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Puzzle #202 April 2018  "Let's Play"

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. An asterisk * indicates a capitalized word, and a hash mark # a foreign word.


Across

  1. Mystery entry (4)
  2. (Today in Spain, Ned returned for girl) (6)
  3. List time and error (6)
  4. Study without a tunnel (7)
  5. (Okay with Gore being wrong and right) (5)
  6. Marxist identity made over (5)
  7. Clip fastens in turn (4)
  8. Report arrant nonsense English (7)
  9. Ripe talk about flower part (5)
  10. *Ms Bow who acted cold when meeting Ms Croft (5)
  11. A court corrected retired guardian (7)
  12. Mystery entry (3)
  13. Herb carried silver inside (6)
  14. Made skirt to cover counter (4)
  15. Oddly silly and foxy (3)
  16. Number that captures start of early youth (4)
  17. Channel arm (3)
  18. (A river perceived by the ear) (5)
  19. Struck single speck (5)
  20. Describe one in Crete being punished (6)
  21. Journey to ancient city (4)
  22. Diminish crude, crude earth (6)
  23. (Old, beat, sick, and swollen) (7)
  24. Strong beer has breadth (4)
  25. Mystery entry (4)

Down

  1. Her age will keep it a tradition (8)
  2. Don't start sulking for a walk (6)
  3. Resigned after losing one is obvious (6)
  4. Color of run ended badly (6)
  5. $1,000 held by cranky older tenant (6)
  6. Made a ruckus about loved one (4)
  7. Unfair race for a plot of land (4)
  8. A radius on each sphere (4)
  9. #Henry has to be wrong to get German title (4)
  10. Faulty details I left out remained (6)
  11. Start of big jump for dog (5)
  12. *Rank amateur embraces singer Paul (4)
  13. (Lift weight of mongrel line) (4)
  14. Father's one artistic movement (4)
  15. (Featured series includes baseball team) (4)
  16. Eric ended eating grain (4)
  17. Time to turn and put out (4)
  18. Remove a broken table (6)
  19. Mocking nephew in aspect (5)
  20. *Porter takes you at first for Charlie the hockey player (5)
  21. Started without a bit of grain or noodle (4)
  22. Incite tense jet (5)
  23. (Small, flat slab for a set of steps) (5)
  24. René goes back through opening for produce (8)
  25. Money order good for dope (4)