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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 23, 2001 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across
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An act or a sign of flight : SOARING
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For ad, Peter made a new record : RETAPED
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As a rule, van will come apart : UNRAVEL
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Name ten, i.e., to look at : EXAMINE
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Pub anger may lead to it : BARRAGE
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To where did the Dutch in Siam run? : SURINAM
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Foreigner with a mortgage : ALIEN
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Nos. on room coolers? : ACIDS
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Mostly home insurance grp. : HMO
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Divide endless stream : RIVE
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A knob? Positively! : ANODE
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A meter reader : POET
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Miss Tizzy : INA
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It winds up in a pickle : BRINE
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Ella's back in Pierre's room : SALLE
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Holding up de production of eggs : DELAYING
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Something unpleasant hiding in a lady's tresses : STRESS
32
In which judges grade cars : DRAGRACES
34
What might seducer Neal do? : LEADON
37
A nude, sir, is not elevated : UNRAISED
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Alias Lane, 50 : ALLEN
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One may pass 'n' fail it : FINAL
43
Diamond center : AMO
44
Burn, as the ears : SEAR
45
How should Indians transport poles? : TOTEM
46
Hit or mist : SMIT
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Hunter's little flap : TAB
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She'll never say no : SONYA
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Burst out of rut: Sp. : SPURT
50
N.B.: India is tied up : INABIND
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Pass to a taller end : LATERAL
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To Ann, limo is very small : NOMINAL
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Give out to Aetna? Me? : EMANATE
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For Casey, large bird : GRACKLE
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To whom did Ida send frippery? : DANDIES
Down
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U.S.A. bird is somewhat dry : SUBARID
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Alone in the same row : ONALINE
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A c-competitor : ARRIVAL
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Show of a scarce vowel : RAREE
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Man with a hoe : IVAN
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Eng. rejection : NEG
7
Nile gang is gathering : GLEANING
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Dwell on Reds, i.e. : RESIDE
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Ooze is almost deluxe : EXUDE
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Ava's followers : TARS
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Sal's other half : AMI
12
With no help, I find opening : PINHOLE
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At sale, men find coats : ENAMELS
14
Rates Modeste lower : DEMOTES
21
Harmony in G.I. country : CONGRUITY
24
Hung back : ARIAN
25
It's rarely spoken in Paris : PARSI
27
English Romantic next to Reagan : BYRON
28
Obtain at least cost : STEAL
30
He figures it's a serpent : ADDER
31
Member of S.C. flock : SCRAM
33
Made Edna lean and tough : ANNEALED
34
Continuing Los Angeles swindle : LASTING
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She's a real one : ELEANOR
36
Where to find 1,000-lb. articles : ALABAMA
38
Swordsman where Maura is : SAMURAI
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Mideast land that gets Auntie mad : EMIRATE
40
Old test for leftover tobacco : DOTTLES
42
Give elf nod and T.L.C. : FONDLE
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Like the sound of a talon : TONAL
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Sp. finale : SPEND
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Place for a dish collection? : SINK
49
Boy who tans : STAN
51
Pen 101B : BIC
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Kind of zing : AMA
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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