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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Thursday, January 12, 1956

4-Down : Induce to proceed.

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 crosswords in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,389
Across
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Name in Genesis. : ABEL
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Music-maker, for short. : STRAD
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Point on a compass card. : SSW
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Appeared. : CAME
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Girl in a song. : IRENE
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City in Maine. : SACO
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Eban of Israel. : ABBA
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P. O. problem. : DEADLETTER
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Holder of a free pass. : DEADHEAD
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Wandering. : ERRANT
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Pièce de résistance. : ROAST
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Greek seaport. : CORINTH
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Unravel. : UNKNIT
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Having facets. : PANED
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Louis XIV. : ROI
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Light: French. : LEGER
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Adornment of a room. : DECOR
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Days: Poet. : SUNS
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Investigation. : PROBE
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Corresponding. : SAME
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10 Down, originally. : ANGEL
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Abbreviations indicating "authors unknown." : ANONS
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Rosewall of the courts. : KEN
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Penniless. : NEEDY
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Be contingent (on). : DEPEND
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Hot or cold foods. : CEREALS
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Well-known first name in Washington. : PERLE
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Refugee. : EMIGRE
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Natives of the Levant. : ARABIANS
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Oriental transportation. : SEDANCHAIR
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On. : ATOP
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Linden tree. : TEIL
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Singer Mel. : TORME
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River into Gulf of Finland. : NEVA
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Initials of a humane society. : ARC
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Celerity. : SPEED
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Hambletonian pace. : TROT
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School: Abbr. : ACAD
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Paul Bunyan's blue ox. : BABE
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Setting out. : EMBARKING
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Induce to proceed. : LEADON
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Evade. : SIDESTEP
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Deal with. : TREAT
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Study. : READ
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___/or. : AND
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Juan Ponce ___. : DELEON
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Tempter. : SATAN
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Trail. : SCENT
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Importance. : WORTH
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Stepping distances. : STRIDES
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Miscalculated. : ERRED
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Greeting. : HAIL
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Coal: Latin. : CARBO
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Bear constellation. : URSA
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Grammatical thing. : NOUN
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Spring flower. : PEONY
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Alumni. : GRADS
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Genteel loafer: Slang. : CAKEEATER
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Prophetic sign. : OMEN
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Sunder. : REND
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Part of French W. Africa. : SENEGAL
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Made beloved. : ENDEARED
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Become informed. : LEARN
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Herzegovinan's neighbor. : SERB
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Picks. : ELECTS
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Lithe. : PLIANT
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___-dire (namely): Fr. : CESTA
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Eastern title. : EMEER
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Short way of saying "absurd." : RIDIC
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First-rate. : PRIME
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Swiss river. : AARE
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De ___ (anew): Lat. : NOVO
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Brief dispute. : SPAT
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Dance. : HOP

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

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