Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Nov 16, 2008 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 33, Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Leaves 500 steers in the lurch : DESERTS
8. Hot spots for envoys? Why not? : OVENS
13. Doubt over corrosion caused by fog : MISTRUST
14. Put dieter back in a bind : RETIED
16. Some trip for a phony : IMPOSTER
17. Abe, 5 — he won't act up : BEHAVE
18. S&M skills show intelligence : SMARTS
19. Goddess exists redundantly : ISIS
21. Jewel Margaret returned : GEM
22. Like a lot of Deseret : SERE
23. Back of Cosmo : NAUT
24. Tan finish : TARA
25. 'Tis a follower : IST
26. It may advertise a rifle : FLIER
28. Roman gangster's name : MORAN
29. Bread said to be pilfered : STOLLEN
31. Dear Mel: see 21-Across : EMERALD
33. Top-quality abalone shell : AONE
34. Ruins the reputation of seamen : TARS
35. If start is beginning ... : ATFIRST
38. See monies in these : INCOMES
42. It climbs 51 + 1 + 1 : LIANA
43. Nice one for very old Brits : ICENI
45. Can this abbr. signify very old? : ANC
46. Queen has article read out loud : ANNE
47. Gifts on the isle of Maui : LEIS
48. One hundred way back in time : ONCE
49. Car radio letters : RCA
50. It acts as a support for a broken arm : CAST
51. Larry the warlock : HAGMAN
53. Meat that turns mongrel on : MUTTON
55. What 18 can be for a child's parents : ROUGHAGE
57. Pointed to spider : SPIRED
58. Pugs read newer software versions : UPGRADES
59. Lots of S.C. commercials : SCADS
60. Like Medes at angry moments : STEAMED
1. At times, M.D. is far from brightest : DIMMEST
2. Pot era's grass : ESPARTO
3. Where to get rose tea : STORE
4. Nothing from 3-Down, formerly : ERST
5. Channels scrambled between Q and V : RUTS
6. Set literary initials : TSE
7. Artie's bands : STRIAE
8. Part of incisor biting gum : ORBIT
9. Eve's peace signs : VEES
10. The end of many ordinal numbers : ETH
11. Where a G.I. ran a turbine : NIAGARA
12. Reveals three or four, say : SEVERAL
13. What Sims is, when she gets married : MISSIS
15. Damned requirement : DEMAND
20. It reuses guarantees : SURETIES
23. Enough neckwear for the Supreme Court? : NINETIES
24. Trunk roots : TORSO
26. Woman for Al : FLORA
27. Cariou's glass : LENS
28. Unlikely response to a crime in France : MERCI
30. Frankie who sang a line or two : LAINE
32. Semi-mannered educator : MANN
35. Frightens the L.A. Rams : ALARMS
36. In which coins are collected for PC units : TINCUPS
37. A fit can describe him : FANATIC
39. Emma and Dan are not natural : MANMADE
40. Confined to dance, e.g. : ENCAGED
41. What sightseers in Essen see : SCENES
44. Curt is getting vitamin C from it : CITRUS
47. &&&&& times X : LANDS
48. "Ah" and "OMG" in old writing : OGHAM
50. Student who learned nothing in Dec. : COED
51. Like, uh, G.E. corporation : HUGE
52. City where a raga might be heard : AGRA
54. Duce's predecessor : TRA
56. Top pick : OPT
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