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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Feb 12, 2006 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 28, Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bad mark on a Mr. Ed tie : DEMERIT
8. Problems with slashes : HASSLES
15. Colorful W.W. II queue : OPALINE
16. Food value in metal : ALIMENT
17. Mike, an expert muralist : WALLACE
18. With it an eel becomes striped : LINEATE
19. Crazy person involved in minutiae : NUT
20. Why Stu, 50, is lascivious : LUSTY
22. Grain for fakir : KAFIR
23. Kind of school Kay goes before: Abbr. : ELEM
25. Nonurban U.R.L. array : RURAL
27. What Indy 500 drivers care about : RACE
28. Part of varnishes #38654 : RESIN
30. Average is good enough for capital : PARIS
32. Bygone car in half of Washington : GEO
33. They sent so many letters out : STENOS
35. Imagines being sated, i.e. : IDEATES
37. For Paul, scene to summarize : ENCAPSULE
39. They're rarer as one becomes richer : ARREARS
41. Savors A-tests : TASTES
45. Direction amid scenery : ENE
46. Mud ... it is bulging : TUMID
48. Point of view where Ellen sat : SLANT
49. Pain in the palm : NIPA
51. P-111 : PONES
53. A 10-cent stake, perhaps : ANTE
54. A brief note on dress style : ALINE
56. Where might seal oil go? : IGLOO
58. Eng. military title : GEN
59. I'm barin' a hotel amenity : MINIBAR
61. Monthly payment for a rocky peak : TORRENT
63. Like the road Anne and Leo take : ONELANE
64. At one it eroded : ATEINTO
65. Is indignant about nesters : RESENTS
66. Gun is hers, too : SHOOTER
1. Pharmaceutical wonders : DOWNERS
2. What the pale Ute put on his shoulder : EPAULET
3. Cat on East Elm : MALTESE
4. Extension of E. 50's : ELL
5. It's worth more than a lira : RIAL
6. Acquire fashionable mutt : INCUR
7. Begins to use pet : TEESUP
8. Flag-raising aids in Lahr's day : HALYARDS
9. Algerian without anger : ALI
10. It's seen in counters in kitchens : SINK
11. Erma's slander : SMEAR
12. What a flea, e.g., finds in the forest : LEAFAGE
13. Uses scent, i.e., as a lure : ENTICES
14. Certain sound o' trees : STEREO
21. Isn't a prig walking around? : TRAIPSING
24. Ursa ___ (one who digs bears) : MINER
26. Officer heard at the end of a salute: Abbr. : LIEUT
29. Composition on why we can't play tennis : NONET
31. Spanish rooms seen from both sides : SALAS
34. Duck of pa's, you see : SCAUP
36. He lit things up at least : TESLA
38. Wardrobes for madame or a miser : ARMOIRES
39. It's used by Neil in a dye : ANILINE
40. Complains about trees : REPINES
42. Touching chap who caught some rays : TANGENT
43. Heart of an agreement entered into : ENTENTE
44. He will not rest his voice : STENTOR
45. Charm Nora? Me? : ENAMOR
47. They're slated to receive deposits : DELTAS
50. Weak, as a river : ANILE
52. Old truth was so hot : SOOTH
55. He was the bane of Mideast radicals : EBAN
57. Cookie that's round on both ends : OREO
60. Vigil's end : ANT
62. Patriotic core : RIO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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