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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Nov 28, 1999 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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© 1999, The New York Times

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Across
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Dim roar from balcony : MIRADOR
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Remove, as a wool coat : SHEAR
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A Conrail locale down South : CAROLINA
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Surpass in an egg-laying contest? : OUTSET
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Like a brand-new book upon need : UNOPENED
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A leper who jumps : LEAPER
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Most sensible assent : SANEST
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It may be circled on the side of a calendar : IDES
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Mob follower : ILE
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Celebrity rats : STAR
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___-for-TV movie ("Hazel"?) : MAID
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Region on the edges of the Arabian Sea : AREA
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Gee, a hospital record : EEG
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Ancient urn is found here : RUINS
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Despot cited it : EDICT
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Scalpel, forceps, etc., for Dr. Walter : REEDINSTRUMENTS
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Infinitely centralized : INIT
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Blue nail : ANIL
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Pamphlets from Zantac, Pepcid AC and others : DIGESTIVETRACTS
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Imitate ham actor Tom with ease : EMOTE
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1,000 oils on Greek island : MILOS
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Man leaving Marion here : RIO
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Characters you sat with : TAUS
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Eye/ear prefix : AERI
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Where mountain air is pure : PERU
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Kind of ant : ERR
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It's spoken in four duchies : URDU
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Meade's one of the swells : EDEMAS
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What lax misers are : REMISS
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One needs ear for this : SERENADE
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Reset nothing to play records on it : STEREO
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Came out to meet Dana : EMANATED
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Uncompromising virtuoso : STERN
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Moves into a home on Steel St. : SETTLES
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Creature that has eaten ma : MANATEE
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Hard times? : IRONAGE
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Cowboy who's into hydroperoxide : ROPER
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Drinks on sale : ALES
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Entry in d' passbook : DINT
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Amount won, so to speak : ONE
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Bright train ad : RADIANT
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Note after fa was first : SOLED
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Howard ___ (shades of a millionaire?) : HUES
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Ate up : ETA
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Remedy taken in pairs : ASPIRIN
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Campaign buzzword for Erle, etc. : REELECT
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Member of Swearword Users, see? : CUSSER
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What taster enjoys : TREATS
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Queen Victoria's ideal sir : DISRAELI
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Dimmest one is inopportune : MISTIMED
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She has a lead : ADELA
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Wash off resin : RINSE
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2,864 Austrian troops : UNIT
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Leaders who call me "sir" : EMIRS
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Deist assemblies : DIETS
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Kind of ward : UNTO
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Inhibits when rested : DETERS
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Lodgings for a mister in Turkey : IMARETS
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He displays more gut : GOURMET
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Why Irv uses medication : VIRUSES
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Perform mere act of destruction : CREMATE
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It's dear to ravers : TIRADES
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Used so much booze : SOUSED
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Nora's felony : ARSON
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Write Pacino about a kind of code : PENAL
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Sure he has a computer : USER
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Smell ___ (suspect a Latin student?) : ERAT
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A body shop will tend to it : DENT
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Bring on more 'ands : IRE
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Dutch uncle found in Yemen : EME
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