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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Nov 16, 2008 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across
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Leaves 500 steers in the lurch : DESERTS
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Hot spots for envoys? Why not? : OVENS
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Doubt over corrosion caused by fog : MISTRUST
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Put dieter back in a bind : RETIED
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Some trip for a phony : IMPOSTER
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Abe, 5 — he won't act up : BEHAVE
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S&M skills show intelligence : SMARTS
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Goddess exists redundantly : ISIS
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Jewel Margaret returned : GEM
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Like a lot of Deseret : SERE
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Back of Cosmo : NAUT
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Tan finish : TARA
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'Tis a follower : IST
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It may advertise a rifle : FLIER
28
Roman gangster's name : MORAN
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Bread said to be pilfered : STOLLEN
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Dear Mel: see 21-Across : EMERALD
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Top-quality abalone shell : AONE
34
Ruins the reputation of seamen : TARS
35
If start is beginning ... : ATFIRST
38
See monies in these : INCOMES
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It climbs 51 + 1 + 1 : LIANA
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Nice one for very old Brits : ICENI
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Can this abbr. signify very old? : ANC
46
Queen has article read out loud : ANNE
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Gifts on the isle of Maui : LEIS
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One hundred way back in time : ONCE
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Car radio letters : RCA
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It acts as a support for a broken arm : CAST
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Larry the warlock : HAGMAN
53
Meat that turns mongrel on : MUTTON
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What 18 can be for a child's parents : ROUGHAGE
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Pointed to spider : SPIRED
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Pugs read newer software versions : UPGRADES
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Lots of S.C. commercials : SCADS
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Like Medes at angry moments : STEAMED
Down
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At times, M.D. is far from brightest : DIMMEST
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Pot era's grass : ESPARTO
3
Where to get rose tea : STORE
4
Nothing from 3-Down, formerly : ERST
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Channels scrambled between Q and V : RUTS
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Set literary initials : TSE
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Artie's bands : STRIAE
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Part of incisor biting gum : ORBIT
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Eve's peace signs : VEES
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The end of many ordinal numbers : ETH
11
Where a G.I. ran a turbine : NIAGARA
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Reveals three or four, say : SEVERAL
13
What Sims is, when she gets married : MISSIS
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Damned requirement : DEMAND
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It reuses guarantees : SURETIES
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Enough neckwear for the Supreme Court? : NINETIES
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Trunk roots : TORSO
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Woman for Al : FLORA
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Cariou's glass : LENS
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Unlikely response to a crime in France : MERCI
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Frankie who sang a line or two : LAINE
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Semi-mannered educator : MANN
35
Frightens the L.A. Rams : ALARMS
36
In which coins are collected for PC units : TINCUPS
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A fit can describe him : FANATIC
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Emma and Dan are not natural : MANMADE
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Confined to dance, e.g. : ENCAGED
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What sightseers in Essen see : SCENES
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Curt is getting vitamin C from it : CITRUS
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&&&&& times X : LANDS
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"Ah" and "OMG" in old writing : OGHAM
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Student who learned nothing in Dec. : COED
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Like, uh, G.E. corporation : HUGE
52
City where a raga might be heard : AGRA
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Duce's predecessor : TRA
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Top pick : OPT
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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