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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

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Across
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Isolated rock. : SCAR
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Medieval fabric of silk and gold. : ACCA
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Crew. : GANG
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Plenty of space. : ELBOWROOM
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Up to now. : SOFAR
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The Sea Wolf. : SUBMARINE
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Short surplice. : COTTA
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Aircraft. : SEAPLANES
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Enough: Fr. : ASSEZ
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French-Belgian river. : LYS
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Doing nothing. : IDLE
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Slight mistakes. : LAPSES
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Forest. : WOODLAND
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Expert. : ADEPT
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Part of IOU. : OWE
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Munich's river. : ISAR
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Agave plant. : PITA
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Important defense fence. : RADAR
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15th Amendment guarantee. : VOTE
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Bartlett. : PEAR
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Rubber tree. : ULE
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Lets. : RENTS
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16th century Turkish conqueror. : SULEIMAN
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Ridged fabrics. : SERGES
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Chalky material. : TALC
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Speed measurement of a wheel. : RPM
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Darken. : BEDIM
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U. S. historical items. : AMERICANA
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Sour. : ACERB
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Controlling device. : REGULATOR
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Eucalypti. : TREES
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Deceiver. : TRICKSTER
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Buzzes. : HUMS
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Different. : ELSE
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Island dance. : HULA
Down
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A sitting: Abbr. : SESS
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Aid for Nero Wolfe. : CLUE
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Israel's Eban. : ABBA
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Frolic. : ROMP
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Formations. : ARRAYS
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Anna, sou, etc. : COINS
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Peak of a volcano. : CONE
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Midwestern college town. : AMESIOWA
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Pâté du fois gras. : GOOSELIVER
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Matinee times: Abbr. : AFTS
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Man's nickname. : NATE
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City in Austria. : GRAZ
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Relative of a moneybag. : WALLET
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Recipe direction. : SCALD
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Worker. : DOER
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Northern Europeans. : LAPPS
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Bon voyage word. : ADIEU
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Part of a rose. : PETAL
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Insurance for blowouts. : SPARETIRES
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Midweek god. : WODEN
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"With ___ in My Heart." : ASONG
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Braid or matting: Fr. : NATTE
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Part of ensemble. : DRESS
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Financier Beardsley ___. : RUML
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Menu specification. : ALACARTE
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Repeat a farm chore. : REMILK
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Poetic feet. : IAMBS
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Neat. : SPRUCE
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St. ___, variety of raspberry. : REGIS
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Watering place in England. : BATH
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Light color. : ECRU
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Judge. : DEEM
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Blackbird. : MERL
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Down payment. : CASH
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Kiska's neighbor. : ATTU
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Seasonal song. : NOEL
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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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