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MIRROR MIRROR

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1999

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

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).

Jim Horne notes:

Note from constructor Charles Deber in his Wordplay interview.

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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0725 ( 18,156 )
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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