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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Apr 29, 2012 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across
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Surgically cuts secrets : RESECTS
8
Got 'old of cab : AILED
13
Makes a distribution and collapses : GIVESOUT
14
S.C. beverages that go with fish : SCALES
16
How to order Clara tea : ALACARTE
17
Mythical queen on beach with you : HECUBA
18
Purest sleep : RESTUP
19
Leader of Perseus, oddly: Abbr. : PRES
21
Kind of dusky : SAN
22
Seller's condition for a relative : ASIS
23
Twisted puns : SPUN
24
Ticket #3, #2, #1 and #5 : CITE
25
Head of state, informally : GUV
26
Colorful genre : GREEN
28
Covers with hail, in afterthought : PAVES
29
e + p = t : EPEEIST
31
At mirror on the wall, who finds it safer? : FAIREST
33
Man's name for lava : ALVA
34
What to do in the loge : OGLE
35
Pins set in parts of feet : INSTEPS
38
I resort to tear gas for them : RIOTERS
42
Appears to see some : COMES
43
A fool to dot two i's : IDIOT
45
Follower of Phil : LIP
46
Asian river in intramurals : AMUR
47
How to get the sum of a column of numbers, one might say : ADIT
48
He likes to avoid a cop : CAPO
49
Kind of dance : RID
50
Region on the outskirts of the Arctic Sea : AREA
51
Like resolute emir: Fr. : FIRMER
53
Remove belt during mix-up : UNGIRD
55
Where the French found real iron : LORRAINE
57
CC 2 : SEESTO
58
Some tied to 4-Down : EDOMITES
59
Perfume ingredient from trees : ESTER
60
Water barrier and why it broke : DAMAGED
Down
1
Irritates P.I. rules : RILESUP
2
Tricky Va. sieve : EVASIVE
3
Groups with radios and TVs (about 100) : SECTS
4
He didn't use a birthright : ESAU
5
Kind of oration : CORP
6
Mild rebuke of a king : TUT
7
Plain sound of a footfall : STEPPE
8
Like Shane after getting terrible news : ASHEN
9
Alternately increase desserts : ICES
10
Black heart : LAC
11
Evil use that's hard to catch : ELUSIVE
12
Disputes at de school in Maine : DEBATES
13
Area Gigi used for parking : GARAGE
15
Assent that's most rational : SANEST
20
Flee fort and ruin : RUNFORIT
23
Discarded as a steed is : SETASIDE
24
Trace it back to a proofreader : CARET
26
He confused Selig : GILES
27
Reply to semi-privates : RSVP
28
One caught up in scheme of airman : PILOT
30
One who dines in a tree : EATER
32
Fee paid by Iago : AGIO
35
Curia's ill-fated flier : ICARUS
36
One of the men, i.e., on the ballot : NOMINEE
37
Dark spots on Ed's gums : SMUDGES
39
Ancient on Eli team : ELAMITE
40
Matured red pine : RIPENED
41
What is found in Sp. mines : SPORES
44
How laddie got connected : DIALED
47
Zeal that sounds more difficult in London : ARDOR
48
Cigar man : CRAIG
50
Parted in the middle : ARTE
51
Preposition on a form : FROM
52
Maria who's losing a girlfriend : IRMA
54
First adherent : IST
56
Where there's much ado in a sultan's palace : ODA
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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