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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Oct 25, 2015 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33
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Across
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Denounces, as techs : SCATHES
8
Place where you can avail yourself of Spanish : AVILA
13
Start law firm? : STALWART
14
___ one's business (owning an ore extraction company) : MINING
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Earn drop in sentence from this person : PARDONER
17
Rouse tribes to action : BESTIR
18
James who snares rustlers on TV reruns : ARNESS
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Author who's a purist at heart : URIS
21
Musical note from Lea : ELA
22
Name for a heartless seaman : SEAN
23
Cast out! : SCAT
24
Speaker creating a stir : TRIS
25
Net opener : MAG
26
Kisses for Gregory and family : PECKS
28
Goes left or right, say, as lanes : LEANS
29
Sell art that's outstanding : STELLAR
31
Pattern for the father of the Isley Brothers : PAISLEY
33
See a path to comfort : EASE
34
Nat's follower : URAL
35
City affiliated with C.I.A. : WICHITA
38
Angry military missions in Bangkok : TIRADES
42
Everyone has article about him : ALLAN
43
1,000 works of art : MOILS
45
Words offered by widow when remarrying : IDO
46
Kind of ping : SLUR
47
Sen. Sanders (R-Neb.) : BERN
48
Like some chances for Ms. Li : SLIM
49
Sound of disapproval in old Egypt : TUT
50
Cut by a rose, say : SORE
51
Aleut's greeting : SALUTE
53
See AT&T property : ESTATE
55
Disney worker who's not Maria : ANIMATOR
57
___ of Lebanon (Beirut farmer) : SEEDER
58
Parts of geese that make de pâtés : DELIVERS
59
Harvest goddess-turned-physician : DROPS
60
Joins one from an army group : SOLDERS
Down
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Closely watch, as an E.R.A. stat : STAREAT
2
Rage can lead to it : CARNAGE
3
Dean, 50, of the Mayflower : ALDEN
4
Stow in pairs : TWOS
5
Mr. Nash : HANS
6
The center therein : ERE
7
Vehicle with Superman's symbol : STRUCK
8
Tiny amount of morning : AMBIT
9
Strives for #5, #4, #6 and #7 : VIES
10
Kind of tall : INS
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Exact tallier : LITERAL
12
I I I I I I I I : ANILINE
13
Health resorts --> Ems : SPASMS
15
Like novelist Günter's lawn : GRASSY
20
He held up trains in Russia : RASPUTIN
23
One yelling "Mr. Cesare!" : SCREAMER
24
Car that can run at least 150 miles on one battery charge : TESLA
26
Ordinary prairie : PLAIN
27
A set direction : EAST
28
Ones insisting that liras are Chinese money : LIARS
30
Composer with Mahler, mostly : LEHAR
32
Return of the lira : ARIL
35
Was set for things being thrown away : WASTES
36
Sullied, perhaps : ILLUSED
37
Sea turtle mess : CLUTTER
39
True lid adding water, e.g. : DILUTER
40
They've tried so hard to help writers : EDITORS
41
Suzanne with hot times : SOMERS
44
Nymphs whom Apollo adores : OREADS
47
Africans in robes : BOERS
48
One of 50 Eva's met in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" : SLAVE
50
Short distance for pets : STEP
51
Opposite of swell : SILL
52
In maid : AMID
54
Torn end : ADO
56
One recent prefix : NEO
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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