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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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Old-fashioned gaiters. : SPATS
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Naive person. : BABE
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Business abbreviation. : CORP
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Clerical levy. : TITHE
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Novelist Hunter. : EVAN
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Mixture. : OLIO
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Supplemental. : EXTRA
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Malinger: Slang. : GOLDBRICK
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Alpine native. : TYROLEAN
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Dancer Pat. : ROONEY
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Prevent. : AVERT
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Actor Ives. : BURL
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English alfalfa. : LUCERN
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Cleopatra's Needle, for example. : MONOLITH
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Inclined. : APT
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Airtight storage buildings. : SILOS
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Where Tutuila is. : SAMOA
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Goddess crowned with cows' horns. : ISIS
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Waste away. : EATUP
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Stricken. : SMIT
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Rialto medley. : REVUE
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William Rose ___. : BENET
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Falstaff's quaff. : ALE
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Pseudonym of Marie Henri Beyle. : STENDHAL
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Sitting Bull's adversary, 1876. : CUSTER
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Tumble-down place. : RUIN
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Château-Thierry's river. : MARNE
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Accuse. : INDICT
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Milwaukee or Cleveland, 1956. : RUNNERUP
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Hunting lodge trophy. : MOOSEHEAD
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Le Havre's river. : SEINE
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Hawser. : ROPE
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Sooner city. : ENID
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Infuriated. : IRATE
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Lengthens: Dial. : EKES
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Have confidence in. : RELY
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Parachute material. : NYLON
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Editor's notation. : STET
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Elf. : PIXY
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Magnetic. : ATTRACTIVE
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Flourished. : THROVE
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Fur-hunting vessels. : SEALERS
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Sired, Biblically. : BEGAT
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Rugby's river. : AVON
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Dance: Fr. : BAL
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Football play. : ENDRUN
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Floral envelopes. : COROLLAS
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Sen. Johnston. : OLIN
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Paddy product. : RICE
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Puttering. : POKY
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Top-flight golfer. : BOROS
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Ford of TV. : ERNIE
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Ship's officer. : BOSUN
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Jungle homes. : LAIRS
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Underdog's triumph. : UPSET
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Highway sign. : MOTEL
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One cause of a lawyer's objection. : IMMATERIAL
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Linen: Fr. : TOILE
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Malicious one. : HATER
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Jacob's father-in-law. : LABAN
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Morning phenomena. : SUNRISES
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Nut. : PECAN
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Elicit. : EDUCE
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Goes to bed. : TURNSIN
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Here. : HITHER
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Scornful. : SNEERY
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Turbid. : MUDDY
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Nagy of Hungary. : IMRE
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Snug corner. : NOOK
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Information: Slang. : DOPE
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Small marsh bird. : RAIL
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Biblical preposition. : UNTO
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Hammer end. : PEEN
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Direction. : ENE

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

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