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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Dec 08, 2013 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:Mel Taub
Editor:Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: , Blocks: 33, Across Lite

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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Criticizes harshly, as at chess : SCATHES
8. Like a peach that's on sale : CHEAP
13. Reliable at trawls : STALWART
14. Small 50-liter stream : RILLET
16. Overcome in flip-flop : COMEOVER
17. Where Lonnie likes to chat : ONLINE
18. A rose you shake, maybe : AROUSE
19. She's a nut : AUNT
21. Mr. Ager : MAN
22. Fresh part of repertoire : PERT
23. Kind of cure : SINE
24. Two-state fix : MEND
25. Where a street can be a rue: Abbr. : EUR
26. Skirts are missing in these performances : SKITS
28. He's going after ad : VANCE
29. Meager in grasp : SPARING
31. T does not equal ED, informally : TAINTED
33. School with one T in its name : ETON
34. He got Aphrodite sore : EROS
35. Short letter from a prisoner : CONNOTE
38. Said, e.g., Della did it : ALLEGED
42. Hung back : ARIAN
43. They were so odd : DODOS
45. Doesn't it lie in la mer? : ILE
46. Money exchanged for a lira : RIAL
47. Little bit of wordplay at a community gym : PUNY
48. With ace-five: Fr. : AVEC
49. Follow God : DOG
50. React to a sad poem, say : MOPE
51. Where do Gabe and Carlos shop? : BODEGA
53. Makes happy at last with ease : ELATES
55. Swaps for a new car and tires : TRADESIN
57. What de guy may go along for : DERIDE
58. Twin isle that may be half red and half white : WINELIST
59. Earns a mental diagnosis, comparatively speaking : SANER
60. Agent in Part One : OPERANT
1. Build a vertical Gap or Sears : STOREUP
2. "Sodom and ___" (story of a biblical secret society) : CAMORRA
3. Native hearing a stringed instrument : ALEUT
4. What did Noah stow on the Ark? : TWOS
5. Shaved the ends off : HAVE
6. It's east of Aust. : ERE
7. For tar, it's rather narrow : STRAIT
8. What a bad joke about witches may make you do : CRONE
9. Thin clue : HINT
10. E. 50s extension : ELL
11. Food people ate in 1050 : ALIMENT
12. What Nobel chief must do after twice interrupting peace : PENANCE
13. Spaces in works of art : SCAPES
15. ded ded ded ded ded ded ded ded ded ded : TENDED
20. U.N. Day set ... or not set : UNSTEADY
23. Spied gun and enlisted : SIGNEDUP
24. It provides means for a parson : MANSE
26. Squelch Toni's : SITON
27. ... G H I J L M N O ... : KNOT
28. Five oils for stringed instruments : VIOLS
30. Learn about the kidney : RENAL
32. Guy hiding in Charlotte : ARLO
35. Aced or deuced : CARDED
36. Loser, 1-0 : ORIOLES
37. Falls in a raga : NIAGARA
39. Concedes sieving : GIVESIN
40. Glee? It's not his style of writing : ELEGIST
41. Pour from a 500-cent bottle : DECANT
44. Ring combo that's too new : ONETWO
47. Pores over toughie : POSER
48. Woman with a lead : ADELA
50. One you might deem an ancient Persian : MEDE
51. Poison bean : BANE
52. Smelly river by the sound : ODER
54. Not tout : TIN
56. Tear on a gravestone : RIP
Answer summary: 0 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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