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Puzzle #194 July 2017  "Sleuth"

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, and an asterisk * indicates a capitalized word,


Across

  1. (Reign of crackpot alien) (7)
  2. Voice of a Briton moving with energy (8)
  3. (Bare sink containing plant exudate) (5)
  4. (Yesterday pronounced bucolic) (8)
  5. Pot containing rare edible plant (5)
  6. Seaweed basin (5)
  7. Bastion of comforts (4)
  8. *Name of city domicile (5)
  9. (Cut encircling part and join) (6)
  10. Partisan built around island (6)
  11. Mystery entry (4, 7)
  12. (Makes very sympathetic final auditors) (7)
  13. (Agreement to include chapter design) (5)
  14. Millicent wearing diamonds (3)
  15. Animal guide (5)
  16. Clear, non-rigid inner self (6)
  17. After running, stop (4)
  18. Function of roster in speech (4)
  19. *Language of men in rear (5)
  20. (Samuel confined and exhausted) (5)
  21. (Now or never having tired) (4)
  22. Drink as do bats (4)
  23. (Worried Sue cares for a halt) (8)

Down

  1. (Power of full core when reassembled) (5)
  2. (Exceptional place is . . . exceptional) (7)
  3. Dials on a radio involving echolocation (5)
  4. Nothing reflected Ed getting wrinkled (5)
  5. Extra large mushroom (5)
  6. Discovery is part of belief in dreams (4)
  7. Bug backing up gets into water again (6)
  8. (Bird took coca to get dizzy) (8)
  9. Brewing regal beer (5)
  10. Stifle radicals having wild spree (7)
  11. (Expiration of soprano trashing tunes) (6)
  12. (Nasty beast eating small dog) (6)
  13. Bone turning up again (5)
  14. (Carbon in the German coal) (6)
  15. Horse turned around for run through (5)
  16. Single lifeless rock (5)
  17. Ship has nothing for one solitary guy (5)
  18. (Boxer with a second assumed identity) (5)
  19. Welcome weather (4)
  20. Said burden is to remain (4)
  21. Returned Gabor's greeting (3)
  22. *Name of the Spanish/French sea (5)
  23. Most ovens will contain a kiln (5)
  24. Trickle of rubber in sink (45)
  25. (Cask having earth and air) (4)