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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, January 29, 1955

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,041
Across
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Laboratory experiment setup. : MAZE
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Mid-Western staple. : WHEAT
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Clever sayings. : MOTS
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Burrows and others. : ABES
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Fateful walking place. : AISLE
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Part of the eye. : UVEA
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Old-fashioned remedies. : MUSTARDPLASTERS
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Dewey or Stevenson. : ATTORNEY
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Eschews former hopes for peace. : REARMS
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Scene in "On the Waterfront." : PIER
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Heavenly body, in Chaucer's day. : SONNE
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Cartographer. : MAPPER
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A dozen men for the ages. : APOSTLES
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
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Viscous substance. : SLIME
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Total: Abbr. : AMT
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Baal, for instance. : IDOL
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Short coats. : ETONS
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Circulate. : STIR
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English letter. : ZED
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First names in Stockholm. : SVENS
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Lobster claw. : CHELA
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Breaking out. : ERUPTING
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Performed a spinning operation. : CARDED
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Confession of faith. : CREDO
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New Jersey township. : LODI
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Thurber's forte. : SATIRE
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Settling. : DEFINING
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A Hope romance (with "The"). : PRISONEROFZENDA
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Biblical name. : ENOS
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Relative of a rail. : CRANE
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Eastern coin. : RIAL
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Say it isn't so. : DENY
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Instigator. : EGGER
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For goodness' ___! : SAKE
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Word for a doll. : MAMA
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Border on. : ABUT
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Gusto. : ZEST
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Legal bar. : ESTOPPEL
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Big name in Hollywood. : WARNER
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Quest of one who is "it." : HIDER
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Discern. : ESPY
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___ in. : ALL
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Certain restaurants. : TEAROOMS
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New variety of plant. : MUTANT
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Far too joyful. : OVERELATED
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Designate. : TERM
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Garden vegetables: Dial. : SASS
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March 21 Ram. : ARIES
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Appreciation. : SENSE
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Feels dizzy. : SPINS
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Food at the first Thanksgiving. : MAIZE
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Supporter. : AIDER
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Artistic work. : PRODUCTION
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At full length. : ALONG
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Rousseau hero. : EMILE
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Short for a fiddle. : STRAD
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White collar worker: Colloq. : STENO
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Basis for court action. : EVIDENCE
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Sponsors of East-West game, January 1st. : SHRINERS
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Cubic meter in Italy. : STERO
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Seaport in S. W. Spain. : CADIZ
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Finicky. : PRISSY
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Strong box. : COFFER
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Sierra ___. : LEONE
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Hurried. : SPED
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"Rule Britannia" composer. : ARNE
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Hindrance. : DRAG
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Dolphin genus. : INIA
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A state: Abbr. : NDAK
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Stormy weather. : GALE
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Foot-pound subdivision. : ERG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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