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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
Across
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Noisy activity. : BUSTLE
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Apparatus. : ENGINE
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Dispatched. : SENTOUT
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Get rid of, at cut rates. : SELLOFF
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Becomes fond of. : TAKESTO
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Have a wide variety of experiences. : SEELIFE
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Unwilling. : AVERSE
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Modern section of Istanbul. : PERA
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"'Arra, Pat,' ___ I . . . " : SEZ
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Enthusiastic. : KEEN
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Belgian resort city. : SPA
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City on the Rhine. : MAINZ
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Birds of prey. : ERNES
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Chills and fever. : AGUE
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Relinquish. : CEDE
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Explanatory insertion. : PARENTHESIS
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Doubtful. : UNSURE
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Loud, harsh sounds. : SNORTS
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Dolt. : BLUNDERHEAD
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Being: French. : ETRE
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Orient. : ASIA
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Considers hastily. : SCANS
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Positions. : SITES
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"Inc." in Canada. : LTD
52
Hero of 2,327 performances. : ABIE
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Cassowary's cousin. : EMU
54
Sen. Curtis. : CARL
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Natural. : INNATE
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___ sauce. : TARTARE
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Host. : TREATER
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Enter furtively. : STEALIN
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Church services. : VESPERS
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Sonora, for example. : ESTADO
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Main highway. : ARTERY
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Busy rodent. : BEAVER
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Not sharp. : UNKEEN
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Author of "A Sentimental Journey." : STERNE
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Pitch about. : TOSS
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Balalaika's relatives. : LUTES
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W. W. II theatre. : ETO
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In ___. : ESSE
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Poetic contraction. : NEER
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Reflected brightness. : GLEAM
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"___ see you again . . . " : ILL
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Most blatant. : NOISIEST
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Turkish titles. : EFFENDIS
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Target in the game of horseshoes. : STAKE
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Felt caps. : FEZZES
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Errand boy. : PAGE
23
Small knives. : PARERS
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Maple genus. : ACER
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Potato: Colloq. : SPUD
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Remove from office. : UNSEAT
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Sight from Taormina. : ETNA
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Relative of a bailiwick. : AREA
34
Masons' troughs. : HODS
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Final. : ULTIMATE
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Brings up. : NURTURES
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Koko's weapon. : SNEE
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Attacks. : BESETS
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Capitol ___. : HILL
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Party tidbit. : CANAPE
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That which diminishes. : ABATER
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Cabaret, in columnists' parlance. : NITERY
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Crystal-gazers. : SEERS
49
La ___, Milan. : SCALA
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More dreadful. : DIRER
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Uninteresting. : ARID
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City on the Truckee. : RENO
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Haunt. : NEST
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Tic-___-toe. : TAT
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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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