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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jan 18, 2004 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Across Lite
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M
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N
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I
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S
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M
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R
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F
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L
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A
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D
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N
G
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N
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L
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M
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R
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B
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B
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A
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© 2004, The New York Times
Across
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Assam-L.A. greetings : SALAAMS
8
Has Aran become barren? : SAHARAN
15
Lottie's favorite poet : TSELIOT
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Men, i.e., go for her : IMOGENE
17
Home to Sara, I gather : ASTORIA
18
Bothers Tom less : MOLESTS
19
What a snip may cause : PAINS
20
No place for a sea horse : SHORE
22
Kind of ally : TOT
23
Instrument of booty, so to speak : LUTE
24
Compoth mentith : THANE
25
Beyond the ___ (where the wet mop is?) : PAIL
26
Fellow in Celia's heart : ELI
27
The glow he's in : SHINE
28
France lost near 1,000 men here : MARNE
29
This ain't sign of cleanliness : STAINING
31
One who samples treats : TASTER
32
"Anvil Chorus" performer? : SONGSMITH
34
Rarest playwright : SARTRE
37
Devotee followers? : FANTAILS
41
A take-out girl : ADELE
42
Dismal, like a battered fender? : DINGY
43
Ellen and I get nothing : NIL
44
Wash 50th St. : LAVE
45
Woman I ream : MARIE
46
Kind of muck : RANA
47
Central Alameda : AME
48
He listed, e.g., rot, waste, decay, decomposition : ROGET
49
Skeletal parts in bombers : BONES
50
Staffing on a British isle? : MANNING
52
The O.T. had a bio of him : OBADIAH
54
He doesn't appreciate Tangier : INGRATE
55
It gives you better lab measures : BURETTE
56
He languishes in Tralee's gaol : STEALER
57
Gave Andy one big pain : ANNOYED
Down
1
They're less apt to be lost than paper clips : STAPLES
2
Attack a sailor, say : ASSAULT
3
A-1 title for a girl : LETITIA
4
How O'Neal wants to be left : ALONE
5
They grow on the top of one's 'ead : AIRS
6
Me? To Pierre I'm nothing : MOI
7
Putting this snag away : STASHING
8
"This is on me," says she : SIMONE
9
It's seen in Rome a lot : AMORE
10
Golfers like well-tended greens a ___ lot : HOLE
11
Competitor of a Maytag : AGE
12
AT&T errs on a computer function : RESTART
13
He came in at one : ANTOINE
14
Who relents and gets cozy : NESTLER
21
Waits and puts burning candles on the wall : HANGSFIRE
24
Opposite of fate : THINE
25
Turkish official with dad's laugh : PASHA
27
Norse night music? : SNORE
28
Cousin of Paddy? : MATTY
30
It lets one make baskets : ISTLE
31
What you get in some color : TINGE
33
Where a mob ain't : MANITOBA
34
Alias Ms. Meats : SALAMIS
35
A mother insect is unrelenting : ADAMANT
36
It's never, e.g., pleasant : REVENGE
38
Foolishness, in a tiny way : INANITY
39
Striped like an "E" tile : LINEATE
40
Hassled with a knife : SLASHED
42
Dear Gigi: It wounds me ... : DAGGER
45
Card game that met no successful players : MONTE
46
Where cowboy was mounted on nothing : RODEO
48
It's worth more than a lira : RIAL
49
Keep "N" out of here : BARN
51
Who ran a lobby? : NRA
53
Gee preceder : BUN
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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