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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Sep 02, 2012 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35
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Across
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Hand me a person to be in charge : HEADMAN
8
Shoots on Wig St. : TWIGS
13
Actress at the tomb of Lenin : REDGRAVE
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They strive to hold things together : RIVETS
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Heathen worshiper with a vow of procrastination : IDOLATER
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Before we're on : ERENOW
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Fellow Citi Field players with heavenly bodies : COMETS
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Simple: the ayes have it : EASY
21
Duce's predecessor : TRA
22
___ wit (darning ability) : KNIT
23
What assassins finally confess to : SINS
24
It's inside calves : VEAL
25
It's a dog command : SIT
26
Dusty room : STUDY
28
Feudal lord of a Belgian city : LIEGE
29
Place for a wine seller, say : CELLAR
31
Big hits that a slugger lets rip : TRIPLES
33
Overdue coffee order without tea : LATE
34
Nathan who's physically fit : HALE
35
Performer at ABC or a circus : ACROBAT
38
Looking at ruin, perhaps : INARUT
41
What a spry supplicant does : PRAYS
42
Like the design on 102 buildings : IONIC
44
Start of some verbal punishment : PUN
46
P/D : POND
47
Chunk taken from a December glacier : BERG
48
Race anxiety : CARE
49
What babies must have that babes will not : ANI
50
Same plateau : MESA
51
What stops lather : HALTER
53
Endlessly telling about part of a door frame : LINTEL
55
Fashioned 16-Across : TAILORED
57
Deadly heat in the '50s : LETHAL
58
Jazzes up elves' inn : ENLIVENS
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Dirty toys with nothing in them : SOOTY
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What golfers do at the starts of holes : SETTEES
Down
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Like pleasure that was hid once : HEDONIC
2
I deem to be a descendant of Esau : EDOMITE
3
Bit of ornamentation at Gate 50 : AGLET
4
"D--- rodent!" : DRAT
5
On which 1,000 sat : MATS
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Greeting on a Roman street : AVE
7
Nymph hiding in reed : NEREID
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It rests on the head : TRESS
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Like a telegram : WIRY
10
End of rest : IVE
11
Polite as 10 "Glee" performers : GENTEEL
12
It's so great in an attic : STORAGE
13
Little Richard's haystacks : RICKS
15
Lowlands in the environs of Cardiff, U.K. : SWALES
20
Whatever you want in a N.Y. night : ANYTHING
23
Guarantees for an "E.T." issuer : SURETIES
24
It viggles on a vindshield : VIPER
26
Thick slices, as lbs. of concrete : SLABS
27
Can closer : TATA
28
I call it purplish : LILAC
30
The guy for Dolly : LLOYD
32
Queen of Iran : RANI
35
Dismay over a c-cover : APPALL
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Friends I censor : CRONIES
37
Met Tina & Ron : RANINTO
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Cornered, as a true ape : UPATREE
40
Dishes that may enter U.S. : TUREENS
43
Zero charges for what a speaker does : ORATES
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Any drs. who are brainiacs : NERDS
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Like the midsection of a carillon : BELLY
48
Spice that 100 adore : CLOVE
50
Tame turkey, e.g. : MEAT
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Handle on two-thirds of a hotel chain : HILT
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Landed a tail : ALIT
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Beethoven's heart : THO
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Prop attachment : ANE
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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