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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Thursday, October 11, 1956

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, 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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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,662
Across
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Gridiron period. : HALF
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Ski site. : SLOPE
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Norse rumbler. : THOR
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Spread. : OLEO
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Slavic girl's name. : TANYA
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Leveret. : HARE
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Fibber. : LIAR
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Getting too large for. : OUTGROWING
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St. Joan's fate. : MARTYRDOM
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Manservant. : VALET
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Fordham footballers. : RAMS
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Seaweed substance. : AGAR
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Videlicet. : NAMELY
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Cape of the State of Washington. : FLATTERY
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Begin. : ARISE
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Din. : NOISE
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Pasture sound. : MOO
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Tennessee team. : VOLS
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Hone's relative. : STROP
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Pulitzer prize novelist. : WOUK
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M.D.'s group. : AMA
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Composer of many popular songs. : COHAN
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Paw: Fr. : PATTE
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Rent collector. : LANDLADY
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Specially prepared foods. : PUREES
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Give a slant to. : RAKE
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Receive the votes of. : POLL
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Engenders. : SIRES
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Victor's gridiron spoils. : GOALPOSTS
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Election catchword. : PROSPERITY
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Essential part. : ROOT
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"Battle Cry" author. : URIS
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Ancient Greek. : AESOP
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Ridge of sand. : DUNE
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TV newscaster. : DALY
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Prelude to adulthood. : TEENS
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Cast forth. : SPEW
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Celeste ___. : HOLM
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Inter ___ (among other things). : ALIA
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Goneril's father. : LEAR
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Malta or Gibraltar. : FORTRESS
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Raging. : STORMY
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Extols. : LAUDS
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Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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Shaw play, 1913. : PYGMALION
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Cup handle. : EAR
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Frustrate. : THWART
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December weather. : HAIL
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Caen's river. : ORNE
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Colonel's command: Abbr. : REGT
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Oviform. : OVATE
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Bowl contender. : YALE
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Puff. : GASP
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___ Academy. : NAVAL
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Spicy odor. : AROMA
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Capital of Lombardy. : MILAN
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Raid for plunder. : FORAY
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Play the ham. : EMOTE
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Passage. : ROUTE
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Symbols of bondage. : YOKES
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To the ___ (to an extreme). : NTHDEGREE
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Drench. : SOAK
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Local rulers in China. : WARLORDS
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Hug. : CLASP
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Juicy part of a fruit. : PULP
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Stylish: Colloq. : DRESSY
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Corals, sea anemones, etc. : POLYPS
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He wrote "Too Late the Phalarope." : PATON
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Sharp, narrow spade. : SPUD
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Singer Petina. : IRRA
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Disturb. : ROIL
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French-Belgian river. : OISE
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Alphabet, for example. : SOUP
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Step of a diatonic scale. : TONE
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Irish ___. : STEW
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Bore into. : EAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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