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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

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Escorts. : USHERS
7. City in Illinois. : URBANA
13. Object of Shylock's spite. : ANTONIO
14. Offensive. : NOISOME
16. G.O.P. figure. : STASSEN
17. Household pest remover. : RATTRAP
18. Retread. : TIRE
19. Count ___. : NOSES
21. Possesses. : OWNS
22. Branch of learning. : ART
23. Butler of fiction. : RHETT
25. Flurry. : ADO
26. Oboe or clarinet. : REED
28. Hard work. : TOIL
29. Eastern religion. : ISLAM
31. Wear formal clothes. : DRESSUP
33. Gridiron players, behind the line. : BACKS
34. Blower's product. : GLASSWARE
36. Gavel-wielder. : CHAIR
38. Hallelujah. : HOSANNA
41. Purse fastener. : CLASP
42. Target. : MARK
43. Grant's ___. : TOMB
45. Hire out. : LET
46. Old English bards. : SCOPS
48. Wall: Fr. : MUR
49. Kiln. : OAST
51. Dramatist Clifford ___. : ODETS
53. Vertical height. : RISE
54. Heedless. : UNAWARE
56. Actress Stritch and namesakes. : ELAINES
58. French composer of "Lakmè." : DELIBES
59. Small carriage. : DOGCART
60. Loathe. : DETEST
61. Hardens. : STEELS
Down
1. Still full of vim. : UNTIRED
2. Elevator director. : STARTER
3. Socks. : HOSE
4. U. S. N. A. alumnus: Abbr. : ENS
5. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
6. High-sounding. : SONOROUS
7. Wind off. : UNREEL
8. Bake. : ROAST
9. Part of a bridle. : BIT
10. Phrase meaning "concerning." : ASTO
11. Connecticut city on Long Island Sound. : NORWALK
12. Girls literally "worthy to be loved." : AMANDAS
13. "___ for every State . . . " : ASTAR
15. Derby town near London. : EPSOM
20. Orderly. : SHIPSHAPE
24. Ancient Persian headdress. : TIARA
27. Contemporary of Gauguin. : DEGAS
28. Ruler. : TSAR
30. Track followed in hunting. : SCENT
32. Garments. : SLIPS
33. Sit in the sun. : BASK
35. Woolen yarns. : WORSTEDS
36. Scoured. : CLEANED
37. Milliner's seasonal event. : HATSALE
39. Not actual. : NOMINAL
40. Comedians. : AMUSERS
41. Symbol of gloom. : CLOUD
42. Unassuming. : MODEST
44. Treaty of ___-Litovsk, 1918. : BREST
47. Central parts. : CORES
50. Reproach. : TWIT
52. ___ machine. : SLOT
53. Oriental staple. : RICE
55. Presidential nickname. : ABE
57. 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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