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Puzzle #200 January 2018  "Reprise"

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from four to ten letters, four are capitalized, and one is foreign) then enter them in the grid one after another in the same order as their clues, starting in the upper left corner. Across words that don't end at the right continue on the next row, and down words that don't end at the bottom continue in the next column. Five across words and four down words won't fit in the grid unless one of their letters is omitted. Those nine letters, taken in order as they occur in across and down words, spell a two-word phrase related to the mystery entries.  Thanks to Kevin Wald for test-solving and editing this puzzle. If you are having trouble printing these puzzles, you can download an Adobe Acrobat version of the puzzle and grid. [Want to see some hints?]


  1. Mystery entry
  2. Agreeable to be in crazy Norse game
  3. Feeling around a loin and leg
  4. Little of promoter's real fury
  5. Odd names for a residence
  6. Big in caterpillar generation
  7. Small airy insult
  8. Baal's strange love songs
  9. Secure right rank
  10. Rare planet failing to attach again
  11. Enclose mixture with lira for small girl
  12. Tree's altered plexus
  13. Player turning gray
  14. Surrounded by millions in help
  15. Dwells in sheer confusion
  16. Deliberate study has aspect and color
  17. Existed in power everywhere
  18. Bound to grab dollar carried on the swelling sea
  19. Fanatical foray captures bishop
  20. Plaster prepared as a binding device
  21. Soldier with weapon is clean, excited, and beginning to rampage
  22. Mystery entry


  1. Vermin evidently will overwhelm weasel
  2. Wanted missing king to get thrashed
  3. Noise of family game
  4. Contriteness about code
  5. Extravagant one in strike replaced by uncle
  6. French queen beginning to rag a German
  7. Inert, inept group of three
  8. Manage X 500
  9. State time and place
  10. Charlie and friend coming back to cheer
  11. Stiff apparatus a princess turned around
  12. Fashionable dress shop
  13. Need all to work for ex Chilean leader
  14. Julia turned up holding note of silver
  15. The bad mess will get cleaned up
  16. Extend train on passageway
  17. Violence that doesn't start to be a mistake
  18. Partly endogenous magistrate
  19. Mark end of fire alarm
  20. Gore and Eisenhower would be similar
  21. Notable scraps I put away
  22. Josh loses time getting navy flag
  23. Flower silly Billy decapitated
  24. Talk about western music