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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jun 29, 1997 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 1997, The New York Times
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1. He trips : HIPSTER
8. Operatic role for L.A. ham : AMAHL
13. A tenured chemistry professor might do this to a protein : DENATURE
14. Tell Peter a second time : REPEAT
16. Maximums measured by sex meter : EXTREMES
17. Agrees this is messy : GREASE
18. They find RR safe : FARERS
19. 5,618 officers : CEOS
21. And who is he? : DAN
22. Like one born, e.g., A.D. 1899 : AGED
23. Boat with a kick : PUNT
24. "---- be damned!" (unhappy vacationer's cry) : ISLE
25. Lawn ---- (former N.Z. homeowner's need) : MOA
26. To plead seemed less important : PALED
28. At 10:50, Kay did this : KNELT
29. Twist nine wet strands : ENTWINE
31. What is a poet like Coleridge using? : OPIATES
33. "---- best" (how Alan closes his letters?) : ALDA
34. Bread register : ROLL
35. Foots de bill for de fights : DEFRAYS
38. During slump, an effective means to a tan : SUNLAMP
42. More talented? Be real! : ABLER
43. Suers, in terms of courts : USERS
45. Leader of Presidential field? : GAR
46. So, five with you in France : VOUS
47. Drag her to commencement : GRAD
48. Typesetting machines in Illinois : LINO
49. Kind of urgent : INS
50. It earned Edgar Allan a thousand : POEM
51. Cruel, very dry Pacino : BRUTAL
53. There I find one or the other : EITHER
55. Does Aaron beg for a noble rank? : BARONAGE
57. They're found in d'Este's stables : STEEDS
58. Puts steam in a sluggard : ANIMATES
59. He's an Eagle, i.e. : ERNIE
60. Relative of "cowed" or "bulled"? : STEERED
1. Oh, a Gen-X figure : HEXAGON
2. Beg to be nattier: Var. : INTREAT
3. Shortened the drape : PARED
4. Ham's follower : STER
5. A must for heatburn : TUMS
6. Midway down Everest : ERE
7. Secure deliverance : RESCUE
8. Language apt to rag listeners : ARGOT
9. Where to find steamer in France? : MERS
10. Can finish : APE
11. Audiologist Ted Shea uses it : HEADSET
12. All Elsa has is a vintage car : LASALLE
13. It often goes with de fortune : DEFAME
15. Et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et, et : TENETS
20. Approved of odd sneer : ENDORSED
23. For Elsa, pure satisfaction : PLEASURE
24. An ill, everything considered : INALL
26. April is covered with hair : PILAR
27. Good to 'ave around the 'ouse : ANDY
28. Links driers : KILNS
30. What tradesment swear by : WARES
32. Stream up or down : POUR
35. Advise the leader of the Kinks : DAVIES
36. It would not be, i.e. soft rubber : EBONITE
37. To make confused, yet restful : FLUSTER
39. Shake it in a marble : AGITATE
40. Ran team and game : MANAGED
41. Those with a worker's role: Sp. : PROLES
44. What Arthur Murray did with a thousand bass : SAMBAS
47. Ogres in shrubbery : GORSE
48. Might Al run if moony? : LUNAR
50. Kind of cure : PEDI
51. Dairy product, as from Serbia : BRIE
52. Where they enjoy pasta more : ROME
54. One of 267 chickens : HEN
56. Unwanted guest in a pantry : ANT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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