MIRROR MIRROR

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1999

Author: Charles M. Deber
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles M. Deber
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite

Charles M. Deber notes: In this puzzle which I believe Will Shortz called "diabolical" when he accepted it, the solver had to reverse the letters not only of the clue, but also of the clue number — and then place the answer in the diagram at the site of the reversed number. Thus, for 27 Across: DRAB, one had to reverse the clue (BARD), and write in the answer at 72 Across (SHAKESPEARE).
JimH notes: Note from constructor Charles Deber in his Wordplay interview.
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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It "passeth all understanding": Philippians : PEACE
6. Mark for life : SCAR
10. Moselle tributary : SAAR
14. Shore souvenir : CONCH
19. Dumas swordsman : ATHOS
20. One of Chekhov's three sisters : OLGA
21. Fiend of dreams : OGRE
22. Home of Creighton University : OMAHA
23. Nixon's first Commerce Secretary Maurice ___ : STANS
24. Garr of "Close Encounters" : TERI
25. Microfilm unit : REEL
26. Odd-toed ungulate : TAPIR
27. DRAB : SUBCAPTAIN
29. DESSERTS : TRAINTRACK
31. CBS News's "___ America" : EYEON
32. Prefix with political : GEO
34. Baby talk "words" : GOOS
35. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Duke : SNIDER
38. PAN : CONFUSION
41. I. M. Pei's alma mater : MIT
44. Feted with alcohol : WINED
45. MADE : TRADE
47. Advertising sign : NEON
48. Thai title : RAMA
49. Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
50. God: Sp. : DIOS
51. Hounding group, often : PRESSCORPS
53. U.K. honour : MBE
54. PAWS : DUTCHCHEESE
57. Smoked delicacies : LOXES
58. SUNG : PILLAGES
60. Perch : ROOST
61. Speculate : GAMBLE
62. Kind of cycle : LUNAR
63. Twit : TAUNT
64. More Machiavellian : SLIER
65. Like some rebates : MAILIN
67. Perfume : CENSE
68. Small songbirds : SPARROWS
71. Journalist's idea : ANGLE
72. OMEN : SHAKESPEARE
74. Overly : TOO
75. Metallic mirror : STEELGLASS
77. Vacation location : LAKE
78. Dynasty of Confucius and Lao-tzu : CHOU
79. SLIPUP : SEND
80. Simplicity : EASE
81. Smokejumper's need : CHUTE
83. WETS : SLEEP
84. "Guinness Book" suffix : EST
85. STOOL : ANTELOPES
87. Squashes : GOURDS
88. Assist, in a way : ABET
89. Needlefish : GAR
90. Like the Beatles in "Help!" : ANTIC
92. LIAR : EMPHASIZED
97. REVILED : SCHOOLKIDS
102. Newbies : TYROS
103. E or G, e.g. : NOTE
104. Abbr. on a mountain sign : ELEV
105. Cliff hangar? : AERIE
106. Japanese cartoon art : ANIME
107. Hidden valley : GLEN
108. Big Island bash : LUAU
109. U.S. notable : GRANT
110. Strained : TAXED
111. Get smart with : SASS
112. Revenuers : FEDS
113. Lispers' dread : ESSES
1. Overtake : PASS
2. Words to a traitor : ETTU
3. Starbuck's superior : AHAB
4. Admits : CONCEDES
5. Tried : ESSAYED
6. ___ voce : SOTTO
7. Rated G, so to speak : CLEAN
8. Cultural intro : AGRI
9. Parjanya, in Hindu myth : RAINGOD
10. Somewhat : SORTOF
11. Ending with golden or teen : AGER
12. Sphere of study : AREA
13. Very devout : RELIGIOSE
14. OPRAH : COTTON
15. Actors Epps and Gooding : OMARS
16. Valley of vintages : NAPA
17. Stylish : CHIC
18. Carol start : HARK
28. According to : PER
30. High times : NOONS
33. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. : ENE
35. Overload : SWAMP
36. Halos : NIMBI
37. DNA : INTELLIGENT
38. Alternative to plastic : CASH
39. Turmoil : UNREST
40. "What thou ___, write": Revelation : SEEST
41. MINED : MARXBROTHER
42. Motivate : IMPEL
43. Café cup : TASSE
45. Solution's strength : TITER
46. Large mythical birds : ROCS
48. Flatmate : ROOMER
50. "Max ___ Returns" (1983 film) : DUGAN
51. Bullfight attendants : PEONES
52. Bloom of "Limelight" : CLAIRE
54. 1973 Elton John hit : DANIEL
55. Winches : CRANKS
56. Put up : HOUSE
59. Put off guard : LULLED
61. Reflect badly? : GLARE
63. Prickly-leafed plant : TEASEL
64. Said, old-style : SPAKE
65. Tricky billiards shot : MASSE
66. Is in : ANTES
67. "The French Connection" highlight : CHASE
68. Rush-hour subway rarity : SEAT
69. Went after : WOOED
70. Hot items for colds : SOUPS
72. Materials for venetians : SLATTINGS
73. TRAMS : PLUS
76. Twins share them : GENES
78. Hens : CLUCKERS
81. Fin. adviser : CPA
82. Actress's cameo role, perhaps : HERSELF
83. What some fabrics resist : SOILAGE
85. Cast down : ABASED
86. Nash and others : OGDENS
87. Classic LeMans series car : GTO
88. "Oh, give me ___" : AHOME
90. Leading : AHEAD
91. Word on the Great Seal : NOVUS
92. Homme d'___ (statesman) : ETAT
93. Talkative starling : MYNA
94. Grand finale? : PRIX
95. "Germinal" author : ZOLA
96. Summers in la cité : ETES
98. It may be found with a magnifying glass : CLUE
99. 81-Down's recommendations : IRAS
100. Have pheasant under glass, say : DINE
101. Three are a match : SETS

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