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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jul 01, 2007 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times

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Across
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He composed for violins or celli : CORELLI
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Soprano who sounds unfeeling : CALLAS
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Of or in a large part of the Sahara : ALGERIAN
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Playwright who needs a doctor : ONEILL
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Hunting food for growing old : FORAGING
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I'd go, e.g., for this kind of bag : DOGGIE
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They're surer to regret : RUERS
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It might follow a pun on "organ" : GROAN
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___ man (calculating sort) : ADD
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"Is it something serious, doctor?" : ITIS
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Combatants once used 50 paces for these : DUELS
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Nate's predecessor : STAG
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Phonetically the French say "these" : CES
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Government provision that might raise pension questions : ERISA
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"Ain't She ___" (Stockholm hit tune) : SWEDE
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Became attached to redhead : ADHERED
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Sad cafe fronts : FACADES
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Back of cab : ANA
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Kind of rant : WAR
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They lose in M.I.T.'s "1 vs. 100" : VICTIMS
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Some computers for sailors : TARMACS
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Title sitcom character's way, they say : ALLIE
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Shed ___ (reduce seating capacity) : TIERS
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Galahad, at heart : LAH
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What is able to take in 50 tribesmen : CLAN
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Why Ellie sees bike : CYCLE
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Race for farmland : ACRE
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A 12-in. behind : AFT
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A Stooge, about 11, has nerve : MOXIE
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Not in the least fresh : STALE
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Tease, tear, reduce to rags : TATTER
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Nothing certain but birth : CREATION
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Gee, Mr. E, come out : EMERGE
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Need 24 hours, alas : LACKADAY
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Breakfast ___ (early morning soap opera) : SERIAL
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Penetrated? Not Pat : ENTERED
Down
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Doc Lute made a big hit : CLOUTED
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Igor? He's monstrous : OGREISH
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Raises behinds : REARS
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Backs of icebergs : ERGS
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Number of Illinois lions gone : LII
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Lauding without vigor : LANGUID
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Artist Singer : INGRES
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Conclusions of fish articles : CODAS
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A French vote is coming soon : ANON
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Set up : LEG
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Tied gal : LIGATED
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Surveyor's instrument for a laddie : ALIDADE
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Slight (abbr.) advantages : SLEDGES
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How far C.I.A. will go : AFRICA
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Scandinavian of L.A. : OLAF
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A Mr. Ed reverie : DREAM
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'Tain't cool : SWARM
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He's an Eagle, that is : ERNIE
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Residuals of crass behavior : SCARS
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Have one neat meal at home : EATIN
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Knowing a piece of merchandise : AWARE
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Leaves at caves : VACATES
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Give 'em a fill of notoriety : ILLFAME
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See more recent noise : CLATTER
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Pick up ___ (sense the route to Hades) : STYX
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One of 10 real navigation aids : TELERAN
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Arab leader I see lead : ALCAIDE
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Amount shown in a Ponti commercial : CARLOAD
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Yes, hen is reflecting light : SHEENY
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Odds are, i.e., 250-1 it will melt : ICICLE
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See role of software maker : COREL
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A g-gob : ATTAR
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Big start of game : MEGA
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___ to me (Tokyo bar order) : SAKE
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Vet's forerunner : TRI
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Prefix for outside, etc. : ECT
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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