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No numbers in this grid. The clues are grouped into 12 squares by the location of the word's first letter. No guesswork is needed – if you have the correct answers, there's only one way to fit the words into the grid.

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1. Top left corner

a) Filmmaker's static insides (4)
b) To move to an African country (4)
c) Gene Kelly's film show has overtime (5)
d) Dramatist is large number lacking a zero (5)
e) Oscar film with no initial reception since (3)
f) Dutch DJ's rights to short role-playing game (3)
g) Philippine island exhibits yelling at others (4)
h) Pacific archipelago with no northerly garment (4)
i) Tempest strikes second tree in front of a Swiss belly (7)

2. Top mid-left

a) Imprison gray owls regularly (4)
b) Laughing at leading lady's name (4)
c) Celestial object programming language (5)
d) Celebration is unending collection of stars (4)
e) Aquatic organism to not cry in Stampede city (4)
f) Retching from top-grade alcohol in practical joke (7)
g) Leaders leave Angola, opening new war-torn region (5)

3. Top mid-right

a) Lady from Georgia, Georgia (4)
b) Chinese people almost male birds (3)
c) Segment of management to complain (3)
d) Natural landmark to win back parrot (7)
e) Actress Swenson secretly winning awards (4)
f) A gram of silver to block someone's mouth (3)
g) Italian statistician announced as mythical being (4)
h) Maturing banking group has precious metal at the front (5)
i) Knock back a rum with water next to great central canyon (5)

4. Top right corner

a) Dylan's haircut (3)
b) Union's French water returned (3)
c) Junk parking space has bad start (7)
d) Eagerly anticipating large orgy every second (4)
e) Sausage made with big head and feeling of rage (6)
f) A Spanish rum with a thrilling finish is a noble substance (5)

5. Centre far-left

a) Start action! (3)
b) Mundane heartless deity (4)
c) Taxi of leading resort city (4)
d) "Weird Al" in Chinese family (4)
e) Historic bird complains endlessly (3)
f) Unlimited latte for telecom company (3)
g) Bush's hot chocolate without a hot filling (4)
h) Barcelona native hides cognac at a landfill (7)
i) Mammal to take a small bite out of a flowering plant (3)

6. Centre mid-left

a) Snakes make a haphazard pass (4)
b) Panama's alternate motor club (3)
c) Well-fed couple mostly amasses mammals (6)
d) Unnoted musketeer returns to Dylan's wife (4)
e) Whale removed from island's shopping centre (4)
f) Crimean battle site initiates home university (4)
g) "Grand" tournament is surprisingly small, not large (4)

7. Centre mid-right

a) Carl III displays skinned pagans (5)
b) Understand non-confusing end file (4)
c) Place to shoot the maximum distance (5)
d) Walk by no harbour with travel document (4)
e) A bird's top three eight-legged creatures (3)
f) Chump with a slow head squeezes out juice (4)
g) Famous people refuse tea, resulting in disease (4)
h) Agent has an informant with sly heart inside archipelago (7)

8. Centre far-right

a) Mental thorn direction (5)
b) Grandma is a precursor to Batman (4)
c) Overly combative stag group characters (5)
d) Sedative agent crosses off girl's name (3)
e) General heads back to criticize someone manipulatively (3)

9. Bottom left corner

a) Snake found on boardwalk (3)
b) Deep-voiced sea creature (4)
c) Oh my, a clandestine physicist (3)
d) Twisted, extreme bunch of Mafiosos (3)
e) Montreal player with a bunch to hide (3)
f) A common pair with no term for bullets (4)
g) Islamic organization is strangely a sham (5)
h) Latin person's home with nothing, not even head (4)
i) Common first word is commonly third resident organization (4)

10. Bottom mid-left

a) Terror group's goddess (4)
b) Woman lies low in Miami (3)
c) Dough's spice mix lacks finish (4)
d) Contained by Malaysia & Myanmar (4)
e) Range conference site head to toe (5)
f) Amazon leaders produce Reddit thread (3)
g) Mother has key to Mediterranean island (5)

