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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Apr 17, 2011 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2011, The New York Times

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Across
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Where the show begins at three : THEATRE
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View of S.C. primate : SCAPE
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Supports during crush, etc. : CRUTCHES
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Plotters against Asa, 50 B.C. : CABALS
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Breathalyzer? : HIGHTEST
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In morning you allow for charm : AMULET
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Get back in gear : REGAIN
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It follows hemo : HEMP
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___ eating (gorging at Roman breakfast) : OVA
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Indo-European deity : ODIN
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Neapolitan leader : NEAP
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Nothing hurt him : OMAR
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Fellow from 56-Down : MOE
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Where thieves store their rials : LAIRS
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What speakers are to do : ORATE
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Following gunnies : ENSUING
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'50s bride was quite rude : ILLBRED
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Thunday thelebration : MATH
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Mostly under-dressed : NUDE
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Sift art, initially : ATFIRST
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Ignoring Gil and Enid : ELIDING
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Weapons a slob might use with gauchos : BOLAS
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A politician uses one in a debate : ISSUE
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Kind of gin : MAR
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Something to read on Obama's dog, all right? : BOOK
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Pres. Obama can't win 'em over : REPS
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It's a wife of Rama : SITA
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Brew the wrong way : ELA
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Ali's flame : LISA
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Tea spice is putrefactive : SEPTIC
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What the S.A. adolescent may wear : SATEEN
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Meeting for Col. Vance : CONCLAVE
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Units of stereos having nothing removed : STERES
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Places where oil is master, i.e. : EMIRATES
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Get rid of a seer : ERASE
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Has an agent pick up steed : DEPUTES
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Slipped into red dress, say : TRIEDON
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I gush, e.g., over diapers : HUGGIES
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Name for a thane : ETHAN
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A critic might rate it a C : ACTI
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What makes Lear learn? : THEN
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Kind of pond : RES
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There's part of the Old Testament about her : ESTHER
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Head of state before 9-Down : SCAMP
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Where to see a military cop : CAMP
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Disney monkey seen in cocoa butter : ABU
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A California mountain or a lamp : PALOMAR
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Leave E.T. to move up : ELEVATE
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At car dealer, what did Homer see? : CHROME
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Looked hard at trades : STARED
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This is a sense of comfort : EASINESS
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Close connections to sleepwear : NIGHTIES
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Bored with circular : ORBED
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They deceive Sir Al : LIARS
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Workers who come after ten : ANTS
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Classic song that led 1-0 : OLDIE
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Boat arrives at U.K. 1 a.m. : UMIAK
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Doozy that Lou repeated : LULU
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Big sister : ABBESS
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A tootle after the fact : TOOLATE
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It's not fixed to the left oar : FLOATER
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A time it takes to copy : IMITATE
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Vainest inhabitants : NATIVES
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Gr. experts on mythical sisters : GRACES
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D i t s y : SPACED
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Erin's next step after lather : RINSE
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Sound of Al's tepee falling over : SPLAT
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Dregs of famous Virginians : LEES
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Screws up : SNIP
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Cure for shade : ECRU
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Stat that pitchers are concerned about : ERA
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Where the 'eart is : OME
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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