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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Mar 08, 1998 Puns and Anagrams

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30
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S
2
H
3
A
4
S
5
T
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A
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C
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R
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A
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B
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B
12
E
13
T
A
U
N
T
O
N
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R
E
C
O
U
P
15
S
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H
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E
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O
N
T
A
R
I
O
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A
L
D
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N
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C
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O
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T
H
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S
C
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L
O
L
L
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E
D
U
C
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R
A
U
L
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I
R
E
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S
L
O
T
H
27
L
O
R
R
E
28
A
S
S
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A
U
L
T
S
30
S
O
U
S
E
D
31
G
R
E
E
T
32
I
N
G
S
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A
34
S
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S
I
G
N
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A
R
I
E
T
37
T
38
A
39
S
40
L
A
I
N
E
41
C
R
O
P
S
42
O
V
A
43
L
I
N
G
44
I
R
E
N
E
45
S
L
I
D
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I
N
C
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S
M
A
S
H
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S
A
L
A
D
49
E
T
E
50
S
I
A
N
51
A
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G
I
T
A
T
E
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D
E
R
A
N
G
E
54
N
O
N
A
G
O
N
55
D
E
C
K
E
D
56
D
R
O
N
E
R
© 1998, The New York Times
Across
1
Nick Charles's admonition to noisy pooch : SHASTA
7
Buster from BBC era : CRABBE
13
Bay Staters continue to mock here : TAUNTON
14
Cop sure gets even : RECOUPS
16
Like that head of his? True! : HIRSUTE
17
Great Lake oration : ONTARIO
18
He did lend a hand to Miles : ALDEN
19
Having a touch of class : COUTH
21
Prescient, at heart : SCI
22
Nothing in 50's lounge : LOLL
23
'e Mussolini : EDUCE
24
Laura hasn't a guy : RAUL
25
Take on 'elp : IRE
26
Holt's laziness : SLOTH
27
Contemporary of Errol : LORRE
28
U.S.A.'s last attacks : ASSAULTS
30
Used so much booze : SOUSED
31
Will singer get regards? : GREETINGS
33
A s-symbol : ASSIGN
36
A tastier repertory for divas : ARIETTAS
40
Alien crooner of years past : LAINE
41
Prolicemen : CROPS
42
___ lightly (egg order) : OVA
43
End of a dump : LING
44
Castle for Ernie : IRENE
45
Eased lids with end on top : SLID
46
Kind of line : INC
47
Crush small/medium tree : SMASH
48
Food for S.A. boy : SALAD
49
This wind, see, ain't wintry : ETESIAN
51
At tea, G.I. got shake : AGITATE
53
What a live grenade might do : DERANGE
54
Figure "Go on, Ann!" : NONAGON
55
C.K., indeed, was knocked for a loop : DECKED
56
Dr. Nero, speaker : DRONER
Down
1
Popeye and Sinbad also, sir : SAILORS
2
Led rush to the barricades : HURDLES
3
Neal's first name : ANSEL
4
Surprise nuts : STUN
5
Kind of ally : TOT
6
Toe dance story : ANECDOTE
7
200-hour position : CROUCH
8
Enter this in Paris ledger : RENTE
9
Biologists chat about it : ACTH
10
U-boat amidships : BOA
11
Treasurers of U.S.S.R. bar : BURSARS
12
His drinks require pure ice : EPICURE
13
Is Muse in L.A. a hit? : THALIA
15
Like dirty oldies : SOILED
20
Looks longer than sea trouts : OUTSTARES
23
In repellent girl's name : ELLEN
24
Get out of bed on tours : ROUST
26
It's swell to use: Gr. : SURGE
27
Where one ogles moviegoers : LOGES
29
Like old gag, in effect : AGING
30
Bird nesting in pines : SNIPE
32
Firm control of road in N.H. : IRONHAND
33
Pacino didn't tell the truth : ALLIED
34
Hallowed instead : SAINTED
35
Real R.I. scene : SINCERE
37
It's legal to charge it to motorists : TOLLAGE
38
Who went by air to Va.? : AVIATOR
39
Make unhappy ads end : SADDEN
41
What inquisitive dancer did : CRANED
44
A gem I photograph : IMAGE
45
Laurel embraces a devil : SATAN
47
8,271 kitchens have one : SINK
48
This prefix is on international terms : SINO
50
Kind of rum : SAC
52
Ban's end in Maine : GOR
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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