11. Bottom mid-right

a) Deck archiver has overtime (5)
b) Gambling, large chancellor (5)
c) Short skin ink stored in potatoes (3)
d) Hooray, introduction of yet another yoga (3)
e) Covered in a veil at a Middle-Eastern resort (5)
f) Place down a flower necklace for the audience (3)
g) Originally, Englishmen loved youthful Dublin place (3)

12. Bottom right corner

a) Return grain to the path (3)
b) Network to fester in the back (3)
c) Explorer with a thorn off one side (4)
d) A wingless swordsman is a sportsman (3)

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  • $\begingroup$ Any reason for the similar letters in different regions of the grid, besides making it harder to fit them together? $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 13 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi The original idea was to have 4 unique letters in each square, but couldn't quite make it work in this one so I gave up :P Part 2 is under work, though! $\endgroup$ – jafe Feb 13 at 17:39
  • $\begingroup$ Part 2 is up. $\endgroup$ – jafe Feb 18 at 15:24
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1. Top left corner

a) Filmmaker's s(tati)c insides (4) - TATI
b) To move to (to go) an African country (4) - TOGO
c) Gene Kelly's film show (gig) has overtime (OT) (5) - GIGOT
d) Dramatist is large number (googol) lacking a zero (-o) (5) - GOGOL
e) Oscar film (Argo) with no initial reception (-r) since (3) - AGO
f) Dutch DJ's rights (Tie(sto)) to short role-playing game ((S)tar (T)rek (O)nline) (3) - STO
g) Philippine island exhibits yellin(g at o)thers (4) - GATO
h) Pacific archipelago (Tonga) with no northerly (-n) garment (4) - TOGA
i) Tempest (storm) strikes second t(r)ee (-r) in front of (a) Swiss (CH) belly (7) - STOMACH

2. Top mid-left

a) Imprison (g)r(a)y (o)w(l)s regularly (4) - GAOL
b) Laughing (LOL) (a)t leading lady's name (4) - LOLA
c) Celestial object / programming language (5) - ALGOL
d) Celebration is unending collection of stars ((gala)xy) (4) - GALA
e) Aquatic organism to not cry in Stampede city (Calgary - cry) (4) - ALGA
f) Retching from top-(g)rade alcohol (gin) in practical joke (gag) (7) - GAGGING
g) Leaders leave An(gola), opening (n)ew war-torn region (5) - GOLAN

3. Top mid-right

a) Lady from Georgia, Georgia (GA-GA) (4) - GAGA
b) Chinese people almost male birds ((Gan)der) (3) - GAN
c) Segment of ma(nag)ement to complain (3) - NAG
d) Natural landmark to win back (gain->niag) parrot (ara) (7) - NIAGARA
e) Actress Swenson secretly winn(ing a)wards (4) - INGA
f) A (g)ram of silver (Ag) to block someone's mouth (3) - GAG
g) Italian statistician announced as mythical being (genie -> gini) (4) - GINI
h) Maturing banking group (ING) has precious metal (Ag) at the front (5) - AGING
i) Knock back a rum with water (grog) next to gr(e)at (egrog->gorge) central canyon (5) - GORGE

4. Top right corner

a) Dylan's / haircut (3) - BOB
b) Union's French water returned (eau->uae) (3) - UAE
c) Junk parking space (garage) has (b)ad start (7) - GARBAGE
d) Eagerly anticipating l(a)r(g)e (o)r(g)y every second (4) - AGOG
e) Sausage made with (b)ig head and feeling of rage (anger) (6) - BANGER
f) (A) Spanish rum (ron) with a thrillin(g) finish is a noble substance (5) - ARGON

5. Centre far-left

a) Start (act)ion! (3) - ACT
b) Mundane heartless (banal - n) deity (4) - BAAL
c) Taxi (cab) (o)f leading resort city (4) - CABO
d) "Weird Al (la)" in Chinese (CN) family (4) - CLAN
e) Historic bird complains endlessly ((moa)n) (3) - MOA
f) Unlimited l(att)e for telecom company (3) - ATT
g) Bush's hot chocolate (cocoa) without a h(o)t filling (cocoa - o) (4) - COCA
h) Barcelona native hides cogna(c at a lan)dfill (7) - CATALAN
i) Mammal to take a small bite out of a flowering plant (?) (3) - CAT

