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Puzzle #147 August 2013  "Look-alikes"

Instructions: Guess the words defined by the cryptic clues (answers vary in length from three to ten letters, five are capitalized, and one is a two-word phrase) then enter them in the grid one after another in the same order as their clues, starting in the upper left corner. Across words that don't end at the right continue on the next row, and down words that don't end at the bottom continue in the next column. Five across words and five down words won't fit in the grid unless one of their letters is omitted. Those ten letters, taken in order as they occur in across and down words, spell a word related to the unclued entries numbered 1 to 5.  Thanks to Kevin Wald for test-solving and editing this puzzle. If you are having trouble printing these puzzles, you can download an Adobe Acrobat version of the puzzle and grid. [Want to see some hints?]


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


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