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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, November 27, 1954

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,978

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Across
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Keenness. : EDGE
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Advert. : REFER
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Yogi's disguise. : MASK
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Ingredient of johnny cake. : CORN
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Rousseau's hero. : EMILE
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Current preoccupation. : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
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Nonflying bird. : EMU
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Summon. : CITE
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Maugham's "Cakes ___." : ANDALE
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Device with a swinging arm. : CRANE
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Jean Lafitte's "trade." : PIRACY
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Stood firm a second time. : REHELD
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Author John Dickson. : CARR
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With coolness. : ICILY
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Overzealous voters. : REPEATERS
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Ojibway's neighbor. : CREE
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___ eclipse. : SOLAR
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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"Lost in the Stars" composer. : KURTWEILL
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Lynde D. McCormick's concern. : FLEET
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Nimbus. : HALO
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Football maneuvers. : BLOCKS
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Bounds. : LIMITS
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Deceptive movement. : FEINT
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Goddess of dawn. : AURORA
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Reasonable. : SANE
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Three. : III
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Well-read gentleman. : ORVILLEPRESCOTT
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Man's name. : NEIL
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Oust. : EVICT
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Miss Merkel and others. : UNAS
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Predatory birds. : ERNS
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Cloys. : SATES
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Haiti or Cuba: Span. : ISLA
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See!: Latin. : ECCE
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Campus place. : DORM
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More sullen. : GROUCHIER
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Annapolis grad: Abbr. : ENS
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Turn again. : REWIND
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Indulge in theatrics. : EMOTE
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Genius. : FIRE
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Antiquity: Arch. : ELD
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Cobbler, for one. : REPAIRER
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Supreme deity of Persian religion. : MAZDA
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Man from "down under." : ANZAC
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Unwise. : SILLY
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Swiss painter. : KLEE
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___ anteater, a pangolin. : SCALY
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Former U. N. agency. : UNRRA
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Rent again. : RELET
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Pontifical. : PAPAL
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Man's nickname. : RICK
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Light color. : ECRU
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Trio instrument. : CELLO
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Displeases. : ROILS
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Claw. : TALON
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Pre-Thanksgiving events. : ELECTIONS
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Throw off fumes. : REEK
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TV items. : SETS
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"Away All Boats" and others. : SEATALES
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A fast round of parties. : WHIRL
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Drosophilae. : FLIES
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American family of writers. : BENETS
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Tempter. : LURER
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Giant outfielder. : IRVIN
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Drudges. : MOILS
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Broad humor on Broadway. : FARCE
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Prime. : AONE
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Meat holder. : SPIT
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Printer's abbreviation. : ITAL
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Girl's name. : EVA
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___ bono (to what purpose?): Lat. : CUI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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