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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Wednesday, October 24, 1956

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, 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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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,675
Across
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Escorts. : USHERS
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City in Illinois. : URBANA
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Object of Shylock's spite. : ANTONIO
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Offensive. : NOISOME
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G.O.P. figure. : STASSEN
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Household pest remover. : RATTRAP
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Retread. : TIRE
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Count ___. : NOSES
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Possesses. : OWNS
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Branch of learning. : ART
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Butler of fiction. : RHETT
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Flurry. : ADO
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Oboe or clarinet. : REED
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Hard work. : TOIL
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Eastern religion. : ISLAM
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Wear formal clothes. : DRESSUP
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Gridiron players, behind the line. : BACKS
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Blower's product. : GLASSWARE
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Gavel-wielder. : CHAIR
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Hallelujah. : HOSANNA
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Purse fastener. : CLASP
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Target. : MARK
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Grant's ___. : TOMB
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Hire out. : LET
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Old English bards. : SCOPS
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Wall: Fr. : MUR
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Kiln. : OAST
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Dramatist Clifford ___. : ODETS
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Vertical height. : RISE
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Heedless. : UNAWARE
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Actress Stritch and namesakes. : ELAINES
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French composer of "Lakmè." : DELIBES
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Small carriage. : DOGCART
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Loathe. : DETEST
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Hardens. : STEELS
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Still full of vim. : UNTIRED
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Elevator director. : STARTER
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Socks. : HOSE
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U. S. N. A. alumnus: Abbr. : ENS
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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High-sounding. : SONOROUS
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Wind off. : UNREEL
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Bake. : ROAST
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Part of a bridle. : BIT
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Phrase meaning "concerning." : ASTO
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Connecticut city on Long Island Sound. : NORWALK
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Girls literally "worthy to be loved." : AMANDAS
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"___ for every State . . . " : ASTAR
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Derby town near London. : EPSOM
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Orderly. : SHIPSHAPE
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Ancient Persian headdress. : TIARA
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Contemporary of Gauguin. : DEGAS
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Ruler. : TSAR
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Track followed in hunting. : SCENT
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Garments. : SLIPS
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Sit in the sun. : BASK
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Woolen yarns. : WORSTEDS
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Scoured. : CLEANED
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Milliner's seasonal event. : HATSALE
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Not actual. : NOMINAL
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Comedians. : AMUSERS
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Symbol of gloom. : CLOUD
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Unassuming. : MODEST
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Treaty of ___-Litovsk, 1918. : BREST
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Central parts. : CORES
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Reproach. : TWIT
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___ machine. : SLOT
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Oriental staple. : RICE
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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Three score and ten, for example. : AGE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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