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      Ambigram
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      Antigram
      Apt. . .
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      Baltimore Deletion
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      Beheadment
      Bigram. . .
      Brookline Letter-Change
      Change of Heart
      Changeover
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      Combination Padlock
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      Curtailment
      Deletion
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      Double-Cross
      Dropout
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      Enigmatic Rebus
      False derivative
      FWNFR
      Group flat
      Head-to-Tail Shift
      Heart Transplant
      Heteronym
      Homoantonym
      Homoconcominym
      Homonym
      Homosynonym
      Interlock
      Letter Bank
      Letter Change
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      Linkade
      Literatim
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      Mutation
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      Order Takeout
      Overloaded. . .
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      Palindrome
      Phonetic. . .
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      Picture. . .
      Progressive. . .
      Rebade
      Rebus
      Redro takeout
      Repeated-Letter Change
      Repeated-Letter Deletion
      Reversal
      Reversed. . .
      Riddle
      Sound Change
      Sound Shift
      Spoonergram
      Subade
      Suber
      Switchback
      Telestichal Enigma
      Terminal Deletion
      Transaddition
      Transade
      Trans-Cross
      Transdeletion
      Transpogram
      Transposal
      Trigram. . .
      Welded. . .
      Word Deletion
      Word Substitution
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 HOMOANTONYM

Two words or phrases sound like two other words that are antonyms. For example: ONE = knights, TWO = daze; or, ONE = plane, TWO = fan see. Unlike most flats, homoantonyms need not have bases that are dictionary entries.

HOMOANTONYM (*4, *4)
Born in China, Henry ONE
Quite probably ate rice
And Szechuan dainties. They are fun,
But TWO food’s just as nice.
With Oriental meals the trend’s
To share the fun-it’s couth;
So choose a table, choose your friends.
(Our Henry chose a booth.)
=Nightowl

The solution: ONE= Luce, TWO = Thai (“loose,” “tie” -- as verbs).

Enumerations are given for both parts of the solution (though not for the antonyms they sound like). Both parts of a homoantonym must be spelled differently from the antonyms they sound like. The antonyms are tagged if necessary, even though they don’t themselves appear in the puzzle.

The homoantonym was introduced by Quefanon in September 1938.

 HOMOCONCOMINYM

Two words or phrases sound like two other words or phrases that form a familiar pair. For example: ONE = hied, TWO = hare (“neither hide nor hair”). Unlike most flats, homoconcominyms need not have bases that are dictionary entries.

HOMOCONCOMINYM (4, 4)
Game combined with fish
Is not a dainty dish.
Serve us ONE or TWO,
But ONE-TWO stew eschew.
=Sibyl

The solution: ONE = hart, TWO = sole (“heart and soul”).

 HOMOSYNONYM

Two words or phrases sound like two other words that are synonyms. For example: ONE = rose, TWO = tears (which sound like “rows” and “tiers”). Unlike most flats, homosynonyms need not have bases that are dictionary entries.

HOMOSYNONYM (4, 4)
For a TWO, at the bank I applied.
My papers they checked (eagle-eyed).
“Collateral? None,
Except for my ONE.”
“Oh, go to the devil!” they cried.
=Sal

The solution: ONE = soul, TWO = loan (sole and lone).

Enumerations are given for both parts of the solution (though not for the synonyms they sound like). Both parts of a homosynonym must be spelled differently from the synonyms they sound like. The synonyms should be tagged if necessary, even though they don’t themselves appear in the puzzle.