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Puzzle #193 June 2017  "Seesaw"

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. (Guardian dog before a rocky hill) (7)
  2. Studies with cheer and comfort (7)
  3. Sailor thrashing rascal (6)
  4. Kramer returned note (6)
  5. First ancestor with a point of view (6)
  6. Make old city gloomy (4)
  7. Quit wearing a ring (7)
  8. Guy with a soft drink (4)
  9. (Censure for rope getting snarled) (7)
  10. Weary, troubled editor deleting zero (5)
  11. Waiter dropping rare cut (5)
  12. Cultivate French extension (4)
  13. Got teeth into a Kennedy fitted with a restraining device (6)
  14. Left Ellery going around counter (6)
  15. Round vessel ultimately became egg-shaped (5)
  16. (Gold and lead smelted in trial) (6)
  17. *Laval's middle name (3)
  18. Large menu trashed as a bore (5)
  19. Operator's age (3)
  20. #Subset of children in Italy (4)
  21. Everything in Spanish is fuss (4)
  22. (Made noise peeling orange) (4)
  23. *Islander's orbit veering north (6)
  24. (Time exposed and talked up) (6)

Down

  1. *Ducal mix-up with Earl for a name (6)
  2. (Group includes Rod and Mark) (5)
  3. Book train in Paris for brother (4)
  4. Recover a diode incorporating a broadcaasting device (5)
  5. Village liar's misinterpretation is spreading rapidly over the internet (5)
  6. Stark, ragged, limestone landscape  (5)
  7. Ivan sat awkwardly for a painting (7)
  8. Hymenopteran beginning to taste edible root (4)
  9. *Interest in voice judge (5)
  10. To be very hungry will have very "in" look (6)
  11. King or teacher (5)
  12. Paddling once around a boat (5)
  13. Evil spirit of bad one turning 50 into 500 (5)
  14. Conrad condemned impartiality (6)
  15. Anuran heard and drove obliquely (4)
  16. (Root wildly for fighting bull) (4)
  17. Charlie's proposal for treasury (6)
  18. Outer limits of notation define zenith (4)
  19. Torn charter (4)
  20. Wrong lead, right tree (5)
  21. Cause doer to get accustomed (4)
  22. (Spin right instead of left in drink) (5)
  23. *Muse is in over at Olga's (5)
  24. *Back room for Othello, for example (4)
  25. (Mangle crushed earth in a blend) (7)