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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Nov 04, 2007 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across
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What home does Elsie heat? : CHALET
7
R walks safely while ... : STRIPS
13
Before tardy cleric : PRELATE
14
It's not important to rival it : TRIVIAL
16
Hear the woman : HEATHER
17
What Miss Fitzgerald's masseur will do : RUBELLA
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One who could err at assessment : RATER
19
Hotel is mad at sloppy ones : MAIDS
21
Central Neolithic : LIT
22
He rules with one arm : AMIR
23
Reddy's washed-out cousin : PINKY
24
Legislature tied : DIET
25
Half-chosen member of Cong. : SEN
26
He and Tiger are in the P.G.A. : ARNIE
27
No eel can be found in Sierra ___ : LEONE
28
Just lost to dude, e.g. : EDGEDOUT
30
Team that isn't A's : SAINTS
31
I sang gems of communication : MESSAGING
33
Call reel 6 awful : REVILE
36
Why was Elsa sent to detention? : LATENESS
40
Martinique, e.g., after disappearing? : EXILE
41
Sticks for Europeans : POLES
42
Tar's companion : MAC
43
E. Alp is whitish : PALE
44
Overly '50s implements : TOOLS
45
Did it bury Avalon? No, no! : LAVA
46
The works for shallow show-off : ALL
47
It could ruin seams of pool table : MASSE
48
Detector of sub arson : SONAR
49
___ of Liberty (law guaranteeing freedom) : STATUTE
51
Gave ore surplus : OVERAGE
53
Like, e.g., ultra tile arrangement : TEGULAR
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Renders N.E. airport areas ineffective : NEGATES
55
Stops when rested : DETERS
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Nothing tends to make sense to a person who's this : STONED
Down
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Mere cad defeated badly : CREAMED
2
Furnace's job gets an 8 : HEATING
3
Change later : ALTER
4
Bert and Hal are : LAHR
5
Season in le territoire : ETE
6
Name that Americans use for something, at the end : TERMINUS
7
What the Amalgamated Bowling Workers call? : STRIKE
8
She has tea with Giuliani : TRUDY
9
Spare items for kids : RIBS
10
End of rest : IVE
11
Cushion for pol in '51 : PILLION
12
Entails what's most important : SALIENT
13
A shaper of words produces it : PHRASE
15
The latest at Starbucks : LATTES
20
Writer who knew where Altoona is : ANITALOOS
23
... but Q remained seated : PROSE
24
The great ___ (V.I.P.'s condescend) : DEIGN
26
She has a mark to get rid of : ADELE
27
Neal's drive uses them : LANES
29
He established Internet distance : EMILE
30
Eye ___ (sockets) : SITES
32
Captain Neal's log noted them : GALLEONS
33
Concerning a tense meal : REPAST
34
Praised Ted and Alex : EXALTED
35
Where does gal live? : VILLAGE
37
Manatee with its tail up front : EMANATE
38
Brutally attacked in Vegas ad : SAVAGED
39
What an unsolicited caress does : SCARES
41
Tough questions for sitters : POSERS
44
Asian goodbye (registered trademark symbol) : TATAR
45
Ran ol' navigation system : LORAN
47
It's half horse shoe : MULE
48
Flower goes : SEGO
50
King's admonition : TUT
52
Submerged in vater : VET
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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