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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, October 29, 1955

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { P Q W X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,314
Across
1. Area of muddy ground. : OOZE
5. Dieter's guide. : SCALE
10. Storm. : RAVE
14. Beginning at. : FROM
15. Italian city. : TURIN
16. Actor Wallach and others. : ELIS
17. Chatterbox. : FLIBBERTIGIBBET
20. Genially. : SOCIABLY
21. Perches. : ROOSTS
22. Card. : TREY
23. German equivalent of "daddy." : VATI
24. What the Red Queen kept crying to Alice. : FASTER
27. A gallant gentleman. : CAVALIER
31. Join. : ENTER
32. Parts of ties. : SOLES
33. ___ de la Paix. : RUE
34. Not quite closed. : AJAR
35. I love: Latin. : AMO
36. The girl who gets what she wants. : LOLA
37. French monarch. : ROI
38. Beauty shop apparatus. : DRYER
40. Having hair like Leo. : MANED
41. Most churlish. : SURLIEST
43. Faun's relatives. : SATYRS
44. The facts: Slang. : INFO
45. Chimney carbon. : SOOT
46. Penitent one. : ATONER
49. Sightseers. : TOURISTS
53. Astonished. : THUNDERSTRICKEN
55. Further. : MORE
56. Body politic. : STATE
57. Wildcat of South America. : EYRA
58. Expel. : OUST
59. New Testament king. : HEROD
60. Noncom. : SERG
Down
1. Times when one is not up to par. : OFFS
2. A flat plinth. : ORLO
3. Pertaining to animals. : ZOIC
4. Exacerbate. : EMBITTER
5. Star of the Met. : STEBER
6. Wavy. : CURLY
7. In bad taste. : ARTY
8. A year in Claudius' reign. : LII
9. Impress deeply. : ENGRAVE
10. Cook again. : REBOIL
11. Priestly garments. : ALBS
12. ___ armis (with force and arms): Lat. : VIET
13. Adjective endings. : ESTS
18. Emptier. : BARER
19. Jots. : IOTAS
23. Fearlessness. : VALOR
24. Is apprehensive. : FEARS
25. Former French duchy. : ANJOU
26. Step. : STAIR
27. Heavenly body. : COMET
28. Satirist's tool. : IRONY
29. Swiss mathematician. : EULER
30. Studies. : READS
32. Unsupported statement: Colloq. : SAYSO
36. Openwork structures. : LATTICES
38. Broke bread. : DINED
39. Revive. : REFRESH
40. Aborigine of Auckland. : MAORI
42. British songbird. : LINNET
43. Became peevish. : SOURED
45. Under: Italian. : SOTTO
46. Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
47. Poetic pronoun. : THOU
48. Pronoun. : OURS
49. Ruler. : TSAR
50. Hebrides isle. : SKYE
51. Hawaii, for one: Abbr. : TERR
52. Unexpected difficulty. : SNAG
54. Thoroughfare: Abbr. : RTE

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

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