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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Tuesday, January 19, 1971

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,829
Across Down
1. Andean land : PERU
5. Wheezy plane : CRATE
10. Cheese-eaters : MICE
14. Valhalla man : ODIN
15. Dams : WEIRS
16. Gumbo : OKRA
17. Gives the glad eye : NICTITATES
19. Some votes : NOES
20. Astrologers : SEERS
21. Math abbr. : LCM
22. Pounds and marks : MONEY
23. Diminutive suffix : ULE
25. Every 60 minutes : HORAL
27. Type of owl : SCREECH
31. Governments : REGIMES
35. Exclamation : AHA
36. Part of a hearth : HOB
38. Sum, in Naples : TOTALE
39. Hearty guffawing : HOMERICLAUGHTER
43. Pressed : IRONED
44. Stray : ERR
45. Relative of the cassowary : EMU
46. Submitting : BENDING
48. Meantime : INTERIM
51. Khayyam and Sharif : OMARS
53. Dunk : SOP
54. Young salmon : PARRS
57. Kind of meal : OAT
59. Not so good : WORSE
63. Author of "Topaz" : URIS
64. Roar with merriment : CACHINNATE
66. Adam, for one : MALE
67. Stained : INKED
68. Giant of myth : YMIR
69. Retired : ABED
70. Onagers : ASSES
71. Contrary one : MARY
1. ___ asinorum : PONS
2. Adams : EDIE
3. Food staple : RICE
4. Like Munchausen tales : UNTRUE
5. Weight unit: Abbr. : CWT
6. Old coin of Spain : REAL
7. Alphabet letter : AITCH
8. Vibration : TREMOR
9. Feminine suffix : ESS
10. Colossal structure : MONOLITH
11. Image : IKON
12. American Indian : CREE
13. ___ does it : EASY
18. Alderney, for one : ISLE
22. Guildhall statue : MAGOG
24. Spiny anteater : ECHIDNA
26. Election news : RETURNS
27. Indian sir : SAHIB
28. Task : CHORE
29. Novarro : RAMON
30. Hic, haec, ___ : HOC
32. ___ dolorosa : MATER
33. Resin : ELEMI
34. Cheese residue : SERUM
37. Wheat: Fr. : BLE
40. Approved : ENDORSED
41. French cathedral city : REIMS
42. Onassis : ARI
47. Stadium sounds : GROANS
49. Junior city : TOWN
50. Name giver : EPONYM
52. Pillages : SACKS
54. Cougar : PUMA
55. Bedouin : ARAB
56. Vex : RILE
58. "Of ___ I sing" : THEE
60. Thailand king : RAMA
61. Agitate : STIR
62. Spooky : EERY
64. U.S. spy org. : CIA
65. Parts of the psyche : IDS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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