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Tuffy Toughy Cryptic

· By Tuffy · Published 3 months ago

Constructor's Note: Themeless cryptic with no gimmicks, other than I wanted to make it hard but fair. Let me know if there are any troubles or feedback!
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  • quatrevingtneuf 🤓31:36 · 3 months ago
    some of the clues didn’t seem fully kosher to me, but it ended up being tractable. 10A
    10A TEASERRugged seat next to the last docked RV trailer (6)
    was nicely written
    1AWitness influence in alcoholic beverage (8)
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Witness influence in alcoholic beverage (8)
    2. 6A
      Crazy cook off after every other lunch regressed (6)
    3. 9A
      Rough theologian ran out of time and energy (8)
    4. 10A
      Rugged seat next to the last docked RV trailer (6)
    5. 11A
      Act kind, not cold, over a hat (6)
    6. 12A
      Assault rifle pierces through stewpot, mostly damaged and reveals flaw (4, 4)
    7. 13A
      Soda's all over country club's finish, a simple (on the outside) team-building activity (7, 8)
    8. 16A
      Smart one back tracks over recap with the ultimate comeback (3, 1, 4, 7)
    9. 19A
      Staff guys make simple figures (8)
    10. 21A
      Dr. Seuss book loses essential casing, it's close to the heart? (6)
    11. 23A
      Pass on constant ridicule, originally found in former parents' core character (6)
    12. 24A
      Bank grows old from crime sprees, say (8)
    13. 25A
      So to backtrack over, In-N-Out has zero burger toppings? (6)
    14. 26A
      Was sore in the morning, engulfed by sick remedy (8)
    Down
    1. 2D
      Uninitiated, upended love with final apple crumble (5)
    2. 3D
      See you second to none before, oddly, the man it's made from leaves (6, 3)
    3. 4D
      Amount rid of oil from pan, say (7)
    4. 5D
      Can you start to cover up green mess after dog returns without radical core power source? (9, 6)
    5. 6D
      Prop in "Our Flag Means Death" found in season premiere, off and rising in swear word (7)
    6. 7D
      Recorders over lost money (5)
    7. 8D
      Nevadan city has every drug in abundance written up for a low price (3, 6)
    8. 14D
      General in over its head to cross shot in the arm? (9)
    9. 15D
      Bono gave out touring, at last they see you (3, 6)
    10. 17D
      Slacks in campfire treat held upside down mostly over each (7)
    11. 18D
      Best time I'm having to swap with middle of drug (7)
    12. 20D
      Look into company capital (5)
    13. 22D
      It removes the soreness of an exit heard (5)
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