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Sam Ezersky
Sam Ezersky

NY Times, Sun, Mar 26, 2017 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33
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Across
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Leader found in a great feast, oddly : ARAFAT
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Geez, a boor must come here often : GOGOBAR
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Laptop brand that gets no love : LENOVO
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Agreement for which he's a mere copycat : SAMEHERE
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What a soldier in a cot is not seeing : ACTION
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Stuff shucked by a calm team : CLAMMEAT
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BILLERS : BILLWITHERS
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Org. that'll know if you fib : FBI
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Animal opening a pet shop : APE
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$1 Macs, probably : SCAM
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Like Ivan the Conceited : VAIN
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Fr4nch fa1ily m2mbe3 : MERE
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They may be reincarnated as dogs : GODS
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Lea's cousin : ELSA
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Sasses front to back : ASSESS
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SLOTS : SANDLOTS
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Poker player's "Wanna play?," in a text : RUIN
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Ditto ___ (Chagall Chagall) : MARC
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Spelling clarification from a young washbowl attendant : BASINBOY
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Troubles with pliers : PERILS
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___ estate (film set) : REEL
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Pet's stride : STEP
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Elon University School of Law newbie : ONEL
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Like octopuses and depictions of Brahma : ARMY
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Calls a taxi for a Cockney : AILS
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When tripled, Santa's gardening cry : HOE
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Paste obtained from lamp oil : POI
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In a decathlon's vicinity : CLOSEATHAND
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Partisan hopeful : ASPIRANT
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This size, approximately, by age one : YEABIG
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My card on inactivity : DORMANCY
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"Um, that fur isn't yours. It's, ___" : ERMINE
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S'cut : SLOPPED
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Relaxed in the desert : RESTED
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Home of many M.L.B. forays : ALABAMA
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These have precise instructions for cooks : RECIPES
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Rentals for bucks : ANTLERS
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Weapon of 51 Olympians : FOIL
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Swears to return Southwest eggs : AVOWS
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Gift label message for actor Cage : TONIC
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Force strong enough to break a leg : GALE
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Man concealed by Harpo Marx : OMAR
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Meg's rubies, e.g. : GEMS
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"Heavens! There's no end to it!" : OHM
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Cattle breeder's able foe : BEEFALO
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Barista who knows a lot about the Mideast : ARABIST
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Nastier eye parts : RETINAS
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Sep. to Jun., academically : SCHMOS
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Middle of a pentagram : TAG
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Clover fastener : VELCRO
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How a resemblance may appear to a leery eye : EERILY
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Beaver's "Shucks!" : DAM
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'Tain't much of a snooze : SNAP
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Favorite ___ (our star) : SUN
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Be sis and bro : SIBS
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Dr. on the red carpet : DRE
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Weight-lifted : NOT
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Lingerie components that get bad raps : BRAPADS
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Deodorant of a looser consistency : AEROSOL
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Player showing some promise : SEMIPRO
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Eats wise, like bread dough : YEASTY
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Dressed as a nun : INHABIT
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Like a cat on line one : LEONINE
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Like seal, sail, soil or soul : SLEDGED
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12zz3ria product : PIE
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Puh-lace to hide out : LAYER
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Measure of a tree's wood : STERE
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Losing dice throw to carp about : CRAP
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Track assignment for Neal : LANE
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Like album no. 600 : ONCD
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Their acting is a sham : HAMS
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Kind of acting : IMP
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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