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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Sep 14, 2003 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times
Across
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U.S. star's composer : STRAUSS
8
Does she toss the party? : HOSTESS
15
Become dithguthted : THICKEN
16
Rest on lover, i.e. : OVERLIE
17
Very plain tea user : AUSTERE
18
She's in a real tizzy : LARAINE
19
Emma returning without a title : MME
20
Where to store grains, soils, etc. : SILOS
22
Wanted all but the start, in poker : ANTED
23
Part of a Latin phrase in trips overseas : IPSO
25
Instrument for a Florida native : FLUTE
27
Audibly sighed : SIDE
28
You are one medical prefix : NEURO
30
Marker to pilfer, it is said : STELE
32
I.R.S. man : SIR
33
Perfume not of pear, e.g. : ARPEGE
35
Basing me on famous folk : BIGNAMES
37
Treat Lena as standby : ALTERNATE
39
Belief of 700, including Renee : CREDENCE
42
Did over in high C ranges : RESANG
46
Brown article in France : LES
47
Course for a boy from Arg. or Braz. : SALAD
49
Hardship of a person in charge of a ship's ropes? : RIGOR
50
What the tsar patronized : ARTS
52
Would 'e kiss another Dickens character? : SIKES
54
Mate of Ewe A : RAMA
55
"___ Indigo" (purple cow's theme song) : MOOED
57
Lamps in song : PSALM
59
Element of 65-Across : TIN
60
They know how to dip nuts : PUNDITS
62
What builders go in for : ROOFING
64
Frenchman at #9 tee : ETIENNE
65
A tie men need for performance : MATINEE
66
One might render a fall on this : REAREND
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What Rene set on the dinner table : ENTREES
Down
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Consider it a man's endurance : STAMINA
2
One who strikes the rump : THUMPER
3
P.R. issue is revolting : RISESUP
4
A small amt. of money : ACT
5
Reb followers : UKES
6
Fires up : SERIF
7
In 50's, Ness used them for hooks : SNELLS
8
Its milk is served in hotels : HOLSTEIN
9
Eggs ___ (redundant diner order) : OVA
10
Blood supplies in horse race : SERA
11
Rants about part of TWA : TRANS
12
Miltie's belief in privilege : ELITISM
13
The end, i.e., is without a set time : SINEDIE
14
They plant trees, so to speak : SEEDERS
21
Riots stemming from Korea bust : OUTBREAKS
24
One whom Greek gods did adore : OREAD
26
Regal composer : ELGAR
29
Looks at leg? So? : OGLES
31
Carp's tail : ENTER
34
They sent a flame up : ETNAS
36
Norse gods arise : AESIR
38
Elsie is deep, yet overshadowed : ECLIPSED
39
Marcel P. Viseman : CLAMPER
40
Get around our tree : REROUTE
41
It's a long way from here to Siena : ESTONIA
43
Like some stone in a gate : AGATINE
44
Me, in one election : NOMINEE
45
Snagger of farms : GRANGES
48
Exclamation re dame : DEARME
51
Reed's feast : SEDER
53
'Tain't gift, said he : SLOAN
56
What Enid gets up to do : DINE
58
Witty thoughtt : MOTT
61
Oddly, tuning in cable channel : TNN
63
___ coat (snow in the forest) : FIR
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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