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Joe DiPietro
Joe DiPietro

NY Times, Sun, Dec 04, 2016 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28, Across Lite
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© 2016, The New York Times
Across
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Unknown gorilla : APEX
5
Mmm mmm : EMS
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Made a bust at a seedy rave : CARVED
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Be false, as evil Elia : LIVEALIE
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Woman back in denial, eh? : ELAINE
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Perturbed by inhabiting New York or New Jersey : INASTATE
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Mark de memo : DENOTE
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Things crunched for a science degree : ABS
20
Bad men I see : ENEMIES
22
Edge of one LP : LIP
23
Expressed at a dais : SAID
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Very worst of grades: A- : DREGS
26
Kind of plant seen at fall's end : FACE
27
Rock idol in Levis : ELVIS
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Fellow from West Salem : SAL
30
Group that is set on a map : SITES
31
Eye LPs for dropping off : SLEEPY
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Something designed to foster comfortable sitting : FOOTREST
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ompletelyC : HEADTOTOE
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Dessert with a nice pep to it : PECANPIE
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Finish with a flourish - or what passengers in a convertible may ride with : TOPOFF
44
Se23415e : APART
45
Noah's ___ (indirect route to Ararat) : ARC
47
Money that's out of the ordinary : DINAR
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Darn African currency : RAND
49
Open up can : UNCAP
51
Rate for uncharged-for weight : TARE
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Let's start : CUT
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Sell art that's out of this world : STELLAR
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It's right before you : TEE
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Bring out 52, etc. : ELICIT
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What a czar at L.A. tried to escape from : ALCATRAZ
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Classic poem by Ron Lee : LENORE
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Y's on stairs : STEPWISE
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Impresario to the greats : STAGER
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Part of a groundskeeper's dos and don'ts : SOD
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Decides to stop : OPTS
Down
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Made-up names for a lassie : ALIASES
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Encircled P : PINBALL
3
Vase I've deemed hard to get : EVASIVE
4
Sex marks : XES
5
Animal in most of Iceland : ELAND
6
Tools Mister Sawyer uses : MITERS
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The rich or the poor me : SEEMEAFTERCLASS
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It sounds like the pits : CEDES
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Things for sale by the yard : ALES
10
Grand Central : RAN
11
Break, as rules ... et voilà! : VIOLATE
12
Lures with a scent, i.e. : ENTICES
13
Steeped as far down as possible : DEEPEST
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Had tea and crumpets, perhaps : ATE
21
Home for one logo : IGLOO
24
Bruce Willis film I'd heard of : DIEHARD
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Place to cook tripe, if necessary : FIREPIT
28
Worn-out Cross pens : SPENT
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Rose by another name : STOOD
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Pay up : YAP
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Giant star seen above Oman : OTT
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Relative of Enid A. : DIANE
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Lots for sale from a scalper : PARCELS
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E.U. plate decoration : EPAULET
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Place to get beer from a tin can : CANTINA
41
Vacationing in a port : ONATRIP
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There's a faster way to China here : FAREAST
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Works of wall art, to an audience : FREEZES
46
Hail local tea : CALLTO
49
Butter shortening, say : UTTER
50
Finished second Noel : PACED
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Give rise to : SIRE
54
Kind of scallion : RAP
57
Component of gears, initially : COG
59
Couple in Fort Worth : TWO
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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