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Michael Lieberman
Michael Lieberman

NY Times, Sun, Sep 05, 2021 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29
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Choice between doing crunches and sleeping : ABSORBED
9
Fellow with a reckless commercial : RASHAD
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Alumni events for senior U.N. officials : REUNIONS
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Big Ten team that's mostly killin' it : ILLINI
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Study cars here : RESEARCH
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B SSSS<-- : BLASTS
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Spac_ _raveler_ : ETS
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Mars, yes, lots of other planets, and the sun : SOLARSYSTEM
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... while T and U followed : SLED
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Sister of Rona : NORA
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How to greet a Spaniard in the Arapaho language : HOLA
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State with low taxes : TEXAS
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Cuts the wrong way : SPINS
31
Ends of barrier to entry : ROY
32
Took it easy, in part, flying this : KITE
34
Green protein : NOTRIPE
36
Container for Napa Valley, CA, fare : CARAFE
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Returned de wagon : TRACED
40
Related a warning to : ALERTED
42
Play first after the deal : LEAD
43
___ K. Shaw, transportation provider : RIC
44
Stage effect at some K-pop concerts : SMOKE
46
Parts of Elmer Fudd's house : WOMBS
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Close to two states bordering Mo. : NEAR
52
_owerf_l ani_ _l : PUMA
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Drug dealers ran, see, from him : NARC
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Personal struggles with any modern sin : INNERDEMONS
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Old car exhibited by Baltimore Orioles : REO
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Ink, to a tot : TATTOO
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Animal that you might rate a 10 : ANTEATER
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Relaxed, as a flirt : ATEASE
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Put Liza and Edie on a pedestal : IDEALIZE
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What Swiss sales slips all have : SEDGES
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Not needless as much : LESSENED
Down
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Hardly the rarest police action : ARREST
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Insect a bee let go : BEETLE
3
English county in 10 Seuss books : SUSSEX
4
Under the influence of Ecstasy : ONE
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Ordinals #2, #4, #6 and #8 : RIAS
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Yesterday's chemistry lesson ___ element no. 5 : BORON
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Ol' scene to pen in : ENCLOSE
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Tone of 500 harps : DSHARP
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5-Down, A to B : RIBS
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Like the vowels in syzygy : ALLY
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_ _anted d_ _ _ : SLASH
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Forever famous, as an ostrich with an extra eye : HISTORIC
13
Open late to one playing on the range : ANTELOPE
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Like a calendar that jumps from April to June : DISMAYED
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___ of terror (hurricane) : RAIN
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African city with a dark past : DAKAR
27
Examines fists : SIFTS
29
A tone : NOTE
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Shade of yellow in SW art : STRAW
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Meet up : TEEM
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Chemical element and/or noble gas : RADON
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Stir a can of taco fillings : CARNITAS
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... but earthling still hungry : ALIENATE
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Disavowed a recent ad : RECANTED
41
Idiot who wrote an op-ed : DOPE
42
A newspaper, not a summer quaff : LEMONDE
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South Asian man who traveled to U.K., Lima : KUMAIL
47
Bottomless cocktail : MARTIN
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It wafts over some French cheeses, say : BREEZE
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Got points for d├ęcors : SCORED
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Put a great new price on : RETAG
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Stakes for a nest : ANTES
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Flower associated with Eros : ROSE
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Imitates female deer : DOES
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___ the day (inspirational slogan for sailors) : SEAS
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Central Salem : ALE
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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