Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jul 12, 1998 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 33, Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. He was armed, as in "Aoda" : RADAMES
8. A s-salt : ATTAR
13. Gable gets to mind Pete : PEDIMENT
14. Laddie did it to call : DIALED
16. Having only tea, I came to lose lots of weight : EMACIATE
17. Remove Ted and Lee : DELETE
18. Whom did Morse see as promising? : COMERS
19. But Q was right behind : PLED
21. Gun enthusiasts ran it : NRA
22. Avoid a missing poet : OVID
23. Slip behind? : SHOD
24. This acts as a command : SCAT
25. Kind of tee : SET
26. Couldn't stand the D.A. : HATED
28. Is he NCO? : ENOCH
29. Weight Watchers sales people? : REDUCINGAGENTS
32. Loge designer : OLEG
33. Author studied in Eng. 1 : INGE
34. Garfunkel and Carney on stage : PERFORMINGARTS
40. Float on high : ALOFT
41. Range of emotion : ANGER
42. Note drink to the left : ELA
44. Female state, in short : MISS
45. Whose aim is to elevate? : OTIS
46. T' shoot the breeze : TRAP
47. Season in Exeter : ETE
48. Hits back : SPAT
49. Gr. insects : GRANTS
51. Losing to a Belli client : LIABLE
53. When rattier, I may do this : IRRITATE
55. Like L.A. star : ASTRAL
56. Salts not found at sea, etc. : ACETATES
57. A Mets group and others : TEAMS
58. Like some haircuts with real dye : LAYERED
1. Who got rid of Rover? Me! : REMOVER
2. On a date, I'm human : ADAMITE
3. Cut 500 before Dec. 1 : DICED
4. Leader at a space station : AMIR
5. Same as ft. or in. : MEAS
6. It may be added to port : ENT
7. Chick's mother through remarriage? : STEPHEN
8. Dad and Ed said more : ADDED
9. Was bound to diet : TIED
10. Former world chess champion is totally centered : TAL
11. French city with one clan : ALENCON
12. Pull back to tease racer : RETRACT
13. OPEC's Texas locale : PECOS
15. The sad endings : DEATHS
20. Hotel rooms at the gold sign : LODGINGS
23. Marks sag at M.I.T. : STIGMATA
24. Erne's look : SNEER
26. Jacques Tati role earned 50 thou : HULOT
27. Bic's predecessor : ACER
28. Headless bum Samantha : EGGAR
30. Takes off of F.D.'s : DOFFS
31. The heavenly Monsieur Egan : ANGE
34. She considers me a pal : PAMELA
35. His title is "snob" : ELITIST
36. Like an optimist or tease : ROSEATE
37. The L in Latin II : INITIAL
38. Entreat in threes : TERNATE
39. Like venetians on Delta St. : SLATTED
43. Quiet corners that are passi : APSES
45. European cars found on slope : OPELS
46. Mongol mixed up with 8-Across : TATAR
48. Impact of alms : SLAM
49. Odd parts of gardeny shade : GREY
50. ___-minded (standing on ceremony) : RITE
52. Very beginning : BRA
54. Maker of a car radio : RCA
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