Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Feb 25, 2007 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 30, Across Lite

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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A psalm that's fluid : PLASMA
7. Niches for animal backbones : CHINES
13. She can't punish : CHASTEN
14. It serves Uma to a T : AUTOMAT
16. I heard a ditz : AIRHEAD
17. What T. Palmer might do to flowers : TRAMPLE
18. College award for ballad #346 : LLD
19. Requests ... or most of the best word to say with a request : PLEAS
21. abcdefghijklmopqrstuvwxyzn : LATEN
22. Is it inflammatory? : ITIS
24. Pulls hard for the Americans : YANKS
26. Dreadful dyer, you might say : DIRE
27. Start for 100 in "etc." : CENTI
29. Lani's fasteners : NAILS
31. Kind of wine : ENT
32. Some emit groans : ORGANS
34. Allen's or Pedro's cowboys : LLANEROS
36. Designs giant oils : INTAGLIOS
38. Put new life into tree care : RECREATE
41. Source of mace for crazy Margaret : NUTMEG
45. Woman from eastern Virginia : EVA
46. Mouthwash for siren : RINSE
48. T's pronounced in "torment" : TEASE
49. Heart of Tibetans' letter : BETA
51. In a library this is one thing to avoid : NOISE
53. Arty U.S. film : RUST
54. Branch of a world body : UNARM
56. Understood I was taken in by diplomacy : TACIT
58. Kind of urn : RET
59. Luigi served it to Ron : TORTONI
61. Like a certain rock in a gate : AGATINE
63. Where the Dutch might ruin Sam : SURINAM
64. Dieter taking Red cure : REDUCER
65. Note: He is that special person : THEONE
66. Chatterbox does it at repast : PRATES
1. Love potion on cigarette tip, say : PHILTER
2. Greasing up girl and others : LARDING
3. What a fireplace has : ASH
4. Raised pets : STEP
5. Breakfasty or lunchy : MEALY
6. Like Deanna from Peru : ANDEAN
7. Chasing mice, e.g., in a New York mountain : CATSKILL
8. Follower of Art or Ben : HUR
9. Cap's end?: Abbr. : ITAL
10. Damon, a Bedouin : NOMAD
11. Not containing as much per item : EMPTIER
12. A long way from Orleans : SALERNO
13. Material for two states around Long Island : CALICO
15. Et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et : TENETS
20. In Ala., easing of pain : ANALGESIA
23. Part of Rita's flight : STAIR
25. Lani's dead : SLAIN
28. Taverner? : INNER
30. A pig has it, not us : SNOUT
33. Isn't a blot this? : STAIN
35. Book of ___ (perfumery manual) : ESTER
37. Never to mean it : ATNOTIME
38. Contradicts Buster : REBUTS
39. Make smooth, with only odd left over : EVENOUT
40. Spanish ___ (what makes a Spaniard cough) : CATARRH
42. In Crimea you may find him : MAURICE
43. Did Ness see them near the Dead Sea? : ESSENES
44. Procurer to greet with tea : GETTER
47. Steep slope in Casper : ESCARP
50. Man of cunning, that is : ARTIE
52. Sanction in novel, i.e.: Ger. : EIGER
55. Preceder of Tue. 1 : MONO
57. Flourish data : TADA
60. Girl going up and down : NAN
62. Admonition to a king : TUT
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