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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
1. "___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
5. Tear with violence. : RIPUP
10. Move little by little. : EDGE
14. Seaside resort in Scotland. : OBAN
15. Shaped unevenly. : EROSE
16. McCarey, Genn, et al. : LEOS
17. Some campers. : BOYS
18. Star in "Island in the Sun." : JAMESMASON
20. "Thy will ___ . . . " : BEDONE
22. Save for future use. : PUTASIDE
23. Welladay!. : ALACK
25. Dramatist's concern. : PLOT
26. Of mother or father. : PARENTAL
29. Ambler, Sevareid, et al. : ERICS
32. Kinsman: Abbr. : REL
33. Lofty abode. : AERIE
35. Baker's final touch. : ICING
37. Auricular. : OTIC
39. Poet (1265–1321). : DANTE
41. Photo. : SNAP
42. Part of Indo-China. : ANNAM
44. Manifestation of woe. : TEARS
46. Labor mongram. : CIO
47. Correspond with. : AGREE
49. Mimeograph items. : STENCILS
51. Aquarium item. : TANK
53. Disdain. : SCORN
54. Magnificent show. : SPLENDOR
58. Sudden qualm. : TWINGE
61. Caribbean vacation spot. : PUERTORICO
63. Clayey soil. : MARL
64. Exhort. : URGE
65. German river. : WESER
66. And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
67. 33 Across, for example. : NEST
68. Goodness ___! : SAKES
69. Verdi's Cairo debut. : AIDA
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1. Baseball immortal. : COBB
2. Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
3. Richard Bissell's best seller. : SAYDARLING
4. Shoe part. : INSOLE
5. Turned down. : REJECTED
6. One of David's mighty men. : IRA
7. Grandeur. : POMP
8. Exhaust. : USEUP
9. Pounding device. : PESTLE
10. Office supplies. : ELASTICS
11. Señor Ricardo. : DESI
12. Exclamation of agreement. : GOOD
13. Drudge of yore. : ESNE
19. Aborigine of Auckland. : MAORI
21. French novel. : NANA
24. Unit of weight: Var. : KARAT
26. Malay canoe. : PROA
27. Relative of Vesuvius. : AETNA
28. Concern at rehearsals. : LINES
30. Where Crosley Field is. : CINCINNATI
31. Mollusk. : SNAIL
34. French states. : ETATS
36. Postal abbreviations. : GPOS
38. City near Elizabeth, N. J. : CARTERET
40. Builders. : ERECTORS
43. Had in mind. : MEANT
45. Symbol of purity. : SNOW
48. Invests. : ENDOWS
50. Where Sevastopol is. : CRIMEA
52. Where Inchon is. : KOREA
54. Felt dizzy. : SPUN
55. Sheer. : PURE
56. Shank's mare. : LEGS
57. Speculative enterprise. : RISK
59. June reuner. : GRAD
60. One of the Logans. : ELLA
62. Letter. : CEE

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

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