Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 25, 2011 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lived, as Red dies : RESIDED
8. A best buy in Maine education : BATES
13. She contrived brief note : MADELINE
14. Ex-Peas' greatest moments : APEXES
16. Ain't it, i.e., the way to begin? : INITIATE
17. His poetry is hardly unread : NERUDA
18. Real - even with a failing grade attached : ACTUAL
19. Sites for a barbecue spit : PITS
21. Name a backward fella : DUB
22. Tar-covered means of travel : SHIP
23. Enemy you list : MENU
24. It came from nutmeg : MACE
25. Kind of tally : MEN
26. Astounds without ado : STUNS
28. He goes after salt : PETER
29. They're as sheepish as a girl : ARGALIS
31. Trifles with stapler : PALTERS
33. Queen managed one : RANI
34. Al left Gloria for him : IGOR
35. It flows past Washington camp, too : POTOMAC
38. Team leader who might hold "R" up : RUDOLPH
42. School where you assemble : UMASS
43. What Sadie has in mind : IDEAS
45. Ira's reflection : ARI
46. Keep a dog : PEKE
47. She's angry about one : MAID
48. A bunch of Cub Scouts in Yemen : ADEN
49. On a French map it will lie amid water : ILE
50. Mr. Nash : HANS
51. Got used to being ruined : INURED
53. Instruction as to what nudists have : LESSON
55. Finish in head oven : HAVEDONE
57. Stirs up O.K. sets : STOKES
58. Ex-Marine who asks questions : EXAMINER
59. This, in the end, is disparaging : SNIDE
60. Removed all musical symbols : DENOTED
1. Worker with many heads : RANCHER
2. What I'd get in article submission : EDITING
3. Arrangement for tepee use : SETUP
4. Humiliated at heart : ILIA
5. Laid up : DIAL
6. Kind of wine : ENT
7. Need P/E dredge : DEEPEN
8. No one but an African : BANTU
9. Primates having no trim : APES
10. Kind of race : TER
11. Onetime spouse you go out with : EXUDATE
12. He secured certain favors : SEDUCER
13. Atmosphere where mama is : MIASMA
15. Fighters such as Rebs wield them : SABERS
20. Brilliant sniper ID : INSPIRED
23. Ball player : MUSICIAN
24. Torme boarded train here : METRO
26. Severely criticizes, as S, M & L : SLAMS
27. Who he ain't! : TINA
28. How one walks when old: Sp. : PLODS
30. Sprang up to awaken without you : AROSE
32. What's in a jaguar's belly : AGUA
35. Ophthalmologists' concerns for students : PUPILS
36. Let some diners order them : OMELETS
37. Adds to snake : TAKESON
39. Bandit Leonard : LADRONE
40. Made a reed pen look nicer : PREENED
41. Block even further back : HINDER
44. What she did with the latest gossip : DISHED
47. This means "cleric's home" : MANSE
48. German car + early Ford model : AUDIT
50. As a gardener, what did he do? : HOED
51. Vain Russian : IVAN
52. Captain who turned on me : NEMO
54. Proceed like an Eskimo, partly : SKI
56. Good feller : AXE
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