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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Feb 25, 2007  PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
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A psalm that's fluid : PLASMA
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Niches for animal backbones : CHINES
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She can't punish : CHASTEN
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It serves Uma to a T : AUTOMAT
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I heard a ditz : AIRHEAD
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What T. Palmer might do to flowers : TRAMPLE
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College award for ballad #346 : LLD
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Requests ... or most of the best word to say with a request : PLEAS
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abcdefghijklmopqrstuvwxyzn : LATEN
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Is it inflammatory? : ITIS
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Pulls hard for the Americans : YANKS
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Dreadful dyer, you might say : DIRE
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Start for 100 in "etc." : CENTI
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Lani's fasteners : NAILS
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Kind of wine : ENT
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Some emit groans : ORGANS
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Allen's or Pedro's cowboys : LLANEROS
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Designs giant oils : INTAGLIOS
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Put new life into tree care : RECREATE
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Source of mace for crazy Margaret : NUTMEG
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Woman from eastern Virginia : EVA
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Mouthwash for siren : RINSE
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T's pronounced in "torment" : TEASE
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Heart of Tibetans' letter : BETA
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In a library this is one thing to avoid : NOISE
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Arty U.S. film : RUST
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Branch of a world body : UNARM
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Understood I was taken in by diplomacy : TACIT
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Kind of urn : RET
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Luigi served it to Ron : TORTONI
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Like a certain rock in a gate : AGATINE
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Where the Dutch might ruin Sam : SURINAM
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Dieter taking Red cure : REDUCER
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Note: He is that special person : THEONE
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Chatterbox does it at repast : PRATES
Down
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Love potion on cigarette tip, say : PHILTER
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Greasing up girl and others : LARDING
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What a fireplace has : ASH
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Raised pets : STEP
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Breakfasty or lunchy : MEALY
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Like Deanna from Peru : ANDEAN
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Chasing mice, e.g., in a New York mountain : CATSKILL
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Follower of Art or Ben : HUR
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Cap's end?: Abbr. : ITAL
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Damon, a Bedouin : NOMAD
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Not containing as much per item : EMPTIER
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A long way from Orleans : SALERNO
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Material for two states around Long Island : CALICO
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Et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et : TENETS
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In Ala., easing of pain : ANALGESIA
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Part of Rita's flight : STAIR
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Lani's dead : SLAIN
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Taverner? : INNER
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A pig has it, not us : SNOUT
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Isn't a blot this? : STAIN
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Book of ___ (perfumery manual) : ESTER
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Never to mean it : ATNOTIME
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Contradicts Buster : REBUTS
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Make smooth, with only odd left over : EVENOUT
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Spanish ___ (what makes a Spaniard cough) : CATARRH
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In Crimea you may find him : MAURICE
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Did Ness see them near the Dead Sea? : ESSENES
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Procurer to greet with tea : GETTER
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Steep slope in Casper : ESCARP
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Man of cunning, that is : ARTIE
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Sanction in novel, i.e.: Ger. : EIGER
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Preceder of Tue. 1 : MONO
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Flourish data : TADA
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Girl going up and down : NAN
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Admonition to a king : TUT
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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