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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 10, 2000 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across
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During which skin got singed : STOKING
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Home in ABC : CABIN
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I save her from noisy event : SHIVAREE
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Thinks of ponies : OPINES
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One can swig a pint, too : POTATION
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Chilean without a plant : LICHEN
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Botanists in U.S. love them : OVULES
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___ grease (cause of Napoleon's indigestion) : ELBA
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Fuss over a coif : ADO
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Paintings of Lois : OILS
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Racy seafood : CRAY
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City with loos : OSLO
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Tornado's center : RNA
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Cost one philosopher : STOIC
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Had too many dates : SATED
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Evangelist who's a little nutty? : GRAHAMCRACKERS
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Complain of fish : CARP
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Old king in Rm. 10 : OMRI
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Orator? : FIGUREOFSPEECH
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Mad status seeker said it : IRATE
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Charlotte's end users : RUSSE
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Iron ___ (sturdy rower) : OAR
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Why science isn't nescience : NONE
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Nice to be in a tree : ETRE
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He finds tree with ring : ELMO
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Arctic leader : ANT
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A fast plane for an aide : ASST
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Edward VIII was ill over her : WALLIS
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What is call to florist for? : LILACS
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Cause therein a protrusion : HERNIATE
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___ light (brightly bubble) : SEETHE
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Springs at seamen : EMANATES
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Painter of tense Dutchmen : STEEN
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E.R. posse sleeps : REPOSES
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Cramming five hogs in : SHOVING
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Ultra it is, in name only : TITULAR
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Salvo on playing fields : OVALS
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Take her : KATE
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She's 80% Hibernian : IRIS
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New one : NEO
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Kind of drug that's nicer, e.g. : GENERIC
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Boy, Elsie goes for cheese! : COLBY
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Capital A's around a number : APIA
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Pen from 1 B.C. : BIC
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Ain't she rushed : INHASTE
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One who teases Dr. Neele : NEEDLER
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'Tain't rich : SPOOR
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So-and-so loses a few nets : SNOODS
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Wisconsinite loses car here : LACROSSE
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During storm, cop behaves : COMPORTS
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Tree, i.e., symbolizing actor Jack : OAKIE
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Legatee hears of it : SHARE
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Rate of the weight not charged : TARE
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'S not Sioux : SCREE
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But B not so attractive : ACUTE
31
Brief morning postscript : AMPS
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Tests in L.A., S.F., etc. : FINALS
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What noisier satirists use : IRONIES
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Tease angel with means of punishment : GANTLET
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Promote her turf : FURTHER
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Arrange papers for Lola, etc. : COLLATE
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Biblical group has time : HAMITES
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Are Esso stations nice things to smell? : ROSES
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There's a sense of Krupp here : ESSEN
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He reverses course to sail east : ELIAS
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Each throb : ACHE
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Take the ___ (buy the shawl) : WRAP
50
Tate's predecessor : ANNO
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Viol attachment : ATE
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Core element : EME
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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