Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 10, 2000 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. During which skin got singed : STOKING
8. Home in ABC : CABIN
13. I save her from noisy event : SHIVAREE
14. Thinks of ponies : OPINES
16. One can swig a pint, too : POTATION
17. Chilean without a plant : LICHEN
18. Botanists in U.S. love them : OVULES
19. ___ grease (cause of Napoleon's indigestion) : ELBA
21. Fuss over a coif : ADO
22. Paintings of Lois : OILS
23. Racy seafood : CRAY
24. City with loos : OSLO
25. Tornado's center : RNA
26. Cost one philosopher : STOIC
28. Had too many dates : SATED
29. Evangelist who's a little nutty? : GRAHAMCRACKERS
32. Complain of fish : CARP
33. Old king in Rm. 10 : OMRI
34. Orator? : FIGUREOFSPEECH
40. Mad status seeker said it : IRATE
41. Charlotte's end users : RUSSE
42. Iron ___ (sturdy rower) : OAR
44. Why science isn't nescience : NONE
45. Nice to be in a tree : ETRE
46. He finds tree with ring : ELMO
47. Arctic leader : ANT
48. A fast plane for an aide : ASST
49. Edward VIII was ill over her : WALLIS
51. What is call to florist for? : LILACS
53. Cause therein a protrusion : HERNIATE
55. ___ light (brightly bubble) : SEETHE
56. Springs at seamen : EMANATES
57. Painter of tense Dutchmen : STEEN
58. E.R. posse sleeps : REPOSES
1. Cramming five hogs in : SHOVING
2. Ultra it is, in name only : TITULAR
3. Salvo on playing fields : OVALS
4. Take her : KATE
5. She's 80% Hibernian : IRIS
6. New one : NEO
7. Kind of drug that's nicer, e.g. : GENERIC
8. Boy, Elsie goes for cheese! : COLBY
9. Capital A's around a number : APIA
10. Pen from 1 B.C. : BIC
11. Ain't she rushed : INHASTE
12. One who teases Dr. Neele : NEEDLER
13. 'Tain't rich : SPOOR
15. So-and-so loses a few nets : SNOODS
20. Wisconsinite loses car here : LACROSSE
23. During storm, cop behaves : COMPORTS
24. Tree, i.e., symbolizing actor Jack : OAKIE
26. Legatee hears of it : SHARE
27. Rate of the weight not charged : TARE
28. 'S not Sioux : SCREE
30. But B not so attractive : ACUTE
31. Brief morning postscript : AMPS
34. Tests in L.A., S.F., etc. : FINALS
35. What noisier satirists use : IRONIES
36. Tease angel with means of punishment : GANTLET
37. Promote her turf : FURTHER
38. Arrange papers for Lola, etc. : COLLATE
39. Biblical group has time : HAMITES
43. Are Esso stations nice things to smell? : ROSES
45. There's a sense of Krupp here : ESSEN
46. He reverses course to sail east : ELIAS
48. Each throb : ACHE
49. Take the ___ (buy the shawl) : WRAP
50. Tate's predecessor : ANNO
52. Viol attachment : ATE
54. Core element : EME
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