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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jun 29, 1997 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times
Across
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He trips : HIPSTER
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Operatic role for L.A. ham : AMAHL
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A tenured chemistry professor might do this to a protein : DENATURE
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Tell Peter a second time : REPEAT
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Maximums measured by sex meter : EXTREMES
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Agrees this is messy : GREASE
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They find RR safe : FARERS
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5,618 officers : CEOS
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And who is he? : DAN
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Like one born, e.g., A.D. 1899 : AGED
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Boat with a kick : PUNT
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"---- be damned!" (unhappy vacationer's cry) : ISLE
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Lawn ---- (former N.Z. homeowner's need) : MOA
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To plead seemed less important : PALED
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At 10:50, Kay did this : KNELT
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Twist nine wet strands : ENTWINE
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What is a poet like Coleridge using? : OPIATES
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"---- best" (how Alan closes his letters?) : ALDA
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Bread register : ROLL
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Foots de bill for de fights : DEFRAYS
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During slump, an effective means to a tan : SUNLAMP
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More talented? Be real! : ABLER
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Suers, in terms of courts : USERS
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Leader of Presidential field? : GAR
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So, five with you in France : VOUS
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Drag her to commencement : GRAD
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Typesetting machines in Illinois : LINO
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Kind of urgent : INS
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It earned Edgar Allan a thousand : POEM
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Cruel, very dry Pacino : BRUTAL
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There I find one or the other : EITHER
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Does Aaron beg for a noble rank? : BARONAGE
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They're found in d'Este's stables : STEEDS
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Puts steam in a sluggard : ANIMATES
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He's an Eagle, i.e. : ERNIE
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Relative of "cowed" or "bulled"? : STEERED
Down
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Oh, a Gen-X figure : HEXAGON
2
Beg to be nattier: Var. : INTREAT
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Shortened the drape : PARED
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Ham's follower : STER
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A must for heatburn : TUMS
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Midway down Everest : ERE
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Secure deliverance : RESCUE
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Language apt to rag listeners : ARGOT
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Where to find steamer in France? : MERS
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Can finish : APE
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Audiologist Ted Shea uses it : HEADSET
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All Elsa has is a vintage car : LASALLE
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It often goes with de fortune : DEFAME
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Et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et : TENETS
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Approved of odd sneer : ENDORSED
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For Elsa, pure satisfaction : PLEASURE
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An ill, everything considered : INALL
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April is covered with hair : PILAR
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Good to 'ave around the 'ouse : ANDY
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Links driers : KILNS
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What tradesment swear by : WARES
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Stream up or down : POUR
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Advise the leader of the Kinks : DAVIES
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It would not be, i.e. soft rubber : EBONITE
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To make confused, yet restful : FLUSTER
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Shake it in a marble : AGITATE
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Ran team and game : MANAGED
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Those with a worker's role: Sp. : PROLES
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What Arthur Murray did with a thousand bass : SAMBAS
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Ogres in shrubbery : GORSE
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Might Al run if moony? : LUNAR
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Kind of cure : PEDI
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Dairy product, as from Serbia : BRIE
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Where they enjoy pasta more : ROME
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One of 267 chickens : HEN
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Unwanted guest in a pantry : ANT
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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