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Posted by Jed on March 27th, 2011

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This puzzle is cleverly and wittily misleading in places such as 25down

( )* = anagram    [ ] = omitted    < = reversed

Across

2 Crises? Energy and information used in humane action

EMERGENCIES E + GEN in MERCIES

10 Waterweeds in running water around ditch

ELODEA LODE  in  EA

11 Struggle at Rugby, going to very independent teacher

MAULVI MAUL +  V + I

13 Hospitality worker nobleman’s brought in for each section

BARPERSON PER + S in BARON

14 Engage husband’s passion

HIRE H + IRE

16 Computer scale lacking end points

ERNIE [v]ERNIE[r]

18 City with border in Italy

RIMINI RIM + IN + I

19 Soldiers in relief mission – precipitate item

RAINDROP RA + IN + DROP

20 Depression shown by student into dope

GLEN L  in  GEN

21 Story about Vatican City is not recorded

LIVE V in LIE

23 Scientist mostly seen aboard car of metal

MERCURIC CURI[e]  in  MERC

26 Modifies computer language a lot, though nothings cut out

ADAPTS ADA  +  P[o]TS

28 Conscious judgement’s not final before end of case

AWARE AWAR[d]  +  [cas]E

31 Man’s key material left incomplete

IVOR IVOR[y]  piano key

32 First light? Stir, getting first of Holsteins in farm building

DAYRHOUSE DAY + H in ROUSE

33 Look to lake to contain aged fish

SEA EEL AE  in  SEE L

34 Gin drunk in great quantity in historic bar

LINGOT (GIN)*  in  LOT

35 Dreadful media article brought about sleep? That’s commonplace

A DIME A DOZEN (MEDIA)* + DOZE  in  AN

Down

1 Clear workers will accept Queen and line in monarchy

NETHERLANDS NET +  ER L  in  HANDS

2 One split up, snatching student’s girl

ELVIRA (A L in RIVE)<

3 Group of four regret taking over half of celebration

MOURNIVAL MOURN  [fest]IVAL   in card game gleek a set of four aces

4 Increasingly bored and defeated, dumping college

REAMED [c]REAMED

5 Gossip about Dior’s latest clothes

GARB [Dio]R  in GAB

6 Person in Rome’s upset the authorities there?

EMPERORS PER in (ROMES)*

7 A vein, malformed? Several such

NAEVI (A VEIN)*       birthmarks

8 Restraint shown by Rector beset by cheeky kid

CURB R  in CUB

9 Girl’s still half upset about cricket side

EVONNE ON  in  EV(EN)*

12 Unreliability often seen from the time of railway adopting it

INSINCERITY IN + SINCE + IT in RY

15 Lassie runs out before ruin in Scots spree

GILRAVAGE GI[r]L + RAVAGE

17 A slab, with roe, cooked: Italian dish

BRESAOLA (A SLAB ROE)*

22 Having notions, I act about Australian

IDEAED A in I DEED

24 Shakespearean character, dull fellow i found in company

CASSIO (ASS I)  in CO

25 Tax officials raised unacceptable option? Fixed with assisstance of board

IRON-ON Inland Revenue  +  (NONO)<

27 Article repeatedly interrupted by hint of ego, prompting laughter

TEEHEE E E  in  THE

29 Location for funerals: best after one’s departed?

CREM CRE[a]M

30 Mature Scots lad playing with United

AULD (LAD U)*

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