *(Main race mistaken for Apache, e.g.) (8)
  3. *City meals on wheels (5)
  4. Nasty cur, perro, pimp (8)
  5. (Trifle absorbs attorney now) (5)
  6. Active fish will produce a kind of jelly (4)
  7. *(Father Bertram's middle name) (7)
  8. Head of company has permission to split (6)
  9. Antiquated ship in metal coating (6)
  10. High-flown aspect of upstart youth (4)
  11. Cut around section and break down into parts (5)
  12. Comic set, silly and superficial (8)
  13. (Poulenc dancing with energy and extravagance) (8)
  14. Judge hiding in crater (4)
  15. (Discharge bank teller) (7)
  16. A subdivision of the earth without golf (4)
  17. (Destiny of small sailors) (5)
  18. (Refer to locus of hearing) (4)
  19. Execute Lieutenant Dunce (4)
  20. *Thoreau title rule overturned before retreat (6)
  21. Feel secure having more (4)
  22. Fill a vault with molten rock (4)
  23. $10 bill returned for enzyme complex (6)