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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Sep 10, 2017 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite, PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times
Across
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Change, as a cube into a sphere : RESHAPE
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Gun for a sledder : LUGER
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Wrestles with poems, etc. : COMPETES
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Animals rarely seen in Pisa, O.K.? : OKAPIS
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A m-mother or a f-father : APPARENT
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Draw from de river, mostly : DERIVE
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Mentor for author Thomas : MERTON
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_ _lloween fi_ure_ : HAGS
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Boy king's admonition : TUT
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Day on which Caesar dies : IDES
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Guy in 13-Across : PETE
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Moonlit, unevenly : MOLT
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Girl winding up in analysis : SIS
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Later alarm : ALERT
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Transport for Elsie Mae : CAMEL
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Endures, guaranteed! : ENSURED
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The late ballplayer : ATHLETE
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Beauty marks on a vine : NEVI
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Talk starting in Chattanooga : CHAT
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Ordinary Paris co. : PROSAIC
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Member of Rho Iota fraternity : HORATIO
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$100 off Acuras : AURAS
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What suers are vis-à-vis courts : USERS
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Hit heater leader : AMP
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Tiny club for a girl : LILY
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B. embarrassed : BRED
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Reproduce sap : DUPE
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Back of a cab : ANA
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Foresees : BEES
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The girl Ron has : SHARON
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Col.'s U.N. diplomat : CONSUL
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How to display a summer shirt worn around jeans : TELEVISE
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She may adore you : EUDORA
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I.R.S. job for an ex-Marine : EXAMINER
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Thick as Sue P. : SOUPY
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Sen. Cruz at a per diem job : TEMPTED
Down
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Ensnared with no pride : ROPEDIN
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Ruler on an S&M spree : EMPRESS
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Past's arguments : SPATS
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Who's memorialized on that woman's ring : HERO
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Egyptian deity on a sawbuck : ATEN
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Start of a chant : PEN
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There's an Old Testament book : ESTHER
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House that's big in Boston : LODGE
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Reb followers : UKES
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Kind of presidential field : GAR
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Perfect example of Poe time : EPITOME
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I rule TV streaming : RIVULET
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Loose garment with a seam I see : CAMISE
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Article taken from Seattle : SETTLE
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Tied on a cadet hat : ATTACHED
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Due price for a nail job : PEDICURE
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Ice cream drink on a Mediterranean land : MALTA
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The Aare's regions : AREAS
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Evil man : LEVI
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What a fiery crash does : CHARS
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Retract any U.S. statement : UNSAY
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God in a thnit : THOR
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A place for a king : PALACE
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Catastrophic, as our U.N. is : RUINOUS
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Shakespeare character who's a lord, no? : ORLANDO
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By nature I am bullish : TAURINE
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"I'm not photographed naturally" : IMPOSED
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One per introduction : OPENER
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Tsetse verse : SESTET
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Stop at Ivy League school 'B' on the way back : BELAY
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#1 TV ad for crane : DAVIT
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What a baby might do after a back rub and the start of a pat : BURP
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Criticize harshly, as alms : SLAM
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What might be hidden from the M.P.s : HEMP
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Small amount from the U.S.O. : SOU
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Kind of cute : EXE
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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