Puzzle No. 3426

Puzzle No. 3426


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 1 Makes furnace a must in a storm (12)

 9 Restless cop nuked a dessert (5,4)

10 Many bees could be shot, almost? (5)

1110: a blockbuster, in principle (5)

12 Raced around to shout, “A piece of onion is like a potato sometimes!”

13 Too invested in financial solutions (4)

14 Act of taking off damaged tapestries (10)

18 Cryptic solver seen with Lois in a secluded location (6,4)

20 Cut cord at first, then jump (4)

23 Full of shame? Die from it in convulsions (9)

25 Credit card entails the termination of bright prospect (5)

26 There you have it! Virginia stores fossil fuel (5)

27 Intermediate wager we placed in Gone With the Wind (2-7)

28 Tenors’ parts required to show element of manliness (12)


 2 Former student in Minnesota getting into usual shenanigans (7)

 3 University cops put away new model (6)

 4 A block’s photographer (5)

 5 Where you can find Kosman and Picciotto at nine: hot, drunk (3,6)

 6 Determined, rose in rebellion over instrument (8)

 7 Sleep quietly in ocean with vegetable (4,3)

 8 During the morning, I finally shaved (4)

 9 Hidden danger of medication that absorbs ugly fat (7)

15 Running total including ruler’s lecture (7-2)

16 Demystify reassembly of pin and axle (7)

17 Those landing at the airport are largely dominating competitors (8)

19 Change nearly brand-new critter (7)

21 Banshee agitated former celebrity (3-4)

22 Representative image of Gardner with a sailor (6)

23 In the sound, Shamu valiantly provides transport (4)

24 Launch floated down the river in reverse (5)



ACROSS 1 letter bank 9 [r/V]-ISIBLE 10 T(ACT)ILE 11 NE(RD)Y (yen rev.) 12 Z + O + ROASTER 13 [l]LAMA 14 BI(CAME)RAL (Blair anag.) 17 WARM([l]ONG)ER 19 S + TOW 22 INCOGNIT (anag.) + O 24 AC(R)ID 26 anag. 27 [s]HO[w] + STAGE 28 JACKS + ON + POL + LOCK

DOWN 1 S + EVEN 2 NO STRUM 3 anag. 4 S(LEAZ)EBAG (zeal anag., Gabe’s rev.) 5 QA + TAR 6 EXCL(A)IMS (XC miles anag.) 7 CRI(TT)ER 8 BE(ARC)LA + W 13 L(AW + G)IVER 15 CAR(GOSH + I)P 16 SO + NG + BO + OK 18 hidden 20 TO(RNA)DO (ran anag.) 21 VA + SSAL (rev.) 23 initial letters 25 hidden

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