Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Sep 26, 2004 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 30, Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It may destroy N.A. tree : NAPALM
7. Rascal at sea : LASCAR
13. Where the Alamo is not : SOMALIA
14. It protrudes into sea (the Baltic, that is) : ESTONIA
16. Picturing what the codger said : IMAGING
17. Puzzled by atlas? So? : ATALOSS
18. Refers to what is, etc. : CITES
19. Bottom of drain : NADIR
21. Chief's predecessor : MIS
22. Forget-me-___ (divorce?) : KNOT
23. Showing more reason, almost : SANER
24. He said "Gee, Mr. Lincoln" : GABE
25. Central board : OAR
26. Instrument for one in the arts : SITAR
27. Car signifying a lot of bread : ROLLS
28. Airline newspaper? : FLYSHEET
30. Agree to essay? Why? : SAYYES
31. Businesses producing iron coats : CONSORTIA
33. Levels of Tatars : STRATA
36. Begins with detectives' clues in error : LEADSOFF
40. Namesakes of a biblical brother I scan : CAINS
41. '50 aids for TV user : DIALS
42. Kind of severe : PER
43. 6,194 conscripts: Abbr. : RCTS
44. Prof. Hal Casey uses it : CHALK
45. Parent repeating postgraduate degree : MAMA
46. Cooper's end : ATE
47. Who breathes the air in Qum? : IRANI
48. Stop by, Lea : BELAY
49. Pirate's money : PIASTER
51. Unproductive to lie and rest : STERILE
53. Miltie's theory of government : ELITISM
54. Well-versed in trade : TRAINED
55. See ads for city in ancient Macedonia : EDESSA
56. Cooks what much of the U.S. eats : SAUTES
1. Ol' man in name only : NOMINAL
2. Loving conservative member of dr.'s org. : AMATORY
3. Is Debra, e.g., apt to act? : PAGET
4. Some men who sail in dhows : ALIS
5. Middle of Flint : LIN
6. I hear they attract business V.I.P.'s : MAGNATES
7. Head dealer : LEADER
8. Rita's up and about : ASTIR
9. Rodents being raised : STAR
10. Commander of Company 50, briefly : COL
11. Loan may reveal irregularity : ANOMALY
12. "Liber" is amusing : RISIBLE
13. Fed up with most of sci-fi, O.K.? : SICKOF
15. Lady donkey? : ASSESS
20. A national of old Turkey : ANATOLIAN
23. To leave 14-Across for Italian city : SIENA
24. These works, say, go for millions : GOYAS
26. Opposite of scolds : SHOTS
27. P or Q is of no help, but ... : RAIDS
29. 'Tain't bottles : SCANS
30. Follow talks too closely : STALK
32. Artists who are artless, I could say : REALISTS
33. Dust-up in Casper : SCRAPE
34. Cattle I consider tangible : TACTILE
35. A tidier pharmacy : RITEAID
37. One pail that is milky : OPALINE
38. Ma feels like them : FEMALES
39. Reportedly 'fraid it's worn : FRAYED
41. She had arm around Greg : DHARMA
44. Crises I avoided with salad green : CRESS
45. Value of timer : MERIT
47. Is it serious, Doc?: Suffix : ITIS
48. ___ tie (what a guy wears on a date) : BEAU
50. Fr. woman who is semi-stewed : STE
52. What a rat starts to sing : TRA
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