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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jan 06, 2013 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Across Lite
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G
2
R
3
A
4
N
5
T
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E
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E
8
A
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L
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E
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R
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T
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C
R
A
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O
N
S
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N
E
R
E
I
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D
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A
U
T
O
C
R
A
T
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V
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R
A
G
O
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S
N
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P
E
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C
H
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R
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S
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P
R
O
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T
I
N
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S
T
E
A
L
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F
E
E
L
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L
O
G
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C
H
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R
I
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T
E
R
S
E
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E
N
S
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U
R
E
D
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D
31
E
B
U
S
S
Y
32
L
E
A
33
L
A
D
34
S
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I
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G
N
O
R
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E
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M
A
R
S
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H
40
A
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L
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A
R
I
A
N
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S
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P
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T
S
45
E
C
U
46
L
O
R
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P
A
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S
E
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R
E
P
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A
N
A
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L
O
U
T
S
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L
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E
N
T
O
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D
I
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M
A
L
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N
I
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G
E
R
I
A
N
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S
N
O
O
Z
E
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A
L
I
E
N
A
T
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59
G
L
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E
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M
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R
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across
1
One receiving money from general with ease : GRANTEE
8
Like someone later, after sobering up : ALERT
13
Food suitable for a cast-iron stomach : CRATIONS
14
No denier of Poseidon : NEREID
16
Tyrannical A.C.A. tutor : AUTOCRAT
17
Gov. Ira who nags a lot : VIRAGO
18
It nests in pines : SNIPE
19
Rich's first name : CHRIS
21
Kind of cure : PRO
22
Tout's opposite : TIN
23
It's a bargain, to say the least : STEAL
24
General failing to return : FEEL
25
A rhythm starter : LOG
26
I see her in Paris : CHERI
27
Reset in the fewest words : TERSE
28
Supplied with a liquid nutritional supplement? : ENSURED
30
Ed's busy with his music : DEBUSSY
32
Central Orleans : LEA
33
Boy of 50 A.D. : LAD
34
Sir, in certain regions : SIGNORE
38
Mr. Halas who wears a star : MARSHAL
42
Hung back : ARIAN
43
Pit surrounded by snakes : SPITS
45
Part of the currency of old France : ECU
46
Role of stories : LORE
47
Cat's ___ (tabby's hesitation) : PAUSE
48
G.O.P. member of Cong. : REP
49
Eastern Montana : ANA
50
They give you lots of boorish comments : LOUTS
51
50-note musical direction : LENTO
53
Dreary and just as mild : DISMAL
55
Foreign national in Iran, e.g. : NIGERIAN
57
Ozone's inducement : SNOOZE
58
Embitter with a neat lie : ALIENATE
59
Songs of eagles, mostly : GLEES
60
Massachusetts city where Brooks got up : MELROSE
Down
1
Fish in the Gr. federation : GRUNION
2
A string of movie evaluations : RATINGS
3
A --> P : ATOP
4
Pleasant city in France : NICE
5
Spoil from the bottom up : TOR
6
Passed a decent law : ENACTED
7
There's an Old Testament book : ESTHER
8
Where Alvin hammers : ANVIL
9
Pacific isle neckwear : LEIS
10
Audible air : ERR
11
Concerning mimics of farmers : REAPERS
12
She stirs, e.g., in a lair : TIGRESS
13
A man's home; also, a Celt's : CASTLE
15
Duly spoken Irish name : DOOLEY
20
It can rid a home of insects : RAID
23
Cut, as Hera's sheep : SHEAR
24
Fused quarrels : FEUDS
26
Theban king doing recon : CREON
27
Watering holes near Boston mass transit stations? : TBARS
29
Bones you lean on with your arms : ULNAE
31
D early, but ___ : ELATE
34
Food for South American 33-Acrosses : SALADS
35
geFEe : IRONING
36
Brilliant gem for a girl's ring : GIRASOL
37
He didn't use a birthright : ESAU
38
Cause of '52 mess : MISSILE
39
Ruptures near his abdominal wall : HERNIAS
40
Material for an expert at a London gallery : ACETATE
41
Singer/actress in Elle^1 : LUPONE
44
Old publisher of Mt. Puna : PUTNAM
47
Eastern Europeans use them in vaults : POLES
50
What idlers do with zeal : LAZE
51
Reel up : LEER
52
Man from Reno : ERNO
54
Mr. Hawke : MOE
56
Guy who's agile at heart : GIL
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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