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Puzzle #177 February 2016  "50"

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from four to nine letters, and five 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. Twelve across words and twelve down words won't fit in the grid unless one of their letters is omitted. Those twenty-four letters, taken in order as they occur in across and down words, spell the name and location of a place 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. Consumptive lady came ill prepared
  2. Repelled insect with pungent odor
  3. Mix marinade without new wine
  4. Softened and handed out about fifty
  5. Record of failing at Eton
  6. Be faithful or split
  7. Eire never could embrace the goddess of peace
  8. Harsh sound of river viper
  9. Angry: a tire burst
  10. Price of manor's reconstruction
  11. Box or case of inferior quality
  12. Mystery entry
  13. Back border or upper edge
  14. Master has to apply crushing pressure
  15. Poor urban area's population in decline
  16. Use part being threshed to feed livestock
  17. Concern about dead group
  18. Slips trimmed with English fabric
  19. End of old shower outflow pipe
  20. Double play including two errors is very hard to understand
  21. Utter devastation engulfs large reptile
  22. Apid starting to root
  23. Appeal is certain to get land for school
  24. Fastball has Henry out and baseman in a bad situation


  1. Charlie retains damaged receptacle
  2. Inflamed earth covering murderous mother
  3. Unending ordeal transfigured in worship
  4. Tiny bit of pepsin mixed with thymine
  5. Not much money or power, reportedly
  6. Mess has military police in control
  7. Currency unit of all Iraq
  8. Upper dorsal part of northern primate
  9. Sit up late adjusting request in detail
  10. Unknown quantity in final result is the following
  11. Arrest me flying flag
  12. Body of college work involving a bit of reading
  13. Core team is formed around network
  14. Claim not to have one dollar
  15. Robe returned with cap
  16. Dance cry heard
  17. Marked top of stalk with no center
  18. Tulane gets shaped stone artifact
  19. In favor of women's forepart
  20. Son, with the best part, will give a loud cry
  21. Engage a redcap to carry equipment
  22. Everyone in California will get a flower
  23. Ameba moved to one side
  24. Joining two states can be expensive
  25. Rough edge around mostly new stove part