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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Feb 14, 2016 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2016, The New York Times
Across
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Inspiration for a seaman : SALTAIR
8
Left depot : TOPED
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It could be natural to have or secure : RESOURCE
14
Paths leading to ouster : ROUTES
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Occupation of a former redcap : EXPORTER
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A p-position of a m-model : APPOSE
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German bars have them in sets : STEINS
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Things camels 'ave : UMPS
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End of term : ITE
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One's place in the reading : HERE
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Pans a picture : SNAP
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What lids did on a slippery counter : SLID
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Elf's leader : ITS
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Embarrass at a big party : ABASH
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Something viewed, so to speak : SCENE
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People who might fool us dopes : PSEUDOS
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Sees a sure finger pointer : ACCUSER
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Sham ____ (not a real expression of disbelief) : POOH
34
Pigeon-____ (flying amphibian) : TOAD
35
Let Arab find oil here : ALBERTA
38
Sort of roof seen on Earth and Mars : MANSARD
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A line for a vine : LIANE
43
No other Irish poet is yet as great : YEATS
45
Light of ____ (what the Roman dawn gods bring) : DEI
46
50+ : LAND
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Folds back and sews, as mesh : HEMS
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BEANIES, E.G. : CAPS
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What suffix do I often put on planet? : OID
50
ID of a dog : FIDO
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Quiet around a Hawaiian city's battle site : SHILOH
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100 years in 1876, 240 years in 2016, etc. : USAGES
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Air "The Steve & Eli Show" : TELEVISE
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Cartridges that rest on a printer's shelf : TONERS
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Fabrics for matinees : ETAMINES
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Goat babysitter : NANNY
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Tried a thousand pedals : SAMPLED
Down
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Singing groups in Estes, TX : SEXTETS
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Slander Parsees : ASPERSE
3
Officer in john, i.e. : LOOIE
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Where t'go t'get coffee : TURN
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Crafts in 3rd, 2nd, 5th and 6th place : ARTS
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Not behind : ICE
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Nurser of old TV shows : RERUNS
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"It's a ____!" (response to a trick question about "The Sound of Music") : TRAPP
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Comment after mistaking goose eggs and peas : OOPS
10
Kind of pet : PUP
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Stars, to Elise : ETOILES
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Predetermine its need : DESTINE
13
Send back or perish : RESHIP
15
One who plants cedar, say : SEEDER
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Wise ones using a sham A.T.M. : MAHATMAS
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Did a showy walk or easy dash : SASHAYED
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Cuss 500 missiles : SCUDS
26
Love a pair of musical notes : ADORE
27
O, to be in Italy! : BOOT
28
Reads South Carolina articles : SCANS
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Suspends no S's : UPEND
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See cereal covering : COAT
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Out out out out out out ... : ALLOUT
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In Laos I had a relationship : LIAISON
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B & a : BANDANA
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Do a postscript about her : ADALINE
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Rested as peers do : REPOSED
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Gossips about food servings : DISHES
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Acts badly, it would seem to everyone : EMOTES
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Is shy about a kind of fit : HISSY
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Like 157 polite people : CIVIL
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Plant in an inferno : FERN
51
Criticize alms : SLAM
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Rope material seen in them parts : HEMP
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Eng. military figure : GEN
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Ate up : ETA
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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