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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 1956

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,426
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1. Eureka! : AHA
4. Assuage. : EASE
8. At an end: Colloq. : ALLUP
13. Turning over a new leaf. : REFORMING
16. Willie Keith’s ship. : CAINE
17. Currer Bell. : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
19. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
20. Gnawing animal. : HARE
21. About: Abbr. : CIR
22. Lees. : DREGS
24. Aqua ___. : PURA
25. Implements. : HOES
26. Lines of men. : ROWS
27. Opposed to negative: Abbr. : POS
28. Frenchman. : GAUL
30. Prayer. : AVE
31. Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, etc. : ISLES
33. Of an arm bone. : ULNAR
36. Character in “Gone With the Wind.” : MELANIE
38. Plan. : ARRANGE
40. Luther of the stage. : ADLER
41. The gamut. : SOLFA
43. Prior to. : ERE
44. Traveled by. : TOOK
46. Four-poster. : BED
47. Ted Kluszewski’s department. : RBIS
48. City in France. : LAON
50. Roquefort relative. : EDAM
52. European capital. : BERNE
53. Actor in “Waterfront.” : OMA
54. Drudge. : PLOD
55. Auk genus. : ALCA
56. With stealth. : SURREPTITIOUSLY
61. Noted violinist. : ELMAN
62. Set aside for a special purpose. : EARMARKED
63. Stops. : RESTS
64. Be quiet! : HIST
65. Classified items. : ADS
1. Rainbow. : ARC
2. Querying sound. : HEH
3. 1929 novel. : AFAREWELLTOARMS
4. Gardner and others. : ERLES
5. Egyptian sun god. : AMON
6. Be located. : SIT
7. Manifest zeal: Colloq. : ENTHUSE
8. Israeli port. : ACRE
9. Member of a Tai race. : LAO
10. Middle West capital. : LINCOLNNEBRASKA
11. Loosen. : UNTIE
12. Equals. : PEERS
14. Not copies: Abbr. : ORIGS
15. Equipage. : GEAR
18. Talk big. : BRAG
22. Section of a newspaper. : DRAMA
23. Wandered over. : ROVED
24. Europeans. : POLES
25. Dance. : HULA
27. Greek letter. : PSI
29. Subtle atmosphere. : AURA
31. Small Japanese receptacle. : INRO
32. State capital. : SALEM
34. With a broad smile. : AGRIN
35. Dodger captain. : REESE
37. Time immemorial. : AEON
39. Postal abbreviation. : RFD
42. Old Testament book. : OBADIAH
45. Source of iodine. : KELP
47. Return periodically. : RECUR
48. Last one in. : LOSER
49. Stubborn as ___. : AMULE
51. Love to excess. : DOTE
52. Puff up. : BLOAT
54. Enclosures. : PENS
55. Purposes. : AIMS
57. Relative of a lemming. : RAT
58. Numerical prefix. : TRI
59. Began. : LED
60. Track subdivisions: Abbr. : YDS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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