Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Nov 28, 1999 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 31, Across Lite

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© 1999, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dim roar from balcony : MIRADOR
8. Remove, as a wool coat : SHEAR
13. A Conrail locale down South : CAROLINA
14. Surpass in an egg-laying contest? : OUTSET
16. Like a brand-new book upon need : UNOPENED
17. A leper who jumps : LEAPER
18. Most sensible assent : SANEST
19. It may be circled on the side of a calendar : IDES
21. Mob follower : ILE
22. Celebrity rats : STAR
23. ___-for-TV movie ("Hazel"?) : MAID
24. Region on the edges of the Arabian Sea : AREA
25. Gee, a hospital record : EEG
26. Ancient urn is found here : RUINS
28. Despot cited it : EDICT
29. Scalpel, forceps, etc., for Dr. Walter : REEDINSTRUMENTS
32. Infinitely centralized : INIT
33. Blue nail : ANIL
34. Pamphlets from Zantac, Pepcid AC and others : DIGESTIVETRACTS
41. Imitate ham actor Tom with ease : EMOTE
42. 1,000 oils on Greek island : MILOS
43. Man leaving Marion here : RIO
44. Characters you sat with : TAUS
45. Eye/ear prefix : AERI
46. Where mountain air is pure : PERU
47. Kind of ant : ERR
48. It's spoken in four duchies : URDU
49. Meade's one of the swells : EDEMAS
51. What lax misers are : REMISS
53. One needs ear for this : SERENADE
55. Reset nothing to play records on it : STEREO
56. Came out to meet Dana : EMANATED
57. Uncompromising virtuoso : STERN
58. Moves into a home on Steel St. : SETTLES
1. Creature that has eaten ma : MANATEE
2. Hard times? : IRONAGE
3. Cowboy who's into hydroperoxide : ROPER
4. Drinks on sale : ALES
5. Entry in d' passbook : DINT
6. Amount won, so to speak : ONE
7. Bright train ad : RADIANT
8. Note after fa was first : SOLED
9. Howard ___ (shades of a millionaire?) : HUES
10. Ate up : ETA
11. Remedy taken in pairs : ASPIRIN
12. Campaign buzzword for Erle, etc. : REELECT
13. Member of Swearword Users, see? : CUSSER
15. What taster enjoys : TREATS
20. Queen Victoria's ideal sir : DISRAELI
23. Dimmest one is inopportune : MISTIMED
24. She has a lead : ADELA
26. Wash off resin : RINSE
27. 2,864 Austrian troops : UNIT
28. Leaders who call me "sir" : EMIRS
30. Deist assemblies : DIETS
31. Kind of ward : UNTO
34. Inhibits when rested : DETERS
35. Lodgings for a mister in Turkey : IMARETS
36. He displays more gut : GOURMET
37. Why Irv uses medication : VIRUSES
38. Perform mere act of destruction : CREMATE
39. It's dear to ravers : TIRADES
40. Used so much booze : SOUSED
45. Nora's felony : ARSON
46. Write Pacino about a kind of code : PENAL
48. Sure he has a computer : USER
49. Smell ___ (suspect a Latin student?) : ERAT
50. A body shop will tend to it : DENT
52. Bring on more 'ands : IRE
54. Dutch uncle found in Yemen : EME

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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