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Guest Puzzle March 2009  "US Historical Landmark" by Unknown

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from four to eleven letters, and six are capitalized) 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. Eleven across words and ten down words won't fit in the grid unless one of their letters is omitted. Those twenty-one letters, taken in order as they occur in across and down words, spell a seven-word message related to the mystery entry. 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).


  1. Unprincipled new scheme to usurp UN locus
  2. Louder, and after I left, more intrusive
  3. Eve initially left paradise for a city
  4. Remedy is to change clothes
  5. Peril evokes consuming anger
  6. No right to claim advantage
  7. Cut harsh ending off
  8. Unfortunate setback involving English smoking product
  9. Tiler reworked one cubic decimeter
  10. Stains of bloodied yesterdays
  11. Right time to repent
  12. Rather old welder lying inside
  13. Car and boat to be remodeled for performer
  14. Warren is real sorry
  15. Also Yankees eat high protein food
  16. Troy always eats like a prince
  17. Author has been painfully true
  18. Decomposing lion corpse in cemetery
  19. Weight lifting without a shirt
  20. Theodore's bouquet
  21. A mountain in Massachusetts has tarns
  22. Representative chosen at oriental enclave
  23. Morose and unpleasant daughter taking son's place


  1. Beneath foundering section
  2. Improving a test flavor
  3. Noisy sleeper has finally dreamt something extraordinary
  4. Acknowledge prisoner with band
  5. Mouth say true, false
  6. Atomic arrangement inside geometric figure is to the point
  7. Pope mostly sluggish in garment
  8. God of a radical ecclesiastical sect, primarily
  9. Contend with receiving inverted part
  10. Pole holds rare plant
  11. Later, Ruth goes back around tower
  12. Sound a cheer for palm leaves
  13. Paid athlete with foremost public support
  14. I read reprinted broadcast
  15. City starting to achieve outstanding status
  16. Rough fellow's right for daughter
  17. One hundred rare fish in basket
  18. Boy with the French spoon
  19. David's essentially greedy
  20. Wild bears harbor one infectious disease
  21. What belongs to us, of course
  22. Colloid of angelica
  23. Stop in Prestwick
  24. Function of amusement
  25. Snappy Kansas sylph's go-between
  26. Composer of simple harmonies