Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 12, 2010 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

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

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1. Quiet walk : SHAMBLE
8. Leah's rock : SHALE
13. Pressing need in a New York City district : FLATIRON
14. They enable seers to star : TAROTS
16. Totally conservative excuse : RIGHTOUT
17. Best in thinking? Oh, you numbskull! : OUTWIT
18. To sing about bars : INGOTS
19. It runs through April leas : RILL
21. Old ore car : REO
22. Internet chick is Pierre's equal : EGAL
23. "Citizen ___" (film about a sugar farmer in a collective) : CANE
24. She may get a nod in Spain : DONA
25. The German Communist returned : DER
26. Pass 50 rebukes : SLAPS
28. Very big soldier-worker : GIANT
29. Our U.S.D.A. is tough : ARDUOUS
31. Events at which average fruit drinks are sold : PARADES
33. Outsides of a submarine sandwich, of a sort : SUCH
34. What an ayatollah said about his country : IRAN
35. Carter, I gather, is eccentric : ERRATIC
38. About couples in fixes : REPAIRS
42. "Gone With the Wind" actress heard singer Brenda : LEIGH
43. Obstetric jargon : OBESE
45. One seated in a teeter-totter : TOT
46. Rep. follower : LACE
47. Ones that rams use, it is said : EWES
48. Mostly tease stiff hair : SETA
49. Kind of late : ISO
50. Poet Hans : NASH
51. 50 pairs of coils : SPIRAL
53. Wedge-shaped pin on a sea animal : COTTER
55. It meets a need for an insurance claim : ESTIMATE
57. Involve in tale : ENTAIL
58. Soda seen to be made tasty : SEASONED
59. Lady's in a sorry way : SADLY
60. Half a score of insects living in an apartment building : TENANTS
1. N.E. girl's a hash house employee : SLINGER
2. Very tired-looking novelist : HAGGARD
3. Loath to be in a town in Massachusetts : ATHOL
4. With which Romney makes a catch : MITT
5. Robs amigos : BROS
6. Lousy start for a guy's name : LOU
7. Deceive a parent : ENTRAP
8. Part of a pistoleer's dressy attire : STOLE
9. City ___ (municipal tax revenues) : HAUL
10. Aesthetic guy : ART
11. Route for Burns or Waldo : LOWROAD
12. Frenchman at #9 tee : ETIENNE
13. A woman I'd fear : FRIEDA
15. Toasts ermines : STOATS
20. Where to find church bells : INSPIRES
23. Steady money sources that singer Johnny intimidates : CASHCOWS
24. An aid for a princess : DIANA
26. Part of the country where Houston is? No, no! : SOUTH
27. She'll give you 151 : LUCI
28. A vintner wants it up to par, e.g. : GRAPE
30. Number of years since 1776 : USAGE
32. God during the Greek eras : ARES
35. Girl known as Li'l Cee : ELLICE
36. Concerning a lad's motives : REASONS
37. Cheese that suits Ric to a T : RICOTTA
39. Repeating, I natter : ITERANT
40. Turns a toaster : ROTATES
41. Lasted far too long : STALED
44. Thebes' command : BEHEST
47. Finishing a relay ahead of time : EARLY
48. Associate of Minos : SIMON
50. Line-man : NEIL
51. Mr. Ford : STAN
52. ___ cake (simple Italian dessert) : PISA
54. Who dat? : TAD
56. Page's predecessor : SEE
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