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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Sep 25, 2016 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite, PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times
Across
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Spoke highly of diapers : PRAISED
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Area I fled : FIELD
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Not a Ghana-ish port : SHANGHAI
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Antivirus target in a D.E.A. war : ADWARE
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Haunts, as haunts go : HANGOUTS
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Dog's name that could hardly be worse : BOWSER
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Say "a breath mint" : ASSERT
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With 46-Across, beckon a devotee of President Coolidge : CALL
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Acura #214 : CAR
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Burn the ears : SEAR
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Mötley Crüe : CURE
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Woman with two master's : MAMA
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Follower of Fran : TIC
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"My boat's bigger than yours," e.g. : BOAST
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Sideways .. : COLON
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Some bands of ants and elk : ANKLETS
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Home of a nice lad : ICELAND
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A hot word, maybe : OATH
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Back troubles : SODA
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Imaginary month with A&P : PHANTOM
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Mothers use it for hot coffee : THERMOS
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Vera's great reviews : RAVES
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Boss, bitter or brace : EMEND
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Friend of Ira : ARI
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See 19-Across : OVER
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One in the roster of Greek gods : EROS
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Kind of fall into a trap : PRAT
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Papal start of an edict : BEN
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One block from Ave. Q : AVER
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Alternative to Lila : LOLITA
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Forerunner of O gauge, it's said : ENGAGE
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Job for Marion at Disney : ANIMATOR
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Whacks, as Edison : DOESIN
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Classes on the Iran mess : SEMINARS
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Rants about one who's undergone a sex change : TRANS
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Like mansions in New York, Arizona, etc. : STATELY
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Gradually start with ash and pine : PHASEIN
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Turn ark's can upside down : RANSACK
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Range of emotion : ANGER
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He came of age from Georgia : IGOR
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Close thus : SHUT
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What you do with meat, mostly : EAT
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Talk about endlessly : DISCUS
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In brief, a blessed story : FABLE
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___ thought ("I wish I were a superstar," e.g.) : IDOL
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"W.W.E. is gross!" : EWW
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A Callas performance venue : LASCALA
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"Yeah, sure!" and more : DREAMON
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Cry for Nick and Nora's dog to be quiet : SHASTA
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Something for a darner to run : ERRAND
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Star's tie to performers : ARTISTES
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Fabric that, when its sides are reversed, is just money : CASHMERE
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Kind of support, switching left and right : MOLAR
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Abets old poets : BEATS
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Boy going up and down : OTTO
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Said to be positioned well in a tournament : CEDED
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L 1 R : LONER
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Ice Cream ___ (Marc or Roy's signature frozen treat) : COHN
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In favor of a place to sleep : PROBED
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The nova that's poor : HAVENOT
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Raven, e.g., who exacts retribution : AVENGER
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For L.A. Ram, it is a kind of bliss : MARITAL
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To a Laborite ___, it's speechmaking : ORATORY
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They're played on stairs in India : SITARS
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Sticky situation for Mr. Sosa : MORASS
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Seven is not among them : EVENS
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Jet to Nepal : PLANE
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Opposed to gittin' older : AGIN
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Where mail is sorted in Peru : LIMA
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Start of a hymn to a school in Cambridge : OMIT
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Guy in Pasadena : ASA
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Ten cents profit, perhaps : NET
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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