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Puzzle #147 August 2013  "Look-alikes"

Parentheses around a clue mean that a letter must be omitted from the answer before it will fit in the grid. Numbers in parentheses indicate lengths of answers, and an asterisk * indicates a capitalized word.


Across

  1. Number 1 (6)
  2. Wise one has spoken about children with empathy initially (6)
  3. Illusory appearance of Earth in lunar eclipse (6)
  4. *(Dame Wendy, healing at first, gets sicker) (6)
  5. Back and front of ancient bones (6)
  6. Charlie with crowbar holding a cutting tool (7)
  7. (Vehicle beginning to swerve was in front) (4)
  8. Celebration of safe technique (4)
  9. Decide to return with game pieces (4)
  10. (Vacationing with a jazz fan) (3)
  11. *A cow wandering in aTexastown (4)
  12. *King of sun and moon in orbit (7)
  13. Old judge to make a speech (5)
  14. Made wager about game (5)
  15. Democratic referee in hole (4)
  16. Newcomer lets go of large dog (6)
  17. Genuine at heart, disabled in apathy (5)
  18. Most terrible tides surging around mid April (6)
  19. (More advice about study) (4)
  20. Argued movingly to have a student finally get a degree (8)
  21. (Leave country carrying $1000) (8)
  22. Carbon ring takes energy to shrink (6)
  23. Number 2 (6)

Down

  1. Free verse about one beginning to look slavish (7)
  2. Number 3 (4)
  3. (Topless garment for a nasty person) (5)
  4. (Sloppy Connie's got too much stuff in one place) (10)
  5. Teddy, getting more upset, is shaking (6)
  6. Translated neuter term for "holding office" (6)
  7. Bird removing wheel from child's vehicle (6)
  8. Keen to make a good moth (5)
  9. Property of Alan Dershowitz (4)
  10. African American with a reputation (4)
  11. (Dexterous musician) (5)
  12. Number 4 (5)
  13. InParis, he holds party for celebrity (4)
  14. Seafarer circles at a great distance (4)
  15. Crocodile's run out of game for May (6)
  16. One cold step northward in frozen zone (3, 3)
  17. *A Gershwin turns up inParis(3)
  18. Little school plaza (5)
  19. Kids' wrongs without right (4)
  20. Fruit time (4)
  21. *Busy Celeste has no time for actor John (6)
  22. River duck (5)
  23. Number 5 (4)
  24. (Block, break, or bust court) (8)