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Sam Ezersky
Sam Ezersky

NY Times, Sun, Jun 12, 2022 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38
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A
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F
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M
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D
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H
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D
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C
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© 2022, The New York Times
Across
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Lay sick, say, at the ophthalmologist's : LASIK
6
How a snobbish celebrity might respond to a group of loyal fans : ALOOFLY
13
Meaty ___ (solid color) : OCHRE
14
Chose to work with zero fellows : FLEWSOLO
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'S on the cob : SCORN
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Lipton Tea possibility : POTENTIAL
17
How far the first five encyclopedia volumes go : TOE
18
True mistake : TERROR
20
Mole seen on kids' TV : ELMO
21
Two-headed dog : PUP
22
Rains slightly on barbecue rods : SPITS
23
"Help" a noted baseball slugger : SOSA
24
Bit of market research in French : ETRE
26
Like dangerous roads in bicycling : ICY
27
Payback : YAP
28
Three times 10 : TRIX
29
Online conversation through Slack, Yelp : SKYPECALL
33
The net's email status : SENT
34
Audio levels : TEARS
35
Crowd at a meet : TEEM
37
Must elder people play this instrument? : STEELDRUM
39
Shave off the top : HAVE
40
___ sense of humor (baker's asset) : RYE
41
Molecule in a str[ssorcA-14] : DNA
42
Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, they say: Fr. : YVES
43
Cane sugar causes it : ACNE
45
Half-baked ones might be set aside for later : IDEAS
47
First: second, third and fourth : IRS
48
Org. with regulations in RadioShack : OSHA
49
Livestock breedah or crop growah, say : PHARMA
50
Prohibition reversal : NAB
51
Not kidding : CHILDLESS
53
"Give me back my toy blocks!" : LEGGO
55
It's more than a "Heh!" yell : HELLYEAH
56
Name in "It Had to Be You" : TOBEY
57
Length of the Ne-Yo era : ONEYEAR
58
Things found around seabeds : SEEDS
Down
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___gerel / Edu___ion / Standof___ : LOSTPETS
2
Dresses up for a court case : ACCOUTRES
3
Evidence left behind by a hitperson : SHOEPRINT
4
Mirror fragment : IRR
5
Superhero family that runs 10Ks : KENTS
6
Lotsa singing voices : ALTOS
7
Drunkenly walk backward : LEER
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Now possess : OWN
9
Medicine type a host o' doctors practice : OSTEOPATHY
10
Byproducts from fish and flax, e.g. : FOILS
11
A mall animal : LLAMA
12
Embryologist, at heart : YOLO
14
TTTT36"- : FORTYYARDDASH
16
Administered a shot to, maybe, for $100 per kid : PRICKED
19
Written pile set in the Bible : EPISTLE
23
_m_ll pou_h : SAC
25
Former seabird supporter : EXTERNALLY
27
What might Emma say politely? : YESMAAM
30
Landscaping tools that U.N. reps are using : PRUNERS
31
Removing A, C and D but ... : LEAVINGBE
32
Exercised influence in an everglade : LEVERAGED
36
My bosses in the Navy : MESSBOYS
38
57-Across center : EYE
43
As white as Hanes clothing : ASHEN
44
Pot holder in Chipotle : CHILE
45
Start of a hire rumor : IHEAR
46
Preserves so it lasts, in a way : SALTS
48
Spanish number that's rounded up and down : OCHO
49
"_ _ _ _se!" : PLEA
52
___ another day (reschedule at the salon) : DYE
54
Its last letter stands for _mpl_y_r: Abbr. : EOE
Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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