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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
Across
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Eureka! : AHA
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Assuage. : EASE
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At an end: Colloq. : ALLUP
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Turning over a new leaf. : REFORMING
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Willie Keith’s ship. : CAINE
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Currer Bell. : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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Gnawing animal. : HARE
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About: Abbr. : CIR
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Lees. : DREGS
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Aqua ___. : PURA
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Implements. : HOES
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Lines of men. : ROWS
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Opposed to negative: Abbr. : POS
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Frenchman. : GAUL
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Prayer. : AVE
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Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, etc. : ISLES
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Of an arm bone. : ULNAR
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Character in “Gone With the Wind.” : MELANIE
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Plan. : ARRANGE
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Luther of the stage. : ADLER
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The gamut. : SOLFA
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Prior to. : ERE
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Traveled by. : TOOK
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Four-poster. : BED
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Ted Kluszewski’s department. : RBIS
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City in France. : LAON
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Roquefort relative. : EDAM
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European capital. : BERNE
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Actor in “Waterfront.” : OMA
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Drudge. : PLOD
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Auk genus. : ALCA
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With stealth. : SURREPTITIOUSLY
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Noted violinist. : ELMAN
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Set aside for a special purpose. : EARMARKED
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Stops. : RESTS
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Be quiet! : HIST
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Classified items. : ADS
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Rainbow. : ARC
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Querying sound. : HEH
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1929 novel. : AFAREWELLTOARMS
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Gardner and others. : ERLES
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Egyptian sun god. : AMON
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Be located. : SIT
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Manifest zeal: Colloq. : ENTHUSE
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Israeli port. : ACRE
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Member of a Tai race. : LAO
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Middle West capital. : LINCOLNNEBRASKA
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Loosen. : UNTIE
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Equals. : PEERS
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Not copies: Abbr. : ORIGS
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Equipage. : GEAR
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Talk big. : BRAG
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Section of a newspaper. : DRAMA
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Wandered over. : ROVED
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Europeans. : POLES
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Dance. : HULA
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Subtle atmosphere. : AURA
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Small Japanese receptacle. : INRO
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State capital. : SALEM
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With a broad smile. : AGRIN
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Dodger captain. : REESE
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Time immemorial. : AEON
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Postal abbreviation. : RFD
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Old Testament book. : OBADIAH
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Source of iodine. : KELP
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Return periodically. : RECUR
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Last one in. : LOSER
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Stubborn as ___. : AMULE
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Love to excess. : DOTE
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Puff up. : BLOAT
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Enclosures. : PENS
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Purposes. : AIMS
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Relative of a lemming. : RAT
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Began. : LED
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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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