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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Monday, July 22, 1957

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F H Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,946
Across
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"___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
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Tear with violence. : RIPUP
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Move little by little. : EDGE
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Seaside resort in Scotland. : OBAN
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Shaped unevenly. : EROSE
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McCarey, Genn, et al. : LEOS
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Some campers. : BOYS
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Star in "Island in the Sun." : JAMESMASON
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"Thy will ___ . . . " : BEDONE
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Save for future use. : PUTASIDE
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Welladay!. : ALACK
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Dramatist's concern. : PLOT
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Of mother or father. : PARENTAL
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Ambler, Sevareid, et al. : ERICS
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Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
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Lofty abode. : AERIE
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Baker's final touch. : ICING
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Auricular. : OTIC
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Poet (1265–1321). : DANTE
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Photo. : SNAP
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Part of Indo-China. : ANNAM
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Manifestation of woe. : TEARS
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Labor mongram. : CIO
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Correspond with. : AGREE
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Mimeograph items. : STENCILS
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Aquarium item. : TANK
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Disdain. : SCORN
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Magnificent show. : SPLENDOR
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Sudden qualm. : TWINGE
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Caribbean vacation spot. : PUERTORICO
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Clayey soil. : MARL
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Exhort. : URGE
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German river. : WESER
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And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
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33 Across, for example. : NEST
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Goodness ___! : SAKES
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Verdi's Cairo debut. : AIDA
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Baseball immortal. : COBB
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Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
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Richard Bissell's best seller. : SAYDARLING
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Shoe part. : INSOLE
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Turned down. : REJECTED
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One of David's mighty men. : IRA
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Grandeur. : POMP
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Exhaust. : USEUP
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Pounding device. : PESTLE
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Office supplies. : ELASTICS
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Señor Ricardo. : DESI
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Exclamation of agreement. : GOOD
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Drudge of yore. : ESNE
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Aborigine of Auckland. : MAORI
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French novel. : NANA
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Unit of weight: Var. : KARAT
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Malay canoe. : PROA
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Relative of Vesuvius. : AETNA
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Concern at rehearsals. : LINES
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Where Crosley Field is. : CINCINNATI
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Mollusk. : SNAIL
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French states. : ETATS
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Postal abbreviations. : GPOS
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City near Elizabeth, N. J. : CARTERET
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Builders. : ERECTORS
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Had in mind. : MEANT
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Symbol of purity. : SNOW
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Invests. : ENDOWS
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Where Sevastopol is. : CRIMEA
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Where Inchon is. : KOREA
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Felt dizzy. : SPUN
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Sheer. : PURE
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Shank's mare. : LEGS
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Speculative enterprise. : RISK
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June reuner. : GRAD
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One of the Logans. : ELLA
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Letter. : CEE

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

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