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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Apr 22, 2018 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33
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P
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E
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O
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U
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R
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P
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C
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R
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R
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B
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P
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H
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S
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M
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P
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© 2018, The New York Times
Across
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Part of Asia in southern part of Europe : SIBERIA
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__udw__is__ __ __ : BEERS
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Milo's one dollar : SIMOLEON
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Think of a date, i.e. : IDEATE
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Sticking with friend in I.M.'ing : IMPALING
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Feed trough with its left and right halves switched : GERMAN
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Actress with me in RR : MIRREN
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Course once offered in H.S. : ECON
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Cher's opening : PIT
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... but Q was catching up : PLED
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Last part of a chair : SLAT
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As mentally sound as any : SANE
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He winds up with Charles : LES
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Oprah's prize auto : OSCAR
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Grace who plays basketball : CAGER
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"S ยข" : ESSENCE
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Sleeper among kitchen gadgets : PEELERS
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Washington team making a comeback : STAN
34
Slow birds : OWLS
35
Mideast role for Aunt Sal : SULTANA
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It's not a pleaser for a patient : RELAPSE
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Sort of guy who might peer, see? : CREEP
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Torre back in front : RETRO
45
Putin's predecessor : RAS
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Tars see them on sinking ships : RATS
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"You won't find any discrimination ___," said the housing lenders : BIAS
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Kids, to Eliot : TOTS
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Formless uniform : UNI
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Oh, to be a very funny person : HOOT
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Could, say, a foe be a source of this? : PHOBIA
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In web it tends to be nibbled on : BITTEN
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Lone Royalist : SOLITARY
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Snub or cause to commit perjury : SUBORN
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Does let usual wails out : ULULATES
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__ark__d by __evel__ __ : MERRY
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Things that grind steel: Sp. : PESTLES
Down
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As fast as a missile, and others : SIMILES
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Reporter's reply to "Who are you?" : IMPRESS
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Body with broad powers : BOARD
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The Spanish and the French women's magazine : ELLE
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Announcement of rain check : REIN
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End of transmission : ION
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A gal - any gal : ANGELA
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Huge overtime : BIGOT
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Need for a garden : EDEN
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Car finish : EER
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Run headfirst into a Senate aide : RAMPAGE
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Colorer of retinas : STAINER
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As I'm pleased to reveal ... it's easy! : SIMPLE
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Types in "resent" : ENTERS
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Parking places for pro carts : CARPORTS
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Script outline that airs once : SCENARIO
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Dance with a lass : SALSA
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Ready to nap : ONTAP
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Search cans : SCAN
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___ shots (pictures from the string section of an orchestra) : CELLO
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"S ttt" : ESTES
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It holds water, as it were : EWER
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Specialties of Charleston masseurs : SCRUBS
36
Element of a Maui run : URANIUM
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Beatles song about a belt and tie : LETITBE
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What could rob a pet at will : PROBATE
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Pieces in which I assert ridicule : SATIRES
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"S aaa" : ESSAYS
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Dine twice : EATSUP
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Like the capital of West Germany : BONNY
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It comes to 50 at most : TOTAL
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Mr. Himm's partner, in Berlin : HERR
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What's more, a U.S. LP : PLUS
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Every other part of the islet : HILT
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Storm center : TOR
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Mr. Anders : OLE
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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