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THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS

New York Times, Sunday, December 16, 1979

Author:
Michael Priestley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 104, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,995
Across
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Silvers from Brooklyn : PHIL
5
Mashes grapes : STOMPS
11
Metric weight : GRAM
15
Sermon's preface : TEXT
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Beans : LIMAS
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Imitation gold : ORMOLU
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___ de boeuf : ROTI
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Baker's assistant : ICER
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Yawning : AGAPE
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Adviser to Odysseus : MENTOR
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Age : YEARS
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Turner : LANA
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Pale hero : WHITEKNIGHT
30
"Nat Turner" author : STYRON
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Parachutist's descent : DROP
32
Sub detector : SONAR
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Short distance : STEP
35
Seeds : SPORES
37
Liz or Robert : TAYLOR
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The law's reach : ARM
43
"Follow me ___!": Kipling : OME
44
Neighbor of Mex. : USA
47
Roman moralist : CATO
50
Radamès's beloved : AIDA
51
Egg, to Nero : OVUM
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Iroquoian : SENECAN
55
Richard Arlen role: 1933 : CHESHIRECAT
58
Cartoonist's light bulb : IDEA
60
Consequence : RESULT
61
Discordant : AJAR
62
Prunes : LOPS
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Flagpole rope : HALYARD
66
Oscillate : WEAVE
67
Tender : SORE
68
Boxer's stat : KOS
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Rosie's fastener : RIVET
70
Cygnet's sire : COB
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These, to René : CES
73
Uses a letter opener : SLITS
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Distant: Prefix : TELE
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Flick foretaste : PREVUE
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Look-alikes : TWEEDLEDUMANDTWEEDLEDEE
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Finesse : OUTWIT
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Uproot : GRUB
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Witch's town : ENDOR
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Hebrew A : ALEPH
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Ling. unit : SYL
100
Preserve : CURE
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Dole out : ALLOT
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Go gaga over : ENTHUSE
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Pad of sorts : FLAT
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Prefix with chord or meter : OCTA
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Glassy : VITRIC
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Aesir, e.g. : GODS
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Edna May Oliver role: 1933 : THEREDQUEEN
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In high dudgeon : ENRAGED
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Computer's sustenance : DATA
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Llama's habitat : PERU
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Hindus' sacred books : VEDA
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Rumanian coin : LEU
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Yale name : ELI
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Tormé : MEL
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Neighbor of Perugia : ASSISI
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Flourish : THRIVE
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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What "duco" means : ILEAD
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Dillydallier : POKE
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Population statistic : BIRTHS
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Gibberish : JABBERWOCKY
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Andean native : INCA
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Desirable thing : ASSET
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Like Verdi's music : ARIOSO
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"___ Sensational," 1956 song : YOURE
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Soviet sea : AZOV
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Phalanges' locales : TOES
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"Ecce homo" man : PILATE
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Comforts : EASES
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Wife: Law : FEME
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Long ago, long ago : ERST
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Annual incomes, in Arles : RENTES
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Angel Clare's bride : TESS
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Surveyor's map : PLAT
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Anticyclones : HIGHS
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Adult insect : IMAGO
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Rabbit fur : LAPIN
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"___ Like It Hot" : SOME
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Weight allowance : TRET
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Atlanta's civic center : OMNI
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Lepidopteran : MOTH
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Snow removers : PLOWS
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California's Big ___ : SUR
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Western novelist : GREY
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Leonine outbursts : ROARS
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One of the Fates : ATROPOS
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Use of a wrong name : MISNOMER
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Diacritical mark : TILDE
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Pre-election competition : CAUCUSRACE
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Kind of phobia : XENO
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Golfer's obstacle : TRAP
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Church or Nunn : SENATOR
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Egghead : HUMPTYDUMPTY
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Isthmus or monkey : KRA
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Abject : SERVILE
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Lao-tse's way : TAO
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Freshen : RENEW
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Brute : YAHOO
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Speech imperfections : LISPS
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Tributary verses : ODES
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Bowl call : RAH
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Unguent : SALVE
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Pays the pot : ANTES
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Wheedle : CAJOLE
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Mite or tick : ACARID
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Cylindrical : TERETE
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___ culpa : MEA
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That, in Toledo : ESE
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Armor part : TASSE
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Kind : ILK
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Piaget subject : CHILD
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Discharged light : ARCED
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Vindicates : AVENGES
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Symbol of peace : DOVE
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Possible creator of some Easter bonnets : THEMADHATTER
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News acct. : BUL
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Highway sign : SLO
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Doubly: Prefix : TWI
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Catch-22, perhaps : RUB
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Town in Gelderland : EDE
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French noble : DUC
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Being, to Sartre : ETRE
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Part of A.E.S. : EWING
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Land unit, in Canada : ARPEN
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Ovation's demand : ENCORE
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Reasoned out : EDUCED
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Not ___ red cent : WORTHA
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Pick up the tab : TREAT
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"La Valse" composer : RAVEL
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Type of skirt : ALINE
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Kind of soup : MOCKTURTLE
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Fine shines : LUSTERS
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Vilipends : SLURS
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Sonora Indian : YAQUI
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Inc., in London : LTD
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Sixty minutes, in Siena : ORA
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Blake's model of symmetry : TIGER
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Mann's "Der ___ in Venedig" : TOD
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Doctor's bills : FEES
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Vow taker : CELIBATE
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D.C. ecology group : EPA
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Bad-luck glance : EVILEYE
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Quotient factor : DIVISOR
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"___ in the Family" : ALL
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Dubbed one : SIR
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Pant : HEAVE
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Gaels : ERSES
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Craggy nest : EYRIE
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Armed vessel, British style : EBOAT
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Revile : ABUSE
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___ Salaam : DARES
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Late chanteuse : PIAF
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Between dix and douze : ONZE
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Criterion : TEST
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Ceramist's need : KILN
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Layer : COAT
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Troubles : WOES
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Falconer's strap : JESS
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Mar. follower : APR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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