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FUN-HOUSE MIRRORS

New York Times, Sunday, March 20, 1988

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,012
Across
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Final English letters : ZEDS
5
Apple concoction : CIDER
10
Franklin or Harrison, for short : BENJ
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Famed Napoleonic general : RAPP
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Greenland community : ETAH
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Lizard : ANOLE
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"___ With a View" : AROOM
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Second-largest bird : EMEU
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Frank Gifford was one : NEWYORKELF
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Noted La. politician : SENRBSHORT
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Beer type : LAGER
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Libertines : RAKES
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Dined without cooking : ATEOUT
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Whirlybird part : ROTOR
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Flogged : CANED
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Irish exclamation : ARRA
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Quiet creatures : MICE
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Greek peninsula : ACTE
35
Came ___ (fell headlong) : ACROPPER
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Four Horsemen driver : ROCKNE
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Dickens tad : TITANICTIM
43
Character in "Charley's Aunt" : ELA
44
Bonn exclamations : ACHS
45
"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Anile person's home : SHOE
48
Busy : ATIT
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Andress film: 1965 : SHE
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Epithet for Pitt, Gladstone or Clay : WEECOMMONER
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El Greco's birthplace : CRETE
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Box opener of note : PANDORA
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Parisian elders : AINES
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"Man, the Unknown" author : CARREL
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Supplicating figure : ORANT
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Resigned Vice President : AGNEW
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Giverny painter : MONET
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Irritate : ABRADE
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Give the cold shoulder to : SNOOT
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Not the same : ANOTHER
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Certain parliaments : RUMPS
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Hammett book : THEGROSSMAN
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A Gabor : EVA
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Indonesian island group : AROE
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A Roosevelt : SARA
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Egyptian symbol : ATEN
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Allow as a handicap : SPOT
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W. Va. native Joanne : DRU
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E. B. White classic : STUARTHUGE
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Brimless hats : TOQUES
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N.Y. prison site : OSSINING
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R.I. motto : HOPE
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Seeks a tan : SUNS
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"___ Tread on Me" : DONT
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Comes down : LANDS
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That is ___ (in other words) : TOSAY
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Actress from Malmö : EKBERG
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Keats poem : LAMIA
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Housing project, for short : REHAB
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Hall of Fame shortstop : GIANTREESE
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Bill Cosby creation : THINALBERT
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Finished hang gliding : ALIT
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S.A. heights : ANDES
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Like a beaver : EAGER
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Nero's 62 : LXII
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Chances : LOTS
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Once around Sol : YEAR
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List of candidates : SLATE
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Poetic twilights : EENS
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Buddhist sect : ZEN
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Noted Margery : DAW
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Tough creditors : SHYLOCKS
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Concern of stevedores : CARGO
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Printer's must : INKER
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Activist : DOER
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Addition : ELL
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Deflect, as light rays : REFRACT
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Kind : BREED
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Long, long time : EONS
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Eur. country : NOR
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"The Twelve Pound Look" dramatist : JMBARRIE
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Pile up again : REHEAP
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"With ___ moo here and a . . . " : AMOO
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Ind. city : PERU
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Tap on the green : PUTT
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" . . . ___/As is the razor's edge invisible": Shak. : ASKEEN
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Like a certain meal : OATEN
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___ Thurmond of S.C. : STROM
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Wall pier : ANTA
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Celebrated mimic : RICHENORMOUS
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African metropolis : CAIRO
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John Lithgow, for one : ACTOR
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Coffee : MOCHA
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Pines : ACHES
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Notable Russian czar : PETERTHEPUNY
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Cream : ELITE
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Badger's look-alike : RATEL
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File : RASP
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Without end, in poesy : ETERNE
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Tic-___-toe : TAC
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"So what else ___?" : ISNEW
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Pressure : HEAT
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Canadian court decree : ARRET
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Dye herbs : WOADS
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Historic London statue : MAGOG
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Not important : MINOR
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___ a customer : ONETO
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Type of type : CANON
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Hanging : DRAPE
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Harvard president: 1933-53 : CONANT
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Lend ___ (hearken) : ANEAR
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Stage aunt : MAME
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Cultivated fields, in Tex. : ARADO
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Nuts : BURRS
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Lop, as trees, in Britain : SHRAG
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Bacchanalian cries : EVOES
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Darn it! : RATS
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Tease : TAUNT
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Sapient elders : SAGES
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Geneviève or Jeanne: Abbr. : STE
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Fish with dangerous spines : STINGRAY
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Bicker : SQUABBLE
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Show disgust : SNORT
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North Sea feeder : THAMES
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"___ soit qui mal y pense" : HONI
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Modernizes : UPDATES
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Bonelike : OSSAL
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Certain cards, for short : IDENTS
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Medical beam : LASER
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Belief : TENET
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Kennedy's Midwestern cousin : OHARE
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Peer, in Paris : EGAL
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Weight, for short : KILO
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Minnows, e.g. : BAIT
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Spartan queen : LEDA
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European port : RIGA
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Chemical ending : ENE
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Falstaff's friend : HAL
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English river past Exeter : EXE
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Old Japanese coin : RIN
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"___ the season . . . " : TIS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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