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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
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Italian city. : PARMA
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Tito-ite. : SERB
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Status quo ___ (previous condition). : ANTE
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Hatred. : ODIUM
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Cerebration product. : IDEA
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Baron. : PEER
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Capital city. : LANSINGMICHIGAN
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Common suffix. : ENT
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City just east of Los Angeles. : ELMONTE
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Creator of Jim Hawkins. : RLS
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Thirst: Fr. : SOIF
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Scampered. : RAN
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Join up. : ENLIST
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Insensitive. : NUMB
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Brief. : TERSE
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Extreme. : ULTRA
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Singer Arden. : TONI
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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Fortune's equipage. : SLINGSANDARROWS
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Novelist Ferber. : EDNA
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One of Cleo's serving maids. : IRAS
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Dim. : UNLIT
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Erie or Kiel. : CANAL
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___ over (upset). : KEEL
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Panelist Francis. : ARLENE
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Boy Scout initials. : BSA
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Critic's approbation: Slang. : RAVE
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___ Paulo, Brazil. : SAO
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Merger of two singing groups. : OCTETTE
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Toddler. : TOT
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Knighted thespian (1863–1948). : SIRCAUBREYSMITH
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Mediterranean rumbler. : ETNA
65
Pro ___. : RATA
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Complete: Var. : THORO
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Attempt: Colloq. : STAB
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Of a time period. : ERAL
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Sharpens. : HONES
Down
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Natives of Krakow. : POLES
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Town in a Hersey title. : ADANO
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Dog star. : RINTINTIN
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Greek letters. : MUS
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French friend. : AMIE
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___ Chi. : SIGMA
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Provincial capital. : EDMONTONALBERTA
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Guide and control. : REIN
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Schizomycetes. : BACTERIA
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Nepal peak. : API
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Pola ___. : NEGRI
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Small ducks. : TEALS
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Lawyer-author. : ERNST
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Federal labor group. : NLRB
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Brooders. : HENS
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Hot spot. : FURNACE
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Scholar. : LEARNER
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Periodical, for short. : MAG
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Book ___. : ENDS
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Habit. : USE
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Attorney's degree. : LLD
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Historic hill in Ireland. : TARA
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Light meal. : COLLATION
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Double: Prefix. : TWI
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Superlative ending. : EST
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All-pay-and-no-work job. : SINECURE
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Be sorry for. : RUE
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Ox of Celebes. : ANOA
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Girl in an old song. : KATY
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Burros. : ASSES
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"Pajama Game" star. : RAITT
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John Ridd's bride. : LORNA
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Pirate. : STEAL
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Your: French. : VOTRE
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Moral element in literature. : ETHOS
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Metal beam. : TBAR
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Resident of Tallinn. : ESTH
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Hired vehicle. : CAB
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Electrical opposite of "ohm." : MHO

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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