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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jul 13, 2008 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across
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The press at meals : REPASTS
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Mostly, a vague kind of fruit : GUAVA
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Giant G, I see : GIGANTIC
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A print, to some extent : INPART
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What drink does Tina love? : OVALTINE
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To the rear is the Western mountain : SIERRA
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More brimming with fuel left and right : FULLER
19
French names requiring Miss or Mrs.? : NOMS
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Sam returns to family members : MAS
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The Spanish is for some Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
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Rock group to which Ted is attached : DEVO
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Is it an ungrammatical term? : AINT
25
"Ouch" preceder : RET
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Who Ms. Lee is : ELISE
28
Any big toot : BINGE
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"The 39 ___" (classic film set in the U.S.S.R.) : STEPPES
31
Got Reds out of bed : ROUSTED
33
Slip of the tongue : LISP
34
It's athothiated with Thatan : THIN
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Actual (as said of cadet) : DEFACTO
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Hun Elsa will let loose : UNLEASH
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Who sold moving vehicles on the Internet? : EVANS
43
Fish caught with S.C. gear : SCROD
45
Who put a cap on spending? : CPA
46
Give T. a bad review : PANT
47
Declare N. off-limits : BARN
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Cousin of a smew, mallard et al. : TEAL
49
So a Spanish bear : OSA
50
He was able to play Dracula : BELA
51
Not quite your A numbers game : BLOTTO
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Squelches? It isn't so : SITSON
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A term in a cookbook : MARINATE
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Show even I see : EVINCE
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Parts of soldiers seen in a shower room : PRIVATES
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Acclaim for what Elsie ate : ECLAT
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N.F.L. player heard to be a thief : STEELER
Down
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Brook in '54? True! : RIVULET
2
With it, "Eagle" is a cry of the French Revolution : EGALITE
3
Tires out everyone in postscript : PALLS
4
Vigil's end : ANTE
5
Ado in Belfast, Ireland : STIR
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Material in some plating : TIN
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In which writers see sense : SCENES
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Gadget for smog, I gather : GISMO
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French word in U.S. : UNIS
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Can finish : APE
11
Martin, 5, finds critter : VARMINT
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A k-kitchen appliance : ARRANGE
13
They do errands around forges : GOFERS
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Stated "tried a little bit" : TASTED
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REVO : OVERTURN
23
Removal of Pisa's old trash : DISPOSAL
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River nowhere near Siena : AISNE
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Spice tales : EPICS
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Lent from north to south : LEST
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Reportedly sent invoices to set up : BUILD
30
Flower factory : PLANT
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Exclamation in N.H. circles : OHNO
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What de model strikes : DEPOSE
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Eaves with ivy can be slippery : EVASIVE
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He is, in fact, a zealot : FANATIC
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A tea, etc., introduces this material : ACETATE
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'Tain't pitter : SPATTER
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Leo has rings : HALOES
44
100 ways to get on or off highways : CRAMPS
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___ B'rith (writer Stephen's religious organization) : BENET
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Not L.A. kind of music : TONAL
50
ABC has nothing in Florida hotspot : BOCA
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Short, condensed cheese : BRIE
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Wickedness on the rise : LIVE
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Ellen's TV offering : SNL
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It comes before I choke : ART
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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