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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Thursday, December 13, 1956

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F G J V Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,725
Across Down
1. Canine sounds. : YIPS
5. Mrs. Mesta. : MADAM
10. Pale color. : AQUA
14. Incite. : ABET
15. Cockpit. : ARENA
16. Pit for drainage. : SUMP
17. Atoll between Hawaii and Guam. : WAKEISLAND
19. Spanish man's name. : PEPE
20. Specialist in homiletics. : PREACHER
21. Indians. : ERIES
23. Carries out. : DOES
24. Exacting. : STERN
25. Supply new covers for books. : REBIND
28. Interrupts, as a conversation: Colloq. : CHIMESIN
31. Lew of the cinema. : AYRES
32. Scene of Santa Anna victory, 1836. : ALAMO
33. Mauna ___. : LOA
34. Members of a firm: Abbr. : BROS
35. Cathode's opposite. : ANODE
36. Insincere talk. : CANT
37. French department. : AIN
38. Best, Millay, etc. : EDNAS
39. Obsession. : MANIA
40. Student's sine qua non. : TEXTBOOK
42. Type of shoe. : SANDAL
43. Cautious. : CHARY
44. Forward. : PERT
45. Bamboo-curtained land. : CHINA
46. Murray or Mansfield. : MONTANAN
50. Normandy city. : CAEN
51. Symbol of a March birthday. : BLOODSTONE
53. City on the Oka River. : OREL
54. Textile city of N France. : LILLE
55. In line. : AROW
56. Vigilant. : WARY
57. Senior. : ELDER
58. Without: Poet. : SANS
1. Loud, harsh cry. : YAWP
2. Building beam. : IBAR
3. Lap dog, for short. : PEKE
4. Regular beaux: Slang. : STEADIES
5. Kind of potatoes. : MASHED
6. French festival city. : ARLES
7. Much loved. : DEAR
8. Heroine of "Man and Superman." : ANN
9. Went with speed. : MADETIME
10. Desire earnestly. : ASPIRE
11. Australian state. : QUEENSLAND
12. Arbiters: Colloq. : UMPS
13. Primate. : APE
18. Sacred pictures. : ICONS
22. San ___, Riviera resort. : REMO
24. Herrings' relatives. : SHADS
25. Moroccan port. : RABAT
26. Eagle's retreat: Var. : EYRIE
27. Sound of scorn. : BRONXCHEER
28. Conceal. : CLOAK
29. Early Greek colony. : IONIA
30. Province of South Africa. : NATAL
32. Bother. : ANNOY
35. Lovely: Colloq. : ADORABLE
36. Stories set to music. : CANTATAS
38. Israel's Ambassador. : EBAN
39. Exchanges. : MARTS
41. Sparsely. : THINLY
42. Transmitter. : SENDER
44. First novelist to win Pulitzer Prize, 1918. : POOLE
45. Face: Span. : CARA
46. Black earth. : MOLD
47. Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
48. Shortly. : ANON
49. Douglas Edwards' realm. : NEWS
50. Overawe. : COW
52. Small: Dial. : LIL

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