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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Friday, February 10, 1956

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, 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. 2,418
Across
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European. : SLAV
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Appendix to the Old Testament: Abbr. : APOC
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Composer Straus. : OSKAR
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Not very good. : SOSO
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Boy: Span. : NINO
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Girl in a song. : LINDA
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Describing most cowboys. : BOWLEGGED
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"Dieu et mon ___," motto of British royalty. : DROIT
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Calyx parts. : SEPALS
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Ballplayer Hodges. : GIL
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Small coins: Abbr. : CTS
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Sugar: Chem. suffix. : OSE
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Speak a second time. : RETALK
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Barely enough. : SCANT
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Watchman. : CARETAKER
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Apple-like fruit. : POME
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Reduce. : CUT
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European capital. : VIENNA
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Cobra's relative. : ASP
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Certain teamsters. : CARTMEN
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And so on: Abbr. : ETC
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Solid organic alcohol. : STEROL
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Household god. : LAR
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Simple. : MERE
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Pickled. : MARINATED
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Underworld. : HADES
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Deliverer. : SAVIOR
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Airfoil. : FIN
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Collection of anecdotes. : ANA
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Adjective ending. : EST
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Trial sites. : ARENAS
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Rowland Hughes' concern. : MONEY
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Marks in printing. : ASTERISKS
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Arnold's co-conspirator. : ANDRE
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Recent. : LATE
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Character in "Topper." : NEIL
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Head wind: Slang. : NOSER
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Short side track. : SPUR
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Marriage: Comb. form. : GAMY
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Bachelor of Sacred Scripture. : SSB
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Playwright Anita. : LOOS
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"God have mercy on such ___ . . . " : ASWE
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Ben Jonson's comedy. : VOLPONE
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Scheme to get. : ANGLE
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Porkers. : PIGS
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United. : ONE
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Cranky old fellow. : CODGER
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Roman language before 200 B. C. : OLDLATIN
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___Anthony. : SIR
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Contrasted with 17 Across. : KNOCKKNEED
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Mine entrance. : ADIT
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Rodents. : RATS
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___ River. : EAST
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"O! thus be ___ when freemen shall stand . . . " : ITEVER
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Snake. : RATTLER
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Sudden, brief spell. : SPASM
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___ Rica. : COSTA
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Connective symbols. : AMPERSANDS
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Ill-bred person. : CUR
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___ nous. : ENTRE
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Olympic events. : RACES
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French seaport. : CALAIS
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Mechanical carrying device. : CONVEYER
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Wildly gay. : MAD
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Creek. : RIA
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Contemporary of Cardinal Newman. : MANNING
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Casts up. : TOTALS
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Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
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Emancipator. : FREER
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"___ for the ages." : AMAN
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Emphatic denial. : NONO
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Neighbor of Kiska. : ATTU
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On a cruise. : ASEA
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Glide along. : SKIM
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Rather than. : ERE
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Make unstable. : SAP
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Artful. : SLY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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