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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Jul 12, 1998 Puns and Anagrams

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York Times
Across
1
He was armed, as in "Aoda" : RADAMES
8
A s-salt : ATTAR
13
Gable gets to mind Pete : PEDIMENT
14
Laddie did it to call : DIALED
16
Having only tea, I came to lose lots of weight : EMACIATE
17
Remove Ted and Lee : DELETE
18
Whom did Morse see as promising? : COMERS
19
But Q was right behind : PLED
21
Gun enthusiasts ran it : NRA
22
Avoid a missing poet : OVID
23
Slip behind? : SHOD
24
This acts as a command : SCAT
25
Kind of tee : SET
26
Couldn't stand the D.A. : HATED
28
Is he NCO? : ENOCH
29
Weight Watchers sales people? : REDUCINGAGENTS
32
Loge designer : OLEG
33
Author studied in Eng. 1 : INGE
34
Garfunkel and Carney on stage : PERFORMINGARTS
40
Float on high : ALOFT
41
Range of emotion : ANGER
42
Note drink to the left : ELA
44
Female state, in short : MISS
45
Whose aim is to elevate? : OTIS
46
T' shoot the breeze : TRAP
47
Season in Exeter : ETE
48
Hits back : SPAT
49
Gr. insects : GRANTS
51
Losing to a Belli client : LIABLE
53
When rattier, I may do this : IRRITATE
55
Like L.A. star : ASTRAL
56
Salts not found at sea, etc. : ACETATES
57
A Mets group and others : TEAMS
58
Like some haircuts with real dye : LAYERED
Down
1
Who got rid of Rover? Me! : REMOVER
2
On a date, I'm human : ADAMITE
3
Cut 500 before Dec. 1 : DICED
4
Leader at a space station : AMIR
5
Same as ft. or in. : MEAS
6
It may be added to port : ENT
7
Chick's mother through remarriage? : STEPHEN
8
Dad and Ed said more : ADDED
9
Was bound to diet : TIED
10
Former world chess champion is totally centered : TAL
11
French city with one clan : ALENCON
12
Pull back to tease racer : RETRACT
13
OPEC's Texas locale : PECOS
15
The sad endings : DEATHS
20
Hotel rooms at the gold sign : LODGINGS
23
Marks sag at M.I.T. : STIGMATA
24
Erne's look : SNEER
26
Jacques Tati role earned 50 thou : HULOT
27
Bic's predecessor : ACER
28
Headless bum Samantha : EGGAR
30
Takes off of F.D.'s : DOFFS
31
The heavenly Monsieur Egan : ANGE
34
She considers me a pal : PAMELA
35
His title is "snob" : ELITIST
36
Like an optimist or tease : ROSEATE
37
The L in Latin II : INITIAL
38
Entreat in threes : TERNATE
39
Like venetians on Delta St. : SLATTED
43
Quiet corners that are passi : APSES
45
European cars found on slope : OPELS
46
Mongol mixed up with 8-Across : TATAR
48
Impact of alms : SLAM
49
Odd parts of gardeny shade : GREY
50
___-minded (standing on ceremony) : RITE
52
Very beginning : BRA
54
Maker of a car radio : RCA
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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