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Herewith, Frank W. Lewis’s last puzzle in our pages—from the May 29, 1976, issue.

This puzzle originally appeared in the May 22, 1976, issue.

From the December 6, 1947, issue.

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DOWN:--2 BRITAIN; 3 OPINION; 4 ULSTERS; 5 EXEMPTS; 6 INFANTA; 7 CONTACT;
8 RELATIVE PITCH; 9 LISTENING POST; 17 UNTYING; 18 BANDANA; 19 EYESORE;
20 TYMPANI; 21 INSPECT; 22 MATTOCK.

ACROSS

1  Is the musician who has it completely in the dark? (8, 6)

10  Slice is as you will, it still brings out something. (7)

11  Mr. Turk. (7)

12  I've a car, and a passion for riches. (7)

13  Philadelphia emmet? (7)

14  Not outings where they might hold a race for the 13. (7)

15  Box with brown finish. (7)

16  Be equal, and get even. (7)

20  Not one of Hmmett's "Stout Fellows." (4, 3)

23  How a careless grammarian might make a verbal mistake ? (7)

24  Error one might make on flight? (7)

25  Smart since it's become a metropolis. (7)

26  Cause to sour. (7)

27  The wrong crypt? (1, 5, 7)

DOWN

2  A great place to keep it in mind. (7)

3  Nothing to hold, but often held. (7)

4  Should such coats be orange-colored? (7)

5  What your chiId does in great form on the Ides of March? (7)

6  She's of the blood royal. (7)

7  Study with address, to touch on a subject. (7)

8  Tossing out your mother-in-law (perhaps in the absence of 1)? (8, 5)

9  Disproving the phrase "as deaf as a post." (9, 4)

17  Knotty problems are solved by it. (7)

18  A "B" and an "A". (7)

19  An ugly object rose up in view. (7)

20  Apt in my responding to a blow on the head, (7)

21  Examine pins, etc. (7)

22  Pick this, but there's no point to it. (7)

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