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Sam Ezersky
Sam Ezersky

NY Times, Sun, Feb 25, 2018 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Sam Ezersky
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 29, Across Lite
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© 2018, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Past relatives of 10-Across : ANCESTORS
10. Mopey maid's remark : IMSAD
15. SALSA SALSA : DOUBLEDIP
16. Maori woman : MOIRA
17. How every slob talks : VERBOSELY
18. Like Uncle C's wife : ANTSY
19. One-act preceder : INT
20. Lees, alternatively : ELSE
21. S down : SLOWER
22. Turned insane : STAB
24. Attack, as part of a boat : ASSAIL
26. Baller's windup : INA
27. Scary-sounding city : ERIE
28. Caused to be drunk : SAUCED
29. Trinidad and Tobago, initially : TAT
30. Boy in Candy Land : DYLAN
32. Help coin the name of a card game : PINOCHLE
34. Mode of presentation : DEMO
37. European said to condescend : DANE
38. Words wished on winter tramways : STAYWARM
42. What Moscow and Glasgow both do : ENDOW
46. "Ben-___" (all-female remake of an Oscar-winning film) : HER
47. Range said to follow the "B" era : SIERRA
50. Exhaust from part of a car : TIRE
51. ___ economics (electrical savings) : OHM
52. Far from filled : ILLFED
53. Bites back : SPIN
54. WR = TTT : WRISTS
56. Swindler's admission : ICON
58. Polish airline's fate : LOT
59. What a slowpoke hates : HASTE
60. Like a certain lax debtor type : EXTRABOLD
62. Time in a cellphone a minute after 12:59 : ONEAM
63. Performer in an iron metal cage : LIONTAMER
64. G W G : WINGS
65. Comment about writing essays, to one skilled at them : ITSSOEASY
1. Said "I'd save 500 dollars, if I were you" : ADVISED
2. Result of a sweepstakes disqualification : NOENTRY
3. Dog wagger : CURTAIL
4. Cyberspace gun pellet : EBB
5. Sole fruit : SLOE
6. Steals electric cars : TESLAS
7. A Texas city has this name, as does one in Ukraine : ODESSA
8. Fills with aggravation plus ire : RILESUP
9. Agent in Shaw's "Pygmalion" : SPY
10. Cry upon finishing a medallion : IMALLDONE
11. It stands for a single 6666 on a phone : MONO
12. Accompany this wit : SITWITH
13. Depot near Las Vegas : ARSENAL
14. Price a hotel has ready at the front desk : DAYRATE
21. Place to get anise in Italy : SIENA
23. Seasides, by the sound of it : BEADY
25. Drug making a return in medications : ACID
31. Reporters often witness 'em : NEWSITEMS
33. Pri_ _ u_i_ _ : CENTS
35. Sends to boys, reportedly : MAILS
36. Shoreless inner city of Russia : OREL
38. Give a tutorial on who's who : SHOWHOW
39. Citizen of the Iran capital : TEHRANI
40. Fred who remains big in comedy : ARMISEN
41. Nickname for an ex-I.T. firm worker : MRFIXIT
43. Award for one old map : DIPLOMA
44. This team must win, or I lose a bet : ORIOLES
45. What a trendy well-head did, sadly : WENTDRY
48. Sector with ends switched : RECTOS
49. _ _ds dec_ _atio_ _ : ADORNS
55. 'S a playground game : STAG
57. Group with a ton of peacekeeping forces : NATO
60. Kind of citation : ELI
61. Bea, to Abe, in modern lingo : BAE
Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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