Answer words in caps are followed by
their clues. Parentheses around a letter mean that it
must be omitted before the word will fit in the grid.
The fifteen omitted letters spell:
IN (F) ERNAL Hellish plant invades (broken nail) RECTO
(R) nuclear device, gets rid of a clergyman.
C (E) SIUM Element of dissonant music surrounding
eastern LITHE Long Island with the supple
SHAMPOOS soaps. False heads of police officers! So,
back RENAL for the kidneys, new in actual
VEIL cover. Live differently, VEAL young bovine
within; have a life.
SHAV (E) Cut thin slices; preserve with hydrogen.
SAGES Wise ones get time in ship,
SPEEDY fast, unkempt, keeping quiet, BL (A) ND without
much character, starting back to country.
AHEAD Up front, a chief AGA (S) SI tennis star has a
wild time. Yes, in Mexico,
HUSSAR horseman, turning reckless around us, PARSNIP
scores. Bite root vegetable
TUTOR king. Or guide URIEL uncouth Eli past old city.
Archangel, ARGON far gone with gas,
AR (S) ENAL learns a decayed place of arms, REAMED
squeezed out (dear me!), distorted
CLEREST (O) RY in sound. Lucid tale of a wall with
I (C) OSAHEDRON solid, twenty-faced, one sad choir
ENCH (I) LADA crooked China deal for Mexican
P (A) RADE Display standard notice with electronic
SAVVY know-how of two victories in, say,
GAUR bovine fish with first of undefined CRIMES
offenses. Start of cold frosts
BARREL container of ale. Brr! Drunken NUP (T) IALS
wedding (broken nail) puts
SINE curve of said gesture AMO I love in a dead
language. In Samoan
L (I) GNIN part of wood, Long Island gin wins heart of
one EARL titled Englishman, real, ruffled,
LOVED adored. No score at start of day, HILL incline
after end of death, sick,
ERIS father returning for goddess of strife, ESAU
biblical name in verses audibly
PARSE spare. Roughly break down into parts; TRASH
throw away. Reckless after time,
STRETCH extend span of time, EL (O) PE run out of
steel. Open, SUGAR sweetheart, tease us back,
TENSE strained indicator of time A (N) ATOMY
structure, of body collection (male). End of story.