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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Oct 22, 2006  PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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Across
1
Body with a hundred scars : CARCASS
8
Looks of noblemen : PEERS
13
Wild cafe hour : FAROUCHE
14
Silent coves : INLETS
16
Trial mom — like a goddess : IMMORTAL
17
Mob act : COMBAT
18
Stern expression of distaste : NERTS
19
Openings at 5 & 10's : VENTS
21
Loss leader : ATA
22
He had Zeus' ears : ARES
23
Lists for U.S. men : MENUS
24
Mix in cast iron : STIR
25
The Sun heading west : LOS
26
Trimmed the drape : PARED
27
Determiner of nuke's state : ATEST
28
Involves a saltine : ENTAILS
30
They accompany corsets : ESCORTS
32
'Tain't ma : SPA
33
With an emcee and you : CUM
34
Make out cinders : DISCERN
38
A capital, as Accra : CARACAS
42
A g-great d-deal : ALLOT
43
Place near a sporting event : ARENA
45
Middle South : OUT
46
Cut list : SLIT
47
Kind of late : TRANS
48
Get a load of him : ALDO
49
H next to bat : HUP
50
Silent attic : TACIT
51
Spent in goal line : ALLIN
52
Observation of El País : ESPIAL
54
Pretend it's a mule : SIMULATE
56
Tended one set : SEENTO
57
Lands with an Arab master, i.e. : EMIRATES
58
Nadir of plumber : DRAIN
59
Why Lady Dee was late : DELAYED
Down
1
Man of romance : CAMERON
2
Smarter place to put your elbow : ARMREST
3
Cheers for torso : ROOTS
4
What barkers at U.S.C. are : CURS
5
A penny, in short : ACT
6
Srs. have beardless faces by using these : SHAVERS
7
Any eels in representation of the moon : SELENE
8
Ancients from Britain or from tropics : PICTS
9
This one's Adam's grandson : ENOS
10
Kind of ore : ELM
11
One who returns part of rare bet : REBATER
12
It's AT&T's government theorist : STATIST
13
"Grand" thing in flea circus : FINALE
15
Begins to give Eliot top billing : STARTS
20
Having dropped 'is undies? : NUDE
23
Cheeky Lamar : MALAR
24
A most diminutive opening : STOMA
26
Tie P's in glass tube : PIPET
27
See into 51-Down : ACURA
29
Neckwear for a Highlander : ASCOT
31
They precede T containers : SCANS
34
S-h-a-d-e-s : DASHES
35
Sullied and abused : ILLUSED
36
Footwear that ripples : SLIPPER
37
One who ran 100 pushers in : NARC
38
Coin of which one might mint 100 with ease : CENTIME
39
Put tea locale in order : COLLATE
40
What C.P.A. did to aid duet : AUDITED
41
Group with no sets of Beatles tunes : STONES
44
As ride is brought up : RAISED
47
Not a 50" claw : TALON
48
Like a unanimous response from a ship's crew? : ALLAY
50
French actor who's at it : TATI
51
Atmosphere in a restaurant : AURA
53
Companion of Pat : INA
55
1,001 + 50 = a "cool" number : MIL
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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