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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jan 29, 2017 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33
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© 2017, The New York Times
Across
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Tip used in an argument : DISPUTE
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Features that the Scottish landscape bears : BRAES
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Damn deep and depressed : DAMPENED
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Concerning a social engagement : REDATE
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What the model said while at work : IMPOSING
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Morning exam : AMORAL
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Mechanically repeat standard nonsense : PARROT
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Boy with all the vowels - A, E, I, O, U ___ : ANDY
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Slide off the ends : LID
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Arch exclamation : OGEE
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Farm sound heard in one of the 8-Across : BRAY
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What a note denotes : TONE
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Boy in Eagle Scouts : LES
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ACDE ... WXYZB : BLAST
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Like the judgments of officials in robes : SOBER
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Tried seed, say : ESSAYED
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They diminish unrest, I think : UNITERS
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Retro attire : BRAG
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Make ir_ _tab_ _ : RILE
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Be hopin' for a body part : HIPBONE
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City involved in an A.M.A. deal : ALAMEDA
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Girl who's somewhat well-endowed : ELLEN
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Parts for a loser : ROLES
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German for the Red : DER
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Outer banks of Plymouth Bay : PLAY
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Sets the legs : GELS
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Bird with a tail on its tail : DOVE
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Skip, as a class at T.C.U. : CUT
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Kind of cure : PEDI
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Like a little fellow who's coming : GNOMIC
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Isaac or Howard, e.g. : ASTERN
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Lake seen in a cover of an old film magazine : VERONICA
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The set theory, oddly : TEETER
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M U S : EMULATES
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Window dressing for an ad rep : DRAPE
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These deals are best when gotten from manufacturers : REBATES
Down
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What the beaver's work does over time : DAMAGES
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Strongly influence, as a Miss. rep : IMPRESS
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Source of Sp. metal : SPORE
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"Why do I have to ___ much to buy things in Mexico?" : PESO
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Arian's predecessor : UNIT
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Clear up : TEN
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Grades of literary awards : EDGARS
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One of a TV bunch from Darby : BRADY
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Monsieur Myer : REMY
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Said goodbye : ADO
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Where one doing a piercing can labor with ease : EARLOBE
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Worker a furniture factory retains : STAINER
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Nothing piled on an antenna : DIPOLE
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Dr. Lee's parents : ELDERS
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A last run of music signs : NATURALS
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Pestered with an edged bar : BADGERED
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Something Northwest Indians met to discuss : TOTEM
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English poet next to Reagan : BYRON
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Like Neal after dieting : LEAN
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He is Al's partner : SILAS
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It could be by a shrine : ABBEY
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Line through Egypt : NILE
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Wearer of the cap that says "I'm cool, man" : HEPCAT
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Sullied, perhaps : ILLUSED
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Prattle about a dish : PLATTER
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With whom do I meet Esau? : EDOMITE
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Gadgets for de seconds in command : DEVICES
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A scare over palms : ARECAS
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Absolutely no foie gras : OLIVER
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Green variety : GENRE
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Nod at a 1930s film star : DONAT
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Start of a ration : PREP
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Rise of a small town : GRUB
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An ol' home for the Saints, informally : NOLA
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Letter from B. to Ray : ETA
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Clemens, at heart : EME
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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