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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 1957

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,815
Across Down
1. Old-fashioned gaiters. : SPATS
6. Naive person. : BABE
10. Business abbreviation. : CORP
14. Clerical levy. : TITHE
15. Novelist Hunter. : EVAN
16. Mixture. : OLIO
17. Supplemental. : EXTRA
18. Malinger: Slang. : GOLDBRICK
20. Alpine native. : TYROLEAN
22. Dancer Pat. : ROONEY
23. Prevent. : AVERT
24. Actor Ives. : BURL
25. English alfalfa. : LUCERN
27. Cleopatra's Needle, for example. : MONOLITH
31. Inclined. : APT
32. Airtight storage buildings. : SILOS
34. Where Tutuila is. : SAMOA
35. Goddess crowned with cows' horns. : ISIS
37. Waste away. : EATUP
39. Stricken. : SMIT
40. Rialto medley. : REVUE
42. William Rose ___. : BENET
44. Falstaff's quaff. : ALE
45. Pseudonym of Marie Henri Beyle. : STENDHAL
47. Sitting Bull's adversary, 1876. : CUSTER
49. Tumble-down place. : RUIN
50. Château-Thierry's river. : MARNE
51. Accuse. : INDICT
54. Milwaukee or Cleveland, 1956. : RUNNERUP
57. Hunting lodge trophy. : MOOSEHEAD
59. Le Havre's river. : SEINE
60. Hawser. : ROPE
61. Sooner city. : ENID
62. Infuriated. : IRATE
63. Lengthens: Dial. : EKES
64. Have confidence in. : RELY
65. Parachute material. : NYLON
1. Editor's notation. : STET
2. Elf. : PIXY
3. Magnetic. : ATTRACTIVE
4. Flourished. : THROVE
5. Fur-hunting vessels. : SEALERS
6. Sired, Biblically. : BEGAT
7. Rugby's river. : AVON
8. Dance: Fr. : BAL
9. Football play. : ENDRUN
10. Floral envelopes. : COROLLAS
11. Sen. Johnston. : OLIN
12. Paddy product. : RICE
13. Puttering. : POKY
19. Top-flight golfer. : BOROS
21. Ford of TV. : ERNIE
24. Ship's officer. : BOSUN
25. Jungle homes. : LAIRS
26. Underdog's triumph. : UPSET
27. Highway sign. : MOTEL
28. One cause of a lawyer's objection. : IMMATERIAL
29. Linen: Fr. : TOILE
30. Malicious one. : HATER
33. Jacob's father-in-law. : LABAN
36. Morning phenomena. : SUNRISES
38. Nut. : PECAN
41. Elicit. : EDUCE
43. Goes to bed. : TURNSIN
46. Here. : HITHER
48. Scornful. : SNEERY
50. Turbid. : MUDDY
51. Nagy of Hungary. : IMRE
52. Snug corner. : NOOK
53. Information: Slang. : DOPE
54. Small marsh bird. : RAIL
55. Biblical preposition. : UNTO
56. Hammer end. : PEEN
58. Direction. : ENE

Answer summary: 13 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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