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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Feb 12, 2006  PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Across Lite
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D
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E
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M
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E
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R
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L
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O
P
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W
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L
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L
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K
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F
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M
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R
U
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L
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R
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C
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R
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N
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P
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S
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G
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O
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S
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S
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D
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T
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E
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C
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A
P
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U
L
E
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A
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R
R
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R
S
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T
A
S
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T
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E
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S
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E
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T
U
M
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47
D
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S
L
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P
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A
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P
O
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S
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A
L
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E
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G
L
O
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O
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G
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M
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B
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A
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T
O
R
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R
E
N
T
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O
N
E
L
A
N
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A
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N
T
O
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R
E
S
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N
T
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66
S
H
O
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T
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R
© 2006, The New York Times
Across
1
Bad mark on a Mr. Ed tie : DEMERIT
8
Problems with slashes : HASSLES
15
Colorful W.W. II queue : OPALINE
16
Food value in metal : ALIMENT
17
Mike, an expert muralist : WALLACE
18
With it an eel becomes striped : LINEATE
19
Crazy person involved in minutiae : NUT
20
Why Stu, 50, is lascivious : LUSTY
22
Grain for fakir : KAFIR
23
Kind of school Kay goes before: Abbr. : ELEM
25
Nonurban U.R.L. array : RURAL
27
What Indy 500 drivers care about : RACE
28
Part of varnishes #38654 : RESIN
30
Average is good enough for capital : PARIS
32
Bygone car in half of Washington : GEO
33
They sent so many letters out : STENOS
35
Imagines being sated, i.e. : IDEATES
37
For Paul, scene to summarize : ENCAPSULE
39
They're rarer as one becomes richer : ARREARS
41
Savors A-tests : TASTES
45
Direction amid scenery : ENE
46
Mud ... it is bulging : TUMID
48
Point of view where Ellen sat : SLANT
49
Pain in the palm : NIPA
51
P-111 : PONES
53
A 10-cent stake, perhaps : ANTE
54
A brief note on dress style : ALINE
56
Where might seal oil go? : IGLOO
58
Eng. military title : GEN
59
I'm barin' a hotel amenity : MINIBAR
61
Monthly payment for a rocky peak : TORRENT
63
Like the road Anne and Leo take : ONELANE
64
At one it eroded : ATEINTO
65
Is indignant about nesters : RESENTS
66
Gun is hers, too : SHOOTER
Down
1
Pharmaceutical wonders : DOWNERS
2
What the pale Ute put on his shoulder : EPAULET
3
Cat on East Elm : MALTESE
4
Extension of E. 50's : ELL
5
It's worth more than a lira : RIAL
6
Acquire fashionable mutt : INCUR
7
Begins to use pet : TEESUP
8
Flag-raising aids in Lahr's day : HALYARDS
9
Algerian without anger : ALI
10
It's seen in counters in kitchens : SINK
11
Erma's slander : SMEAR
12
What a flea, e.g., finds in the forest : LEAFAGE
13
Uses scent, i.e., as a lure : ENTICES
14
Certain sound o' trees : STEREO
21
Isn't a prig walking around? : TRAIPSING
24
Ursa ___ (one who digs bears) : MINER
26
Officer heard at the end of a salute: Abbr. : LIEUT
29
Composition on why we can't play tennis : NONET
31
Spanish rooms seen from both sides : SALAS
34
Duck of pa's, you see : SCAUP
36
He lit things up at least : TESLA
38
Wardrobes for madame or a miser : ARMOIRES
39
It's used by Neil in a dye : ANILINE
40
Complains about trees : REPINES
42
Touching chap who caught some rays : TANGENT
43
Heart of an agreement entered into : ENTENTE
44
He will not rest his voice : STENTOR
45
Charm Nora? Me? : ENAMOR
47
They're slated to receive deposits : DELTAS
50
Weak, as a river : ANILE
52
Old truth was so hot : SOOTH
55
He was the bane of Mideast radicals : EBAN
57
Cookie that's round on both ends : OREO
60
Vigil's end : ANT
62
Patriotic core : RIO
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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