Puzzle No. 3335

Puzzle No. 3335

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ACROSS

 1 Real men, disturbed at weight-loss attempt by wealthy actress (7,8)

 9 Truant to deliver the wrong note? (7)

10 TV audience competes to grab and return the rewind button (7)

11 Last bit of graham crackers outside the workplace (4,5)

12 Reduced the price (half off) for a club (5)

13 General (Confederate military leader) in hit series (4)

14 Explorer (for example, sociologist Max) goes around front of battle lines (3,7)

18 Gave permission to hit our translation within the limits of the English alphabet (10)

19 Two forms of the same verb: “smile” (4)

21 Object of doctor capturing flightless bird (5)

23 Unreliable info: 21 is like a policeman, say (9)

26 “Holy smoke!” in dramatic scene (7)

27 Corn, in demand in a perceptible range (7)

28 Looks around, smooths voyage with the flag (5,3,7)

DOWN

 1 British mother with appendix disease (5)

 2 Quick to recover from toxic Listerine (9)

 3 Foreign anime contains kid-friendly puzzle (6)

 4 Urge, for instance, to leave children in back (3,2)

 5 One “Mad Libs” vein gets hidden (9)

 6 Toddler captivates girl in Swiss novel or Russian novel (3,5)

 7 Exists to circumvent anti-narcotics bureau’s plans (5)

 8 Greeting Fonteyn’s upside-down chart (9)

13 $1,000, and another $1,000 to cover Sid Vicious’s descendants (9)

15 Vast, mysterious rune enthralls a pursuer of pleasure (9)

16 Second mate’s weird, trendy ocean liner (9)

17 Some singers’ method of detection: sit most of the way up (8)

20 _________ L could be used to complete the word C?IME (a movie genre) (6)

22 Drink in a shoe? That’s a laugh (5)

24 It’s me, breaking down parts of a list (5)

25 Sees fruit (5)

SOLUTION TO PUZZLE NO. 3334

ACROSS 6 rev. 12 hidden 13 anag.
18 & 16 S(IT)PRETTY (pets try anag.)
18 & 32 SI(T)D + OWNS + TRIKE
19 & 7 ST(AND + ONCE + REM)ONY
19 & 23 STAND OF FISH
21 & 11 anag. 21 & 31 LIED + OR + MANT[ra] 24 TUSK + E.G. + [d]EE[p] 29 “keen oat” 33 “shoo”

DOWN 1 TS + HIRT
 2 RU(NSHORT)OF (thorns anag.,
four rev.) 3 anag. 4 hidden 5 “aye, rime” 8 E(MM)Y (ye rev.) 9 EN + TIRE 10 FAN + G 15 rev. 17 T + E(LEG + RAP)HS (rev.) 18 anag.
20 & 14 DIS + HES 22 AS(COT)S
25 U(PDI)KE (dip anag.) 26 K + IRK
27 “[p]ester” 28 2 defs. 30 “yon”

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