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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, May 11, 2003 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26
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C
2
H
3
A
4
G
5
A
6
L
7
L
8
S
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U
10
Z
11
A
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N
13
N
14
E
15
L
A
R
A
M
I
E
16
O
N
A
T
E
A
R
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O
R
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T
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N
G
18
L
I
N
E
A
T
E
19
A
R
L
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N
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I
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R
A
T
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T
A
C
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K
I
S
S
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T
R
I
C
E
25
C
E
L
T
26
E
E
E
27
S
H
O
N
E
28
R
O
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D
R
A
30
F
T
I
N
G
31
D
E
N
T
E
D
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R
U
N
S
A
33
L
O
N
G
34
P
35
A
36
R
A
D
E
37
B
A
T
T
E
38
R
39
E
40
R
41
A
G
O
N
Y
42
G
E
S
T
E
43
E
V
E
44
T
A
S
K
45
S
I
L
T
Y
46
N
U
I
T
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T
I
E
48
D
A
L
L
Y
49
D
O
N
D
I
50
I
N
T
51
R
U
D
E
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E
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A
R
L
I
E
R
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E
S
T
O
N
I
A
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A
C
E
T
O
N
E
56
S
T
A
C
K
E
D
57
R
E
G
E
N
T
S
© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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He'd paint Allah - 100G : CHAGALL
8
She takes English princess to court, say : SUZANNE
15
Where a cowboy called me a liar : LARAMIE
16
Rampaging where paper is ragged : ONATEAR
17
Speaking in argot : ORATING
18
Eel ain't striped : LINEATE
19
Learn who wrote "Over the Rainbow" : ARLEN
20
Mad about what assessor said? : IRATE
22
Kind of tic : TAC
23
Make out on skis : KISS
24
Instant credit, almost : TRICE
25
Boston athlete born to leave Corn Belt : CELT
26
Width of Tripoli? : EEE
27
Shown, so to speak : SHONE
28
She got up around one : ROSIE
29
Making designs to grind fat : DRAFTING
31
Tended to be depressed : DENTED
32
Goes and puts Shelley on the ballot : RUNSALONG
34
Average fruit drink for March : PARADE
37
One making a big hit : BATTERER
41
Go into any distress : AGONY
42
Tale set, e.g., in Camelot : GESTE
43
Miss Stevens, at heart : EVE
44
T'question : TASK
45
Why list regarding sediment? : SILTY
46
Unit of temps : NUIT
47
___ Cobb (player taking a bow?) : TIE
48
Trifle with lady, 50 : DALLY
49
He was in odd comic strip : DONDI
50
I turned to be a busybody : INTRUDE
52
When rare lie was told : EARLIER
54
A site on the Baltic : ESTONIA
55
Solvent found in tea, once : ACETONE
56
Like 80 decks of cards : STACKED
57
About guys who rule : REGENTS
Down
1
Concealed old cake : CLOAKED
2
More like Prince William's brother? : HARRIER
3
It exists as a real lake : ARALSEA
4
Stage entrances : GATES
5
Main villain, once, in Uganda : AMIN
6
Chinese who was the opposite of a lout : LIN
7
One girl's restraint : LEGIRONS
8
A close comfort : SOLACE
9
Put nut, i.e., with bolt : UNITE
10
Grey who wrote an easy western : ZANE
11
Getting up when a plane is due in : ATE
12
Like the exam given by a teachers' grp. : NEATEST
13
Tie Alan to her : NATALIE
14
Raised deer, etc. : ERECTED
21
What to do with the carnival mallet - sound familiar? : RINGABELL
24
Yours in the past : THINE
25
Farewell to a tailless eel : CONGE
27
Dusty room : STUDY
28
French enter this in a ledger : RENTE
30
Sausage guy : FRANK
31
She is unsteady : DOTTY
33
When Yale star graduated : LASTYEAR
34
Eat tips of them in hamburgers : PATTIES
35
Gas ain't for : AGAINST
36
Stone causing Pharaoh to stare : ROSETTA
38
Our nine year gathering : REUNION
39
It's clear I'd enter contest : EVIDENT
40
Stops working at Firestone? : RETIRES
42
Where balm could aid leg : GILEAD
45
Woman with ideas : SADIE
46
Let on it's Nick : NOLTE
48
Kind of irk : DUNK
49
Waste of a doctor, e.g. : DREG
51
Sounds like a tough bird : ROC
53
Follower of men : ACE
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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