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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Tuesday, March 27, 1962

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B F J K X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, 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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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,638
Across Down
1. Witty fellows. : WAGS
5. Table cover. : TAPIS
10. Get going! : SCAT
14. Of. : INRE
15. Rousseau hero. : EMILE
16. Subdued. : TAME
17. Flurry. : STIR
18. River into Gulf of Guinea. : NIGER
19. The "monkey." : ENOS
20. Vaporosity. : HAZINESS
22. Like Riesling. : VINOUS
24. Sudden upward flights. : ZOOMS
25. Bookkeeper's concern. : LEDGER
26. Mislead. : DELUDE
28. Move furtively. : SIDLE
29. Girl's name meaning "bird." : AVIS
30. From soup to ___. : NUTS
32. The chosen. : ELECT
36. Big Cassino. : TEN
37. Rambles idly. : STROLLS
39. "___ Vadis." : QUO
40. Go fishing. : ANGLE
42. Land on the surface. : AREA
43. Feline sound. : PURR
44. Put to use. : APPLY
46. Truth. : VERITY
48. Yuletide bell ringers. : SANTAS
50. Israel-Egypt border. : NEGEV
51. Intellectual. : MENTAL
52. Candide's mentor. : PANGLOSS
55. Cooper's tool. : ADZE
56. Ghastly. : LURID
58. Thirst-quencher for Caesar. : AQUA
59. Leo's habitat. : LAIR
60. Amaryllis plant. : AGAVE
61. Queer fellow: Colloq. : CUSS
62. Look ___ (pay a brief visit). : INON
63. Less forward. : SHYER
64. Votes to carry the motion. : YEAS
1. Command. : WISH
2. Theatre group. : ANTA
3. Turning gray. : GRIZZLING
4. Weighty. : SERIOUS
5. Abode of a sort. : TENEMENT
6. Improperly. : AMISS
7. Trio in children's story. : PIGS
8. ___ de France. : ILE
9. Dished up. : SERVED
10. Met boss. : STENGEL
11. Dugout. : CANOE
12. Affair of the heart. : AMOUR
13. Angel Clare's wife. : TESS
21. Tacit "yes." : NOD
23. Wastes. : IDLES
25. Cotton thread. : LISLE
26. Material for a computer. : DATA
27. Parallel. : EVEN
28. O. Henry specialty. : STORY
31. Europe-Asia dividing line. : URALS
33. A pun. : EQUIVOQUE
34. Rudely brief. : CURT
35. Loyalist of 1776. : TORY
37. Dividing walls. : SEPTA
38. Fragrant shrub. : LAVENDER
41. Magic ___. : LANTERN
43. Church office. : PRELACY
45. Epithet of Athena. : PALLAS
47. Souffle ingredient. : EGG
48. City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
49. Historic Italian town. : ANZIO
50. Unsophisticated. : NAIVE
51. African republic. : MALI
52. Entreat. : PRAY
53. Ancient capital of Elam. : SUSA
54. Effrontery: Dial. : SASS
57. Horrified grunt. : UGH

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

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