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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
Across Down
1. Keenness. : EDGE
5. Advert. : REFER
10. Yogi's disguise. : MASK
14. Ingredient of johnny cake. : CORN
15. Rousseau's hero. : EMILE
16. Indigo. : ANIL
17. Current preoccupation. : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
20. Nonflying bird. : EMU
21. Summon. : CITE
22. Maugham's "Cakes ___." : ANDALE
23. Device with a swinging arm. : CRANE
25. Jean Lafitte's "trade." : PIRACY
26. Stood firm a second time. : REHELD
28. Author John Dickson. : CARR
29. With coolness. : ICILY
30. Overzealous voters. : REPEATERS
35. Ojibway's neighbor. : CREE
36. ___ eclipse. : SOLAR
37. Nautical term. : ALEE
38. "Lost in the Stars" composer. : KURTWEILL
40. Lynde D. McCormick's concern. : FLEET
41. Nimbus. : HALO
42. Football maneuvers. : BLOCKS
43. Bounds. : LIMITS
46. Deceptive movement. : FEINT
47. Goddess of dawn. : AURORA
48. Reasonable. : SANE
49. Three. : III
52. Well-read gentleman. : ORVILLEPRESCOTT
55. Man's name. : NEIL
56. Oust. : EVICT
57. Miss Merkel and others. : UNAS
58. Predatory birds. : ERNS
59. Cloys. : SATES
60. Haiti or Cuba: Span. : ISLA
1. See!: Latin. : ECCE
2. Campus place. : DORM
3. More sullen. : GROUCHIER
4. Annapolis grad: Abbr. : ENS
5. Turn again. : REWIND
6. Indulge in theatrics. : EMOTE
7. Genius. : FIRE
8. Antiquity: Arch. : ELD
9. Cobbler, for one. : REPAIRER
10. Supreme deity of Persian religion. : MAZDA
11. Man from "down under." : ANZAC
12. Unwise. : SILLY
13. Swiss painter. : KLEE
18. ___ anteater, a pangolin. : SCALY
19. Former U. N. agency. : UNRRA
24. Rent again. : RELET
25. Pontifical. : PAPAL
26. Man's nickname. : RICK
27. Light color. : ECRU
28. Trio instrument. : CELLO
30. Displeases. : ROILS
31. Claw. : TALON
32. Pre-Thanksgiving events. : ELECTIONS
33. Throw off fumes. : REEK
34. TV items. : SETS
36. "Away All Boats" and others. : SEATALES
39. A fast round of parties. : WHIRL
40. Drosophilae. : FLIES
42. American family of writers. : BENETS
43. Tempter. : LURER
44. Giant outfielder. : IRVIN
45. Drudges. : MOILS
46. Broad humor on Broadway. : FARCE
47. Prime. : AONE
48. Meat holder. : SPIT
50. Printer's abbreviation. : ITAL
51. "___ boy!" : ITSA
53. Girl's name. : EVA
54. ___ 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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