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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Nov 15, 1998 Puns and Anagrams

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Across Lite
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C
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H
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A
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P
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C
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R
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S
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G
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A
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M
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C
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L
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V
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L
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T
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W
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M
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O
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R
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I
R
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W
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A
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R
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T
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N
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V
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S
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B
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S
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P
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C
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S
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T
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A
K
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I
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S
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S
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N
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G
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D
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E
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G
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across
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Each is made for relaxation : CHAISE
7
Got a shred of a shred : SHARED
13
The illusive Hampton : PHANTOM
14
Are chimps able to eat these? : CANAPES
16
Makes pigs run to phone : RINGSUP
17
Mott is a philosopher in physics : ATOMIST
18
Where Moyer went to school : EMORY
19
Learn of songwriter : ARLEN
21
Kind of shirt, that is, or what to wear with it : TIE
22
A charge -- it comes out of levity : LEVY
23
Sign of Rene's contempt : SNEER
24
Bird that's more peeved in Boston? : SORA
25
Take on more 'elp : IRE
26
Who heard strong winds in the Highlands : GAELS
27
How I made a bull's-eye : AIMED
28
She's all cream : MARCELLA
30
Vashionable clothes : VINERY
31
Stupidest, anyway : LEASTWISE
33
Ms. Rosa Marsh : MORASS
36
I.e., narrow metal objects : IRONWARE
40
Heroine of "I, Descartes" : IRENE
41
Harde labore : TOILE
42
Ada's leader at State : NEV
43
Without a basis for family members : SIBS
44
___ letter (wrote actress Berger) : SENTA
45
Type of one C.P.A. : PICA
46
Main locale? : SEA
47
Ash St. hiding place : STASH
48
In 1501, it was fearful : TIMID
49
Fashionable camera shots? : INTAKES
51
Send Elias to a lonely place : ISOLATE
53
51 trees not producing fruit : STERILE
54
Rendered Dante, e.g., ineffective : NEGATED
55
What Teddie did at the mag : EDITED
56
Agreed to be harnessed : GEARED
Down
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Make him care for monster : CHIMERA
2
Where Eva Horn hails from : HANOVER
3
Hot under the choler? : ANGRY
4
It's not X or Z : ITSY
5
___ City (extremely cheap place to live) : SOU
6
Picks jurors who have seen lamp : EMPANELS
7
S.C. taverns serve them : SCALES
8
Who can't stand earth? : HATER
9
Shortly without a name : ANON
10
Kind of page : RAM
11
Exemplification of Poe item : EPITOME
12
He wants Dreiser badly : DESIRER
13
Limper race : PRELIM
15
Sad yet calm : STEADY
20
Orientals, to other Orientals : RELATIONS
23
Rooms of a lass from Madrid : SALAS
24
Yes, nuevo : SINEW
26
What to see, e.g., in formation : GEESE
27
It flows to sea in France : AISNE
29
Families see L.A. before Nova Scotia : CLANS
30
Miss Oliva : VIOLA
32
In pain, but with grin : WRITHING
33
I'm sis's better half : MISSIS
34
Home to Ernie the Cuban : ORIENTE
35
Returned money (in re a debt) : REBATED
37
I meant a way to stimulate : ANIMATE
38
Creed? It may be spoken thus : RECITED
39
At five, a deed may be avoided : EVADED
41
Kidded when being seated : TEASED
44
Sleet forms on monument : STELE
45
50 pair covered with hair : PILAR
47
Successor to the "R" model set : SKIT
48
Got a robe : TOGA
50
He takes charity to heart : ARI
52
Another kind of page : SEE
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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