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Puzzle #169 June 2015  "Leporid"

Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from four to eleven letters, three 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. Seven across words and six down words won't fit in the grid unless one of their letters is omitted. Those thirteen letters, taken in order as they occur in across and down words, spell a name 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. [Want to see some hints?]


  1. Melba turned back around plateau
  2. Primate scratched its rear
  3. Stupid people fight with Cardinal at first instead of Bishop
  4. Bind rod in row
  5. Miss America's unchanged
  6. Wing-like part of phalarope
  7. Master holding top of head in pain
  8. We learned about an ancient city in Italy where Zeno lived 
  9. Getting affection with a hook
  10. Verify study by Mark describing tree
  11. Small, inadequate trail
  12. Brother or nephew brought into being
  13. Mystery entry
  14. General, left out, is moved to anger
  15. Get weak signal
  16. Street in disrepair causes concern
  17. Carter playing with Earl in patio
  18. Bird's lair fouled
  19. Ecclesiastic's scarf pinched
  20. Sport a tanktop to cover breast
  21. Mort turned back one instrument
  22. Protector's song about wife
  23. Explanation of offensive sex cue


  1. Wicked one gets Mike to interfere
  2. Get into playing teen part with energy
  3. Approval of sacrament
  4. Follow criminal trial
  5. Identifies teaspoons containing silver
  6. Deal with volatile, massless matter
  7. Wrong label for old Roman wars
  8. Ring bearing rare gem
  9. Registered external networking device
  10. Because offspring don't remember
  11. A piece of music Satan massacred with love
  12. Front Street area where a lot of trees grow
  13. System for measuring time taken up by violent crime
  14. So-so floating device could be a boat
  15. Oscar endlessly beset and overweight
  16. Lame from getting shot in pit
  17. Velocipede gets around places
  18. Never enough to cover city
  19. Not covered, block end
  20. Nanny runs off with mate at the end
  21. Rift and age destroyed warship
  22. Measure of trade involving cash initially
  23. I confusingly recant it as very complex