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Most words are in English (are foreign words allowed?), although some are more obscure than others.

a standard 4 by 4 crossword grid, with Down clues numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 from left to right across the top and Across clues numbered 1, 5, 6, 7 from top to bottom along the leftmost column

Clue transcription:

ACROSS DOWN
1. Chicken providers have urges 1. Great spices mixed up after trimming
5. Father in agony 2. A nag up a Sanskrit flock
6. Iron out of place in traditional Japanese case 3. A grotesque grin; a smirk
7. Slang for halving drinking containers 4. Mucus is not held in
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  • $\begingroup$ Could you provide a transcription of the grid and clues? Images are non-searchable and non-accessible. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Jan 6 at 0:11
  • $\begingroup$ @bobble I tried to resize the image with SO Markdown, but there's not an easy way to do that, so I just added the clues to pad it out - I added the clue transcription, but what do you mean by transcribing the grid? Something like ASCII art? $\endgroup$
    – samm82
    Jan 6 at 0:13
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    $\begingroup$ I meant adding an image description, should've been more clear. I've done it for you. It's not strictly necessary - the title should communicate the grid well enough - but being more explicit can't hurt. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Jan 6 at 0:15
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The filled grid:

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Answers and clue explanations:

  1. Chicken providers have urges

EGGS, double definition.

  1. Father in agony

PA+IN.

  1. Iron out of place in traditional Japanese case

INRO: anagram of IRON.

  1. Slang for halving drinking containers

CANT: definition "slang", from CANT(-eens).

  1. Great spices mixed up after trimming

EPIC; anagram of (-s)PICE(-s).

  1. A nag up a Sanskrit flock

GANA (reversal); a Sanskrit word meaning "flock".

  1. A grotesque grin; a smirk

GIRN (anagram of grin; British word meaning "smirk", roughly)

  1. Mucus is not held in

SNOT (hidden word in "is not"; in my experience, hidden words should be fully contained, not using the first or last letters. I don't think it's quite appropriate to say that SNOT is "held in" ISNOT, because it's not 'fully' inside it.)

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  • $\begingroup$ Nailed it! Thanks for the feedback; still trying to learn the ins and outs of cryptic clues :) $\endgroup$
    – samm82
    Jan 6 at 0:29

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