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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Apr 28, 2002 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Across Lite
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H
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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Greek poet who watched his step : THESPIS
8
We'd list the most disorderly : WILDEST
15
Heavy breathing of a male sheep? : RAMPANT
16
An art, i.e., at the Met : ARIETTA
17
What a has-been says leads to deadlock : IMPASSE
18
Antlers where seasoning is made : SALTERN
19
Capital of Frence? : PERIS
20
Dressed like King Cole? : NATTY
22
___ weed (piano player's smoke) : RAG
23
Screen lion : OLIN
24
Ceres' mountain detritus : SCREE
25
Fannie's middle years : ANNI
26
Flower that Elise holds : LIS
27
46-Across + 500 : LAIRD
28
Gets a place to act : STAGE
29
Like some food in a bindle, i.e. : INEDIBLE
31
It's quite touching : FEELER
32
Failures of Zero combat operations : OMISSIONS
34
A tent's island name : STATEN
37
They're sure to assert wedding wishes : TOASTERS
41
Like an author who has been whipped? : WELTY
42
I fell for Pierre's girl : FILLE
43
Start to sing : LAP
44
It could get gory : ORGY
45
Ladies so-and-so : DONAS
46
L'atmosphere : LAIR
47
Money center : ONE
48
Speaking of a person from Copenhagen ... : DEIGN
49
Voices before net? : BASSI
50
Isn't liar apt to be biased? : PARTIAL
52
Believe it turns : TRUSTIN
54
Tie nene to French saint : ETIENNE
55
Getting horny? : HONKING
56
Created an opposing response : REACTED
57
Sign Ned finishes : ENDINGS
Down
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'52 port : TRIPOLI
2
Where did men hail piper? : HAMELIN
3
Spree I'm on is an adventure : EMPRISE
4
Where a nap is a siesta : SPAIN
5
Dad's satisfactory grade : PASS
6
Kind of urgent : INS
7
They may produce silent C's : STENCILS
8
Sad, wet and drunk : WASTED
9
What an egotist thinks : IRATE
10
Small athletic club? : LILY
11
What Ted turned into: Abbr. : DET
12
Like ten real verities : ETERNAL
13
To rent gas is unheard-of : STRANGE
14
More flavorful seaport : TANGIER
21
A stringer is interesting : ARRESTING
24
He prepared vaccine in basin : SABIN
25
Blast state : ATEST
27
Mate for Emily : LIMEY
28
It's common in Essen : SENSE
30
She's nuts : DOTTY
31
Farm young of Al's : FOALS
33
A hotline for Gilbert & Sullivan : IOLANTHE
34
Nothing powers a hawk, say : SWOOPER
35
Entreat, in threes : TERNATE
36
No place for a real G.I. : ALGERIA
38
Salient tissue protein : ELASTIN
39
Hoisting I.R.A. sign : RAISING
40
Bullfight sites: Abbr. : SPRINGS
42
Prevented from using kitchen wrap? : FOILED
45
The Revolution had a need for him : DEANE
46
A silk tie for a British socialist : LASKI
48
It's in d' passbook: Abbr. : DINT
49
Group in drab undies : BUND
51
Private eye, etc. : TEC
53
Pat's companion : RON
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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