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Trading Places
A Cryptic by Craig Kasper
(Updated March 18th, 2003) - Solution
I was thinking of all of the nice people having fun at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament when I made this puzzle.  Accordingly, two letters in every row across do what I would like to do: they switch places.   Clues and all down entries are otherwise normal.
When you finish this puzzle, I would like you to do me a favor.  When I was making this puzzle, I didn’t have the heart to cancel my ACPT plans.  If you are kind enough to do so for me, be on the lookout for a postcard from me in return.


Across:
2.  Fluffy snacks from candy maker? Let me see permits (12)
11.   Tough situation to right in Southern peninsula (6)
13.   Premonition by me - one look, at first sight (6)
14.   What you drive on, in back-streets (3)
15.   Win headwear?  Pardon me? (4)
16.   Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec rebuilt shrine (6)
18.   Rap's Dr. K-Car (true!) is the most bleak (9)
19.   In Spain, Mrs. Magna's opener is returned? (3)
20.   Type of club from Mr. Campanella having center made of pine material (6)
21.   Nearly sink into evildoing (3)
24.   Man in general primarily talks (4)
25.   Nobody around Brown is person to look out for? (6 3)
26.   One who courts heard: Derek (4)
27.   Initially found it suitable (3)
29.   Slug likes core of fruit (4)
31.   Senator disgraced, or Deep Throat? (9)
33.   Spread cheer in Spanish ring (4)
35.   Heard Asian evened score (3)
36.   Company with storage building creates hit with a club (6)
37.   Poet, in part? (3)
39.   "Delete key, bold-face" lacks rhythm without "left" (9)
42.   Garbage takes on hot metal genre (6)
43.   Failing?  Bar failing to start with (4)
44.   Turn, head out with vase (3)
45.   Servant told to not have key (6)
46.   Bothers missing 6 out of 7 services (6)
47.   Where to find Madison (shy) and Washington (shier and less decisive) (5-7)

Down
1.   Late bloomer finally flown back (6)
3.   Gramps sent relatives back, holding attention (9)
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4.   Scientific collection of sorts has spot claimed by fighting back (3 4)
5.   Divers' weapons' shot ups ranges (9)
6.   Listen to that man - "A decisive victory, ... (4 3)
7.   ... for that man is a tennis star" (4)
8.   Season's champion? Fourth place gets shirt instead (6)
9.   Rows of wild pigs beheaded (4)
10.   See about Sam's kind of seeds (6)
12.   In pain, beheaded revolutionary (3)
17.   Mideasterner worked in pair from Rome (5)
21.   Hit in the old days: "Changing Times" (5)
22.   Nervous patient to the ultimate degree has U2 recording (9)
23.   Put out, taking in Mr. Bean and Don in tiny bungalow? (9)
26.   Screw up average holding of each one of the pair (5)
28.   Locations onboard of returning C.S. Lewis, leaving Wisconsin (2'1'4)
30.   Criminal's escape: computer seller trading places? (7)
31.   Rhode Island person of privilege returns for cutting tool (6)
32.   At heart, Gorbachev is a guy big on "Law and Order"? (6)
34.   City in Denmark is round and heavily populated (6)
38.   Almost wipe out periods of history (4)
40.   Start to cut, chop, and gnaw (4)
41.  Before NBC medical show, Dateline finale (3)