It's a Mystery to Me

Across

1Avoids or escapes from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evades (6)
5A puzzle in the form of a question or rhyme that contains clues to its answer (6)
10Comes out into view, as from concealment (7)
11A law established by a legislative body (7)
12A brief period of precipitation (6)
15Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained (6)
16Ancient ruins: the parts of something old that are still left (7)
17A mysterious symbol, inscription, or incantation, especially one with supposed magical power (4)
18A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917) (4)
19A war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States (4,3)
20To store a copy of a data file on a storage medium such as a hard drive or disk (4)
22Playing cards with one spot (4)
25Exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent (7)
27An appetizer (6)
28Not as difficult (6)
31Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect (7)
32A processed cereal for infants (7)
33Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling. (6)
34Something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity (6)

Down

2Assume a reclining position (3 4)
3A short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing (6)
4Answer back in an impudent or insolent manner (4)
5Reduced-instruction-set computer (4)
6Flows off gradually (6)
7Sits or reclines comfortably (7)
8A tricky or difficult problem or question (6)
9Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken (6)
13Make repayment for or return something (7)
14Proves too difficult or complicated for somebody to understand, solve, or deal with, causing a feeling of confusion or helplessness (7)
15Increase clarity of image (7)
20Something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on) (6)
21A volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980 (7)
23A frightening and suspenseful movie or story ( slang ) (7)
24Any of various edible decapod crustaceans (6)
25A quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water) (6)
26A round piece of luggage for carrying hats (6)
29Relinquish possession or control over (4)
30A variously colored semiprecious stone (4)


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