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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Sep 26, 2004 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Across Lite
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N
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A
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P
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L
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C
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K
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G
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B
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O
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F
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S
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S
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C
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R
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S
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R
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A
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L
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A
D
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O
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F
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F
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C
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N
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D
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L
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P
E
R
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R
C
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C
H
A
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K
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M
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A
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N
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B
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S
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T
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across
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It may destroy N.A. tree : NAPALM
7
Rascal at sea : LASCAR
13
Where the Alamo is not : SOMALIA
14
It protrudes into sea (the Baltic, that is) : ESTONIA
16
Picturing what the codger said : IMAGING
17
Puzzled by atlas? So? : ATALOSS
18
Refers to what is, etc. : CITES
19
Bottom of drain : NADIR
21
Chief's predecessor : MIS
22
Forget-me-___ (divorce?) : KNOT
23
Showing more reason, almost : SANER
24
He said "Gee, Mr. Lincoln" : GABE
25
Central board : OAR
26
Instrument for one in the arts : SITAR
27
Car signifying a lot of bread : ROLLS
28
Airline newspaper? : FLYSHEET
30
Agree to essay? Why? : SAYYES
31
Businesses producing iron coats : CONSORTIA
33
Levels of Tatars : STRATA
36
Begins with detectives' clues in error : LEADSOFF
40
Namesakes of a biblical brother I scan : CAINS
41
'50 aids for TV user : DIALS
42
Kind of severe : PER
43
6,194 conscripts: Abbr. : RCTS
44
Prof. Hal Casey uses it : CHALK
45
Parent repeating postgraduate degree : MAMA
46
Cooper's end : ATE
47
Who breathes the air in Qum? : IRANI
48
Stop by, Lea : BELAY
49
Pirate's money : PIASTER
51
Unproductive to lie and rest : STERILE
53
Miltie's theory of government : ELITISM
54
Well-versed in trade : TRAINED
55
See ads for city in ancient Macedonia : EDESSA
56
Cooks what much of the U.S. eats : SAUTES
Down
1
Ol' man in name only : NOMINAL
2
Loving conservative member of dr.'s org. : AMATORY
3
Is Debra, e.g., apt to act? : PAGET
4
Some men who sail in dhows : ALIS
5
Middle of Flint : LIN
6
I hear they attract business V.I.P.'s : MAGNATES
7
Head dealer : LEADER
8
Rita's up and about : ASTIR
9
Rodents being raised : STAR
10
Commander of Company 50, briefly : COL
11
Loan may reveal irregularity : ANOMALY
12
"Liber" is amusing : RISIBLE
13
Fed up with most of sci-fi, O.K.? : SICKOF
15
Lady donkey? : ASSESS
20
A national of old Turkey : ANATOLIAN
23
To leave 14-Across for Italian city : SIENA
24
These works, say, go for millions : GOYAS
26
Opposite of scolds : SHOTS
27
P or Q is of no help, but ... : RAIDS
29
'Tain't bottles : SCANS
30
Follow talks too closely : STALK
32
Artists who are artless, I could say : REALISTS
33
Dust-up in Casper : SCRAPE
34
Cattle I consider tangible : TACTILE
35
A tidier pharmacy : RITEAID
37
One pail that is milky : OPALINE
38
Ma feels like them : FEMALES
39
Reportedly 'fraid it's worn : FRAYED
41
She had arm around Greg : DHARMA
44
Crises I avoided with salad green : CRESS
45
Value of timer : MERIT
47
Is it serious, Doc?: Suffix : ITIS
48
___ tie (what a guy wears on a date) : BEAU
50
Fr. woman who is semi-stewed : STE
52
What a rat starts to sing : TRA
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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