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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, July 21, 1956

Author: Mel Taub
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,580
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1. Noisy activity. : BUSTLE
7. Apparatus. : ENGINE
13. Dispatched. : SENTOUT
14. Get rid of, at cut rates. : SELLOFF
16. Becomes fond of. : TAKESTO
17. Have a wide variety of experiences. : SEELIFE
18. Unwilling. : AVERSE
19. Modern section of Istanbul. : PERA
20. "'Arra, Pat,' ___ I . . . " : SEZ
21. Enthusiastic. : KEEN
22. Belgian resort city. : SPA
24. City on the Rhine. : MAINZ
26. Birds of prey. : ERNES
28. Chills and fever. : AGUE
31. Relinquish. : CEDE
32. Explanatory insertion. : PARENTHESIS
35. Doubtful. : UNSURE
38. Loud, harsh sounds. : SNORTS
39. Dolt. : BLUNDERHEAD
41. Being: French. : ETRE
42. Orient. : ASIA
43. Considers hastily. : SCANS
48. Positions. : SITES
50. "Inc." in Canada. : LTD
52. Hero of 2,327 performances. : ABIE
53. Cassowary's cousin. : EMU
54. Sen. Curtis. : CARL
57. Natural. : INNATE
59. ___ sauce. : TARTARE
61. Host. : TREATER
62. Enter furtively. : STEALIN
63. Church services. : VESPERS
64. Sonora, for example. : ESTADO
65. Main highway. : ARTERY
1. Busy rodent. : BEAVER
2. Not sharp. : UNKEEN
3. Author of "A Sentimental Journey." : STERNE
4. Pitch about. : TOSS
5. Balalaika's relatives. : LUTES
6. W. W. II theatre. : ETO
7. In ___. : ESSE
8. Poetic contraction. : NEER
9. Reflected brightness. : GLEAM
10. "___ see you again . . . " : ILL
11. Most blatant. : NOISIEST
12. Turkish titles. : EFFENDIS
13. Target in the game of horseshoes. : STAKE
15. Felt caps. : FEZZES
19. Errand boy. : PAGE
23. Small knives. : PARERS
25. Maple genus. : ACER
27. Potato: Colloq. : SPUD
29. Remove from office. : UNSEAT
30. Sight from Taormina. : ETNA
33. Relative of a bailiwick. : AREA
34. Masons' troughs. : HODS
35. Final. : ULTIMATE
36. Brings up. : NURTURES
37. Koko's weapon. : SNEE
39. Attacks. : BESETS
40. Capitol ___. : HILL
44. Party tidbit. : CANAPE
45. That which diminishes. : ABATER
46. Cabaret, in columnists' parlance. : NITERY
47. Crystal-gazers. : SEERS
49. La ___, Milan. : SCALA
51. More dreadful. : DIRER
55. Uninteresting. : ARID
56. City on the Truckee. : RENO
58. Haunt. : NEST
60. Tic-___-toe. : TAT
61. Power project. : TVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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