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Guest Puzzle July 2017  "Indeterminacy" by Arthur Schless

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 asterisk * indicates a capitalized word.


Across

  1. Mystery word (11)
  2. Verne's crazy chutzpah (5)
  3. (Minor is attractive without a bit of rouge) (5)
  4. Robot operating system (7)
  5. *(Director misdirected Gore) (4)
  6. (Acclaim only in spirit) (4)
  7. Reprocess latices to make them resilient (7)
  8. *Frank is partly suntanned (4)
  9. (Angry, I charge) (5)
  10. Unfortunately, only 2/3 of state is represented (4)
  11. Be in prison and dominate without an upheaval (2, 4)
  12. Grade of favorite students returned (4)
  13. Transfer part of police department (4)
  14. (Home of primarily nightingales, eagles, swallows, and terns) (4)
  15. Eat helter-skelter and drink (3)
  16. *Riot breaks out for Amos (4)
  17. (I tape disintegrating renaissance image) (5)
  18. *Roland's wild love for southern city (7)
  19. *Vow about a hot state (5)
  20. (Sacks with improvised tools) (5)
  21. *Babe is badly hurt (4)
  22. Samuel's poor, troubled sleep (5)
  23. (Speaking about sharing a common origin) (4)
  24. Alcoholic ingesting hard liquor (4)
  25. Mystery word (9)

Down

  1. (Weakened, crumbling ruin mended) (10)
  2. Watch one rube holding a whetstone (5)
  3. Dull meal cooked (4)
  4. (Drink to a saint) (5)
  5. *Garment worn by Rabbis, one from Zagreb maybe (5)
  6. (Same eroded tableland) (4)
  7. Desire to dance with Earl (4)
  8. Tool of vivisection (4)
  9. Lower porch (5)
  10. (Made a mistake in border reduction) (5)
  11. Unusual treat: a home run (5)
  12. Lounge volume encompasses circle (6)
  13. Allie's disturbance is intestinal (5)
  14. Elaborate talk about number (6)
  15. (I left commander to get fungicide) (6)
  16. Feline turns up, and it is silent (5)
  17. Braggart of boastful talk and study (6)
  18. Excoriate some of his kind (4)
  19. Dry one running over there (6)
  20. Nerd's endless, idiotic pride (4)
  21. (Hector under stress about Newton) (5)
  22. Idols you decimate loathsomely (8)
  23. (Knight leaves foul tunnel not rented) (5)
  24. (Energy, marrow, and a small measure for a poultice, perhaps) (7)