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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, October 1, 1955

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,286
Across Down
1. Italian city. : PARMA
6. Tito-ite. : SERB
10. Status quo ___ (previous condition). : ANTE
14. Hatred. : ODIUM
15. Cerebration product. : IDEA
16. Baron. : PEER
17. Capital city. : LANSINGMICHIGAN
20. Common suffix. : ENT
21. City just east of Los Angeles. : ELMONTE
22. Creator of Jim Hawkins. : RLS
23. Thirst: Fr. : SOIF
25. Scampered. : RAN
26. Join up. : ENLIST
28. Insensitive. : NUMB
30. Brief. : TERSE
32. Extreme. : ULTRA
34. Singer Arden. : TONI
35. Entr'___. : ACTE
39. Fortune's equipage. : SLINGSANDARROWS
42. Novelist Ferber. : EDNA
43. One of Cleo's serving maids. : IRAS
44. Dim. : UNLIT
45. Erie or Kiel. : CANAL
47. ___ over (upset). : KEEL
48. Panelist Francis. : ARLENE
51. Boy Scout initials. : BSA
53. Critic's approbation: Slang. : RAVE
56. ___ Paulo, Brazil. : SAO
57. Merger of two singing groups. : OCTETTE
60. Toddler. : TOT
61. Knighted thespian (1863–1948). : SIRCAUBREYSMITH
64. Mediterranean rumbler. : ETNA
65. Pro ___. : RATA
66. Complete: Var. : THORO
67. Attempt: Colloq. : STAB
68. Of a time period. : ERAL
69. Sharpens. : HONES
1. Natives of Krakow. : POLES
2. Town in a Hersey title. : ADANO
3. Dog star. : RINTINTIN
4. Greek letters. : MUS
5. French friend. : AMIE
6. ___ Chi. : SIGMA
7. Provincial capital. : EDMONTONALBERTA
8. Guide and control. : REIN
9. Schizomycetes. : BACTERIA
10. Nepal peak. : API
11. Pola ___. : NEGRI
12. Small ducks. : TEALS
13. Lawyer-author. : ERNST
18. Federal labor group. : NLRB
19. Brooders. : HENS
24. Hot spot. : FURNACE
27. Scholar. : LEARNER
29. Periodical, for short. : MAG
31. Book ___. : ENDS
32. Habit. : USE
33. Attorney's degree. : LLD
34. Historic hill in Ireland. : TARA
36. Light meal. : COLLATION
37. Double: Prefix. : TWI
38. Superlative ending. : EST
40. All-pay-and-no-work job. : SINECURE
41. Be sorry for. : RUE
46. Ox of Celebes. : ANOA
47. Girl in an old song. : KATY
48. Burros. : ASSES
49. "Pajama Game" star. : RAITT
50. John Ridd's bride. : LORNA
52. Pirate. : STEAL
54. Your: French. : VOTRE
55. Moral element in literature. : ETHOS
58. Metal beam. : TBAR
59. Resident of Tallinn. : ESTH
62. Hired vehicle. : CAB
63. Electrical opposite of "ohm." : MHO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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