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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Oct 20, 2019 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Across Lite
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C
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L
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A
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M
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P
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S
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M
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D
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M
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S
H
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O
M
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L
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S
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N
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R
R
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N
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M
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D
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C
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O
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N
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O
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A
G
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P
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K
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F
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Y
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A
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D
N
O
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H
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A
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R
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B
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G
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H
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D
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A
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N
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B
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L
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M
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N
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T
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E
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D
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A
B
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S
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C
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45
E
V
A
46
M
O
O
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L
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T
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A
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E
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O
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L
A
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C
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S
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A
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O
R
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A
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C
E
T
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K
E
T
T
L
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T
E
N
A
C
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59
D
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D
L
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60
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D
© 2019, The New York Times
Across
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They secure a hundred light fixtures : CLAMPS
7
Ladies with crazy mornings : MADAMS
13
Push a P.E. class to get fit : SHAPEUP
14
A lot seem to be eaten at brunch : OMELETS
16
What a ranter may do to a story : NARRATE
17
Main doc going place to place : NOMADIC
18
The heavenly Hunter O'Ryan, say : ORION
19
Puts a tax agency on TV : AIRS
21
Na, ne, ___, nu : NINO
22
Pearl Buck heroine in Poland : OLAN
23
18 on the periodic table: Abbr. : ARNO
24
Chic finish : AGO
25
Cher's introducer : PIT
26
Sticks iron into skin : KNIFES
28
__ __airw__ll __art : STEP
29
Andy's one equivocal reply : YESANDNO
31
Enemies of Hearst : HATERS
33
Cy on the tennis court : BORG
34
Heard a call for a taxi : HALE
35
Many a bend you will find in this river : DANUBE
38
Grieved over 500 late men : LAMENTED
42
To encourage some illegal gambling is to ___ ___ : ABET
43
... however, T doesn't give a hoot : SCARES
45
Backstreet girl : EVA
46
Cher's introducer : MOO
47
Every other of the Pleiades : LIDS
48
Speaker who caused a stir : TRIS
49
English composer in earnest : ARNE
51
Sign of a hot temper : OATH
52
Poplar/chestnut cross : LARCH
53
They help start so many motors : STATORS
55
Hole in one museum transparency : ACETATE
57
Leeks and teas in vessels for tea : KETTLES
58
Things at scene of bridge games : TENACES
59
What it could be to add lye : DEADLY
60
Mideast body of water with sides switched : SEARED
Down
1
Name for a 52-Across, that is : CHARLIE
2
Cowboys throw them at liars : LARIATS
3
Pan or other kitchen item : APRON
4
Like guys without a heart : MEAN
5
Erect tepee around you : PUT
6
Making stabs in grapes : SPEARING
7
He's president no more : MONROE
8
Boy in a tam-o'-shanter : AMOS
9
Politico who's not one of dese : DEM
10
Cousin of Lana : ALAN
11
I teamed up to be a go-between : MEDIATE
12
Drink to enjoy while resting : STINGER
13
Cartoon dog and pony (so?) : SNOOPY
15
Reporters' favorite things at ice cream shops : SCOOPS
20
Foreign (but not Ger.) news : INFO
23
Snared Segovia : ANDRES
26
Hob ___ (nail protuberance) : KNOB
27
Mashes humiliations : SHAMES
28
Clears up : STEN
30
Not an if or an and : ABUT
32
What got Elsa drunk : ALES
34
Who had trash removed from the building site : HARDHATS
35
Item dat covers da face : DAMASK
36
A debtor scrubbed : ABORTED
37
A teen? No! : NEONATE
38
___ person (French milkman) : LAIT
39
Area around the front, side, rear, etc. of a home : TERRACE
40
D.C. evite tossed out : EVICTED
41
Features of t-r-a-c-k m-e-e-t-s : DASHES
44
What follows category X : CLASSY
48
"Goodbye, R!" : TATAR
50
Girl who's a sweet talker at heart : ETTA
51
City of Russian lore : OREL
52
Woman who's less fat : LENA
54
N__ __onger use__ : OLD
56
March 4th : CEE
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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