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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 Down
1. Laboratory experiment setup. : MAZE
5. Mid-Western staple. : WHEAT
10. Clever sayings. : MOTS
14. Burrows and others. : ABES
15. Fateful walking place. : AISLE
16. Part of the eye. : UVEA
17. Old-fashioned remedies. : MUSTARDPLASTERS
20. Dewey or Stevenson. : ATTORNEY
21. Eschews former hopes for peace. : REARMS
22. Scene in "On the Waterfront." : PIER
23. Heavenly body, in Chaucer's day. : SONNE
24. Cartographer. : MAPPER
27. A dozen men for the ages. : APOSTLES
30. Buenos ___. : AIRES
31. Viscous substance. : SLIME
32. Total: Abbr. : AMT
33. Baal, for instance. : IDOL
34. Short coats. : ETONS
35. Circulate. : STIR
36. English letter. : ZED
37. First names in Stockholm. : SVENS
38. Lobster claw. : CHELA
39. Breaking out. : ERUPTING
41. Performed a spinning operation. : CARDED
42. Confession of faith. : CREDO
43. New Jersey township. : LODI
44. Thurber's forte. : SATIRE
46. Settling. : DEFINING
50. A Hope romance (with "The"). : PRISONEROFZENDA
52. Biblical name. : ENOS
53. Relative of a rail. : CRANE
54. Eastern coin. : RIAL
55. Say it isn't so. : DENY
56. Instigator. : EGGER
57. For goodness' ___! : SAKE
1. Word for a doll. : MAMA
2. Border on. : ABUT
3. Gusto. : ZEST
4. Legal bar. : ESTOPPEL
5. Big name in Hollywood. : WARNER
6. Quest of one who is "it." : HIDER
7. Discern. : ESPY
8. ___ in. : ALL
9. Certain restaurants. : TEAROOMS
10. New variety of plant. : MUTANT
11. Far too joyful. : OVERELATED
12. Designate. : TERM
13. Garden vegetables: Dial. : SASS
18. March 21 Ram. : ARIES
19. Appreciation. : SENSE
23. Feels dizzy. : SPINS
24. Food at the first Thanksgiving. : MAIZE
25. Supporter. : AIDER
26. Artistic work. : PRODUCTION
27. At full length. : ALONG
28. Rousseau hero. : EMILE
29. Short for a fiddle. : STRAD
31. White collar worker: Colloq. : STENO
34. Basis for court action. : EVIDENCE
35. Sponsors of East-West game, January 1st. : SHRINERS
37. Cubic meter in Italy. : STERO
38. Seaport in S. W. Spain. : CADIZ
40. Finicky. : PRISSY
41. Strong box. : COFFER
43. Sierra ___. : LEONE
44. Hurried. : SPED
45. "Rule Britannia" composer. : ARNE
46. Hindrance. : DRAG
47. Dolphin genus. : INIA
48. A state: Abbr. : NDAK
49. Stormy weather. : GALE
51. 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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