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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
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Area of muddy ground. : OOZE
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Dieter's guide. : SCALE
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Storm. : RAVE
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Beginning at. : FROM
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Italian city. : TURIN
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Actor Wallach and others. : ELIS
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Chatterbox. : FLIBBERTIGIBBET
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Genially. : SOCIABLY
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Perches. : ROOSTS
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Card. : TREY
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German equivalent of "daddy." : VATI
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What the Red Queen kept crying to Alice. : FASTER
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A gallant gentleman. : CAVALIER
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Join. : ENTER
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Parts of ties. : SOLES
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___ de la Paix. : RUE
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Not quite closed. : AJAR
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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The girl who gets what she wants. : LOLA
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French monarch. : ROI
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Beauty shop apparatus. : DRYER
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Having hair like Leo. : MANED
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Most churlish. : SURLIEST
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Faun's relatives. : SATYRS
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The facts: Slang. : INFO
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Chimney carbon. : SOOT
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Penitent one. : ATONER
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Sightseers. : TOURISTS
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Astonished. : THUNDERSTRICKEN
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Further. : MORE
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Body politic. : STATE
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Wildcat of South America. : EYRA
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Expel. : OUST
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New Testament king. : HEROD
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Noncom. : SERG
Down
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Times when one is not up to par. : OFFS
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A flat plinth. : ORLO
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Pertaining to animals. : ZOIC
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Exacerbate. : EMBITTER
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Star of the Met. : STEBER
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Wavy. : CURLY
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In bad taste. : ARTY
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A year in Claudius' reign. : LII
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Impress deeply. : ENGRAVE
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Cook again. : REBOIL
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Priestly garments. : ALBS
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___ armis (with force and arms): Lat. : VIET
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Adjective endings. : ESTS
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Emptier. : BARER
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Jots. : IOTAS
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Fearlessness. : VALOR
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Is apprehensive. : FEARS
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Former French duchy. : ANJOU
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Step. : STAIR
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Heavenly body. : COMET
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Satirist's tool. : IRONY
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Swiss mathematician. : EULER
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Studies. : READS
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Unsupported statement: Colloq. : SAYSO
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Openwork structures. : LATTICES
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Broke bread. : DINED
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Revive. : REFRESH
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Aborigine of Auckland. : MAORI
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British songbird. : LINNET
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Became peevish. : SOURED
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Under: Italian. : SOTTO
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Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
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Poetic pronoun. : THOU
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Pronoun. : OURS
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Ruler. : TSAR
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Hebrides isle. : SKYE
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Hawaii, for one: Abbr. : TERR
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Unexpected difficulty. : SNAG
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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