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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Apr 15, 2001 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Across Lite
Notepad: At the 24th American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, held last month in Stamford, Conn., this puzzle was solved by Roger Barkan, 21, of Cambridge, Mass., in 6 minutes 45 seconds.
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across
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He wrote of money's harms, e.g. : GRESHAM
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Give Mrs. Pate a new impression : RESTAMP
15
Rock music? : LULLABY
16
He earned five title fights : EVANDER
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Offer user all temptations : ALLURES
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Get neat camp sight : TENTAGE
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It creates one mess : SEISM
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T' rip : TREND
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Kind of tiff : MAS
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One who attends hops : SOPH
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Dali's timepieces had them : DIALS
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Small item : MITE
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Suffix to use : EUS
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Boy with 100 lice : CECIL
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Author on tap : PATON
29
Let's name Carnegie, e.g. : STEELMAN
31
Hidden talent : LATENT
32
Alpinists' deadly falls : TAILSPINS
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Our tan came to an end : RANOUT
37
With hair set round a bald spot : TONSURED
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Typos? End 'em! : EMEND
42
Why some move along : MOSEY
43
Woman from the night before : EVE
44
Chokes on jokes : GAGS
45
Backlash? : PARTS
46
___ Brudders cough drops : SMIT
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A debutante, at heart : UTA
48
See glob of sugar : CLUMP
49
Thingle : THOLE
50
Reply to Pacino's "What's 1.057 quarts?" : LITERAL
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See a lot of salts : OLEATES
54
Swear to some census information? : AVERAGE
55
What eastern is to east-northeastern : NEAREST
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Dear Ted: Times changed : REDATED
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Listens to a recruiter : ENLISTS
Down
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Young F.B.I. women? : GLASSES
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Exclude Lou? True! : RULEOUT
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Shape of pill, see? : ELLIPSE
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'Tain't teetotaler : SLUSH
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What English army conceals : HARM
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He used to be a president : ABE
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Like icy malts - it's hard to explain : MYSTICAL
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Concerning a Swiss archer : RETELL
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Six and eight, but not seven : EVENS
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S+ : SAND
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It's 50% potent : TNT
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On a date I'm human : ADAMITE
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Got mean, using explosive force : MEGATON
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Gift shipped in advance : PRESENT
21
Martin's or Roker's forecast : RAINSTORM
24
Timed on the way up? : DEMIT
25
A must in Taiwan Strait : MATSU
27
Ducal name : CLAUD
28
Gives Y a bad review : PANSY
30
Jackets for Stone : ETONS
31
What's in Neil's script? : LINES
33
Corn bread for Emily : POSTPONE
34
As a rule, rag isn't : REGULAR
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This time Ava is in love : AMATIVE
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Rendered Dante, e.g., ineffective : NEGATED
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Distant telecasts of meteors : REMOTES
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To Lee, TV is most sinful : EVILEST
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What de teacher gives : DETESTS
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Like loser in A.M. duel : MAULED
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French beach (see page 50) : PLAGE
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One rash lady : SHARI
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Follower of Pluto : CRAT
49
Relative of smew, eider et al. : TEAL
51
Kind of sable : ERA
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Man of middling talents : LEN
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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