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Sam Ezersky
Sam Ezersky

NY Times, Sun, May 05, 2019 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 32, Across Lite
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Across
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Testified about Wooster : SWORETO
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Inhabit all but one bit of Seattle : SETTLE
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Spare doc for recording points : SCOREPAD
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Some, er, women's wear : UMBRAS
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For each church feature : PERSPIRE
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One with aims to communize China : MAOIST
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NORAD conjunction : ANDOR
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Ponder in mature fashion : RUMINATE
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"100 smackeroos" : SEENOTE
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License requirement for a library : SILENCE
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Start to get : MID
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{Case, carton, package, parcel} : BOXSET
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EMIT, e.g. : GAM
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Like any thousands of complaints : NAGGY
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Clinton's paper money : BILLS
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American TV pal of the Avengers : CAPTAINMARVEL
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Iridescent crane material : NACRE
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Describing an apple's center : COREY
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___ to the throne (make a royal mistake) : ERR
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Onetime destination of USAir's flights : RUSSIA
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Lawman : OHM
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Great : G + rate :: Britain : B + ___ : WRITTEN
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How to turn a teacher into Cher : TAKETEA
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Fatal flaw of Mata Hari : HAMARTIA
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Puerto Rican stone landmark : CAIRN
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Commercial for artificial intelligence : ADONAI
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Pasta for a rioting group : RIGATONI
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Bringing inside : RINGIN
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Dad rock, e.g. : POPMUSIC
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Auto whose horn ya toot : TOYOTA
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Quick and clever, by the sound of it : SNAPPEA
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When nieces appeared in the play : SCENEI
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Stated whom Rod needs, oddly : WORDED
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"Daughter ___?" (birth question) : ORSON
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Top bearer of unprincipled behavior : REPROBATE
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2.71828 + 3.14159 : EPI
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Backup singer : TAR
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Author of praiseful poetry : ODER
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___ up (recap a mountain-climbing adventure) : SUMMIT
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Everyday messages accessed in laptops, initially : EMAIL
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Tibia or talus : TBONE
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Integral part of a percussion ensemble : TRIANGLE
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"Yer out!" "Yer out!" --> "Yer out!" <-- : LASTCALL
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Meets up between two directions : ESTEEMS
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Spams uncontrollably : SPASM
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U U U : USE
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Attire for a goat : TOGA
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Retiree from Squadron 9, e.g. : EXGI
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Audibly goes down : SYNCS
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News presenter in Hunan Province : NPR
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BIVO UAC : BREAKCAMP
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Line heard by a hospital bed : IVY
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Player of tunes on air or a CD while driving : CARRADIO
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One acronym for bitterness : ACRIMONY
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Great majority around Mount Everest : MOST
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Part of "Ave Maria" that's sung : ARIA
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Result of a cardiac transplant, so to speak : NEWHART
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The optic nerve is near it : RETINA
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Deal opener : UNI
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N__ __ serv__ng a purp__ __ __ : OTIOSE
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That woman, Ms. Vardalos : HERNIA
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Like the crazed man I see : MANIC
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Dance that's got an Argentine origin : TANGO
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Extra-itchy interior quality : TRAIT
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Really like taupe : EATUP
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'Eavenly instruments : ARPS
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One on a chemistry test : ION
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Connector of moving parts : GPA
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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