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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jul 29, 2018 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

55-Across : Pleasant-smelling actor I am

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33
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© 2018, The New York Times
Across
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In which musical did Elmo act? : CAMELOT
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Swings that give you less : SLUES
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A cool road might go through its mountains : COLORADO
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Things rabbits eat loudly : CARATS
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Lady who's to rule : HOLDSWAY
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Lisa? No, some other woman : ALISON
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Salute to Alaskan natives : ALEUTS
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Spanish boats sail near it : ISLA
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Extension of the Indus : TRY
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Most girls don't drive them : RIGS
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Cone, formerly : ONCE
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Not be B.C. : BEAD
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Going first or last : GEE
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50 out of 1 : SINGE
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__ __ld o__ amal__amat__ : MERGE
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Quint's follower : ESSENCE
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Not-so-fancy praline : PLAINER
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It's near Vietnam and also Cambodia : LAOS
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Arctic ___ (course change way up North) : TURN
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Drink for Steve or Dean and me : MARTINI
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Things presented in games of riddles : ENIGMAS
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City some Bay Staters are loath to leave : ATHOL
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Sad song for Gov. Ridge : DIRGE
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Torn end : ADO
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Jar for nuts : STUN
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Deb's places to sleep : BEDS
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Sea with an artificial border : ARAL
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Hit back : TAB
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A Fed at many a film's end : FADE
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Aunt of Mamie Jay : JEMIMA
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A minicar used to have this flier : ICARUS
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Pleasant-smelling actor I am : AROMATIC
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What did Homer see on the car? : CHROME
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Biblical namesake at a London gallery : LEVITATE
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Fell into decline back in old Ebbets Field : EBBED
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It's "reel" clean : STERILE
Down
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Workers who are no longer hotties : COOLIES
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EGE EGE EGE EGE EGE : ALLEGES
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Way to do sum : MODUS
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Middle of an interstate : ERST
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Senators saw 50 of them : LAWS
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Smell of Boston : ODA
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Playing tiny Go : TOYING
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It shows Alec's weight : SCALE
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Notes kept by Angela Lansbury : LALA
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Central Turin : URI
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From the part of the U.S. nearest the Atlantic : EASTERN
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It's so great for preserving things : STORAGE
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Cost of a cavalry attack : CHARGE
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Old TV host who sounds more sarcastic : SNYDER
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Respects symbols of authority : SCEPTERS
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Indeed, so prejudiced : ONESIDED
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Begin existence : BEING
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Slain sluggard : SNAIL
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Grifter's admission : ICON
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Who said "I am 'er" : MARIE
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Let no one forget this name in pop music : ELTON
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All day ___ (breathing device that never quits) : LUNG
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In sum, a sticky resin : MASTIC
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How to make an orang orange : ATTACHE
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Squabble over pie filling : RHUBARB
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For L.A. Ram it is a kind of bliss : MARITAL
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Aimed at a nudist : ADAMITE
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A close kind of comfort : SOLACE
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Is about to hand out the cards : IDEALS
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Be sad while grounded : BASED
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Something a violinist might play at 1 a.m. : AMATI
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__o__l s__ok__ : FUME
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"Buy ___!" (exhortation at a sale of Roman statues) : JOVE
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Frost up : EMIR
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Apt name for Mr. Steele : ROB
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Kind of urn : RET
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