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Michael Lieberman
Michael Lieberman

NY Times, Sun, Dec 26, 2021 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28
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Across
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Syrup, sprinkles or strawberries : STOPPING
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Partake of food in a drinking establishment : INGEST
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Bit of makeup applied to a crown prince's eyelids, reportedly : AIRLINER
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Reason to use an A-grade antiemetic : NAUSEA
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Do something clever, not naive : INNOVATE
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A feaster? Not 'e! : FASTER
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Entice one lad : LEADON
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Auto body repair expert : DENTIST
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Middle seats : EAT
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Enters feeling less at ease : TENSER
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Topless lady : OMAN
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___ Ling, author of "Mouth-Watering Recipes" : DREW
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NatSec function : SECANT
30
Bit of raw emotion or wonderment : AWE
31
Florists stare at it in the fall : ASTER
33
Gives an address for a store : ORATES
35
Streetcars returning : SMART
38
Bad back : DAB
40
Things that dopes shouldn't pen : OPEDS
41
Cars you are removing from Honduras : HONDAS
43
"___ on!" (author's cry) : WRITE
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Kind of line : INC
46
Rabble-rousers might be blamed for it : BEDLAM
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Translates movies for buds : DUBS
52
Depilatory product from Iran : NAIR
54
Two snakes between Virginia and Alabama : VASSAL
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Beginning to mature : PRE
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Shone like a medal, e.g. : GLEAMED
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Not all nog cartons contain this amount : GALLON
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Disarmed gunslinger : LINGER
62
Printings on sedition : EDITIONS
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Make a declaration online : ESTATE
65
Produce a teenager : GENERATE
66
Swaps, as leads, alternately : SASSED
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Sad green pineapples : GRENADES
Down
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What ladies and gents did at sea : SAILED
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Retain a musical liability : TINEAR
3
Like some things that are not plain : ORNATE
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Partially implode : PLOD
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Elevating to V.I.P. : PIVOT
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Most ridiculous place for a bird : INANEST
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S_ar_ or ca_ch : NET
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Odd garden parts : GRE
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Deduce a refusal : INFERNO
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_osh for _n Indi_ _ : NAAN
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It's got us feeling enthusiastic : GUSTO
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Brief communication in 64-Across : ESTIMATE
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Swung back and forth, like seaweeds : SEESAWED
14
What lemon tasters 'n eaters experience : TARTNESS
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Org. that turns cons into deacons : DEA
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"Dough is something I ___," said the baker : NEED
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Move slowly between curves : SCRAWLS
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Sela's voting district : WARD
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Cause for lawyering up : TROT
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Bats around : STAB
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Mimicked, as a crosswalk user : APED
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Ones shubshcribing to a dating shite, shay : SHINGLES
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Somalian painting at the Louvre : MONALISA
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Socrates and Plato, for instance : ANCIENTS
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Things to wear in zebra stripes : BRAS
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Deserve to be sliced off : SEVERED
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Envision one enigma : IMAGINE
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Person lifting toddler up and down : DAD
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Transfer songs to a loud P.A. system : UPLOAD
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BR atop TE : BRONTE
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_ight, h_ari_g, _m_ll and ta_te : SENSES
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Compositions heard on Agra's streets : RAGAS
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Get dark at LAX : LATEN
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Four-fifths of a meter : METE
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Foreign rail money : LIRA
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For example, $1,000 : EGG
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_r_sden a_ticle : DER
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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