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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Tuesday, January 15, 1957

8-Down : Cornered.

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 crosswords in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,758
Across
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Bustle. : FUSS
5
Iterate. : RESAY
10
Commandment pronoun. : THOU
14
His: Fr. : ALUI
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Emulate Cicero. : ORATE
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Seeks office. : RUNS
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Senorita's name. : INEZ
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Alliance formed in 1945. : ARABLEAGUE
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Derided: Slang. : RAZZED
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Pre-election meetings. : RALLIES
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Kind. : CLASS
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Sound from the kennel. : YELP
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Miss Young and namesakes. : LORETTAS
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Cause to vanish. : DISPEL
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Outer: Prefix. : EPI
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Bristlelike. : SETAL
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Be in office. : SERVE
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Rebate: Abbr. : DISC
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Having lines. : RULED
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Merlin, for example. : SEER
42
Ingredient of lyonnaise potatoes. : ONION
44
Knife. : PARER
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Notice to playgoers. : SRO
47
Role in "Troilus and Cressida." : NESTOR
49
Tractability. : DOCILITY
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Very: French. : TRES
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Ancient heroic tale. : ILIAD
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Demanding attention. : CLAMANT
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A rising. : ASCENT
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People of Varna. : BULGARIANS
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Be informed. : KNOW
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French clergyman. : ABBE
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Icelandic tales. : EDDAS
65
Relative of Vesuvius. : ETNA
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Fish. : BASS
67
Beatrice ___ of Renaissance fame. : DESTE
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Vocal votes. : YEAS
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Pretty good. : FAIR
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Animal's foreleg bone. : ULNA
3
Major U. N. problem. : SUEZCRISIS
4
Sound from the frying pan. : SIZZLE
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Auto. : ROADSTER
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Bungle. : ERR
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French-German river. : SAAR
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Cornered. : ATBAY
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Followed the cheerleaders. : YELLED
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Gads about: Dial. : TRAIPSES
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Behemothlike. : HUGE
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Responsibility. : ONUS
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Application. : USE
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___ Island. : ELLIS
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The makings of a spread. : EATS
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Showed surprise. : SATUP
26
Induced to proceed. : LEDON
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Express a notion. : OPINE
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Dish with a dressing. : SALAD
30
Gen. Batista's title. : PRESIDENTE
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Turn inside out. : EVERT
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Name derived from 35 Down. : LEROY
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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
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Where Guantanamo is. : CUBA
55
Law degrees. : LLBS
56
Urchins. : TADS
58
Roman goddess of fate. : NONA
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Poetic contraction. : TWAS
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"___ Ballads." : BAB
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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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