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Puzzle #182 July 2016  "Over and Over"

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from three to nine letters, four are capitalized, one is foreign, and one is an acronym) 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. Three across words and three down words won't fit in the grid unless a sequence of their letters is compacted into a single cell.  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. Current cure failing in aggregate
  2. Power of small expression
  3. Ruler given rose freaks out
  4. A bit worried about one bone
  5. Rescue about fifty with balm
  6. Broken stone gets stronger
  7. Leg rub irritated horn player
  8. Limp report about school
  9. Strangely eager to be in accord
  10. Wear down car part
  11. More foreign capital
  12. Snow Queen sale bombed
  13. Moving poetry about village in need
  14. Stop and ask about bear
  15. Freshman of simple beginnings
  16. Clean, clear, without a bit of grease
  17. Berlin woman's brother and uncle
  18. Sail vehicle east
  19. All or everything about what we know
  20. Radial shifts overwhelming minute butterfly
  21. Culture medium of a fish
  22. Emperor is back in Florence
  23. One raging torrent will engulf five and turn inward
  24. International alliance is not a phony
  25. Dirty rat in line for privy


  1. Terrible duress after action begins is certain
  2. Vascular plant containing iron and radon
  3. Protection offered by shelter before storm
  4. Clara loses head for a language of Borneo
  5. Scrubbed clean the French enclosure
  6. Dig soprano's flat note
  7. Some strive to stand
  8. Formulae containing reverse of sulfate salt
  9. Rake has good color
  10. For starters, real Italian pullet eggs, fully developed
  11. Turbulent instrument destroyed net
  12. Saw show right before
  13. Marianne has a song
  14. Angry about telephone outlet
  15. Often antsy about occupant
  16. For example, Spring Lake, NY wire drawing
  17. Hide in chapel theater
  18. Steal Earl's dress
  19. Well-liked tree is holding up
  20. Endless Irish rainbow
  21. Liqueur's lively aroma
  22. Traveler keeping velocity and number in control
  23. Mad about . . . about touch
  24. Produce brewed green tea