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Puzzle #142 March 2013  "Round-Up"

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from three to nine letters, and four 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. Three down words must be entered in the grid in a non-standard way. 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

  1. Urge Charlie to replace group's tour leader
  2. An item revised aboutBritain's premier getting all around
  3. Bachelor's last wild party
  4. Cultured cops taking time for college
  5. Medieval balladeer's poem about lovers parting at dawn
  6. Shelley's underworld
  7. Jack and the French Duke, for instance
  8. Declare Vera insane
  9. Using auger to take measure
  10. Side issue about red cow barn
  11. Customs endlessly extended
  12. Lament of royal wader
  13. Infer press must contain energy
  14. Inch forward around circle or loop
  15. Cracker box held in exchange
  16. Close of mine area
  17. Ash perhaps found in street
  18. Prevent ruminant eating last of wheat
  19. Employment of indigenous experts
  20. Harsh, always, inSweden
  21. Like a man: disgusting about naked girl
  22. Chinese led astray in conduct
  23. Twist head off new bird

Down

  1. !Great rounded projection or sphere
  2. Speak, scribble, act
  3. Ordinary headless man found in house
  4. Sign Sullivan will turn up in show
  5. Condition in your hearing
  6. Trainer denies embracing dweeb
  7. Fully aware of contour
  8. Mammal's hereditary unit combined with thymine
  9. The Mexican and Native American wash
  10. Implore a person to get lost
  11. Illiterate brave beginning to learn about words
  12. !Door bolt has rounded shape
  13. American's middle name
  14. Partner takesEast Street
  15. The Saudi embraces Jacob's brother
  16. A wrinkle of a rug getting ironed
  17. Exchange rate fluctuates inBrazil
  18. Father's goddess turned up
  19. Restored faded vase with a bit of dye
  20. Let Sal run forDallas
  21. The author's subject
  22. Bottom of rear seat
  23. Distemper originated with a butterfly
  24. !Bigwig's wife to follow