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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jan 05, 2003 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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Hazards at the Masters : STREAMS
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Met radical was given a haircut : SHEARED
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Town that Bay Staters mock : TAUNTON
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It's too darn destructive : TORNADO
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Mex. tree is near the limit : EXTREME
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Where Frenchmen in van go : AVIGNON
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Follow, as advice in canto : ACTON
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Filmmaker in bifocal lenses : ALLEN
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Follower of Pan : AMA
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Work hard on limo : MOIL
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A toast to Lasko : SKOAL
25
Hit or mist : SMIT
26
Imp's tail : EDE
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What G.I. won is outstanding : OWING
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He's to stay in sty: Var. : SHOTE
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Mocking rigid end : DERIDING
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Satisfied Elks ad : SLAKED
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Note sling, for one : SINGLETON
34
Chase, according to Grafton? : PURSUE
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They have tips for scribe, e.g. : ICEBERGS
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Hector's milieu, mostly : ILIUM
42
Promises a VW - so? : AVOWS
43
'eavenly instrument : ARP
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In which to save tulips : VASE
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Helps the beast : ABETS
46
___ Flynn (sea man) : ARAL
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Oil of ___ (bullfighter's cream) : OLE
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He took historic photos by D.A.R. : BRADY
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They come in 1-lb. pancakes : BLINI
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Uses 50 T's in fights : TUSSLES
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I see pilot is prudent : POLITIC
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Flightless bird not on time : EMULATE
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Succeed with student due A, etc. : EDUCATE
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Stopped sitting for an artist? : DEPOSED
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___ Williams (calmer tennis star) : SERENER
Down
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Got Sam teed off : STEAMED
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Do exact April payments using this : TAXCODE
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Truer, it is also more groovy : RUTTIER
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A loner doesn't : ENROL
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An X-rated solar disk : ATEN
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She's a wow upside-down : MOM
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A sign Ken is underhanded : SNEAKING
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No gals at this camp : STALAG
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Five-hole dwelling : HOVEL
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In re Julia Roberts role : ERIN
11
Lee the nag : ANG
12
What Mark, on a tear, did : RANAMOK
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Tied Moe to Esau, e.g. : EDOMITE
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Gave 500 to Edna : DONATED
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Loving led to being 100 or more : LONGLIVED
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What is new at the pen? : SWINE
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He's an Alan Ladd hero : SHANE
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Hatred of M.D., oui? : ODIUM
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Would several pounds' loss be noticed on them? : SLOBS
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To sue is point of contention : ISSUE
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Meals for old flight attendants : STEWS
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Scope, yet, of environmental groups : ECOTYPES
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P.I. cast ballots : PIVOTED
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All use 'em in Poe poem : ULALUME
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Persius rebels : RISESUP
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In Arran it does not flow : RARITAN
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Tangier rock : GRANITE
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He may see perils of joining : SPLICER
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Made Abe sad and humble : ABASED
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Ridge with a tree : ARETE
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Alter ego of Celia : ALICE
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Ted's predecessor is Gil : BLAS
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Ted's predecessor is hard to see : BLUR
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Traffic sign in Los Angeles : SLO
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Debtor's favorite poem? : ODE
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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