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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Nov 02, 1997 Puns and Anagrams

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31
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© 1997, The New York Times

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They more or less act as homes : CASTLES
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Solid heroes : IDOLS
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Horatiolike? : ALGERIAN
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Art of great value or cost : COROTS
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Amount of food for a wedding guest? : MARRIAGEPORTION
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Said Porthos, "What a good friend ___!" : AMI
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Like a certain leonine joke : ONELINE
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Duce's predecessor : TRA
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Music heard past bedtime : TAPS
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Earl's home in France : ARLES
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Eye ___ 'n' nose 'n' throat : NEAR
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Suggestions I punt : INPUT
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Salt without a ship : LST
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This material sounds swell : SERGE
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Grand yet last : STATELY
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What plaintiff does in U.S.C. case : ACCUSES
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Kind of pen : UNO
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Take part in a tea : EAT
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Produce cup ears : SCAREUP
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Place for mean or acrid bulls : CORRIDA
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Joint Shea athlete? : COMET
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Hur's follower : RAH
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Aspect of cafe and tea : FACET
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'Ula ___ (cockney toys) : OOPS
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Bauxite, galena and 998 others : MORES
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It had not felt right : LEFT
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75% of Gulf illnesses : FLU
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Zealots involved in a scam : MANIACS
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Capital of Brazil? : BEE
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Dentists' chairs? : FILLINGSTATIONS
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See 50-ct. choice : SELECT
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It may be viewed as stale, etc. : TELECAST
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Ask an old Java man about it : SANKA
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Any human in Met "Aida" : ADAMITE
Down
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Empty canal is noisy : CLAMANT
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Sounds like one with a grasp of Latin : AGRIPPA
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Kind of vile : SER
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T' where in Brazil? : TRIO
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A nail for a climber : LIANA
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How, e.g., early zealots act : EAGERLY
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In 50's, Ness used them in fishing : SNELLS
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Scion? Figures! : ICONS
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Steve's last name : DORE
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Crumb of a torte : ORT
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What lazy Eli sort of does : LOITERS
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It's so great in the attic : STORAGE
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They're heard at Siam concerts : AMATIS
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Pitfalls for Nasser : SNARES
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It's apt, i.e., to be seen in a museum : PIETA
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What surgeon in a rut uses : SUTURES
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Renault gear : NEUTRAL
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Two-way principle : TENET
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Fracas devoid of a muffler : SCARF
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Who's heard to lead tenant : LOU
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Head of 182 companies : CEO
35
Switch positions in S.C.? : SCOFFS
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Workers who murmur falsehoods : COOLIES
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Vessel with alum pal : AMPULLA
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Part of nag, oddly : PRONG
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Overcharged per head, etc. : CHEATED
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Vessel for Cabot, i.e. : ICEBOAT
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Send fee to lawyer for this : DEFENSE
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A t-trial : ATTEST
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As a star, I bristle : ARISTA
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Ray is a T-man : MANTA
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I left Calais with Gia : SCALA
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"I'm Casey," said he : MICK
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Dorothy's aunt canonized? : STEM
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He had taken off handle : LEN
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I see one here in France : ICI
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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