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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Wednesday, May 25, 1955

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,157

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Player in a chasing game. : HARE
5
Soils of clay and sand. : MARLS
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Wild goat of the Himalayas. : TAHR
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Timeworn. : AGED
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___ in the dark. : ALEAP
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Medley. : OLIO
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Creator of Madeline. : LUDWIGBEMELMANS
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Hunting expedition. : SAFARI
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Marks the boundaries of. : DELIMITS
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Many years. : ERA
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Part of a President's name. : KINLEY
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Accoutred. : CLAD
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He paved the way for Fulton. : WATT
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S-shaped curves. : OGEES
31
English course: Abbr. : LIT
32
Broad, shallow dishes. : PANS
33
Soft palate appendages. : UVULAE
34
Crosswise. : ATHWART
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With a scalloped edge. : CRENATE
37
Wrinkle. : CREASE
38
Gloomy. : DOUR
39
Plot of soil for plants. : BED
40
Oklahoma Senator and family. : KERRS
41
Wins a card game. : GINS
42
Actor Curtis. : TONY
43
Evening social. : SOIREE
45
Miscalculate. : ERR
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Veiled. : SHROUDED
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Limber. : PLIANT
52
Author of a prose epic. : COUNTLEOTOLSTOI
54
Where Salem is: Abbr. : OREG
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Thespian Booth. : EDWIN
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Cat's-paw. : TOOL
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Pitch about. : TOSS
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Units of force. : DYNES
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Rapacious bird. : ERNE
Down
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Contemporary of Rubens. : HALS
2
Water: Span. : AGUA
3
Community Chest symbol. : REDFEATHER
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Father of George V. : EDWARD
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The wise men. : MAGI
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Priest's garment. : ALB
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Works over a manuscript. : REEDITS
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Regret deeply. : LAMENT
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Charm. : SPELL
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Weapon: Colloq. : TOMMYGUN
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Mountains in Kirghiz. : ALAI
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Intimate. : HINT
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Writer Nancy Wilson ___. : ROSS
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Man's name meaning watchful. : IRA
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Be deferred to the future. : LIEOVER
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Philosopher Immanuel. : KANT
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Chatter. : CLACK
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Just about a quart. : LITRE
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Things for sale. : WARE
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Expounder. : ELABORATOR
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Worn away. : EATEN
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Shabby: Colloq. : SEEDY
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Hand around. : PASSOUT
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Extinct wild ox. : URUS
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Certain compositions, 1941–45. : WARSONGS
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Shape of a peak. : CONE
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Cease gradually. : DIEDOWN
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Voracious. : GREEDY
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Woeful: Fr. : TRISTE
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Did nothing. : IDLED
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Building extension. : ELL
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James I of England. : SCOT
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Time of day: Comb. form. : HORO
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Repents. : RUES
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Singing star. : PONS
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High time. : NOON
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Floor covering. : TILE
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Crossbeam. : TIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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