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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 21, 2014 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A frosh's old trumpets : SHOFARS
8. 1,000 followers : MISTS
13. Managed to locate a super CD : SCAREDUP
14. Holds so dear : ADORES
16. What women won't be with loose men : LONESOME
17. Man who'd expunge the third letter from the end : CESARE
18. Secret ways of speaking about gators : ARGOTS
19. "___ hound" (greeting to a dog) : CIAO
21. Number in France or ancient Rome : DIX
22. Relations of Bangkok natives, say : TIES
23. Prefix that is on Chinese-related terms : SINO
24. A fit pronouncement : FIAT
25. It's found in the area of the head : EAR
26. You might go to the Met to hear one : MOTET
28. Point to a horse : PINTO
29. Hate what the C.I.A. watches out for? : DESPISE
31. Element that's Hg alone : HALOGEN
33. Sale girl : ELSA
34. Perseverance at heart : EVER
35. What unbelievable URLs are : SURREAL
38. School subject in eastern Pennsylvania : READING
42. Experiments #10, #5, #6, #1 and #11 : TRIES
43. Pass a hundred and ten laws : ENACT
45. Kind of vile : SER
46. Fight back : RAPS
47. Sketched a Barrymore : DREW
48. Where Africans order take-out : TOGO
49. Name connected with Lennon, once : ONO
50. Who acts? : CAST
51. A paler part of a winter hat : EARLAP
53. Something to slip in a holster : PISTOL
55. Experience therein a rupture : HERNIATE
57. ___ self (sew up one's own wounds) : SUTURE
58. Flows out to men at sea : EMANATES
59. Fixes what a museum has : MENDS
60. At which costs typically are less : RESALES
1. One coarse amount of metallurgic refuse : SCORIAE
2. They might snag her hose : HANGERS
3. Cookies or a Greek goddess : OREOS
4. Hidden lifestyle gathering : FEST
5. Soda troubles : ADOS
6. Kind of bling : RUM
7. Pieces of eight, e.g. : SPECIE
8. Place to gamble oneself into a coma : MACAO
9. Inside of inside of : IDEO
10. O.S.S. alert : SOS
11. Wall Street finds it grand : TRADING
12. In an aeriest sequence : SERIATE
13. What Delta's flights are : SLATED
15. Poet with 10 notes : SEXTON
20. Wear thin when wearing nothing : INTHERAW
23. Thieves such as Lester : STEALERS
24. Scandinavian sight seen by one in a car : FIORD
26. Man coming from a distance : MILES
27. Greek peak with a 10-Down : OSSA
28. Let A&P fold : PLEAT
30. Former Israeli leader with Quebec parents : PERES
32. French with cave : AVEC
35. Sports write-up : STROPS
36. Necessity to run Maui nuclear plant : URANIUM
37. Reply to site pro : RIPOSTE
39. Tonto's comment about being tardy? : ISOLATE
40. Invalidates 10 ages : NEGATES
41. Large G-strings : GROPES
44. Here 'n' there it's lower : NETHER
47. Places a sled might end up : DALES
48. Indus's end : TRIAL
50. If neither A nor B works, what to try next : CORD
51. Periods of years, mostly : ERAS
52. Girl going up and down : ANNA
54. Heavy-sounding wine holder : TUN
56. Element's core : EME
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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