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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Mar 09, 2008  PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across
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Gaps at U.S. canal : LACUNAS
8
Was out on pelts : SLEPT
13
Playful talk in bed again : BADINAGE
14
Is term used in British joints? : MITRES
16
Quick joke about the QE1 or QE2, but not both : ONELINER
17
Who accompanied Cortes : ESCORT
18
In '51, a lot of girl : LOLITA
19
Party in two Southern states : GALA
21
Crowd on the outside of Trieste? : TRE
22
Essayist in "The Liaison" : ELIA
23
Let see the Highlander : CELT
24
Horror fare : FEAR
25
Old movie dog's head : RIN
26
I bash the master : SAHIB
28
Frenchman on the lanai : ALAIN
29
Monte, i.e., in the past : ONETIME
31
No anger in a locale of W.W. I fighting : ARGONNE
33
Girl in comedies : EDIE
34
Holder of ice cream once : CONE
35
Laertes is a crook : STEALER
38
It's in the chips at L.A. store : OLESTRA
42
I sell cotton material : LISLE
43
"No foolin'!" : STREW
45
Sawback : WAS
46
In which aesthetes star : ARTS
47
It makes Al attractive : LURE
48
"Conniptions" is proper : FITS
49
Nate's leader : NEO
50
Run like a Pole : LOPE
51
Kind, that is to say, of military operation : SORTIE
53
For Nero it was more luxurious : TONIER
55
Job for Marion at Disney : ANIMATOR
57
It's our lover boy : SUITOR
58
Housing that cost me $10.10 : TENEMENT
59
Asset in French tearoom : TASSE
60
Reston's rock group? : STONERS
Down
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It's in on all ointments : LANOLIN
2
She makes Edna lie : ADELINE
3
101 + 51 + 1 hairs : CILIA
4
Kind of Arian : UNIT
5
She reads up on two articles : NANA
6
How old a washer maker is : AGE
7
From whom Ivan gets a rise, e.g. : SERGEI
8
Fish stunk : SMELT
9
Ali's woman : LISA
10
Common abbreviation in alphabet cipher : ETC
11
Part one is changeable : PROTEAN
12
Ground for a trainer : TERRAIN
13
Movie featuring Bo or Ellie : BOLERO
15
Harsh-sounding novelist : STERNE
20
It's caught on a line or a cable : ALBACORE
23
Yells "rah!" into the sky : CHEERSUP
24
So elf sees these in the Arctic : FLOES
26
'Tain't active : SIDLE
27
Foreign friend Damien takes to heart : AMIE
28
He was not just any wag in Washington : AGNEW
30
At least they can quack : TEALS
32
Tootsie ___ (Hoffman part) : ROLE
35
Ellen's S.A.T. is biased : SLANTS
36
Exhaust, or the result of a flat? : TIREOUT
37
Land that juts into sea : ESTONIA
39
One who taunts with a bird sound : TWITTER
40
Food of a sort in the Army : RATIONS
41
Declare as rest : ASSERT
44
Tidbits for taster : TREATS
47
Actor hearing of a British truck : LORRE
48
This might get me far into a picture : FRAME
50
Sole group of people born in late July or early August : LEOS
51
Prefix that is on Chinese-related words : SINO
52
Males who love Oprah Winfrey : OMEN
54
Kind of elf : ITS
56
Mag's follower : NET
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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