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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Tuesday, June 11, 1957

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,905
Across
1. Part of milk. : CURD
5. Sing. : CAROL
10. Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
14. Cut down. : AXED
15. Became active. : AWOKE
16. Real income. : RENT
17. V. I. P. in N. Y. : ROBERTFWAGNERJR
20. Rather than. : ERE
21. Great responsibility. : ONUS
22. Bad luck. : HOODOO
23. ___ tender. : LEGAL
25. Enlists: Slang. : JOINSUP
26. Occupy completely. : FILLUP
28. Prickly seed cases. : BURS
29. Sprightly. : AGILE
30. Friendly poker game. : PENNYANTE
35. Wild plum. : SLOE
36. Stoppers. : CORKS
37. Leaf rib. : VEIN
38. Sand hogs, for example. : TUNNELERS
40. Come to know. : LEARN
41. Family member. : MAMA
42. Strong points. : FORTES
43. Roof layers. : SLATERS
47. Parentage. : BIRTH
48. Team-mate of Gil, Duke, Carl, et al. : PEEWEE
49. Fighter Fullmer. : GENE
50. Character in children's tales. : ELF
53. Cabinet post. : ATTORNEYGENERAL
56. Admonitory exclamation. : NONO
57. Shelter. : COVER
58. Tool. : ADZE
59. Knot in wood. : KNAR
60. Anything harmful. : ENEMY
61. Second-hand. : USED
Down
1. Well-known cooperative. : CARE
2. Wife: Lat. : UXOR
3. Subject of front page news. : REBELLION
4. Presidential initials. : DDE
5. Doze. : CATNAP
6. Terribly impressive. : AWFUL
7. Lines of men. : ROWS
8. River into the Volga. : OKA
9. Domestic fowl. : LEGHORNS
10. Legendary King of Thebes. : CREON
11. Concern of drovers. : HERDS
12. Ancient French province. : ANJOU
13. Tonsorial equipment. : STROP
18. Elephant running amuck. : ROGUE
19. Blatant. : NOISY
24. Novelist Glasgow. : ELLEN
25. Yangtze vessels. : JUNKS
26. Ahead of time. : FAST
27. Arctic abode: Var. : IGLU
28. Masked man from N. Y. : BERRA
30. Certain magazine features. : POEMS
31. Prevent. : AVERT
32. Old-time cattle tenders. : NEATHERDS
33. Jade. : TIRE
34. River into the Danube. : ENNS
36. Relative of a brougham. : CLARENCE
39. Eastern title. : EMEER
40. Star of "Boy on a Dolphin." : LOREN
42. Gay clothes. : FINERY
43. Smart slap. : SPANK
44. Pretend. : LETON
45. Sicilian rumbler. : AETNA
46. ___ three. : TWOOR
47. Adorn. : BEGEM
49. Fetter. : GYVE
51. Take things easy. : LAZE
52. Absconded. : FLED
54. Ages and ages. : EON
55. French drink. : EAU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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