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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jan 30, 2005  PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times

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Across
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Operates on, as regards religious groups : RESECTS
8
Argue about and take back some swear words? : DISCUSS
15
He took many a step, say : ASTAIRE
16
Cue none articulate : ENOUNCE
17
Begin work, though it isn't art : STARTIN
18
Rider, you see, did it to his horse : CURRIED
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Like the skies, sometimes, around N.Y.'s U.N. : SUNNY
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Name following Andrea or Ida : DORIA
22
Place to relax in southern Pennsylvania : SPA
23
50 help wanted notices for boys : LADS
24
Land that is rented : ISLET
25
Bon ___ (pioneering feminist's witticism) : MOTT
26
Before air is spoken of : ERE
27
Positive end of a verse : ANODE
28
28-Down type : GENRE
29
Fed fusty coloring matter : DYESTUFF
31
… while B stays in bed : ARISES
32
Prefer Mr. O as an actor : PERFORMER
34
De attitude of de model : DEPOSE
37
Master, e.g., at roulette : GAMESTER
41
For her it's always "T" for tennis : EVERT
42
Transportation on Andes tour : SEDAN
43
Musical note in Handel aria : ELA
44
Is unable to see insect : CANT
45
Reserve playing for inside : LAYIN
46
Fellow who might be with Artie : BRET
47
Officeholders' sin : INS
48
He has a soft midriff : FATSO
49
To clear of vermin, by trade : DERAT
50
For G.I., it lay in deftness : AGILITY
52
For airman, a name for islands : MARIANA
54
Rev. R. Lee on New Year's Eve : REVELER
55
Where can Noel find lace? : ALENCON
56
Football teams staying at 7 E. 50 : ELEVENS
57
They might get Grange's goat : NAGGERS
Down
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Struggled over L.A. dress : RASSLED
2
To get to sea you try this route : ESTUARY
3
East End playgoer when the theater is S.R.O. : STANDEE
4
What trapper does for money with snare : EARNS
5
Area on the edge of celebrity : CITY
6
Kind of fling : TRI
7
Is dismissive of S.F. ends : SENDSOFF
8
Order to recede : DECREE
9
Igloo? He finds you in it : INUIT
10
Bird is more tender, as they say in Boston : SORA
11
Kind of rent or rant : CUR
12
Agreements regarding the S.S. Union : UNISONS
13
See Peter's staff : SCEPTRE
14
Tempers a steed's spirit : SEDATES
21
Edgy fools, perhaps : OLDFOGEYS
24
Get used to run, i.e. : INURE
25
Not the emir's family : MEIRS
27
State-sponsored explosion : ATEST
28
Place to putter around? : GREEN
30
'Tain't sherry : SPORT
31
A g-guy from Jordan's capital : AMMAN
33
CB user on main road : RADIOMAN
34
Area measure for cedar, i.e. : DECIARE
35
Gave Len the good news : EVANGEL
36
V.I.P. seen as thoughtful : PENSIVE
38
It's to the rear, etc., of house : TERRACE
39
Friend o' Arlene : ELEANOR
40
Results of rodent sunbathing? : RATTANS
42
They incite strays : SATYRS
45
L.A. X : LATEN
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Existing binge : BEING
48
Life line : FILE
49
End of doctor, for example : DREG
51
Speed up a little? : LEV
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Cab's back : ALA
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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