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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Feb 22, 2009 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
1
D
2
R
3
A
4
C
5
U
6
L
7
A
8
S
9
T
10
A
11
B
12
S
13
T
E
U
T
O
N
I
C
14
P
U
R
E
E
15
D
16
I
M
M
O
D
E
S
T
17
A
N
K
A
R
A
18
T
O
M
M
Y
19
S
I
20
L
T
S
21
M
I
L
22
E
T
A
S
23
M
O
V
I
E
24
D
I
A
L
25
R
I
G
26
S
U
M
E
R
27
V
I
S
T
A
28
S
C
E
29
P
T
R
E
30
A
31
P
A
C
H
E
S
32
L
E
A
33
A
N
T
34
R
35
E
36
V
E
A
L
37
S
38
E
S
C
A
39
P
40
E
41
S
42
I
L
I
A
D
43
P
44
L
A
T
E
45
E
L
O
46
B
E
N
D
47
P
I
E
T
A
48
C
R
E
W
49
B
A
T
50
F
U
N
G
I
51
H
O
R
N
E
52
E
N
A
53
M
E
L
54
I
N
55
F
E
R
I
O
R
56
D
O
G
I
E
S
57
S
T
A
F
F
E
R
S
58
R
E
A
D
E
59
T
O
R
T
U
R
E
© 2009, The New York Times
Across
1
"Count to 600, Laura" : DRACULA
8
Sticks Bass tea : STABS
13
Said "double mixer" in German : TEUTONIC
14
Perdue prepared, in a way : PUREED
16
Vain Mods I met : IMMODEST
17
Capital of 10-Down with an A : ANKARA
18
He has a little dog around 2000 : TOMMY
19
Fills with muck, then lists : SILTS
21
Kind of lion : MIL
22
Letters to N.H. from Athens : ETAS
23
In Kokomo viewers may watch it : MOVIE
24
Laidback : DIAL
25
Right at the start : RIG
26
Ancient land of Remus : SUMER
27
What is a TV prospect? : VISTA
28
Respect for a symbol of royalty : SCEPTRE
30
A&P hurts Indians : APACHES
32
French and English articles in rural locale : LEA
33
Peas' end : ANT
34
Displays concerning meats : REVEALS
38
C.P.A. sees jailbreaks : ESCAPES
42
A 552-page epic : ILIAD
43
Book illustration of a pelt : PLATE
45
Band running through melody : ELO
46
What tip of birch may do at its furthest point : BEND
47
Mondrian with a Michelangelo work : PIETA
48
8,675 in shipwreck : CREW
49
Club for a vampire at night : BAT
50
Molds amusing U.S. soldier : FUNGI
51
Jazz singer with musical instrument recital : HORNE
52
Melanie discarded one coat : ENAMEL
54
Poorly made fire iron : INFERIOR
56
Strays in S. Diego : DOGIES
57
Faster S.F. personnel : STAFFERS
58
Charles who wrote about a deer : READE
59
Sheer or utter hell : TORTURE
Down
1
Popular M.I.T. coed : DEMOTIC
2
Kind of sale for Mr. Mague : RUMMAGE
3
A most interesting subject for physicists : ATOMS
4
Why Doc backed-up Buffalo Bill : CODY
5
Picky follower? : UNE
6
Ole Miss is flexible : LISSOME
7
In cave it remains lively : ACTIVE
8
Tapes showing flood : SPATE
9
Weight, say, of large barrels : TUNS
10
Every other bit of paprika : ARK
11
He is M.B.A., yet cheerful : BEAMISH
12
A tree is arranged thus : SERIATE
13
What sitter in lab measures : TITERS
15
All sad cowboys seem to wind up here : DALLAS
20
Turkish money worth less than a rial : LIRA
23
You are in bad French painting : MURAL
24
Pronouncements at 600-1 : DICTA
26
Place for dates : STEAD
27
He'll move forward with ad : VANCE
29
Ask for P-Pb : PLEAD
31
What the letters B to Z are in SpaghettiOs : PASTA
34
Could bird be teased? : RIBBED
35
One real first lady : ELEANOR
36
What Gallo stored in vat, e.g. : VINTAGE
37
Overbites? : SPIN
38
I notate "erode" : EATINTO
39
Listening to Mr. Mason with a drink : PERRIER
40
Girl held back by chaperone letter : ELENORE
41
Planters of SE rows : SOWERS
44
Expert in the law, e.g., found in roster : LEGIST
47
Beat up Les : PULSE
48
Home to a hundred and four Greeks : CORFU
50
For oats, telephone 3333 : FEED
51
Weight given to the F : HEFT
53
I'm a woman : MIA
55
Kind of row at 53-Down : FAR
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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