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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Tuesday, February 9, 1971

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,850
Across
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Early motor man : OLDS
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Italian actress : LISI
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Summarize : RECAP
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1912 Peace Nobelist : ROOT
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Angered : IRED
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Ooze : EXUDE
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B'way producer's concern : BOXOFFICE
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Airport runway : STRIP
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Obstructs : STYMIES
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Conceal : SECRETE
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Line of movement : PATH
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Common choice in an exam : TRUE
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N. L. pitcher Dave ___ : GIUSTI
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Talmudic commentary : GEMARA
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Scottish alder : ARN
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Stylish : SMART
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Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
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Hall of Fame manager : MACK
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See 14 Across : ELIHU
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Uses a straw : SIPS
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With the switch on "off" : UNLIT
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Steak : TBONE
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Drone : BEE
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Docks, as a ship : TIESUP
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Emulator of a well-known marquis : SADIST
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D.S.C. winner : HERO
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Elfin creature : PERI
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Loose-fitting shirts : CAMISES
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Draw to : ATTRACT
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Modify : AMEND
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Whole-hog : ALLTHEWAY
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Euripides tragedy : MEDEA
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___ Van Kull : KILL
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Find fault pettily : CARP
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Certain kind of council : PRIVY
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Vaulted area : APSE
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Ancient port of Phoenicia : TYRE
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Spheres : ORBS
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Swag : LOOT
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Ism : DOXY
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Heavy-footed dances : STOMPS
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"Three-score years and ten" : LIFETIME
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Swift's nationality : IRISH
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Short time, for short : SEC
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I.e., in full : IDEST
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Did a favor for Pauline : RESCUED
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Utmost lengths : EXTREMES
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Preserve : CURE
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Passage : ADIT
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Spanish nickname : PEPE
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Edicts : FIATS
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Work unit : ERG
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Entire range : GAMUT
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Native of Isfahan : IRANI
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Toby of "Tristram Shandy" : UNCLE
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Riatas : ROPES
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Auditor's entry : ASSET
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Eve, originally : RIB
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Tai people : THO
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Capital of Moldavia : KISHINEV
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Disarrange : UNSETTLE
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Weld : TUESDAY
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Planet with one satellite : EARTH
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Anterior to: Prefix : PRE
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Manage : DIRECT
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Fair city : OSAKA
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Becomes wearisome : PALLS
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Bivouac : CAMP
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U.S.A., Mex., etc. : AMER
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Middle: Prefix : MEDI
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"___ in a manger . . . " : AWAY
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Creator of Gideon Fell : CARR
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Roman or boldface : TYPE
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Rim of a pitcher : LIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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