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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jan 30, 2005 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 26, Across Lite

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© 2005, The New York Times
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1. Operates on, as regards religious groups : RESECTS
8. Argue about and take back some swear words? : DISCUSS
15. He took many a step, say : ASTAIRE
16. Cue none articulate : ENOUNCE
17. Begin work, though it isn't art : STARTIN
18. Rider, you see, did it to his horse : CURRIED
19. Like the skies, sometimes, around N.Y.'s U.N. : SUNNY
20. Name following Andrea or Ida : DORIA
22. Place to relax in southern Pennsylvania : SPA
23. 50 help wanted notices for boys : LADS
24. Land that is rented : ISLET
25. Bon ___ (pioneering feminist's witticism) : MOTT
26. Before air is spoken of : ERE
27. Positive end of a verse : ANODE
28. 28-Down type : GENRE
29. Fed fusty coloring matter : DYESTUFF
31. … while B stays in bed : ARISES
32. Prefer Mr. O as an actor : PERFORMER
34. De attitude of de model : DEPOSE
37. Master, e.g., at roulette : GAMESTER
41. For her it's always "T" for tennis : EVERT
42. Transportation on Andes tour : SEDAN
43. Musical note in Handel aria : ELA
44. Is unable to see insect : CANT
45. Reserve playing for inside : LAYIN
46. Fellow who might be with Artie : BRET
47. Officeholders' sin : INS
48. He has a soft midriff : FATSO
49. To clear of vermin, by trade : DERAT
50. For G.I., it lay in deftness : AGILITY
52. For airman, a name for islands : MARIANA
54. Rev. R. Lee on New Year's Eve : REVELER
55. Where can Noel find lace? : ALENCON
56. Football teams staying at 7 E. 50 : ELEVENS
57. They might get Grange's goat : NAGGERS
1. Struggled over L.A. dress : RASSLED
2. To get to sea you try this route : ESTUARY
3. East End playgoer when the theater is S.R.O. : STANDEE
4. What trapper does for money with snare : EARNS
5. Area on the edge of celebrity : CITY
6. Kind of fling : TRI
7. Is dismissive of S.F. ends : SENDSOFF
8. Order to recede : DECREE
9. Igloo? He finds you in it : INUIT
10. Bird is more tender, as they say in Boston : SORA
11. Kind of rent or rant : CUR
12. Agreements regarding the S.S. Union : UNISONS
13. See Peter's staff : SCEPTRE
14. Tempers a steed's spirit : SEDATES
21. Edgy fools, perhaps : OLDFOGEYS
24. Get used to run, i.e. : INURE
25. Not the emir's family : MEIRS
27. State-sponsored explosion : ATEST
28. Place to putter around? : GREEN
30. 'Tain't sherry : SPORT
31. A g-guy from Jordan's capital : AMMAN
33. CB user on main road : RADIOMAN
34. Area measure for cedar, i.e. : DECIARE
35. Gave Len the good news : EVANGEL
36. V.I.P. seen as thoughtful : PENSIVE
38. It's to the rear, etc., of house : TERRACE
39. Friend o' Arlene : ELEANOR
40. Results of rodent sunbathing? : RATTANS
42. They incite strays : SATYRS
45. L.A. X : LATEN
46. Existing binge : BEING
48. Life line : FILE
49. End of doctor, for example : DREG
51. Speed up a little? : LEV
53. Cab's back : ALA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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