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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 08, 2013 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33
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S
2
C
3
A
4
T
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H
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E
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S
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C
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H
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E
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A
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P
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S
T
A
L
W
A
R
T
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R
I
L
L
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T
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C
O
M
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O
V
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R
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O
N
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A
R
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A
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U
N
T
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M
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N
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P
E
R
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S
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N
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M
E
N
D
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E
U
R
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S
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K
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T
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V
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N
C
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S
P
A
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R
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N
G
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T
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A
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N
T
E
D
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E
T
O
N
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E
R
O
S
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C
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O
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N
N
O
T
E
38
A
L
L
E
39
G
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E
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D
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A
R
I
A
N
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D
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O
D
O
S
45
I
L
E
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R
I
A
L
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P
U
N
Y
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A
V
E
C
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D
O
G
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M
O
P
E
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B
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O
D
E
G
A
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E
L
A
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T
E
S
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T
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R
A
D
E
S
I
N
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D
E
R
I
D
E
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W
I
N
E
L
I
S
T
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S
A
N
E
R
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O
P
E
R
A
N
T
© 2013, The New York Times
Across
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Criticizes harshly, as at chess : SCATHES
8
Like a peach that's on sale : CHEAP
13
Reliable at trawls : STALWART
14
Small 50-liter stream : RILLET
16
Overcome in flip-flop : COMEOVER
17
Where Lonnie likes to chat : ONLINE
18
A rose you shake, maybe : AROUSE
19
She's a nut : AUNT
21
Mr. Ager : MAN
22
Fresh part of repertoire : PERT
23
Kind of cure : SINE
24
Two-state fix : MEND
25
Where a street can be a rue: Abbr. : EUR
26
Skirts are missing in these performances : SKITS
28
He's going after ad : VANCE
29
Meager in grasp : SPARING
31
T does not equal ED, informally : TAINTED
33
School with one T in its name : ETON
34
He got Aphrodite sore : EROS
35
Short letter from a prisoner : CONNOTE
38
Said, e.g., Della did it : ALLEGED
42
Hung back : ARIAN
43
They were so odd : DODOS
45
Doesn't it lie in la mer? : ILE
46
Money exchanged for a lira : RIAL
47
Little bit of wordplay at a community gym : PUNY
48
With ace-five: Fr. : AVEC
49
Follow God : DOG
50
React to a sad poem, say : MOPE
51
Where do Gabe and Carlos shop? : BODEGA
53
Makes happy at last with ease : ELATES
55
Swaps for a new car and tires : TRADESIN
57
What de guy may go along for : DERIDE
58
Twin isle that may be half red and half white : WINELIST
59
Earns a mental diagnosis, comparatively speaking : SANER
60
Agent in Part One : OPERANT
Down
1
Build a vertical Gap or Sears : STOREUP
2
"Sodom and ___" (story of a biblical secret society) : CAMORRA
3
Native hearing a stringed instrument : ALEUT
4
What did Noah stow on the Ark? : TWOS
5
Shaved the ends off : HAVE
6
It's east of Aust. : ERE
7
For tar, it's rather narrow : STRAIT
8
What a bad joke about witches may make you do : CRONE
9
Thin clue : HINT
10
E. 50s extension : ELL
11
Food people ate in 1050 : ALIMENT
12
What Nobel chief must do after twice interrupting peace : PENANCE
13
Spaces in works of art : SCAPES
15
ded ded ded ded ded ded ded ded ded ded : TENDED
20
U.N. Day set ... or not set : UNSTEADY
23
Spied gun and enlisted : SIGNEDUP
24
It provides means for a parson : MANSE
26
Squelch Toni's : SITON
27
... G H I J L M N O ... : KNOT
28
Five oils for stringed instruments : VIOLS
30
Learn about the kidney : RENAL
32
Guy hiding in Charlotte : ARLO
35
Aced or deuced : CARDED
36
Loser, 1-0 : ORIOLES
37
Falls in a raga : NIAGARA
39
Concedes sieving : GIVESIN
40
Glee? It's not his style of writing : ELEGIST
41
Pour from a 500-cent bottle : DECANT
44
Ring combo that's too new : ONETWO
47
Pores over toughie : POSER
48
Woman with a lead : ADELA
50
One you might deem an ancient Persian : MEDE
51
Poison bean : BANE
52
Smelly river by the sound : ODER
54
Not tout : TIN
56
Tear on a gravestone : RIP
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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