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Puzzle #70 March 2007  "Jigsaw Puzzle II"

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from four to eleven letters, and six 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. Eleven across words and ten down words won't fit in the grid unless one of their letters is omitted. Those twenty-one letters, taken in order as they occur in across and down words, spell a seven-word message 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?]

Across

    Get rid of residue covering burst boil
    Things to be attended to and repaired after time
    Bee went flying in the interval
    Teach a sport badly with awful result
    Love Ireland with another name
    Bloody illustrator
    Death, oddly, is abominated
    Ultimate form
    He's in from Alexandria
    Father, by report
    Walk around lake area
    Standing cop gets to sit before the end
    People who are excessively proper--and coarse in addition
    Go down in peace, and good luck!
    Have sex and sunbathe every sixth day
    Careless friends, about to leave in haste
    Drink instead
    Originally thought Gershwin should get a crown
    String around rubber band
    Arthur running with energy in a tube

Down

    Uncovers error in counters
    Base containing a small sphere
    Dire peril
    Lower horn before the song about disease
    One on the lam is in Mexico, disturbing peace
    Former robber deprived of right to make amends
    He's about to start gig in new Irish building
    Hope now hugs Frank
    Who really has a Nordic coin?
    The clean part I played is explanatory
    Tell the Mexican in charge
    Simple measure of space surrounding craft
    Total phosphorus in sewage pit
    Snacks back at dad's
    Quotes Lagrange about a magnetic measure
    Carries error in sums
    More than one deal is scuttled in unexpected disaster
    Essay about ancient drama
    Manure augmented with CONH22
    Tricky having large penis