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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Apr 02, 2000 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across
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They're served at spas : PASTAS
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One switching from milk to hot dog, say : WEANER
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Oust cat : CASTOUT
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Like a furious grandee : ENRAGED
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Enhances impulse? Swell! : UPSURGE
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Like milk in a closet : LACTOSE
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Moose, oddly : MOE
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Land on a high plane : NEPAL
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Begin with Stein : SETIN
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Like Derek, with nurse, on 11/20/56 : BORN
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Cuff ___ (sreeve fastener) : RINK
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Infamous name of one princess : IDI
26
How to deter poets : ESTOP
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She wrote of the middle innings : NIN
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Its use is as a publication : ISSUE
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Newspaper columnist with toners : RESTON
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How much Russian planes cost? : MIGRATES
35
Though solo, I ain't in seclusion : ISOLATION
37
Band appearing in Berle act : BRACELET
40
Is ESPN critic known for these? : SNIPES
44
High prices for them give car owners the blues : LUBES
45
Folk of Virginia : NOR
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Something hidden about succotash : STASH
48
Yak follower : IMA
49
Talking horse that's an M.D.? : DRED
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Where Macy plays basketball : YMCA
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1,000 cheers : MOLES
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A mass of land in India : ASSAM
57
What baby trees call Lars : POP
58
Axiom in R.V. probe : PROVERB
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Shelving made from a tree, e.g. : ETAGERE
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It's a long way from Los Angeles : SENEGAL
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Where 500 steers get thirsty : DESERTS
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De musical sign : DENOTE
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Female donkey? : ASSESS
Down
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Oppose a child : PAPOOSE
2
Tries to stress a point : ASSERTS
3
He's stuck without Casey : STU
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How to begin a do : TORN
5
It's boring to argue : AUGER
6
Enter 10 + pi + 1/3 of 6 : STEPIN
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Kent will be connected : WELLKNIT
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She'll go from Genoa : ENA
9
Curved scar lines : ARCS
10
Give him a 10 : NATE
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His aim is to get recognition : EGOTIST
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Leftovers that are used, i.e. : RESIDUE
13
Curb me : CUMBER
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Repudiates, as one needs : DENIES
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It's a Roman Disney team : ANIMATORS
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Like H20 above 32 degrees : NOTICE
27
Earns a few pesos from Dali : POSES
29
Clubs? No, sir! : IRONS
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It's any sound condition : SANITY
32
Lon is up in Cambodia : NOL
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Soldiers sending up a short signal : GIS
36
Like Edna Bell, in the opinion of a loan officer : LENDABLE
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B has a bad leg : BLIMPS
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Bruited about tales o' murder : RUMORED
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B : ABALONE
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Theses about 1,000 diapers : PAMPERS
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They accompany Ross, etc. : ESCORTS
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Corporeal phases : SHAPES
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Erased a suburb of L.A. : RESEDA
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Sated with fruit : DATES
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Adam 'n' ___ Cain 'n' Abel : EVEN
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It goes with a lily : SEGO
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Sam's near Vt. : MASS
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Chet's beginning : RAT
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Put this on a bun : GEE
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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