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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jun 05, 2005 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 2005, The New York Times
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1. Set trap for kitchen mess : SPATTER
8. Al's essay on dance music : SALSA
13. Carriage like one of the phaetons : STANHOPE
14. In Rome, he loves one's fine instruments : AMATIS
16. Rev. Sharpton : PASTORAL
17. What de actor auditioned for : DEPART
18. Add resin to tea : INSERT
19. Inaptly named supermodel : IMAN
21. Figure in orbit : RBI
22. Letters from the East : ETAS
23. 'Tain't mouse : SCAT
24. Feature of fur sale : SEAL
25. Inedible kind of jam : LOG
26. Hit the S.S. Ham : SMASH
28. Shape of the moon : PHASE
29. Played hide and seek, perhaps : SNEAKED
31. Tapes 10 narcotics : OPIATES
33. The rite girl : TERI
34. ___ stone (old French gem) : GAUL
35. The heart is faster : HASTIER
38. Without Carney? That's naïve : ARTLESS
42. Where Leona hails from : OLEAN
43. A measure on cue : OUNCE
45. Small between the ends : MAL
46. Whom ethicists rail against : LIAR
47. Just Lyon : ONLY
48. She's stuck on the same note : MIMI
49. Dose people : DEM
50. Sal's girl : LASS
51. Racial Visigoth king : ALARIC
53. Puts nuts, i.e., with bolts : UNITES
55. Treat Leo with forbearance : TOLERATE
57. Nice person from Warsaw has it : POLITE
58. Leave Ted exhilarated : ELEVATED
59. What stern landlords demand : RENTS
60. Tells what Crete is : RECITES
1. Chekhov canonized by Lincoln's war secretary : STANTON
2. Dad's smart! : PASSAGE
3. What sent a poker player off : ANTES
4. Who hammered Roth? : THOR
5. It's found west of Oise : TORT
6. Climbing monkey : EPA
7. Antiques in circles starting off : RELICS
8. Statesman returning verbal flourishes : SADAT
9. Top male students? You said it! : AMEN
10. Collapsed in the middle : LAP
11. Give taster a long look : STAREAT
12. In Serbia, a military installation : AIRBASE
13. They often include lies: Sp. : SPIELS
15. They make it less difficult to get over fences : STILES
20. A hogan may use it for a fine cabinet : MAHOGANY
23. What Ross and I press with : SADIRONS
24. "Hush, everyone!" : SHALL
26. Nike's yarn : SKEIN
27. Paltry end for cash : MERE
28. Native American in a tie-up : PIUTE
30. Scent for a s-sailor : ATTAR
32. Average 100 in French recreation area : PARC
35. Delay a crime : HOLDUP
36. One who transfers title to an oiler : ALIENOR
37. Distance between Elias and me : SEAMILE
39. A term, i.e., for Mideast land : EMIRATE
40. Is steam used on these fabrics? : SAMITES
41. Like the meat at C's deli : SLICED
44. Result of Northern Ireland : ULSTER
47. Watering places at sea? So? : OASES
48. Revolutionary takes a tram : MARAT
50. Permitt : LETT
51. Guy in lace : ALEC
52. Evil fellow : LEVI
54. Martinets, at heart : TIN
56. Mr. Anders : OLE

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