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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Thursday, January 12, 1956

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,389
Across Down
1. Name in Genesis. : ABEL
5. Music-maker, for short. : STRAD
10. Point on a compass card. : SSW
13. Appeared. : CAME
14. Girl in a song. : IRENE
15. City in Maine. : SACO
16. Eban of Israel. : ABBA
17. P. O. problem. : DEADLETTER
19. Holder of a free pass. : DEADHEAD
21. Wandering. : ERRANT
22. Pièce de résistance. : ROAST
23. Greek seaport. : CORINTH
24. Unravel. : UNKNIT
26. Having facets. : PANED
27. Louis XIV. : ROI
28. Light: French. : LEGER
30. Adornment of a room. : DECOR
34. Days: Poet. : SUNS
36. Investigation. : PROBE
38. Corresponding. : SAME
39. 10 Down, originally. : ANGEL
41. Abbreviations indicating "authors unknown." : ANONS
43. Rosewall of the courts. : KEN
44. Penniless. : NEEDY
46. Be contingent (on). : DEPEND
48. Hot or cold foods. : CEREALS
51. Well-known first name in Washington. : PERLE
52. Refugee. : EMIGRE
53. Natives of the Levant. : ARABIANS
56. Oriental transportation. : SEDANCHAIR
58. On. : ATOP
59. Linden tree. : TEIL
60. Singer Mel. : TORME
61. River into Gulf of Finland. : NEVA
62. Initials of a humane society. : ARC
63. Celerity. : SPEED
64. Hambletonian pace. : TROT
1. School: Abbr. : ACAD
2. Paul Bunyan's blue ox. : BABE
3. Setting out. : EMBARKING
4. Induce to proceed. : LEADON
5. Evade. : SIDESTEP
6. Deal with. : TREAT
7. Study. : READ
8. ___/or. : AND
9. Juan Ponce ___. : DELEON
10. Tempter. : SATAN
11. Trail. : SCENT
12. Importance. : WORTH
15. Stepping distances. : STRIDES
18. Miscalculated. : ERRED
20. Greeting. : HAIL
23. Coal: Latin. : CARBO
24. Bear constellation. : URSA
25. Grammatical thing. : NOUN
26. Spring flower. : PEONY
29. Alumni. : GRADS
31. Genteel loafer: Slang. : CAKEEATER
32. Prophetic sign. : OMEN
33. Sunder. : REND
35. Part of French W. Africa. : SENEGAL
37. Made beloved. : ENDEARED
40. Become informed. : LEARN
42. Herzegovinan's neighbor. : SERB
45. Picks. : ELECTS
47. Lithe. : PLIANT
48. ___-dire (namely): Fr. : CESTA
49. Eastern title. : EMEER
50. Short way of saying "absurd." : RIDIC
51. First-rate. : PRIME
53. Swiss river. : AARE
54. De ___ (anew): Lat. : NOVO
55. Brief dispute. : SPAT
57. Dance. : HOP

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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