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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, June 26, 1971

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 puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,987

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Students & seniors
Across
1. City district : WARD
5. Printer's stroke : SERIF
10. Easy mark : DUPE
14. Lily plant : ALOE
15. Menander's Muse : ERATO
16. Old enough : ENOW
17. ___ Ha-shanah : ROSH
18. Forty-___ : NINER
19. Honshu city : KURE
20. Lincoln Center figure : MUSICIAN
22. Name in tennis : KRAMER
24. Paulo and others : SAOS
25. Old Greek coin : OBOL
26. Game played for kicks : SOCCER
29. Put Bradley in the line-up? : PLAYBILL
33. Extrinsic : ALIEN
34. 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
45. Part of N. Y. City : QUEENS
46. Entre ___ : NOUS
47. Jefferson's V.P. : BURR
48. Target weapon : PISTOL
51. Game for Redskins and Cowboys : FOOTBALL
55. Allege : AVER
56. Dunderhead : IDIOT
58. Hazlitt's contemporary : ELIA
59. Poet Teasdale : SARA
60. British sister : NURSE
61. Thumb and others : TOMS
62. Easy job : SNAP
63. Exploits : GESTS
64. Tiff : SPAT
Down
1. Ready to pitch : WARM
2. Baseball brothers : ALOU
3. Betsy : ROSS
4. Bursts, as a plant pod : DEHISCES
5. Pro-football draft bait : SENIOR
6. Silkworms : ERIAS
7. ___ of Kutch : RANN
8. Resident: Suffix : ITE
9. Certain pitch : FORKBALL
10. Washington's German colleague : DEKALB
11. Word on a dollar bill : UNUM
12. Think deeply : PORE
13. Pitcher : EWER
21. City on the Orne : CAEN
23. Yankee's White : ROY
25. Bulging jars : OLLAS
26. Master, in India : SAHIB
27. A. L. batting champ in 1964–5 : OLIVA
28. Refers to : CITES
29. TV group : PANEL
30. Habituate : INURE
31. Florida product : LEMON
32. Appears faintly : LOOMS
34. Weeps noisily : BAWLS
37. Possible word for sport of single girls? : BEAULING
38. Frozen desserts : SHERBETS
41. Flood of baseball : CURT
43. Snare : ENTRAP
44. Scary sound : BOO
45. States, as prices : QUOTES
47. Push up : BOOST
48. Namath specialty : PASS
49. Terrible tsar : IVAN
50. Antitoxins : SERA
51. Douglas and others : FIRS
52. Askew : ALOP
53. S. A. city : LIMA
54. Endure : LAST
57. 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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