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Michael Lieberman
Michael Lieberman

NY Times, Sun, Oct 31, 2021 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29
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I
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M
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P
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A
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S
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S
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E
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A
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T
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E
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R
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C
O
R
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D
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G
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C
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M
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M
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N
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K
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L
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P
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V
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E
C
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N
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S
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M
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A
R
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E
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D
Y
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T
U
X
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D
O
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C
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I
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T
R
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R
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L
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N
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A
T
R
O
P
H
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Y
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S
A
S
H
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S
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G
A
L
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I
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R
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A
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M
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G
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W
A
L
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H
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A
C
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N
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T
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U
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A
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S
P
C
A
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O
Z
O
N
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E
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N
I
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T
R
A
T
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V
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E
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P
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A
S
S
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66
D
E
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© 2021, The New York Times
Across
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Little rascals' backsides : IMPASSES
9
Holiday observed by Mother Teresa : EASTER
15
Role, once, for De Niro : CORLEONE
16
Festival I'd wail at : DIWALI
17
Like one who sailed to a deserted island : ISOLATED
18
Complaints from Regis P. : GRIPES
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"Is Mr. Gore capable?" : CANAL
20
Viral video volunteer's shout : MEME
22
_arrow s_ction of a chi_ _en : NECK
23
What makes Poe polite : LIT
24
Skyline feature seen from piers : SPIRE
26
Popular coffee size in the 'seventies : VENTI
27
Cybercriminal : ECON
29
It seems a common thing to see on a bagel : SESAME
31
Half-square : ARE
32
Certain ice cream dyes : EDYS
34
Outsex'd suits : TUXEDOS
36
Critic of lemons, e.g. : CITRIC
39
Subject line of an Ash Wednesday memo : RELENT
40
Decrease in size, as a prize : ATROPHY
42
Drehh accehhory : SASH
43
Po_ _idon's dom_in : SEA
44
Square dance partner of 43-Across : SEAGAL
46
Wrap back around : IRAS
50
Friend unlikely to go M.I.A. : AMIGO
52
"America's Most Wanted" host who's four-fifths Welsh : WALSH
54
Law exam : ACT
55
Evening on I-10 : NITE
56
Grp. providing computer help to the secretary general : UNIT
57
Org. that might grasp cats, to some extent : ASPCA
59
Areas between N's and P's : OZONES
61
What picky complainers charge : NITRATES
63
In "Oliver!" it exemplifies a style of cinema : VERITE
64
Wrapper for an oven peel : ENVELOPE
65
Female donkey : ASSESS
66
Things a baker may be stressed about : DESSERTS
Down
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Two-wheeler that doesn't start soundly : ICICLE
2
I'm a co.'s work of art : MOSAIC
3
Quick proton : PRONTO
4
Heart of Dallas : ALLA
5
Elsa's circus performers : SEALS
6
To_sp_ _ : SOT
7
People who see me in the worst light : ENEMIES
8
Pa_sov_r _inn_ _ _ : SEDERS
9
Trimmed hedge : EDGE
10
___ apparent (smog) : AIR
11
Shiraz, soave or sherry : SWINE
12
Dip that's a deep tan color : TAPENADE
13
1980 Reagan slogan : ELECTRON
14
To a skier it's most dangerous : RISKIEST
21
Tame lamb, e.g. : MEAT
25
Soul of a Korean rapper and a Cuban revolutionary : PSYCHE
26
V + XXX : VEXES
28
Emperor whose name has one "R" : NERO
30
1,000 Russian mountains : MURALS
33
iPods for a tippler : DIPSO
35
Leaderless Indian city : ELHI
36
Lover of California, South America, New Orleans and Virginia : CASANOVA
37
Makes mite-size lists : ITEMIZES
38
How you might define it: rats or turncoats : TRAITORS
41
Veer a bit north : YAWN
42
Salient name in crackers : SALTINE
45
EGAD : GAINED
47
Bird that isn't a parrot : RAPTOR
48
Sees a pet to take in : ACCEPT
49
Assets in equilibria : STASES
51
Mil. leader - that is, one often seen in a turban : GENIE
53
Split ___ (go halfsies on some game animals) : HARES
56
Sues for benefits : USES
58
Transfer of ownership in Jerusalem : SALE
60
Endless online marketplace : ETS
62
Appliances that are even parts of stoves : TVS
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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