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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, May 23, 2004 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times

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Across
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He sings; lies, too : STOOLIE
8
Units for old Muse : MODULES
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Boston poet is a famous old mother : HUBBARD
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Make too ’ot : OVEREAT
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Noncrasher? : INVITEE
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It helps Anna get leather : TANNAGE
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Home of the ’51 Scots : LEITH
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Dressed like King Cole? : NATTY
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Man following hobo in New Jersey : KEN
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Where to do as sultans do : ODAS
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One lets you cross a fence on a farm : STILE
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Beginner of a riot : TIRO
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Soon to leave Houston for home : HUT
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Fail to give the eyes a rest : STARE
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Are Lee’s in parts of the movie? : REELS
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Sent up a small amount of money : PEANUTS
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Fruity explorer? : PEARY
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Site of formula car racket : RACETRACK
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’Tain’t bushel : SPECK
36
Secures judicial withdrawal : RECUSES
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Part of Kahn’s leg : SHANK
40
One holding the bag : PIPER
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Kind of low : BEL
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Girl for Alan : LANA
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Director of “Rock You” : CUKOR
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Amos has a drug of forgetfulness : SOMA
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Lad involved in city govt. : ALD
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Challenger’s red array : DARER
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Cicero’s dog; Inca’s, too : CANIS
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The end may be so cruel : CLOSURE
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Like those who run, i.e., at Pamplona : TAURINE
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Seoul brothers? : KOREANS
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A real easy high priest : ELEAZAR
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She may startle moviegoers : STARLET
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They might sooner win gold as shred a track record : DASHERS
Down
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Where a timid actor Rob did battle? : SHILOH
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Adjusted nut (dupe) : TUNEDUP
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Make unnecessary everything above it : OBVIATE
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Love small pieces of newspaper : OBITS
5
Young female perthon : LATH
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Sat back : IRE
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Attendee lacking teeth : EDENTATE
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Spot Mel Ott : MOTTLE
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Somewhat round, as a veto : OVATE
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Refuse the states on both ends of N.J. : DENY
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Sat back : URN
12
What ruptured mains are like : LEAKIER
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Early, e.g., and with fervor : EAGERLY
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They worked on sets of letters : STENOS
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It’s riskier at time of war : AIRSTRIKE
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Cuts Kay adhered to : STUCK
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Woods for stake : TEAKS
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Ask N.C. chef for this : SNACK
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Appear here and there about mutt : RECUR
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It’s in or near a fight site : ARENA
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Recap for an Indiana player : PACER
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Called Perot “Red” : REPORTED
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This onion is all shot : SHALLOT
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Lady with a box and a pro : PANDORA
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There’s been 1 oz. to stain black : EBONIZE
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Airmen’s course : SEMINAR
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At Saks, Elsie bought a pair : SLACKS
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To rest up is most innocent : PUREST
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Rassle with beams : LASERS
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Art ___ (Spanish TV sidekick?) : CARNE
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Woman with a rash : SARAH
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Like “Laud, laud!” : DUAL
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Signals on cruises? No, sir! : CUES
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Legal matter raised : SER
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Follower of Mars : ALA
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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