Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Apr 29, 2012 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

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

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Surgically cuts secrets : RESECTS
8. Got 'old of cab : AILED
13. Makes a distribution and collapses : GIVESOUT
14. S.C. beverages that go with fish : SCALES
16. How to order Clara tea : ALACARTE
17. Mythical queen on beach with you : HECUBA
18. Purest sleep : RESTUP
19. Leader of Perseus, oddly: Abbr. : PRES
21. Kind of dusky : SAN
22. Seller's condition for a relative : ASIS
23. Twisted puns : SPUN
24. Ticket #3, #2, #1 and #5 : CITE
25. Head of state, informally : GUV
26. Colorful genre : GREEN
28. Covers with hail, in afterthought : PAVES
29. e + p = t : EPEEIST
31. At mirror on the wall, who finds it safer? : FAIREST
33. Man's name for lava : ALVA
34. What to do in the loge : OGLE
35. Pins set in parts of feet : INSTEPS
38. I resort to tear gas for them : RIOTERS
42. Appears to see some : COMES
43. A fool to dot two i's : IDIOT
45. Follower of Phil : LIP
46. Asian river in intramurals : AMUR
47. How to get the sum of a column of numbers, one might say : ADIT
48. He likes to avoid a cop : CAPO
49. Kind of dance : RID
50. Region on the outskirts of the Arctic Sea : AREA
51. Like resolute emir: Fr. : FIRMER
53. Remove belt during mix-up : UNGIRD
55. Where the French found real iron : LORRAINE
57. CC 2 : SEESTO
58. Some tied to 4-Down : EDOMITES
59. Perfume ingredient from trees : ESTER
60. Water barrier and why it broke : DAMAGED
1. Irritates P.I. rules : RILESUP
2. Tricky Va. sieve : EVASIVE
3. Groups with radios and TVs (about 100) : SECTS
4. He didn't use a birthright : ESAU
5. Kind of oration : CORP
6. Mild rebuke of a king : TUT
7. Plain sound of a footfall : STEPPE
8. Like Shane after getting terrible news : ASHEN
9. Alternately increase desserts : ICES
10. Black heart : LAC
11. Evil use that's hard to catch : ELUSIVE
12. Disputes at de school in Maine : DEBATES
13. Area Gigi used for parking : GARAGE
15. Assent that's most rational : SANEST
20. Flee fort and ruin : RUNFORIT
23. Discarded as a steed is : SETASIDE
24. Trace it back to a proofreader : CARET
26. He confused Selig : GILES
27. Reply to semi-privates : RSVP
28. One caught up in scheme of airman : PILOT
30. One who dines in a tree : EATER
32. Fee paid by Iago : AGIO
35. Curia's ill-fated flier : ICARUS
36. One of the men, i.e., on the ballot : NOMINEE
37. Dark spots on Ed's gums : SMUDGES
39. Ancient on Eli team : ELAMITE
40. Matured red pine : RIPENED
41. What is found in Sp. mines : SPORES
44. How laddie got connected : DIALED
47. Zeal that sounds more difficult in London : ARDOR
48. Cigar man : CRAIG
50. Parted in the middle : ARTE
51. Preposition on a form : FROM
52. Maria who's losing a girlfriend : IRMA
54. First adherent : IST
56. Where there's much ado in a sultan's palace : ODA
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