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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jun 18, 2006 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times
Across
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Where the professor woke up Wade : DEPAUW
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Hazard aboard a steamship : STRAPS
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Have no use for Eli's kid : DISLIKE
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I repair covered wagon here : PRAIRIE
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With new radials not working : RETIRED
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Breakfast for Mao et al. : OATMEAL
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Shea's remains : ASHES
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Dummy will denounce no one : DUNCE
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Mornings returning : SMA
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Outside forces! : FOES
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Dull-colored and full of small dents? : DINGY
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Keep in the test : STET
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Institutional heart : TUT
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Unlike Eden's population : DENSE
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Preferred to see stockings : CHOSE
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How old a bovine is? : STEERAGE
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Kind of income that may endear : EARNED
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Woman with an inmate position : CONSTANCE
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Tops of S.C. mountains : SCALPS
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At which elder sat and pedaled : TREADLES
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Other name we know Lia as : ALIAS
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Shrine in two different states : ALAMO
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Endless endive : IVE
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It's just west of the Oise : TORT
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Where a Frenchman rarely sees rye : CRECY
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Thomas Lipton and others? : TMEN
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This is 50 mi. from land, maybe : ISL
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Drunk's rental agreement? : LEASH
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Those on a noble spree : PEERS
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___ cats and dogs (keeping pets in check) : REINING
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A teen? No! (Not yet) : NEONATE
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SeƱor E.T. from Spain : ERNESTO
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Holds up speed, 1001 : IMPEDES
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Watch fastener gradually come through the wall : SEEPIN
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Decided to use DDT : DUSTED
Down
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The tedious becomes extinct : DIESOUT
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One who appreciates design of the tees : ESTHETE
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... but Q tells the truth : PLIES
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Publicizes a tax collector : AIRS
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Reb follower : UKE
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Where couples are read their rites? : WEDDINGS
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Peg's no parasite : SPONGE
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Dick who makes a hundred try : TRACY
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Tear a mile a minute, e.g. : RATE
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Purpose in exclaiming : AIM
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Man who's broke or spent : PRESTON
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Like a mess, i.e., of cats : SIAMESE
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500 floaters : DRAFTS
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Al teed off? No, just the opposite : ELATED
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Teen's lust is disturbing : UNSETTLES
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They may send a student packing : DEANS
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Remainder of herds : SHRED
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M.D. prods patient to use them : DROPS
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A.C.A. Co. export from the East Indies : CACAO
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Success of L.A., etc. : ECLAT
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Attackers of Yemen : ENEMY
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And a rich web it spins : ARACHNID
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Tries a literary genre : SATIRE
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Pitchers good at preventing a score: Sl. : CLOSERS
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Contrail? : AIRLINE
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Demi-ale drink : LIMEADE
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Turned over five deer et cetera : EVERTED
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Intuits six compass points : SENSES
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Where Spaniard had a shabby garment on : ARAGON
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Hundredth part in "etc." : CENTI
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Believe it coming or going : TENET
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L = P, thay : LISP
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Dad's bursts : POPS
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Born in the Pyrenees : NEE
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Bird starting late : EMU
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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