6. Centre mid-left

a) Snakes make a haphazard pass (pass->asps) (4) - ASPS
b) P(a)n(a)m(a)'s alternate motor club (3) - AAA
c) We(ll)-fed couple mostly (amas)ses mammals (6) - LLAMAS
d) Unnoted musketeer (Aramis - mi) returns (aras->sara) to Dylan's wife (4) - SARA
e) Whale removed from island's (?) shopping centre (4) - MALL
f) Crimean battle site initiates home university ((alma) mater) (4) - ALMA
g) "Grand" tournament is surprisingly small (small->sllam), not large (-L) (4) - SLAM

7. Centre mid-right

a) Carl III di(s)plays skinned p(agan)s (5) - SAGAN
b) Understand non-confusing end (g(rasp)) file (4) - RASP
c) Place to shoot / the maximum distance (5) - RANGE
d) Walk by no harbour with travel document (passport - port) (4) - PASS
e) A bird's top three eight-legged creatures ((ara)chnid) (3) - ARA
f) Chump (?) with a (s)low head squeezes out juice (4) - SAPS
g) Famous people refuse tea (stars - t), resulting in disease (4) - SARS
h) Agent (spy) has an informant (rat) with s(l)y heart inside archipelago (7) - SPRATLY

8. Centre far-right

a) Mental thorn (torn->north) direction (5) - NORTH
b) Grandma is a precursor to Batman ((nana)nanananananaBATMAN!) (4) - NANA
c) Overly combative st(ag gro)up characters (5) - AGGRO
d) Sedative agent (Xanax) crosses off (-xx) girl's name (3) - ANA
e) (Gen)eral heads back (gen->neg) to criticize someone manipulatively (3) - NEG

9. Bottom left corner

a) Snake found on (boa)rdwalk (3) - BOA
b) Deep-voiced / sea creature (4) - BASS
c) (Oh m)y, a clandestine physicist (3) - OHM
d) Twisted, extreme (b)unch (o)f (M)afiosos (bom->mob) (3) - BOM
e) Montreal player wit(h a b)unch to hide (3) - HAB
f) (A) co(mm)on pair with no term (O) for bullets (4) - AMMO
g) Islamic organization is strangely a sham (asham->hamas) (5) - HAMAS
h) Latin person's (home) with nothing (O), not (e)ven head (homeo-e) (4) - HOMO
i) Common first word is co(m)monly third resident organization (AMA?) (4) - MAMA

10. Bottom mid-left

a) Terror group's / goddess (4) - ISIS
b) Woman lies low in (Mia)mi (3) - MIA
c) Dough's spice mix lacks finish ((masa)la) (4) - MASA
d) Contained by Malay(sia) & (M)yanmar (4) - SIAM
e) Range conference site head to toe (yalta->altay) (5) - ALTAY
f) (Ama)zon leaders produce Reddit thread (3) - AMA
g) Mother (Ma) has key (alt) to Mediterranean island (5) - MALTA

11. Bottom mid-right

a) Deck archiver (tar) has overtime (OT) (5) - TAROT
b) Gambling, large (L) chancellor (Otto) (5) - LOTTO
c) Short skin ink ((tat)too) stored in po(tat)oes (3) - TAT
d) Hooray, introduction of (y)et (a)nother (y)oga (3) - YAY
e) Covered in a v(eil at) a Middle-Eastern resort (5) - EILAT
f) Place down a flower necklace for the audience (lei->lay) (3) - LAY
g) Originally, (E)nglishmen (l)oved (y)outhful Dublin place (3) - ELY

12. Bottom right corner

a) Return grain (oat->tao) to the path (3) - TAO
b) Network to fester in the back (rot->tor) (3) - TOR
c) Explorer with a (thor)n off one side (4) - THOR
d) A wingless swordsman is a sportsman (?) (3) - ORR

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