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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Thursday, March 15, 1956

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,452
Across
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Paraphernalia. : GEAR
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Boris Godunoff. : TSAR
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Famous art gallery in Washington. : FREER
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All: Comb. form. : OMNI
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Besides. : ALSO
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___ earth (hunt down). : RUNTO
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Oriental association. : TONG
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Film whose star may win an Oscar. : ROSETATTOO
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She played Joan. : UTAHAGEN
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Significance. : INTENT
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Crushing tools. : PESTLES
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Slow. : POKY
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Humid. : WET
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Dogs. : PUGS
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Distress. : WOE
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Essential. : BASIC
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Business school course. : RETAILING
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Between. : AMONG
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Serviceman's entertainers. : USO
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Japanese born in America. : NISEI
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Israeli VIP. : BENGURION
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Maintains. : AVERS
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Where Lond. is. : ENG
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Messrs. Hunter and Keith. : IANS
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Road map abbreviation. : RTE
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Hard-working colonists. : ANTS
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California, Oregon, etc. : FARWEST
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Pier Angeli's married name. : DAMONE
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Preliminary counsel fee. : RETAINER
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He plays Sebastian. : ALFREDLUNT
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Etched photo process, for short. : ROTO
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William S. and Moss. : HARTS
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First word of many tales. : ONCE
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Outside: Comb. form. : ECTO
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Songstress Kirk and namesakes. : LISAS
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Tapster's item. : BEER
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Hunt bargains. : SHOP
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Arose. : GOTUP
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Play the ham. : EMOTE
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Rupee subdivisions. : ANNAS
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Conservative element. : RIGHTWING
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Object of attack. : TARGET
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Plum's relatives. : SLOES
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Soc. : ASSN
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Small deer. : ROE
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Alias Nathan Detroit. : FRANKSINATRA
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Full of furrows. : RUTTY
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Being: Spanish. : ENTE
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It's allied with King's College, Cambridge. : ETON
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Essential part. : ROOT
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County in N. Y. state. : TIOGA
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Star of "The Prisoner." : ALECGUINNESS
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Don. : PUTON
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Cuban money. : PESOS
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Learned. : WISE
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Extraordinary fellow: Slang. : ONER
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Shield. : EGIS
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Mrs. Zaharias. : BABE
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Solemn assent. : AMEN
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Specialty of 9 Down. : SONG
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Archaeologist's concern. : RUINS
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Enterprising fellows: Colloq. : LIVEWIRES
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Was regarded. : RATED
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Mouser's relative. : RATTER
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Artery. : AORTA
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Shady middleman. : FENCE
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Arden of poetry. : ENOCH
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Dispute: Colloq. : SETTO
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Cavalry unit. : TROOP
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Mrs. Fernando Lamas' maiden name. : DAHL
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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Members of N. A. M. : MFRS
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Ancient alphabet symbol. : RUNE
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Easy toss. : LOB

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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