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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jul 01, 2007 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 2007, The New York Times
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1. He composed for violins or celli : CORELLI
8. Soprano who sounds unfeeling : CALLAS
14. Of or in a large part of the Sahara : ALGERIAN
15. Playwright who needs a doctor : ONEILL
16. Hunting food for growing old : FORAGING
17. I'd go, e.g., for this kind of bag : DOGGIE
18. They're surer to regret : RUERS
19. It might follow a pun on "organ" : GROAN
21. ___ man (calculating sort) : ADD
22. "Is it something serious, doctor?" : ITIS
23. Combatants once used 50 paces for these : DUELS
24. Nate's predecessor : STAG
25. Phonetically the French say "these" : CES
26. Government provision that might raise pension questions : ERISA
27. "Ain't She ___" (Stockholm hit tune) : SWEDE
28. Became attached to redhead : ADHERED
30. Sad cafe fronts : FACADES
32. Back of cab : ANA
33. Kind of rant : WAR
34. They lose in M.I.T.'s "1 vs. 100" : VICTIMS
38. Some computers for sailors : TARMACS
42. Title sitcom character's way, they say : ALLIE
43. Shed ___ (reduce seating capacity) : TIERS
45. Galahad, at heart : LAH
46. What is able to take in 50 tribesmen : CLAN
47. Why Ellie sees bike : CYCLE
48. Race for farmland : ACRE
49. A 12-in. behind : AFT
50. A Stooge, about 11, has nerve : MOXIE
51. Not in the least fresh : STALE
52. Tease, tear, reduce to rags : TATTER
54. Nothing certain but birth : CREATION
56. Gee, Mr. E, come out : EMERGE
57. Need 24 hours, alas : LACKADAY
58. Breakfast ___ (early morning soap opera) : SERIAL
59. Penetrated? Not Pat : ENTERED
1. Doc Lute made a big hit : CLOUTED
2. Igor? He's monstrous : OGREISH
3. Raises behinds : REARS
4. Backs of icebergs : ERGS
5. Number of Illinois lions gone : LII
6. Lauding without vigor : LANGUID
7. Artist Singer : INGRES
8. Conclusions of fish articles : CODAS
9. A French vote is coming soon : ANON
10. Set up : LEG
11. Tied gal : LIGATED
12. Surveyor's instrument for a laddie : ALIDADE
13. Slight (abbr.) advantages : SLEDGES
14. How far C.I.A. will go : AFRICA
20. Scandinavian of L.A. : OLAF
23. A Mr. Ed reverie : DREAM
24. 'Tain't cool : SWARM
26. He's an Eagle, that is : ERNIE
27. Residuals of crass behavior : SCARS
29. Have one neat meal at home : EATIN
31. Knowing a piece of merchandise : AWARE
34. Leaves at caves : VACATES
35. Give 'em a fill of notoriety : ILLFAME
36. See more recent noise : CLATTER
37. Pick up ___ (sense the route to Hades) : STYX
38. One of 10 real navigation aids : TELERAN
39. Arab leader I see lead : ALCAIDE
40. Amount shown in a Ponti commercial : CARLOAD
41. Yes, hen is reflecting light : SHEENY
44. Odds are, i.e., 250-1 it will melt : ICICLE
47. See role of software maker : COREL
48. A g-gob : ATTAR
50. Big start of game : MEGA
51. ___ to me (Tokyo bar order) : SAKE
53. Vet's forerunner : TRI
55. Prefix for outside, etc. : ECT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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