Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jan 18, 2004 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 26, Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Assam-L.A. greetings : SALAAMS
8. Has Aran become barren? : SAHARAN
15. Lottie's favorite poet : TSELIOT
16. Men, i.e., go for her : IMOGENE
17. Home to Sara, I gather : ASTORIA
18. Bothers Tom less : MOLESTS
19. What a snip may cause : PAINS
20. No place for a sea horse : SHORE
22. Kind of ally : TOT
23. Instrument of booty, so to speak : LUTE
24. Compoth mentith : THANE
25. Beyond the ___ (where the wet mop is?) : PAIL
26. Fellow in Celia's heart : ELI
27. The glow he's in : SHINE
28. France lost near 1,000 men here : MARNE
29. This ain't sign of cleanliness : STAINING
31. One who samples treats : TASTER
32. "Anvil Chorus" performer? : SONGSMITH
34. Rarest playwright : SARTRE
37. Devotee followers? : FANTAILS
41. A take-out girl : ADELE
42. Dismal, like a battered fender? : DINGY
43. Ellen and I get nothing : NIL
44. Wash 50th St. : LAVE
45. Woman I ream : MARIE
46. Kind of muck : RANA
47. Central Alameda : AME
48. He listed, e.g., rot, waste, decay, decomposition : ROGET
49. Skeletal parts in bombers : BONES
50. Staffing on a British isle? : MANNING
52. The O.T. had a bio of him : OBADIAH
54. He doesn't appreciate Tangier : INGRATE
55. It gives you better lab measures : BURETTE
56. He languishes in Tralee's gaol : STEALER
57. Gave Andy one big pain : ANNOYED
1. They're less apt to be lost than paper clips : STAPLES
2. Attack a sailor, say : ASSAULT
3. A-1 title for a girl : LETITIA
4. How O'Neal wants to be left : ALONE
5. They grow on the top of one's 'ead : AIRS
6. Me? To Pierre I'm nothing : MOI
7. Putting this snag away : STASHING
8. "This is on me," says she : SIMONE
9. It's seen in Rome a lot : AMORE
10. Golfers like well-tended greens a ___ lot : HOLE
11. Competitor of a Maytag : AGE
12. AT&T errs on a computer function : RESTART
13. He came in at one : ANTOINE
14. Who relents and gets cozy : NESTLER
21. Waits and puts burning candles on the wall : HANGSFIRE
24. Opposite of fate : THINE
25. Turkish official with dad's laugh : PASHA
27. Norse night music? : SNORE
28. Cousin of Paddy? : MATTY
30. It lets one make baskets : ISTLE
31. What you get in some color : TINGE
33. Where a mob ain't : MANITOBA
34. Alias Ms. Meats : SALAMIS
35. A mother insect is unrelenting : ADAMANT
36. It's never, e.g., pleasant : REVENGE
38. Foolishness, in a tiny way : INANITY
39. Striped like an "E" tile : LINEATE
40. Hassled with a knife : SLASHED
42. Dear Gigi: It wounds me ... : DAGGER
45. Card game that met no successful players : MONTE
46. Where cowboy was mounted on nothing : RODEO
48. It's worth more than a lira : RIAL
49. Keep "N" out of here : BARN
51. Who ran a lobby? : NRA
53. Gee preceder : BUN
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