Puzzle No. 3325

Puzzle No. 3325

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ACROSS

 1 & ; 30 Play double Dutch with a pole? Excellent (4,4)

 3 Rearrange shape twice as an element of graphic design (5,5)

10 Defrauding relatives invested in worthless stuff, mostly (7)

11 Where searching might take you: the attic, perhaps? (7)

12 Emissary from the French at the door (6)

13 For example, David Petraeus’s heading with Sal to the fog (8)

14 Google News covers valley (4)

15 Popular student supporting Steve loses $100 (4,5)

18 Around the beginning of January, pack pale brewed liquor (9)

20 Prepares to shoot an instant message, interrupting ballplayers (4)

23 Man in the Bible (prophet, ultimately) took nourishment to get high (8)

25 Clergyman is a busybody, true (6)

27 Reject some cocaine, almost entirely to obtain help in one type of arrest (7)

28 Strangely, no items get wet (7)

29 Rogers, drunk, capturing alien life form for what the ends of five Across entries might make (5,5)

30 See 1

DOWN

 1 Nuanced story lacking a hero at first (6)

 2 Sick girl taking Ecstasy? That’s not allowed (7)

 4 French writer with repeated display of affection… (4)

 5 …has lodged in garret, up above last of awestruck villagers (9)

 6 Oracle is rising near capital of Lacedaemon (5)

 7 9nane (7)

 8 Cite 14, freely making a choice (8)

 9 Brad and Lindy, say, past the opening, make very little money (8)

15 “Shellac it!” Carpenter’s substance, if inverted, is useful (9)

16 Some poetry as exercise (8)

17 Taxi and limo in the lead, dominating uphill competition with a kind of public transportation (5,3)

19 Need P/T employments at the center (7)

21 Expert mixed some tar (7)

22 Ascent ruined posture (6)

24 Test the entrance to the den, in reverse (5)

26 Everything making up museums: birds (4)

SOLUTION TO PUZZLE NO. 3324

ACROSS 1 CON + FLAG + RATION 9 O + AS IS 10 pun 11 [s]IC[k] + EBERG (rev.) 12 RE + ALI + Z[on]E 13 JAGGE[r] + D[r]EDGE 15 AGO + G 18 2 defs. 20 PER SE + PHONE 23 MANTRA + P 24 anag. 25 anag. 26 O + MEG + A (rev.) 27 MACA[w] + RON IS A LAD

DOWN 1 C(O)OKIE JAR (CIA joker anag.) 2 NEST(E.G.)G (gents anag.) 3 anag. 4 GU + LAG 5 A + SPA + RAGUS (rev.) 6 2 defs. 7 NO + D(D)ING 8 BRIE[f] 14 rev. hidden 16 GREE(N + CA + R)D 17 SPUR + IOUS 19 KIN + G(DO)M 21 O + ATME (anag.) + [k]AL[e] 22 F(R)OLIC 23 2 defs. 24 PU(TO)N

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