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Puzzle #195 August 2017  "No Exit"

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. Distance over me has to be changed (6)
  2. (Introduction of novel free cap) (7)
  3. Quiet without capacity for plant genus(6)
  4. (One in oval playing instrument) (5)
  5. Visionary takes time to guide (5)
  6. Hear cry for dance (4)
  7. (Not talking about one new memorandum) (6)
  8. Fur sustains relative (8)
  9. A March exam is neither good nor bad (6)
  10. Talk about the French lodge (6)
  11. Mystery entry (5, 4)
  12. School preference or choice (9)
  13. Handle $1000 lasso (5)
  14. (Singer has singular muscle) (6)
  15. Creature about to have a meal (3)
  16. Rap Charlie's chapeau (4)
  17. Velocity's one vehicle (3)
  18. *Muppet overwhelmed by travel motion (4)
  19. Rod's bird losing range (4)
  20. After shuffling, please pass (6)
  21. *No rest troubled ancient Greek warrior (6)
  22. Stinking? Don't start to complain (4)
  23. (Raise the roof about outer space) (5)

Down

  1. (Sound of one star exploding with energy) (8)
  2. (E sharp spoiled short musical passage) (6)
  3. Trip and semi-somersault (7)
  4. I am one going crazy in alienation (6)
  5. (I tottle mad with ecstasy in a gown) (8)
  6. Romeo: Leo playing the part (4)
  7. British contest will get support (5)
  8. Victor's ever active liveliness (5)
  9. Responds by smashing a crest (6)
  10. Stranger with a claim (5)
  11. Check brother replacing wife in promenade (4)
  12. *(Papparazzi online about heaven) (4)
  13. A revised paper issue (6)
  14. Henry, in essence, is a piece of work (5)
  15. Danger of rod in loose pile (5)
  16. Quiet one glowed (5)
  17. (Get rid of contents of closet) (4)
  18. People flock in disarray after child leaves (4)
  19. Amalgam containing a diatom, for example (4)
  20. Iron, for instance, could be involved in comet alignment (5)
  21. Emil running with R. Bannister, e.g. (5)
  22. Color of false note (4)
  23. (Cocaine damaged Annie's tooth) (6)
  24. Game score fluctuating around 100 (6)