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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Aug 10, 2010 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30
1
C
2
R
3
E
4
E
5
L
6
S
7
S
8
T
9
A
10
R
11
E
12
R
13
F
O
U
L
T
I
P
14
T
H
I
N
N
E
15
R
16
E
N
S
L
A
V
E
17
R
E
T
A
S
T
E
18
E
D
S
E
L
19
C
20
L
A
M
S
21
N
R
A
22
L
O
I
N
23
D
I
A
N
E
24
R
A
I
L
25
E
N
A
26
T
I
M
I
D
27
M
O
R
A
L
28
R
E
N
29
O
W
N
E
D
30
N
A
M
E
L
Y
31
S
I
G
N
A
32
T
U
R
E
33
A
34
L
35
B
A
N
Y
36
N
A
T
I
O
37
N
38
A
39
L
40
F
O
R
G
E
41
P
E
N
T
A
42
A
V
A
43
F
L
E
E
44
D
O
G
G
Y
45
C
R
E
W
46
O
L
E
47
S
I
E
G
E
48
J
E
R
R
Y
49
R
A
D
50
I
A
N
T
51
N
52
E
O
N
A
T
E
53
D
R
E
D
G
E
R
54
T
W
I
T
T
E
R
55
D
R
E
A
R
Y
56
S
E
N
S
E
D
© 2010, The New York Times
Across
1
Length of a very long movie about fish baskets : CREELS
7
One a cop might arrest at a peep show : STARER
13
Rotten bit of batting advice : FOULTIP
14
Oppothite of a thaint : THINNER
16
Leave Essen in bondage : ENSLAVE
17
What to do if you see tart again : RETASTE
18
Car in Leeds : EDSEL
19
See two gulf states for seafood : CLAMS
21
Charlton Heston ran for president of this: Abbr. : NRA
22
What Brooklyn students do : LOIN
23
She's with Edna, I gather : DIANE
24
___ whey (B&O dairy product) : RAIL
25
Mel follows her : ENA
26
Reticent to say, upon reflection, "D-! I'm it!" : TIMID
27
Maxim of Mr. Lao Tzu : MORAL
28
Any wonder it's celebrated? : RENOWNED
30
Laymen, that is to say : NAMELY
31
"U. S. Grant," i.e., at the bottom of a letter : SIGNATURE
33
Capital by Alan : ALBANY
36
Anti-loan American, e.g. : NATIONAL
40
Move ahead in favor of General Electric : FORGE
41
Start for five-and-ten in Pa. : PENTA
42
Woman in Havana : AVA
43
Run away from Mr. Bailey : FLEE
44
Jeez, why do I want this little canine? : DOGGY
45
Workers with headless fastener : CREW
46
Cry in Toledo : OLE
47
Gee, is this any way to win a battle? : SIEGE
48
Old Mr. Attrick : JERRY
49
Like Ray and Rita : RADIANT
51
A one-ten infant, say : NEONATE
53
Dr. Lawn Tool : DREDGER
54
Service that lets you write "tease" to friends : TWITTER
55
Like the Dry Era, to drinkers : DREARY
56
D's seen or heard : SENSED
Down
1
C over D over E : CONDONE
2
In U.S.S.R, a citizen : RUSSIAN
3
Two letters read aloud for a girl : ELLEN
4
Up late : ETAL
5
Woman of 54 : LIV
6
Example of M & N pieces : SPECIMEN
7
Desert R, S and T : STRAND
8
It tells me the subject : THEME
9
888 islands : AITS
10
Bernard's heart, genetically : RNA
11
Arrange an erne's capture : ENSNARE
12
Later R.I. prosecution : RETRIAL
13
Tentative proposal from ref Lee : FEELER
15
No kidding, as to friend : REALLY
20
Badly lagged, in a showbiz way : LAIDANEGG
23
Dull-colored, with lots of dents : DINGY
24
Mr. Moore : ROMEO
26
Rope I went for : TWINE
27
For Irma, a girlfriend : MARIA
29
River that goes a long way through Missouri : OSAGE
30
Why you with TNT would be crazy : NUTTY
32
Male lifeguards, typically : TANGENTS
33
A H-Henry or a H-Harrison : AFFORD
34
One who praised the Lord all the time : LOLLARD
35
Stallion that could turn beer red : BREEDER
37
What a ranter might do to a story : NARRATE
38
Rte. Dave avoided : AVERTED
39
Wearily I may leave the court : LAWYER
41
Some literature to print or type : POETRY
44
E D R : DINER
45
See tens of coins : CENTS
47
A gas on the rise : SAGA
48
Enlist in banjoing : JOIN
50
Keep under one's 'at : IDE
52
Farm animal you heard : EWE
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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