This is a great puzzle. I started it this morning, before leaving (*sniff) the villa in Tuscany, but I could not finish it before we had to go. Then we drove both under and over the Apennines to end up in the birthplace of Ovid, Sulmona. We had quite a time getting here, and I nearly forgot all about the puzzle and the review! Luckily, I remembered somehow, because I would hate to have missed a chance to talk about this one. So enough with the travel blog!
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IMPROVCLASS (Where people may make a scene) is excellent, TERENCE (Ancient Roman writer of comedies) is a favorite, PANCREAS (Where the islets of Langerhans are located) was excellently clued. (Colum, did you get that without crosses? Because I sure didn't!) PRICKLYPEAR, SPHINXES, TABLETOP, STEALTH, NOTQUITE... there are practically no STINKERS!
Mr. Charlson has been impressive from the beginning, and this is more of the same. Excellent work.