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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 21, 2014 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite, PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across
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A frosh's old trumpets : SHOFARS
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1,000 followers : MISTS
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Managed to locate a super CD : SCAREDUP
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Holds so dear : ADORES
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What women won't be with loose men : LONESOME
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Man who'd expunge the third letter from the end : CESARE
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Secret ways of speaking about gators : ARGOTS
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"___ hound" (greeting to a dog) : CIAO
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Number in France or ancient Rome : DIX
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Relations of Bangkok natives, say : TIES
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Prefix that is on Chinese-related terms : SINO
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A fit pronouncement : FIAT
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It's found in the area of the head : EAR
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You might go to the Met to hear one : MOTET
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Point to a horse : PINTO
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Hate what the C.I.A. watches out for? : DESPISE
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Element that's Hg alone : HALOGEN
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Sale girl : ELSA
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Perseverance at heart : EVER
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What unbelievable URLs are : SURREAL
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School subject in eastern Pennsylvania : READING
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Experiments #10, #5, #6, #1 and #11 : TRIES
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Pass a hundred and ten laws : ENACT
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Kind of vile : SER
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Fight back : RAPS
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Sketched a Barrymore : DREW
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Where Africans order take-out : TOGO
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Name connected with Lennon, once : ONO
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Who acts? : CAST
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A paler part of a winter hat : EARLAP
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Something to slip in a holster : PISTOL
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Experience therein a rupture : HERNIATE
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___ self (sew up one's own wounds) : SUTURE
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Flows out to men at sea : EMANATES
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Fixes what a museum has : MENDS
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At which costs typically are less : RESALES
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One coarse amount of metallurgic refuse : SCORIAE
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They might snag her hose : HANGERS
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Cookies or a Greek goddess : OREOS
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Hidden lifestyle gathering : FEST
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Soda troubles : ADOS
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Kind of bling : RUM
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Pieces of eight, e.g. : SPECIE
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Place to gamble oneself into a coma : MACAO
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Inside of inside of : IDEO
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O.S.S. alert : SOS
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Wall Street finds it grand : TRADING
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In an aeriest sequence : SERIATE
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What Delta's flights are : SLATED
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Poet with 10 notes : SEXTON
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Wear thin when wearing nothing : INTHERAW
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Thieves such as Lester : STEALERS
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Scandinavian sight seen by one in a car : FIORD
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Man coming from a distance : MILES
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Greek peak with a 10-Down : OSSA
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Let A&P fold : PLEAT
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Former Israeli leader with Quebec parents : PERES
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French with cave : AVEC
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Sports write-up : STROPS
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Necessity to run Maui nuclear plant : URANIUM
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Reply to site pro : RIPOSTE
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Tonto's comment about being tardy? : ISOLATE
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Invalidates 10 ages : NEGATES
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Large G-strings : GROPES
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Here 'n' there it's lower : NETHER
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Places a sled might end up : DALES
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Indus's end : TRIAL
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If neither A nor B works, what to try next : CORD
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Periods of years, mostly : ERAS
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Girl going up and down : ANNA
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Heavy-sounding wine holder : TUN
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Element's core : EME
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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