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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
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Canine sounds. : YIPS
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Mrs. Mesta. : MADAM
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Pale color. : AQUA
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Incite. : ABET
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Cockpit. : ARENA
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Pit for drainage. : SUMP
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Atoll between Hawaii and Guam. : WAKEISLAND
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Spanish man's name. : PEPE
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Specialist in homiletics. : PREACHER
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Indians. : ERIES
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Carries out. : DOES
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Exacting. : STERN
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Supply new covers for books. : REBIND
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Interrupts, as a conversation: Colloq. : CHIMESIN
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Lew of the cinema. : AYRES
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Scene of Santa Anna victory, 1836. : ALAMO
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Mauna ___. : LOA
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Members of a firm: Abbr. : BROS
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Cathode's opposite. : ANODE
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Insincere talk. : CANT
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French department. : AIN
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Best, Millay, etc. : EDNAS
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Obsession. : MANIA
40
Student's sine qua non. : TEXTBOOK
42
Type of shoe. : SANDAL
43
Cautious. : CHARY
44
Forward. : PERT
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Bamboo-curtained land. : CHINA
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Murray or Mansfield. : MONTANAN
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Normandy city. : CAEN
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Symbol of a March birthday. : BLOODSTONE
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City on the Oka River. : OREL
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Textile city of N France. : LILLE
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In line. : AROW
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Vigilant. : WARY
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Senior. : ELDER
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Without: Poet. : SANS
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Loud, harsh cry. : YAWP
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Building beam. : IBAR
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Lap dog, for short. : PEKE
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Regular beaux: Slang. : STEADIES
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Kind of potatoes. : MASHED
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French festival city. : ARLES
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Much loved. : DEAR
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Heroine of "Man and Superman." : ANN
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Went with speed. : MADETIME
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Desire earnestly. : ASPIRE
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Australian state. : QUEENSLAND
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Arbiters: Colloq. : UMPS
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Primate. : APE
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Sacred pictures. : ICONS
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San ___, Riviera resort. : REMO
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Herrings' relatives. : SHADS
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Moroccan port. : RABAT
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Eagle's retreat: Var. : EYRIE
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Sound of scorn. : BRONXCHEER
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Conceal. : CLOAK
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Early Greek colony. : IONIA
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Province of South Africa. : NATAL
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Bother. : ANNOY
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Lovely: Colloq. : ADORABLE
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Stories set to music. : CANTATAS
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Israel's Ambassador. : EBAN
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Exchanges. : MARTS
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Sparsely. : THINLY
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Transmitter. : SENDER
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First novelist to win Pulitzer Prize, 1918. : POOLE
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Face: Span. : CARA
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Black earth. : MOLD
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Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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Shortly. : ANON
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Douglas Edwards' realm. : NEWS
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Overawe. : COW
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Small: Dial. : LIL

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later.

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