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Guest Puzzle June 2011 "Product 19" by Dexter Senft

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from 4 to 10 letters; one is capitalized) then enter them into the pattern, one after another in the same order as their clues, starting in the shaded box at the top and going to the next adjacent box in a clockwise direction. Upon reaching the inner (or outer) edge of the pattern, make a right angle turn and continue to the next adjacent box, always in a clockwise direction. In this way, you will pass through every box, sometimes twice. The last letter of the last word will be in the shaded box. Thirteen words will not fit in the pattern unless one of their letters is removed. Those letters, taken in order as they occur in the words, spell a word related to this puzzle. Thanks to John de Cuevas for his many helpful comments and suggestions. (If you are having trouble printing these puzzles, you can download an Adobe Acrobat version of the puzzle and grid).

Words

  1. Remembered taking refuge, finally put at ease
  2. Lack of woven thread
  3. New oven baked first of loaves
  4. True philosopher's clothing and linens, perhaps
  5. Center of Wounded Knee takes rare look at beginning
  6. Fly with jet-set seniors
  7. Rushed trips end badly
  8. Back street poet
  9. Nest I touched accidentally, just missing crow's head
  10. Smell nothing right after party
  11. Reacquired interest in exploded grenade
  12. Undelivered letter in Phoenix, I expect
  13. Handsome local loses head and acquires piece of land
  14. Coder reprogrammed color scheme
  15. Fool starts to contemplate life or death
  16. One depiction of Washington's affair left the French raging initially
  17. Suppose umpires mistakenly omit one error
  18. Loves a bit of zest with English eggs
  19. Jack, e.g. celebrates without real energy
  20. Clergies confused about a blasphemy
  21. Trainman's time wasted repairing road trailer
  22. Argosy beached, losing first of automatic stabilizers
  23. Gun engine halfway and strive finally to get even
  24. Actors invariably carry trunks
  25. In South America, Tori perhaps fried pastry
  26. Unusual delay after beginning of piece is performed
  27. Flare set off in the wild
  28. Cheer echoes within Rhine village
  29. Alum argued ineffectively with returning teaching assistant
  30. Japanese emperor and I make do poorly without English
  31. Drastic experiment botched after forgetting PIN
  32. Drunk learns to carry a magazine
  33. Whirlpool with Helen, possibly topless
  34. Center of urchin cooked, having a creamy taste
  35. Excuse more than appearance
  36. Laura arranged with Grand Union for salad green
  37. Slave landed anew, returning with nothing
  38. Become proficient at mixed teams by end of summer