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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Nov 29, 2009 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across
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Where worshipers, with much ado, gasp : PAGODAS
8
Separate verse : SEVER
13
Violinist and heathen in one : PAGANINI
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One who fits in the Rialto : TAILOR
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Nine seas, somehow : INASENSE
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Peace's way out : ESCAPE
18
Writes in "Sterne" : ENTERS
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Vinancial vorveit : VINE
21
Diamondback : MEG
22
I, sir, was a muckraker : RIIS
23
Making ___ meet (goal of a chicken social network) : HENS
24
W = E : WISE
25
Any 100 yrs. : CEN
26
Vulgar scars : CRASS
28
Reached ingot : GOTIN
29
Satire with a new hero : EREWHON
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Re TNT or flood : TORRENT
33
Rear deer : HIND
34
Down with Arabians rejecting Iran: Fr. : ABAS
35
Transportation in a bad epic : PEDICAB
38
Raises making Stu flip : LIFTSUP
42
Orate about a figure in myth : ERATO
43
Shoelace part at Gate 50 : AGLET
45
Girl in Monaco : ONA
46
It gives me an identity : NAME
47
Symbol for adding up: Sl. : PLUS
48
Camels 'ave 'em : UMPS
49
He's a peasant, at heart : ASA
50
Country a long way from Lima : MALI
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Who did Ana see in Troy? : AENEAS
53
Small lump of egg & nut : NUGGET
55
Real score of zero in tennis : TRUELOVE
57
Agrees it can spatter on a stove : GREASE
58
In re rail service, it's an alternative : AIRLINER
59
He makes the grade : EDGAR
60
Like the food Rod eats : ROASTED
Down
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Could Anne rip basket? : PANNIER
2
Like a stone for Anita, e.g. : AGATINE
3
What sages use for heating : GASES
4
Difference between a Barron and a baron : ONER
5
Things heard in stadiums, centrally : DINS
6
T or F, in San Jose : ANS
7
Strains to see one palindromic girl around another : SIEVES
8
They're found in machine gun nests : STENS
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See a way to comfort : EASE
10
Tim's companion : VIC
11
Who did Ali meet long ago? : ELAMITE
12
Manages to get one person : ROPESIN
13
President Gore : PIERCE
15
Concerning chap who is a university V.I.P. : REGENT
20
Where stabled horses are found : INSTALLS
23
H & O : HANDBALL
24
Defeat "W." sort : WORST
26
Smart, with nothing to suggest a Marx brother : CHICO
27
Friend of Nora : RONA
28
Contemporary of J. Cagney and H. Bogart : GRAFT
30
Isle of ___ (Antarctic atoll) : WHITE
32
Award for obstetrics, i.e. : OBIE
35
Where Ann & Peg met in Malaysia : PENANG
36
Use rare elimination : ERASURE
37
Injured as mother got older : DAMAGED
39
Unknown person on moon, see? : SOMEONE
40
How might a country road in Va. end up : UNPAVED
41
Spares a quarterback, at times : PASSER
44
What kind of string did Ira tug? : GUITAR
47
Parent, mostly : PATER
48
Until a lamp goes on, it's this : UNLIT
50
It's almost the same as a plateau : MESA
51
Austria? It's lacking atmosphere : AURA
52
Lee's fish : EELS
54
Choke on a joke : GAG
56
City that's patriotic to the core : RIO
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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