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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Tuesday, January 15, 1957

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,758
Across
1. Bustle. : FUSS
5. Iterate. : RESAY
10. Commandment pronoun. : THOU
14. His: Fr. : ALUI
15. Emulate Cicero. : ORATE
16. Seeks office. : RUNS
17. Senorita's name. : INEZ
18. Alliance formed in 1945. : ARABLEAGUE
20. Derided: Slang. : RAZZED
22. Pre-election meetings. : RALLIES
23. Kind. : CLASS
25. Sound from the kennel. : YELP
26. Miss Young and namesakes. : LORETTAS
29. Cause to vanish. : DISPEL
33. Outer: Prefix. : EPI
34. Bristlelike. : SETAL
36. Be in office. : SERVE
37. Rebate: Abbr. : DISC
39. Having lines. : RULED
41. Merlin, for example. : SEER
42. Ingredient of lyonnaise potatoes. : ONION
44. Knife. : PARER
46. Notice to playgoers. : SRO
47. Role in "Troilus and Cressida." : NESTOR
49. Tractability. : DOCILITY
51. Very: French. : TRES
53. Ancient heroic tale. : ILIAD
54. Demanding attention. : CLAMANT
57. A rising. : ASCENT
60. People of Varna. : BULGARIANS
62. Be informed. : KNOW
63. French clergyman. : ABBE
64. Icelandic tales. : EDDAS
65. Relative of Vesuvius. : ETNA
66. Fish. : BASS
67. Beatrice ___ of Renaissance fame. : DESTE
68. Vocal votes. : YEAS
Down
1. Pretty good. : FAIR
2. Animal's foreleg bone. : ULNA
3. Major U. N. problem. : SUEZCRISIS
4. Sound from the frying pan. : SIZZLE
5. Auto. : ROADSTER
6. Bungle. : ERR
7. French-German river. : SAAR
8. Cornered. : ATBAY
9. Followed the cheerleaders. : YELLED
10. Gads about: Dial. : TRAIPSES
11. Behemothlike. : HUGE
12. Responsibility. : ONUS
13. Application. : USE
19. ___ Island. : ELLIS
21. The makings of a spread. : EATS
24. Showed surprise. : SATUP
26. Induced to proceed. : LEDON
27. Express a notion. : OPINE
28. Dish with a dressing. : SALAD
30. Gen. Batista's title. : PRESIDENTE
31. Turn inside out. : EVERT
32. Name derived from 35 Down. : LEROY
35. Louis XIV, for one. : LEROI
38. Summer homes. : COTTAGES
40. Lowered in social status. : DECLASSE
43. Druidic priestess of opera. : NORMA
45. Danish-American social reformer. : RIIS
48. Fostered. : REARED
50. Slavish follower. : LACKEY
52. Slyly insinuating: Colloq. : SNIDE
54. Where Guantanamo is. : CUBA
55. Law degrees. : LLBS
56. Urchins. : TADS
58. Roman goddess of fate. : NONA
59. Poetic contraction. : TWAS
60. "___ Ballads." : BAB
61. Washington ballplayer. : NAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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