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Andrew Ries
Andrew Ries

NY Times, Sun, Sep 23, 2018 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Andrew Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27
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M
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A
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R
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G
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A
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I
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R
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N
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C
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H
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A
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C
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D
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B
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P
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C
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S
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M
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S
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T
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D
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P
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P
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S
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S
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G
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L
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C
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H
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E
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A
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S
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H
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W
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R
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G
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D
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T
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P
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P
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D
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S
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P
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Z
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N
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H
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D
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E
A
V
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O
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A
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P
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T
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© 2018, The New York Times
Across
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Woman's drink : MARGARITA
10
Lutheran church center : RANCH
15
Numbers that aces adore : AREACODES
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Oh no! A game on horseback : APOLO
17
Lotus beds, for sure : DOUBTLESS
18
P, Q, R, S, T ... : PETAL
19
Three-fifths of a cubit : CUB
20
Stewart's oddities : SEAT
21
Parties for 10 emirs : MIXERS
22
__ __hor__'s __ntithesis : ASEA
24
On Delta's schedule : SLATED
26
What goes before the fall : PIT
27
___ pincher (one handling pasta) : PENNE
29
Cast-iron core : STIR
30
Outskirts of Saint Augustine : SANE
31
Back trail : GAL
33
Aging or raving : ENGENDER
35
Clinton's leaches : CHELSEA
39
Six sets of pigs : SEXISTS
40
"___ we have any of that melon left?" : HONEYDEW
42
Mr. Tide : RIP
43
Car once sold by G.M. : OLDS
44
Follower of Lenin : GRAD
46
Big name in tales of electricity : TESLA
50
What Dad's root beer is, aptly : POP
51
Will one opera play there? : PEORIA
53
Start to die : DOOR
54
R feels overwhelmed, while ... : SCOPES
56
Writer in gonzo language : ZOLA
58
Bar ___ (dispenser of drinks in a convent) : NUN
59
Part of Germany involved in chess events : HESSE
60
Impossible request to a tree in the spring : DONTLEAVE
62
Available to strike lightly, after parts reversed : ONTAP
63
Makes comments at an onset : ANNOTATES
64
__ __rsi__ten__ one__ : PESTS
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Young celebrities in a Sears tent : TEENSTARS
Down
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Headgear for Alfred E. Neuman : MADCAP
2
Build, as euro interest : AROUSE
3
Sandwich you can burn with ease : REUBEN
4
Catch up : GAB
5
Performs in "Cats," e.g. : ACTS
6
"Tootsie" ___ (parts in a sweet Dustin Hoffman film) : ROLES
7
They're perfect ladies : IDEALS
8
Texas or Tennessee : TESTATE
9
Sassy, at heart : ASS
10
Like a pace that's the opposite of a drip : RAPID
11
Gorilla signature : APEX
12
Writing aids that are pasted on : NOTEPADS
13
One central instrument in an orchestra : CLARINET
14
Adherents of composer Gustav : HOLSTERS
21
Bessemer/Gerber business combination : MERGER
23
Gleans perspectives : ANGLES
25
Me__al conta__ __er__ : TINS
28
Like getting a yes from a sycophant : EASY
30
Criticized what I spend : SNIPED
32
Outer parts - 50 outer parts : LEDGES
34
Former chaser in tag : EXIT
35
C jump S jump : CHOPSHOP
36
Echelon "0" of a geologic time : HOLOCENE
37
Shut down Washington's main newspapers : ENDPOSTS
38
Green ___ (sleek superhero) : AERO
41
Battleground that Ezra won : WARZONE
45
She can be found in Burundi on New Year's : DIONNE
47
Musical piece written not as a vocal composition : SONATA
48
Vent at a museum with a switch at the end : LOUVER
49
Quality of the letter after "cue" : ARNESS
51
Tiny complaints from one's friends : PEEPS
52
Guy who's not Al : ALTON
55
Exam that college-bound students get past : PSAT
57
Last figs. for pilots : ALTS
60
Pronoun that's a tad informal : DAT
61
East, not south : EAT
Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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