Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 23, 2001 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 26, Across Lite

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© 2001, The New York Times
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1. An act or a sign of flight : SOARING
8. For ad, Peter made a new record : RETAPED
15. As a rule, van will come apart : UNRAVEL
16. Name ten, i.e., to look at : EXAMINE
17. Pub anger may lead to it : BARRAGE
18. To where did the Dutch in Siam run? : SURINAM
19. Foreigner with a mortgage : ALIEN
20. Nos. on room coolers? : ACIDS
22. Mostly home insurance grp. : HMO
23. Divide endless stream : RIVE
24. A knob? Positively! : ANODE
25. A meter reader : POET
26. Miss Tizzy : INA
27. It winds up in a pickle : BRINE
28. Ella's back in Pierre's room : SALLE
29. Holding up de production of eggs : DELAYING
31. Something unpleasant hiding in a lady's tresses : STRESS
32. In which judges grade cars : DRAGRACES
34. What might seducer Neal do? : LEADON
37. A nude, sir, is not elevated : UNRAISED
41. Alias Lane, 50 : ALLEN
42. One may pass 'n' fail it : FINAL
43. Diamond center : AMO
44. Burn, as the ears : SEAR
45. How should Indians transport poles? : TOTEM
46. Hit or mist : SMIT
47. Hunter's little flap : TAB
48. She'll never say no : SONYA
49. Burst out of rut: Sp. : SPURT
50. N.B.: India is tied up : INABIND
52. Pass to a taller end : LATERAL
54. To Ann, limo is very small : NOMINAL
55. Give out to Aetna? Me? : EMANATE
56. For Casey, large bird : GRACKLE
57. To whom did Ida send frippery? : DANDIES
1. U.S.A. bird is somewhat dry : SUBARID
2. Alone in the same row : ONALINE
3. A c-competitor : ARRIVAL
4. Show of a scarce vowel : RAREE
5. Man with a hoe : IVAN
6. Eng. rejection : NEG
7. Nile gang is gathering : GLEANING
8. Dwell on Reds, i.e. : RESIDE
9. Ooze is almost deluxe : EXUDE
10. Ava's followers : TARS
11. Sal's other half : AMI
12. With no help, I find opening : PINHOLE
13. At sale, men find coats : ENAMELS
14. Rates Modeste lower : DEMOTES
21. Harmony in G.I. country : CONGRUITY
24. Hung back : ARIAN
25. It's rarely spoken in Paris : PARSI
27. English Romantic next to Reagan : BYRON
28. Obtain at least cost : STEAL
30. He figures it's a serpent : ADDER
31. Member of S.C. flock : SCRAM
33. Made Edna lean and tough : ANNEALED
34. Continuing Los Angeles swindle : LASTING
35. She's a real one : ELEANOR
36. Where to find 1,000-lb. articles : ALABAMA
38. Swordsman where Maura is : SAMURAI
39. Mideast land that gets Auntie mad : EMIRATE
40. Old test for leftover tobacco : DOTTLES
42. Give elf nod and T.L.C. : FONDLE
45. Like the sound of a talon : TONAL
46. Sp. finale : SPEND
48. Place for a dish collection? : SINK
49. Boy who tans : STAN
51. Pen 101B : BIC
53. Kind of zing : AMA
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