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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, June 26, 1971

22-Across : Name in tennis

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,987
Across
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City district : WARD
5
Printer's stroke : SERIF
10
Easy mark : DUPE
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Menander's Muse : ERATO
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Old enough : ENOW
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___ Ha-shanah : ROSH
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Honshu city : KURE
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Lincoln Center figure : MUSICIAN
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Name in tennis : KRAMER
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Paulo and others : SAOS
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Old Greek coin : OBOL
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Game played for kicks : SOCCER
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Put Bradley in the line-up? : PLAYBILL
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Extrinsic : ALIEN
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Low pitch, for one : BALL
35
Latest: Prefix : NEO
36
Homers, e.g. : HITS
37
Hackneyed : BANAL
38
Japanese wrestling : SUMO
39
"___ got you under my skin" : IVE
40
Flock belles : EWES
41
Color: Prefix : CHROM
42
Social event at army post? : BASEBALL
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Part of N. Y. City : QUEENS
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Jefferson's V.P. : BURR
48
Target weapon : PISTOL
51
Game for Redskins and Cowboys : FOOTBALL
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Allege : AVER
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Dunderhead : IDIOT
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Hazlitt's contemporary : ELIA
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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British sister : NURSE
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Thumb and others : TOMS
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Easy job : SNAP
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Exploits : GESTS
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Tiff : SPAT
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Ready to pitch : WARM
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Baseball brothers : ALOU
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Betsy : ROSS
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Bursts, as a plant pod : DEHISCES
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Pro-football draft bait : SENIOR
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Silkworms : ERIAS
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___ of Kutch : RANN
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Certain pitch : FORKBALL
10
Washington's German colleague : DEKALB
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Word on a dollar bill : UNUM
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Think deeply : PORE
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Pitcher : EWER
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City on the Orne : CAEN
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Yankee's White : ROY
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Bulging jars : OLLAS
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Master, in India : SAHIB
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A. L. batting champ in 1964-5 : OLIVA
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Refers to : CITES
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TV group : PANEL
30
Habituate : INURE
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Florida product : LEMON
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Appears faintly : LOOMS
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Weeps noisily : BAWLS
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Possible word for sport of single girls? : BEAULING
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Frozen desserts : SHERBETS
41
Flood of baseball : CURT
43
Snare : ENTRAP
44
Scary sound : BOO
45
States, as prices : QUOTES
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Push up : BOOST
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Namath specialty : PASS
49
Terrible tsar : IVAN
50
Antitoxins : SERA
51
Douglas and others : FIRS
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Askew : ALOP
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S. A. city : LIMA
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Endure : LAST
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Payable : DUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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