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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Saturday, July 7, 1956

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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. 2,566
Across
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Sidewalk sight in Paris. : CAFE
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Toughen. : INURE
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Sound of a flat dive. : PLOP
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Chemical used in water purification. : ALUM
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Sticky fir extract. : RESIN
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Boorish. : RUDE
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British U. N. delegate. : SIRPIERSONDIXON
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Robert F. Wagner, Jr. : HISHONOR
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Salesman's job. : ORDERS
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Fills with apprehension. : AWES
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Rose's spouse. : ABIE
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Gov. Hall's state. : KANSAS
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Native of Breslau. : SILESIAN
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Did not go out for lunch. : ATEIN
32
Delaney of Dublin, for example. : MILER
33
Compass point. : NNE
34
Bedims. : FOGS
35
Whittled. : PARED
36
Backstop used for batting practice. : CAGE
37
Chemical suffix. : INE
38
Disturbed: Colloq. : FAZED
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Studied hard: Colloq. : BONED
40
Set back. : REVERSED
42
Author Davis, et al. : ELMERS
43
Ex-GI's. : VETS
44
Energy: Colloq. : SNAP
45
Profession. : METIER
48
Possible to satisfy. : SATIABLE
52
Base for Banshees. : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
54
Evening raceway event. : TROT
55
Aborigine from Wellington. : MAORI
56
Greek letters. : ETAS
57
Puts to the axe. : HEWS
58
Drive forward. : IMPEL
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Minor depression. : DENT
Down
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Down payment. : CASH
2
Others: Lat. : ALII
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Expensive garments. : FURS
4
Accentuation. : EMPHASIS
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Actress Rich and namesakes. : IRENES
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Tyrants. : NEROS
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Security Council member. : USSR
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Relative of an arroyo. : RIO
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Elevated. : ENNOBLED
10
Herds of lions. : PRIDES
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De ___. : LUXE
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Fragrance. : ODOR
13
Writes. : PENS
18
Hickenlooper, for one. : IOWAN
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Desiccating device. : DRIER
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Was indisposed. : AILED
24
South African Bantu: Var. : KAFIR
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In accord. : ATONE
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Israel-Egypt point of contention. : NEGEV
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Begot. : SIRED
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Silly. : INANE
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Dudgeon. : ANGER
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Must have. : NEEDS
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Perplexities. : MAZES
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Delicatessen specialty. : PASTRAMI
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Likened. : COMPARED
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Gallery of Art in Washington. : FREER
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___ House. : BLAIR
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Ousts. : EVICTS
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Require. : ENTAIL
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___ Coeur Cathedral. : SACRE
45
School subject. : MATH
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Neutral W. W. II nation. : EIRE
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Believe: Archaic. : TROW
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Defeat (an opponent). : STOP
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Eat into. : BITE
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Attenuated. : LEAN
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Long ago: Arch. : ERST
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Social group: Abbr. : FAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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