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Andrew Ries
Andrew Ries

NY Times, Sun, May 16, 2021 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31
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C
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R
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E
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S
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T
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S
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S
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P
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E
10
A
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R
12
S
13
M
E
E
R
K
A
T
14
T
A
X
R
A
T
15
E
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A
L
L
R
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U
N
A
R
M
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D
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N
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E
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S
T
A
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R
T
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M
O
P
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I
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N
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T
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E
M
O
T
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E
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W
A
L
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A
T
T
I
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C
S
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U
G
L
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I
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G
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L
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C
E
S
A
R
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T
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A
M
S
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T
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R
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R
I
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C
H
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R
O
L
E
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P
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A
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R
A
M
O
U
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N
T
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A
N
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O
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D
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E
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O
L
E
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E
D
N
A
48
A
M
E
N
R
A
49
S
C
A
50
M
51
E
D
I
52
C
T
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T
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A
S
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S
O
L
O
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S
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E
L
A
T
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E
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T
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T
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U
P
T
O
P
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A
R
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T
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P
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L
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N
E
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M
O
O
R
A
G
E
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C
R
E
A
M
E
R
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P
R
E
M
E
D
66
H
E
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D
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D
© 2021, The New York Times
Across
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100 pauses : CRESTS
7
Weapons passer : SPEARS
13
Mongoose that's like a meek rat : MEERKAT
14
Figure that's extra at higher income levels : TAXRATE
16
Cry in court rallies : ALLRISE
17
Like the Venus de Milo : UNARMED
18
Naysay : NEE
19
Beginning of the end for minimalist art : START
21
Does nothing but read sad poems, maybe : MOPES
22
Common contraction of tins : ISNT
24
Speck of dust online : EMOTE
26
Killer ___ (awesome fabric ridge) : WALE
27
Static storage spots : ATTICS
29
Fruit that's druglike, essentially : UGLI
31
Back leg : GEL
32
Award that a French filmmaker cares about : CESAR
33
Truckers in REM states : TEAMSTERS
35
_olling _n _as_ : RICH
37
"Tootsie" ___ (something sweet for Dustin Hoffman) : ROLE
38
Three, four or five strokes, typically : PARAMOUNT
42
What a poet may write at the end : ANODE
46
Target for a Cockney golfer : OLE
47
Dean's sister : EDNA
48
Six letters that are a name for an Egyptian god : AMENRA
49
Retro computers : SCAM
51
It's cited by those upholding a decree : EDICT
53
A set of engagements in the afternoon : TEAS
54
Musical highlights either way : SOLOS
56
D and F on time, but ... : ELATE
58
Somewhat petite bird : TIT
59
Put a pro who's adequate for the job : UPTOPAR
61
"Keep the change," e.g. : TIPLINE
63
Symptom of mad cow disease : MOORAGE
64
One yelling his head off : CREAMER
65
Like Cal or Estee's college major : PREMED
66
Observed a deed, eh? : HEEDED
Down
1
Woman who's into eels, etc. : CELESTE
2
Regarding Christian fasting periods : RELENTS
3
"Nothing odd about Deirdre" : ERR
4
A Winter Olympian may kiss them for luck : SKIS
5
Tests a culinary product : TASTES
6
Saints or Seahawks : STEAM
7
Locale of '40s sugar production in Germany : STUTTGART
8
Pile up : PAN
9
P.M. : EXAM
10
Counterpart of a c-column : ARROW
11
Amount of inclined walkways for a riot : RAMPAGE
12
6-Down member from Pittsburgh : STEELER
13
Caiman fanatic : MANIAC
15
W_ak For_ _ _ _ler_ : EDSELS
20
Heartless rogue : ROUE
23
Atari headpiece : TIARA
25
Mole on "Sesame Street" : ELMO
28
Ra_ketee_ _ng or _urd_r : CRIME
30
Faith for most of Mali's citizens : ISLAM
33
ED over TH : THUNDERED
34
Core principle of two 20th-century films : TENET
36
Set of laws in Colorado and Delaware : CODE
38
Critter that may climb up moss-covered trees : POSSUM
39
Cool app for getting something to drink : ALCOPOP
40
One who might have a rear lot to sell : REALTOR
41
It protects the edge of the National Security Council : NAIL
43
Former tie on me : ONETIME
44
Totally exhausted and dire : DRAINED
45
Religious observance symbolized by white asters, in part : EASTER
48
Good Twitter handle for a Firestone employee : ATTIRE
50
Family name for a Romeo : MOORE
52
Grab or seize hat : CATCH
55
Northbound drivers' references : SPAM
57
Native American dwelling with no opening : EPEE
60
Alternative to a Whirlpool : AGE
62
Openers for the Los Angeles Dodgers : LAD
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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