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Christina Iverson
Christina Iverson

NY Times, Sun Mar 19, 2023 Puns and Anagrams

Author:
Christina Iverson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33

It's hard to tell with this font, but the first character in the clue for 8-Across is the capital letter I, not the number 1.

1
A
2
S
3
H
4
A
5
M
6
E
7
D
8
I
9
F
10
O
11
R
12
O
13
N
14
E
15
H
A
Y
B
A
L
E
16
M
A
R
I
N
E
S
17
A
P
P
E
A
S
E
18
O
L
D
C
A
R
S
19
E
R
M
A
20
C
P
A
21
H
I
V
E
22
E
R
R
S
23
D
U
E
L
24
S
25
R
E
X
26
G
A
L
A
27
C
A
T
N
A
P
28
S
29
I
S
I
T
30
S
A
F
E
31
L
O
U
32
I
33
S
34
L
E
N
I
E
N
T
35
H
A
I
R
N
E
36
T
37
S
K
O
R
T
38
C
E
L
L
M
A
T
E
39
N
I
R
40
V
A
N
A
41
O
R
A
L
42
S
43
A
44
W
45
F
E
E
D
S
46
K
U
R
T
47
A
T
A
48
D
49
L
E
S
50
S
A
N
E
51
M
E
N
U
52
B
A
R
53
P
O
P
T
A
54
B
55
S
56
B
A
D
D
A
T
E
57
E
M
P
E
R
O
R
58
A
M
A
S
S
E
D
59
R
E
A
D
S
T
O
© 2023, The New York Times
Across
1
How a fake editor might feel when exposed : ASHAMED
8
I2345 ... (to take me as an example) : IFORONE
15
Square meal for cows : HAYBALE
16
EMARS : MARINES
17
Mollify papa, see? : APPEASE
18
Are cold as Mercury and Saturn : OLDCARS
19
Name for a mare : ERMA
20
Visit Philadelphia's state, you might say : CPA
21
I've followed March 5th : HIVE
22
Electronic railroads : ERRS
23
Things that led us to walk 20 paces : DUELS
25
Destroys, say : REX
26
Guy A's square dance partner : GALA
27
Soothing pats can lead to these : CATNAPS
29
Question I ask if a site's likely to infect my computer : ISITSAFE
31
French king with 50 agreements : LOUIS
34
Any intel that's not harsh : LENIENT
35
It doesn't provide much cover in the rain : HAIRNET
37
Bit of attire in Minsk or Tallinn : SKORT
38
One you might call/meet in jail : CELLMATE
39
In an R.V., a state of perfect happiness : NIRVANA
41
"Hi, I'm Alfred! You can call me Fred ... ___" : ORAL
42
Was dating : SAW
45
__urnish__s __ __ible__ : FEEDS
46
Fellow who's said to be terse : KURT
47
Data that's been backed up : ATAD
49
Article in Versailles : LES
50
__ound __ __d reasonabl__ : SANE
51
It offers a number of options on a computer : MENUBAR
53
Soda + certain old sodas : POPTABS
56
One who couldn't beat dad romantically : BADDATE
57
Leader of old Rome, per historians : EMPEROR
58
A place to rig sails by the sound : AMASSED
59
Entertains with a store ad : READSTO
Down
1
Middle of Tallahassee : AHA
2
Not up: Fr. : SAP
3
Super-excited sausage : HYPERLINK
4
A near orbit anomaly : ABERRATION
5
It provides a little juice in M&M's : MAAMS
6
Name for a seal : ELSA
7
Don't start! : DEE
8
"Pass the ball to me!," in poem : IMOPEN
9
Half-fare to L.A. repeated : FALALALALA
10
Major airport code in Jordan : ORD
11
__olling __n __as__ : RICH
12
John Napier, alternately : ONAIR
13
Body part you never want to pinch : NERVE
14
Part of less extreme area of England : ESSEX
20
ABCD FGHI ... : CUTE
22
Ceases after the first : EASES
23
Silly fad that's returning - true : DAFT
24
PetrĂ³leo: Abbr. : SPOIL
26
Endlessly agile guy : GIL
27
Has no affinity for a clear tent : CANTRELATE
28
Got on top of true mounds : SURMOUNTED
30
Curly fries : SERIF
32
Behind, like the letters A, E, R and S : INARREARS
33
Taste attack : SETAT
35
Certain c__ick__ __ __ : HENS
36
Let up : TEL
38
100 commercials : CADS
40
Turned a sign of victory to a sign of danger : VEERED
42
South American business degree : SAMBA
43
Had breakfast in the morning : ATEAM
44
W + A : WANDA
46
Letter in Greek, apparently : KAPPA
48
Clothing failures : DUDS
50
A portion of Moe's : SOME
52
Kind of set : BAS
53
Cat's sound that's heard : PER
54
Bottomless bottom : BOT
55
Sign accompanying a popular sermon, oddly : SRO
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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