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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

SOLITAIRE

New York Times, Sunday, October 24, 1954

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,944
Across
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Participant in spring hearings. : CARR
5
Rinehart heroine. : TISH
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Sparkling. : AGLOW
14
Marine fish. : SPET
18
Duck in "Peter and the Wolf." : OBOE
19
Of the teeth: Comb. form. : DENTO
20
Try out. : PROVE
21
Hawaii port. : HILO
22
Drudge. : PLOD
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Surpass. : EXCEL
24
Tureen item. : PUREE
25
Badly. : ILLY
26
Novel of 1891. : TESSOFTHEDURBERVILLES
30
Wraithlike. : EERIE
31
Hel was ___ daughter. : LOKIS
32
"Show Boat" hit song. : BILL
33
It means "snow-clad." : NEVADA
35
Siegfried and others. : LINES
36
Prohibited. : ILLICIT
40
___ de France. : ILE
41
Liberate. : UNTIE
43
Bristlelike. : SETAL
46
Empty. : INANE
47
Clay pot. : OLLA
49
Banquet proposition. : TOAST
51
Imitators of a Public Enemy No. 1. : DILLINGERS
53
Hollywood first name. : BETTE
55
Before. : UNTIL
57
Singer. : BASSO
58
Favorite. : PET
59
Fodder preservation. : ENSILAGE
61
Recording strips. : TAPES
63
Address to a duchess. : MILADY
65
Monumental stone: Archaeol. : LECH
66
Store official. : BUYER
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Where padre lives. : CASA
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Jerk. : TWITCH
71
Hem in. : BESET
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Cavalier. : ROYALIST
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Hebrew measure. : HIN
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Shinbone. : TIBIA
79
Coat anew with metal. : RETIN
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___-Poo. : NANKI
82
With 50 Down, a drama circa 1589. : ANDRONICUS
85
Fray. : RAVEL
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Spinnaker. : SAIL
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Colder. : ICIER
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Book-size. : SEXTO
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Arctic transportation. : KAYAK
93
Man's nickname. : MEL
94
Persian "bravo!" : SHABASH
96
___ Ford. : EDSEL
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Stringencies. : RIGORS
100
Polynesian deity. : ATEO
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Projecting cornices. : DRIPS
102
Coquette in action. : OGLER
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Tragedy, circa 1600. : HAMLETPRINCEOFDENMARK
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With frenzy. : AMOK
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Jiffy. : TRICE
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Creepers. : IVIES
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Printer's abbreviation. : ITAL
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Lasted. : WORE
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Gay songs. : LILTS
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Schools. : SECTS
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Wheel hub. : NAVE
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Cordial. : KIND
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Fame. : ECLAT
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Rialto signs. : SROS
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Phrase of understanding. : ISEE
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Eastern Christian. : COPT
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Effective. : ABLE
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Hagedorn's subject. : ROOSEVELTS
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One end of the Suez Canal. : REDSEA
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Printed version: French. : TEXTE
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A very small amount. : INCH
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Hardest. : STEELIEST
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Persist. : HOLDON
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Notified. : APPRISED
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Uproots. : GRUBS
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Charges excessively. : OVERBILLS
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Plantation scourge. : WEEVIL
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A bob, in London. : SHILLING
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Relative of a tablet. : PILL
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Doll's houses. : TOYS
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Challenging. : DEFIANT
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Turkish army corps. : ORDU
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Thrummers' items. : UKES
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Governor Stratton. : ILLINOISAN
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Daughter of Tantalus. : NIOBE
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Locinvar's lady. : ELLEN
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Climbing plant. : LIANE
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Onion: Lat. : CAEPA
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How cardinals are garbed. : INRED
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Irascible. : TESTY
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Hard to bear. : TOUGH
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Historic river. : TIBER
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Word of regret. : ALAS
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Off to one side. : ATILT
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See 82 Across. : TITUS
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NATO Secretary-General. : ISMAY
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American public in November. : ELECTORATE
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Hen. : LAYER
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Region in Sumatra. : ACHIN
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Mary Martin role. : PETER
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Musical syllables. : LALAS
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Suitors. : BEAUX
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___ Island. : CONEY
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Natives of Bangkok. : THAIS
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Hoisting device. : WINCH
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Locale for "Kim." : INDIA
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Grayish blue. : BICE
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Emulator. : RIVAL
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Casanova's ladies. : INAMORATAS
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Sun Valley vacationist. : SKIER
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Cultivates. : TILLS
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Episcopacy. : BISHOPRIC
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Assumes control. : TAKESOVER
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Thwarted a second time. : REBALKED
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Most inexorable. : STERNEST
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Bounty. : LARGESS
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Of a poetic form. : ODIC
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Furnace. : KILN
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Compose. : SETTLE
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Smelting mixture. : SPEISS
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Zodiac twins. : GEMINI
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Dogmatic principles. : DICTA
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Playwright Clifford. : ODETS
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Kite's relative. : HAWK
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Of mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Time of day. : MORN
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Rivulet. : RILL
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Trivial thing. : FICO
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Praiseful commendation. : RAVE
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Swiss painter. : KLEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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