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Puzzle #206 August 2018  "Naturalist"

Parentheses around a clue mean that a letter must be omitted from the answer word before it will fit in the grid. Numbers in parentheses indicate lengths of answer words, and an asterisk * indicates a capitalized word,


Across

  1. *Mystery entry (9)
  2. (One day wandering around Newton is relaxing) (7)
  3. Bone turns me off (7)
  4. (Devastation is in part immense) (4)
  5. Actual money (4)
  6. (Terminate confusion about overtime for doll) (10)
  7. Swill and cider for elimination (8)
  8. Histrionics involving divorced Hindu deity (5)
  9. *Parks right outside of odious area (4)
  10. Priestess has substituted acid for hydrogen gas (4)
  11. Mystery entry (3)
  12. (More or less a contest) (5)
  13. Red rat upset dealer (6)
  14. Eddy starts to surge while in rapid lift (5)
  15. (Nasty, cruel, singular sores) (6)
  16. Nitrogen retained in cracked test tube (5)
  17. *(Bouchard and Hackman taking in Italian beginner) (5)
  18. Harry loses head for web-footed mammal (5)
  19. Priestess's lover sacrifices nephew to become head honcho (6)
  20. Belief about air temperature brought to life (7)
  21. Certain aspect of measurement (4)
  22. *Mystery entry (8)

Down

  1. (Plead for wild avocet after a bad ending) (8)
  2. Inappropriately and roundly beaten, without right or love, after starting up (6)
  3. Show scorn and endlessly resent when upset (5)
  4. (Calcium oxide fruit) (4)
  5. Let Harry tender (6)
  6. Bracero trapping snake (5)
  7. Ace has no pressure to bring to bear (5)
  8. Steiger and Wilson in roundup (5)
  9. I will get out of carriage to hunt (5)
  10. English birds in roof overhang (5)
  11. (Idler mixing nut tar) (6)
  12. Wear more covering protection (5)
  13. Vapor doesn't have a base (4)
  14. *Daniel resurrected an ancient islander (6)
  15. (Hook southern duck) (5)
  16. Lumberman encloses a raised bank (4)
  17. Crazy Warren exchanges penny for new storage compartment (6)
  18. Rent trouble gives rise to a storm (7)
  19. (Poor Belinda loses a blanket stick) (6)
  20. *Actress Dern's Latin air (5)
  21. Stored, arranged,  and classified (6)
  22. (Give about 1001 for control) (8)
  23. Smallest slate is damaged (5)