Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Sep 02, 2012 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
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© 2012, The New York Times
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1. Hand me a person to be in charge : HEADMAN
8. Shoots on Wig St. : TWIGS
13. Actress at the tomb of Lenin : REDGRAVE
14. They strive to hold things together : RIVETS
16. Heathen worshiper with a vow of procrastination : IDOLATER
17. Before we're on : ERENOW
18. Fellow Citi Field players with heavenly bodies : COMETS
19. Simple: the ayes have it : EASY
21. Duce's predecessor : TRA
22. ___ wit (darning ability) : KNIT
23. What assassins finally confess to : SINS
24. It's inside calves : VEAL
25. It's a dog command : SIT
26. Dusty room : STUDY
28. Feudal lord of a Belgian city : LIEGE
29. Place for a wine seller, say : CELLAR
31. Big hits that a slugger lets rip : TRIPLES
33. Overdue coffee order without tea : LATE
34. Nathan who's physically fit : HALE
35. Performer at ABC or a circus : ACROBAT
38. Looking at ruin, perhaps : INARUT
41. What a spry supplicant does : PRAYS
42. Like the design on 102 buildings : IONIC
44. Start of some verbal punishment : PUN
46. P/D : POND
47. Chunk taken from a December glacier : BERG
48. Race anxiety : CARE
49. What babies must have that babes will not : ANI
50. Same plateau : MESA
51. What stops lather : HALTER
53. Endlessly telling about part of a door frame : LINTEL
55. Fashioned 16-Across : TAILORED
57. Deadly heat in the '50s : LETHAL
58. Jazzes up elves' inn : ENLIVENS
59. Dirty toys with nothing in them : SOOTY
60. What golfers do at the starts of holes : SETTEES
1. Like pleasure that was hid once : HEDONIC
2. I deem to be a descendant of Esau : EDOMITE
3. Bit of ornamentation at Gate 50 : AGLET
4. "D--- rodent!" : DRAT
5. On which 1,000 sat : MATS
6. Greeting on a Roman street : AVE
7. Nymph hiding in reed : NEREID
8. It rests on the head : TRESS
9. Like a telegram : WIRY
10. End of rest : IVE
11. Polite as 10 "Glee" performers : GENTEEL
12. It's so great in an attic : STORAGE
13. Little Richard's haystacks : RICKS
15. Lowlands in the environs of Cardiff, U.K. : SWALES
20. Whatever you want in a N.Y. night : ANYTHING
23. Guarantees for an "E.T." issuer : SURETIES
24. It viggles on a vindshield : VIPER
26. Thick slices, as lbs. of concrete : SLABS
27. Can closer : TATA
28. I call it purplish : LILAC
30. The guy for Dolly : LLOYD
32. Queen of Iran : RANI
35. Dismay over a c-cover : APPALL
36. Friends I censor : CRONIES
37. Met Tina & Ron : RANINTO
39. Cornered, as a true ape : UPATREE
40. Dishes that may enter U.S. : TUREENS
43. Zero charges for what a speaker does : ORATES
45. Any drs. who are brainiacs : NERDS
47. Like the midsection of a carillon : BELLY
48. Spice that 100 adore : CLOVE
50. Tame turkey, e.g. : MEAT
51. Handle on two-thirds of a hotel chain : HILT
52. Landed a tail : ALIT
54. Beethoven's heart : THO
56. Prop attachment : ANE

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