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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Aug 19, 2001 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31
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L
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U
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M
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P
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T
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R
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L
A
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K
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M
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E
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T
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P
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M
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K
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D
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S
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R
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U
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R
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E
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R
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C
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D
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F
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E
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F
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E
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D
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© 2001, The New York Times
Across
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Like his plum, maybe : LUMPISH
8
Make egret feel welcome : GREET
13
Repudiate U.N. encore : RENOUNCE
14
Pancakes served at Elks : LATKES
16
Hamming it up at Philharmonic performance? : ACTINGINCONCERT
18
It's apt to promote learning : PTA
19
Husky, with odd legs : SLEDDOG
20
Sign actors act out : SRO
21
Who ate up ma? : PUMA
23
One Mr. Big of old : ENORM
24
Bewail brief Missouri article : MOAN
25
Choose by barrot : ERECT
27
162 commanders report to this person: Abbr. : CNO
28
Cause of chef's success : SAUCE
29
It doesn't predate bureaucracy : REDTAPE
31
Sun. time : MINUTES
33
Where Latin is found at the Rubin Center : UBI
34
Man of understanding : KEN
35
Makes a tad less briny : DESALTS
39
___ of Lebanon (Beirut farmers) : SEEDERS
43
Run, i.e., to accustom : INURE
44
Where Sousa winds up : USA
46
Find another occupant for tree 50 : RELET
47
Secret agent online? : ESPY
48
Kind of dish with tripe : PETRI
50
What it is to call you Red : RUDE
51
From us or you : OUR
52
Where Elsie roars at ponies : CORRALS
54
He had to lay out deadly W.W. II plans : DDE
55
Club with no dues? : FREEASSOCIATION
58
Iron man? Hardly! : FEMALE
59
Ball ___ (cotillion manners) : BEARINGS
60
It might rinse itself off in a bird bath : SERIN
61
Sign Ned finishes : ENDINGS
Down
1
At which to recite rule, etc. : LECTURE
2
Sort of lion that could daunt me : UNTAMED
3
Me? I'm nothing to Henri : MOI
4
Ups 'n' downs herein : PUNS
5
Nook for Nigel : INGLE
6
E.g., Physics 101 scene : SCIENCE
7
Biddy joins Rickles in area of Greater London : HENDON
8
Pessimism of automaker about place to wash up : GLOOM
9
Sounded angry? Why not! : RANG
10
Stretched in the middle : ETC
11
Just manages to see U.K. : EKESOUT
12
Place for a caterer to set up : TERRACE
13
Hit man? : RAPPER
15
Group on sets of MTV, say : STONES
17
Source of information for McRod : CDROM
22
One who gave Ray a cut in premium : ACTUARY
24
Walk slowly, unarmed : MAUNDER
26
Enjoy a belt here : TABLE
28
With which crossword editors react to ernes : SNEER
30
Tip-up : PIT
32
'ave a long walk : IKE
35
Gambling cube not quite right? : DIEOFF
36
Guarantees we'll see runs : ENSURES
37
Presume the utmost : SUPREME
38
They're reportedly drains on a court's time : SUERS
39
Who'd scare an old crusader : SARACEN
40
Avoiding dueling : ELUDING
41
Maneuvers of football Dodgers : REDDOGS
42
Any sets of old masters : STEENS
45
It's flashy sorbet : STROBE
48
Opens Polish city : POSEN
49
Tale told in A.D. 52 : ILIAD
52
___ flower (Colombian poppy?) : CALI
53
Garment that sounds sad : SARI
56
It listens to inside of heart : EAR
57
Opposite of tout : TIN
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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