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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Friday, July 27, 1956

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, 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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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,586
Across
1. Isolated rock. : SCAR
5. Medieval fabric of silk and gold. : ACCA
9. Crew. : GANG
13. Plenty of space. : ELBOWROOM
15. Up to now. : SOFAR
16. The Sea Wolf. : SUBMARINE
17. Short surplice. : COTTA
18. Aircraft. : SEAPLANES
19. Enough: Fr. : ASSEZ
20. French-Belgian river. : LYS
21. Doing nothing. : IDLE
23. Slight mistakes. : LAPSES
27. Forest. : WOODLAND
31. Expert. : ADEPT
32. Part of IOU. : OWE
33. Munich's river. : ISAR
34. Agave plant. : PITA
35. Important defense fence. : RADAR
37. 15th Amendment guarantee. : VOTE
38. Bartlett. : PEAR
39. Rubber tree. : ULE
40. Lets. : RENTS
41. 16th century Turkish conqueror. : SULEIMAN
43. Ridged fabrics. : SERGES
44. Chalky material. : TALC
45. Speed measurement of a wheel. : RPM
46. Darken. : BEDIM
49. U. S. historical items. : AMERICANA
55. Sour. : ACERB
56. Controlling device. : REGULATOR
57. Eucalypti. : TREES
58. Deceiver. : TRICKSTER
59. Buzzes. : HUMS
60. Different. : ELSE
61. Island dance. : HULA
Down
1. A sitting: Abbr. : SESS
2. Aid for Nero Wolfe. : CLUE
3. Israel's Eban. : ABBA
4. Frolic. : ROMP
5. Formations. : ARRAYS
6. Anna, sou, etc. : COINS
7. Peak of a volcano. : CONE
8. Midwestern college town. : AMESIOWA
9. Pâté du fois gras. : GOOSELIVER
10. Matinee times: Abbr. : AFTS
11. Man's nickname. : NATE
12. City in Austria. : GRAZ
14. Relative of a moneybag. : WALLET
15. Recipe direction. : SCALD
22. Worker. : DOER
23. Northern Europeans. : LAPPS
24. Bon voyage word. : ADIEU
25. Part of a rose. : PETAL
26. Insurance for blowouts. : SPARETIRES
27. Midweek god. : WODEN
28. "With ___ in My Heart." : ASONG
29. Braid or matting: Fr. : NATTE
30. Part of ensemble. : DRESS
35. Financier Beardsley ___. : RUML
36. Menu specification. : ALACARTE
40. Repeat a farm chore. : REMILK
42. Poetic feet. : IAMBS
43. Neat. : SPRUCE
45. St. ___, variety of raspberry. : REGIS
46. Watering place in England. : BATH
47. Light color. : ECRU
48. Judge. : DEEM
50. Blackbird. : MERL
51. Down payment. : CASH
52. Kiska's neighbor. : ATTU
53. Seasonal song. : NOEL
54. Irish exclamation. : ARRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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