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Sam Ezersky
Sam Ezersky

NY Times, Sun, Feb 25, 2018 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29, Across Lite
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© 2018, The New York Times
Across
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Past relatives of 10-Across : ANCESTORS
10
Mopey maid's remark : IMSAD
15
SALSA SALSA : DOUBLEDIP
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Maori woman : MOIRA
17
How every slob talks : VERBOSELY
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Like Uncle C's wife : ANTSY
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One-act preceder : INT
20
Lees, alternatively : ELSE
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S down : SLOWER
22
Turned insane : STAB
24
Attack, as part of a boat : ASSAIL
26
Baller's windup : INA
27
Scary-sounding city : ERIE
28
Caused to be drunk : SAUCED
29
Trinidad and Tobago, initially : TAT
30
Boy in Candy Land : DYLAN
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Help coin the name of a card game : PINOCHLE
34
Mode of presentation : DEMO
37
European said to condescend : DANE
38
Words wished on winter tramways : STAYWARM
42
What Moscow and Glasgow both do : ENDOW
46
"Ben-___" (all-female remake of an Oscar-winning film) : HER
47
Range said to follow the "B" era : SIERRA
50
Exhaust from part of a car : TIRE
51
___ economics (electrical savings) : OHM
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Far from filled : ILLFED
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Bites back : SPIN
54
WR = TTT : WRISTS
56
Swindler's admission : ICON
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Polish airline's fate : LOT
59
What a slowpoke hates : HASTE
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Like a certain lax debtor type : EXTRABOLD
62
Time in a cellphone a minute after 12:59 : ONEAM
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Performer in an iron metal cage : LIONTAMER
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G W G : WINGS
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Comment about writing essays, to one skilled at them : ITSSOEASY
Down
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Said "I'd save 500 dollars, if I were you" : ADVISED
2
Result of a sweepstakes disqualification : NOENTRY
3
Dog wagger : CURTAIL
4
Cyberspace gun pellet : EBB
5
Sole fruit : SLOE
6
Steals electric cars : TESLAS
7
A Texas city has this name, as does one in Ukraine : ODESSA
8
Fills with aggravation plus ire : RILESUP
9
Agent in Shaw's "Pygmalion" : SPY
10
Cry upon finishing a medallion : IMALLDONE
11
It stands for a single 6666 on a phone : MONO
12
Accompany this wit : SITWITH
13
Depot near Las Vegas : ARSENAL
14
Price a hotel has ready at the front desk : DAYRATE
21
Place to get anise in Italy : SIENA
23
Seasides, by the sound of it : BEADY
25
Drug making a return in medications : ACID
31
Reporters often witness 'em : NEWSITEMS
33
Pri_ _ u_i_ _ : CENTS
35
Sends to boys, reportedly : MAILS
36
Shoreless inner city of Russia : OREL
38
Give a tutorial on who's who : SHOWHOW
39
Citizen of the Iran capital : TEHRANI
40
Fred who remains big in comedy : ARMISEN
41
Nickname for an ex-I.T. firm worker : MRFIXIT
43
Award for one old map : DIPLOMA
44
This team must win, or I lose a bet : ORIOLES
45
What a trendy well-head did, sadly : WENTDRY
48
Sector with ends switched : RECTOS
49
_ _ds dec_ _atio_ _ : ADORNS
55
'S a playground game : STAG
57
Group with a ton of peacekeeping forces : NATO
60
Kind of citation : ELI
61
Bea, to Abe, in modern lingo : BAE
Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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