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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 1955

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,052
Across Down
1. Established. : BASED
6. Atmospheric condition. : SMOG
10. Worried state. : STEW
14. Character ___. : ACTOR
15. City north of Livorno. : PISA
16. "Rule Britannia" composer. : ARNE
17. Movie starring Ricardo Montalban. : THESARACENBLADE
20. Bopster's word. : HEP
21. Way. : PATH
22. Defrauded: Colloq. : GOUGED
23. When this occurred. : HEREAT
25. Roads in Caesar's time. : ITERS
26. Victor of Hollywood. : MOORE
28. Wiped off. : ERASED
30. Washington pressure group. : LOBBY
31. Set straight. : ALINE
32. Hunter of the cinema. : IAN
35. Effrontery: Slang. : SASS
36. Troops in order. : ARRAY
37. Glen. : VALE
38. Indian. : UTE
39. Race or stock. : BREED
40. Cook in sugar. : CANDY
41. London thoroughfare. : STRAND
43. Cowboy's gear. : LASSO
44. Goat's-hair cloth. : KASHA
46. Vivid. : AGLARE
48. Skin boats used by Eskimo women. : UMIAKS
50. German industrial area. : RUHR
51. North Atlantic catch. : COD
54. Famous name in Hollywood annals. : LIONELBARRYMORE
57. Skin affection. : ACNE
58. Roof edge. : EAVE
59. Like a well-known bucket. : OAKEN
60. Movie close-up. : KISS
61. Word on some tailors' windows. : DYER
62. West Virginia Senator. : NEELY
1. Solution used in photography. : BATH
2. Heart affliction. : ACHE
3. Short distance. : STEP
4. Aurora. : EOS
5. Interior decoration. : DRAPERY
6. Flash flood, in Britain. : SPATE
7. British film star. : MICHAELREDGRAVE
8. Full of: Suffix. : OSE
9. Boys' group. : GANG
10. Military courtesy. : SALUTE
11. Actors. : TRAGEDIANS
12. Finisher. : ENDER
13. Daisies, wild carrots, etc. : WEEDS
18. Like a blue moon. : RARE
19. Western capital. : BOISE
23. Quoits pegs. : HOBS
24. Chord of three notes. : TRIAD
26. Scene of battle in "Ivanhoe." : MOAT
27. Persistent preoccupations. : OBSESSIONS
29. Every. : ANY
30. Al Dark's alma mater. : LSU
31. Sports site. : ARENA
33. Ray of Hollywood. : ALDO
34. Faithful Napoleonite. : NEY
36. Macaw. : ARA
37. Decorative vessel. : VASE
39. Bring to a halt. : BRAKE
40. Keep going. : CARRYON
42. Macbeth and others. : THANES
43. Stage and movie comedian. : LAHR
44. Pre-Soviet Russian peasant. : KULAK
45. Friends: Lat. : AMICI
47. Tempter. : LURER
49. Coaster's transportation. : SLED
51. Industrial fuel. : COKE
52. City on the Oka river. : OREL
53. Contradict. : DENY
55. Former Ambassador to Norway. : BAY
56. Girl's name. : MAE

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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