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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
1. Early motor man : OLDS
5. Italian actress : LISI
9. Summarize : RECAP
14. 1912 Peace Nobelist : ROOT
15. Angered : IRED
16. Ooze : EXUDE
17. B'way producer's concern : BOXOFFICE
19. Airport runway : STRIP
20. Obstructs : STYMIES
21. Conceal : SECRETE
23. Line of movement : PATH
24. Common choice in an exam : TRUE
25. N. L. pitcher Dave ___ : GIUSTI
28. Talmudic commentary : GEMARA
32. Scottish alder : ARN
33. Stylish : SMART
37. Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
38. Hall of Fame manager : MACK
40. See 14 Across : ELIHU
42. Uses a straw : SIPS
43. With the switch on "off" : UNLIT
45. Steak : TBONE
47. Drone : BEE
48. Docks, as a ship : TIESUP
50. Emulator of a well-known marquis : SADIST
52. D.S.C. winner : HERO
54. Elfin creature : PERI
55. Loose-fitting shirts : CAMISES
58. Draw to : ATTRACT
62. Modify : AMEND
63. Whole-hog : ALLTHEWAY
65. Euripides tragedy : MEDEA
66. ___ Van Kull : KILL
67. Find fault pettily : CARP
68. Certain kind of council : PRIVY
69. Vaulted area : APSE
70. Ancient port of Phoenicia : TYRE
Down
1. Spheres : ORBS
2. Swag : LOOT
3. Ism : DOXY
4. Heavy-footed dances : STOMPS
5. "Three-score years and ten" : LIFETIME
6. Swift's nationality : IRISH
7. Short time, for short : SEC
8. I.e., in full : IDEST
9. Did a favor for Pauline : RESCUED
10. Utmost lengths : EXTREMES
11. Preserve : CURE
12. Passage : ADIT
13. Spanish nickname : PEPE
18. Edicts : FIATS
22. Work unit : ERG
25. Entire range : GAMUT
26. Native of Isfahan : IRANI
27. Toby of "Tristram Shandy" : UNCLE
29. Excuse : ALIBI
30. Riatas : ROPES
31. Auditor's entry : ASSET
34. Height: Abbr. : ALT
35. Eve, originally : RIB
36. Tai people : THO
39. Capital of Moldavia : KISHINEV
41. Disarrange : UNSETTLE
44. Weld : TUESDAY
46. Planet with one satellite : EARTH
49. Anterior to: Prefix : PRE
51. Manage : DIRECT
53. Fair city : OSAKA
54. Becomes wearisome : PALLS
55. Bivouac : CAMP
56. U.S.A., Mex., etc. : AMER
57. Middle: Prefix : MEDI
59. "___ in a manger . . . " : AWAY
60. Creator of Gideon Fell : CARR
61. Roman or boldface : TYPE
64. 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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