New York Times, Saturday, September 19, 2009

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Will Shortz
Mel Taub
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This puzzle:

Rows: 13, Columns: 13, Words: 56, Blocks: 24 Missing: {FJKQVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Taub. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: HALF-CENTURY PUZZLEMAKERS' WEEK
All the daily crosswords this week, Monday through Saturday, are by puzzlemakers who have been contributing to The Times for more than 50 years. Mel Taub had his first Times crossword published on October 24, 1954. His Puns and Anagrams puzzles (of which this is an example) have appeared in the Sunday Magazine since 1955.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Impudence of a Br. fool : BRASS
6. At least it's a real bargain : STEAL
11. Author in a stupor : PROUST
12. Job for a Rhine surgeon : HERNIA
14. Mien of a crapshooter will reduce friction : ROLLERBEARING
16. Oath from a renegade : EGAD
17. What lies in the Seine : ILES
18. ___ party (golfers' bash) : TEE
19. Kind of dry : SUN
20. Turned pea in 19-Across : SPUN
21. Group of Irish islands in quarantine : ARAN
22. Dead set against being keyed up : SEDATED
24. Divided A.P. pictures : APART
25. Tenants of Lords, e.g. : LODGERS
27. U.N. rap added rapidly : RANUP
30. Except having Republican passage from a book : EXCERPT
34. Retro style : EDOM
35. One who attends school hops : SOPH
36. Swiss tourist center : URI
37. Why isn't one done? : NOD
38. Pedro's hand in Oman : MANO
39. ___ pressure (cause of a jetty collapse) : PIER
40. Fall guy's protection when traveling : TRIPINSURANCE
43. Where does N.C. rank among U.S. states in Christmas tree production? : SECOND
44. Reined in nymph : NEREID
45. Shabby followers of a bee : SEEDY
46. Pairs accumulated in 500 days : DYADS
1. With which Seamus will rub ego : BROGUE
2. Companion of Arnold : ROLAND
3. Word with which to laud the new year : AULD
4. The direction to Hussein's heart : SSE
5. Having chevrons with red tips : STRIPED
6. Charlie's luster : SHEEN
7. Affairs that might sate the British : TEAS
8. Kind of ant : ERR
9. She danced in Tirana : ANITRA
10. I learn of some measurements : LINEAR
11. With 13-Down, push a fellow in public relations : PRESS
13. See 11-Down : AGENT
15. Bound legs with clubs : BLUDGEONS
20. Sign outside a post office : STOP
21. Vault may finally collapse : APSE
23. Graduate from Calumet : ALUM
24. ___ enemy (one who may blow up bridges) : ARCH
26. Ireland's currency unit since 2001 : EXPOUND
27. What stern landlords expect : RENTS
28. Holds so dear : ADORES
29. Expression coined by a crapshooter : NODICE
31. Plowed under, I gather : RUINED
32. Summary? Cripes! : PRECIS
33. Like one who's tried too hard : TIRED
35. S Y : SANDY
38. Intellect in 1500 : MIND
39. One who may get a rap at a law office : PARA
41. Writer whose work describes him to a T : POE
42. Carlos, for example, in future years : REY

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