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New York Times, Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Secretive classroom activity ... or what 20-, 27- and 44-Across are anagrammatic examples of?

Author:
Pamela Klawitter
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Klawitter. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
What a cool find, to discover that certain famous people's names can be anagrammed to form PASSING NOTES, i.e. obits. I have to admit ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/10/14 ( No. 23,590 )

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Across
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Alexander Graham Bell, for one : SCOT
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Places to go fishing : LAKES
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Asteroid ___ : BELT
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Cay : ISLE
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Harden (to) : ENURE
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Region : AREA
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One way to ride a horse : SIDESADDLE
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Vegas hotel transport : TRAM
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Brief 1831 headline? : MONROENOMORE
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Museum's ends? : EMS
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Golf ball's position : LIE
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Mends, as socks : DARNS
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Brief 1727 headline? : NEWTONWENTON
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Goes fishing in go fish? : DRAWS
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"I am woman, hear me ___" : ROAR
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Jet that once made a boom, in brief : SST
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Prefix with -genarian : OCTO
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Alternative if things don't work out : PLANB
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Home of Waikiki Beach : OAHU
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Badger's home: Abbr. : WIS
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Castle protection : MOAT
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Employee of TV's Sterling Cooper & Partners : ADMAN
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Brief 1931 headline? : EDISONISDONE
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Take advantage (of) : AVAIL
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Switch positions : ONS
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___ Lingus : AER
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Secretive classroom activity ... or what 20-, 27- and 44-Across are anagrammatic examples of? : PASSINGNOTES
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Rickman of the Harry Potter films : ALAN
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Where the Carpenters "long to be" in a 1970 #1 hit : CLOSETOYOU
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Ill-mannered : RUDE
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"Funeral Blues" poet : AUDEN
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Beaver projects : DAMS
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Drop of melodrama? : TEAR
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Historic event on Bikini atoll, briefly : ATEST
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View from a pew, maybe : APSE
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Beyoncé, to Solange, or vice versa : SIS
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CBS drama with multiple spinoffs : CSI
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Superannuated : OLD
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Be overflowing : TEEM
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2013 Sheryl Sandberg best seller : LEANIN
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Steel magnate Carnegie : ANDREW
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Bit of praise, in modern usage : KUDO
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Gotham City V.I.P. : BATMAN
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Bobble or fumble : ERROR
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Get smart : LEARN
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Busts, as broncos : TAMES
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Arias, e.g. : SOLOS
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Disinfectant target : ODOR
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Set up, as a chair : ENDOW
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Word of thanks overseas : MERCI
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Hits a fly, say : SWATS
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"Terrible" age : TWO
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Clio : history :: ___ : lyric poetry : ERATO
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Fictional opening? : NON
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You might pick one up in a bar : TAB
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Girl Scout cookie with toasted coconut : SAMOA
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"The L Word" role for Katherine Moennig : SHANE
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Piano man, maybe : TUNER
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Luau dish : POI
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Part of U.N.L.V. : LAS
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Not even : ODD
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The year 1551 : MDLI
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It's a plus : ASSET
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Onetime Disney chief : EISNER
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Old West "neckties" : NOOSES
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Something to be proven in a criminal case : INTENT
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In different places : APART
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Pawnshop estimate : VALUE
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Carne ___ (Mexican dish) : ASADA
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Org. with eligibility rules : NCAA
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Fill to excess : GLUT
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Lymph ___ : NODE
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Root beer, e.g. : SODA
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Chihuahua sound : YAP
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Meditation syllables : OMS
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Find a purpose for : USE

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