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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 12, 2010 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across
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Quiet walk : SHAMBLE
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Leah's rock : SHALE
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Pressing need in a New York City district : FLATIRON
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They enable seers to star : TAROTS
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Totally conservative excuse : RIGHTOUT
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Best in thinking? Oh, you numbskull! : OUTWIT
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To sing about bars : INGOTS
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It runs through April leas : RILL
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Old ore car : REO
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Internet chick is Pierre's equal : EGAL
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"Citizen ___" (film about a sugar farmer in a collective) : CANE
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She may get a nod in Spain : DONA
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The German Communist returned : DER
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Pass 50 rebukes : SLAPS
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Very big soldier-worker : GIANT
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Our U.S.D.A. is tough : ARDUOUS
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Events at which average fruit drinks are sold : PARADES
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Outsides of a submarine sandwich, of a sort : SUCH
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What an ayatollah said about his country : IRAN
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Carter, I gather, is eccentric : ERRATIC
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About couples in fixes : REPAIRS
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"Gone With the Wind" actress heard singer Brenda : LEIGH
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Obstetric jargon : OBESE
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One seated in a teeter-totter : TOT
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Rep. follower : LACE
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Ones that rams use, it is said : EWES
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Mostly tease stiff hair : SETA
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Kind of late : ISO
50
Poet Hans : NASH
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50 pairs of coils : SPIRAL
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Wedge-shaped pin on a sea animal : COTTER
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It meets a need for an insurance claim : ESTIMATE
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Involve in tale : ENTAIL
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Soda seen to be made tasty : SEASONED
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Lady's in a sorry way : SADLY
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Half a score of insects living in an apartment building : TENANTS
Down
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N.E. girl's a hash house employee : SLINGER
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Very tired-looking novelist : HAGGARD
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Loath to be in a town in Massachusetts : ATHOL
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With which Romney makes a catch : MITT
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Robs amigos : BROS
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Lousy start for a guy's name : LOU
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Deceive a parent : ENTRAP
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Part of a pistoleer's dressy attire : STOLE
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City ___ (municipal tax revenues) : HAUL
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Aesthetic guy : ART
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Route for Burns or Waldo : LOWROAD
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Frenchman at #9 tee : ETIENNE
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A woman I'd fear : FRIEDA
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Toasts ermines : STOATS
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Where to find church bells : INSPIRES
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Steady money sources that singer Johnny intimidates : CASHCOWS
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An aid for a princess : DIANA
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Part of the country where Houston is? No, no! : SOUTH
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She'll give you 151 : LUCI
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A vintner wants it up to par, e.g. : GRAPE
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Number of years since 1776 : USAGE
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God during the Greek eras : ARES
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Girl known as Li'l Cee : ELLICE
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Concerning a lad's motives : REASONS
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Cheese that suits Ric to a T : RICOTTA
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Repeating, I natter : ITERANT
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Turns a toaster : ROTATES
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Lasted far too long : STALED
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Thebes' command : BEHEST
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Finishing a relay ahead of time : EARLY
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Associate of Minos : SIMON
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Line-man : NEIL
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Mr. Ford : STAN
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___ cake (simple Italian dessert) : PISA
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Who dat? : TAD
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Page's predecessor : SEE
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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