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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

NY Times, Sun, Sep 01, 2002 PUNS AND ANAGRAMS

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Across Lite
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R
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O
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L
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A
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C
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L
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© 2002, The New York Times
Across
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Party to a drama in 1588 : ARMADA
7
Steps taken by S.A. business grads : SAMBAS
13
Ever oil blanket? : LIEOVER
14
Elaine E. is who gets the property : ALIENEE
16
Judicial hearing might make Sen. quit : INQUEST
17
Ingredient in grave recipes : VINEGAR
18
Sun St. is surprising : STUNS
19
9-A is vacant : INANE
21
Note from D. to Croix : ELA
22
Che's beginning to get pants : BRIT
23
Ague's treatment : USAGE
24
West of Kan. : ALAS
25
Old car's return : OER
26
It earns a few pelts : SNARE
27
Chemist could name one : AMINE
28
Provoking Linden, e.g. : NEEDLING
30
Inferred what Ed cued : EDUCED
31
For us, this one excels : OUTSHINES
33
At 55, easy job is not for her : SLAVEY
36
Looks over the nicest: Sp. : INSPECTS
40
Rep's end : TILES
41
Cousin of an Eskimo, you, et al. : ALEUT
42
25-Across heard : ORE
43
As the French might say, "Down with Saab!" : ABAS
44
It swayed so-called shoe buyer : SUEDE
45
___ garden (flowery spot) : BIER
46
Pro follower, for the time being : TEM
47
Voices of fish #1 : BASSI
48
Place that is in a biblical story : SINAI
49
On tour I make things smooth : IRONOUT
51
Fruit drink served in jail? : BRIGADE
53
Sees a need for sound rhythm : CADENCE
54
Where folks go miles for china : LIMOGES
55
Like a sluggard and Lee : LEADEN
56
Changed it indeed : EDITED
Down
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Race ended in a tie near here : AINTREE
2
Need about 24 sheets : REQUIRE
3
High horse? : MOUNT
4
Eva's old greetings : AVES
5
Beginning of Troy : DES
6
Tsarina's workers : ARTISANS
7
A Vegas brute : SAVAGE
8
Straighten out one lane : ALINE
9
Belonging to me, in effect : MINE
10
Kind of ping : BEE
11
Glance I find heavenly : ANGELIC
12
Where did Lana see liner? : SEALANE
13
What city is slob in? : LISBON
15
Removed from Red Sea : ERASED
20
Pipes that let the ash linger : NARGHILES
23
To N.Y.U. it brings harmony : UNITY
24
Entertain morning practice : AMUSE
26
Turns you less : SLUES
27
A branch of govt. : ADEPT
29
Peace symbols I get out of videos : DOVES
30
Had seen you follow : ENSUE
32
In Eden, 2-lb. apples were this : INEDIBLE
33
It acts as interference : STATIC
34
Progressive Braille : LIBERAL
35
In a Mao-led fashion : ALAMODE
37
Money for a G.I., once : COINAGE
38
Walked all over dear Ted : TREADED
39
'Tain't Hurons : SERIES
41
She told us neat stories : AUSTEN
44
Cause of dish's success : SAUCE
45
OT : BIGOT
47
Investment that ties one up : BOND
48
1002 South Valley : SIMI
50
Test leader? : NEA
52
Central corridors : RID
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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