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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Wednesday, February 29, 1956

13-Across : Roman Athena.

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,437
Across
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Hire. : TAKEON
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One of the Gemini. : CASTOR
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Roman Athena. : MINERVA
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Becomes attached. : ADHERES
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Sinister. : OMINOUS
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Thoroughfare. : ROADWAY
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Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
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It was abolished by Amendment XIII. : SLAVERY
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Old cloth measure. : ELL
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French monarchs. : ROIS
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Choice part of a group. : ELITE
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Radar signal. : BLIP
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1/16 pint. : OUNCE
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Plural ending. : IES
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Of the people of Cardiff. : WELSH
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Proverbial places for tempests. : TEAPOTS
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Narrow gorge. : CHASM
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Pronoun. : THEY
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No: German. : NEIN
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Go by car. : MOTOR
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Rouses to action. : BESTIRS
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Was low in spirits. : MOPED
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Relative of "borrow" and "steal." : BEG
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Percolates. : SEEPS
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River into Baltic Sea. : ODER
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Eurasian chain. : URALS
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Clubs or spades. : SUIT
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Wrongdoing. : SIN
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Hydrogen or oxygen. : ELEMENT
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Navigator's direction. : NNE
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Substance. : ESSENCE
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Tammany's De Sapio. : CARMINE
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Adorned with knobs. : STUDDED
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He pays the check. : TREATER
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Greek magistrates. : EPHORS
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Roasting accessory. : SKEWER
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Cessation in sports. : TIMEOUT
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Colorless dye-making liquid. : ANILINE
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Range of knowledge. : KEN
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Olympian bowman. : EROS
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Seed part of plant. : OVULE
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Certain speech quality. : NASALITY
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Proofreader's marks. : CARETS
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Think the world of. : ADORE
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Variant of "chaise." : SHAY
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Bandleader Lewis. : TED
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"Animal Farm" and "1984" are ___ works. : ORWELLS
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Tendency to face facts. : REALISM
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___ Castle, in Havana harbor. : MORRO
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Graceful girl. : SYLPH
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Tries to outdo. : VIES
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Sow. : SCATTER
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Headgear for freshmen. : BEANIES
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Ancient Hebrew vestment. : EPHOD
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Jots. : WHITS
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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These: Fr. : CES
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Is remiss. : NEGLECTS
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Dressmaker. : MODISTE
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Unfolds. : OPENSUP
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Building timber. : BEAM
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Link anew. : REUNITE
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Shiny fish lure. : SPINNER
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Subject of Michelangelo masterpiece. : MOSES
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Originates. : BREEDS
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Direct. : STEER
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Worrier's ailment. : ULCER
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Lewis Carroll creature. : SNARK
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Within: Comb. form. : ENDO
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Banyan. : TREE
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Anglo-Saxon letter. : EDH
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Throat. : MAW

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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