Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, May 23, 2004 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

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

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© 2004, The New York Times
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1. He sings; lies, too : STOOLIE
8. Units for old Muse : MODULES
15. Boston poet is a famous old mother : HUBBARD
16. Make too ’ot : OVEREAT
17. Noncrasher? : INVITEE
18. It helps Anna get leather : TANNAGE
19. Home of the ’51 Scots : LEITH
20. Dressed like King Cole? : NATTY
22. Man following hobo in New Jersey : KEN
23. Where to do as sultans do : ODAS
24. One lets you cross a fence on a farm : STILE
25. Beginner of a riot : TIRO
26. Soon to leave Houston for home : HUT
27. Fail to give the eyes a rest : STARE
28. Are Lee’s in parts of the movie? : REELS
29. Sent up a small amount of money : PEANUTS
31. Fruity explorer? : PEARY
32. Site of formula car racket : RACETRACK
34. ’Tain’t bushel : SPECK
36. Secures judicial withdrawal : RECUSES
39. Part of Kahn’s leg : SHANK
40. One holding the bag : PIPER
41. Kind of low : BEL
43. Girl for Alan : LANA
44. Director of “Rock You” : CUKOR
45. Amos has a drug of forgetfulness : SOMA
46. Lad involved in city govt. : ALD
47. Challenger’s red array : DARER
48. Cicero’s dog; Inca’s, too : CANIS
49. The end may be so cruel : CLOSURE
51. Like those who run, i.e., at Pamplona : TAURINE
53. Seoul brothers? : KOREANS
54. A real easy high priest : ELEAZAR
55. She may startle moviegoers : STARLET
56. They might sooner win gold as shred a track record : DASHERS
1. Where a timid actor Rob did battle? : SHILOH
2. Adjusted nut (dupe) : TUNEDUP
3. Make unnecessary everything above it : OBVIATE
4. Love small pieces of newspaper : OBITS
5. Young female perthon : LATH
6. Sat back : IRE
7. Attendee lacking teeth : EDENTATE
8. Spot Mel Ott : MOTTLE
9. Somewhat round, as a veto : OVATE
10. Refuse the states on both ends of N.J. : DENY
11. Sat back : URN
12. What ruptured mains are like : LEAKIER
13. Early, e.g., and with fervor : EAGERLY
14. They worked on sets of letters : STENOS
21. It’s riskier at time of war : AIRSTRIKE
24. Cuts Kay adhered to : STUCK
25. Woods for stake : TEAKS
27. Ask N.C. chef for this : SNACK
28. Appear here and there about mutt : RECUR
30. It’s in or near a fight site : ARENA
31. Recap for an Indiana player : PACER
33. Called Perot “Red” : REPORTED
34. This onion is all shot : SHALLOT
35. Lady with a box and a pro : PANDORA
37. There’s been 1 oz. to stain black : EBONIZE
38. Airmen’s course : SEMINAR
39. At Saks, Elsie bought a pair : SLACKS
40. To rest up is most innocent : PUREST
42. Rassle with beams : LASERS
44. Art ___ (Spanish TV sidekick?) : CARNE
45. Woman with a rash : SARAH
47. Like “Laud, laud!” : DUAL
48. Signals on cruises? No, sir! : CUES
50. Legal matter raised : SER
52. Follower of Mars : ALA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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