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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
1. Sidewalk sight in Paris. : CAFE
5. Toughen. : INURE
10. Sound of a flat dive. : PLOP
14. Chemical used in water purification. : ALUM
15. Sticky fir extract. : RESIN
16. Boorish. : RUDE
17. British U. N. delegate. : SIRPIERSONDIXON
20. Robert F. Wagner, Jr. : HISHONOR
21. Salesman's job. : ORDERS
22. Fills with apprehension. : AWES
23. Rose's spouse. : ABIE
24. Gov. Hall's state. : KANSAS
27. Native of Breslau. : SILESIAN
31. 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
39. 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
59. Minor depression. : DENT
Down
1. Down payment. : CASH
2. Others: Lat. : ALII
3. Expensive garments. : FURS
4. Accentuation. : EMPHASIS
5. Actress Rich and namesakes. : IRENES
6. Tyrants. : NEROS
7. Security Council member. : USSR
8. Relative of an arroyo. : RIO
9. Elevated. : ENNOBLED
10. Herds of lions. : PRIDES
11. De ___. : LUXE
12. Fragrance. : ODOR
13. Writes. : PENS
18. Hickenlooper, for one. : IOWAN
19. Desiccating device. : DRIER
23. Was indisposed. : AILED
24. South African Bantu: Var. : KAFIR
25. In accord. : ATONE
26. Israel-Egypt point of contention. : NEGEV
27. Begot. : SIRED
28. Silly. : INANE
29. Dudgeon. : ANGER
30. Must have. : NEEDS
32. Perplexities. : MAZES
35. Delicatessen specialty. : PASTRAMI
36. Likened. : COMPARED
38. Gallery of Art in Washington. : FREER
39. ___ House. : BLAIR
41. Ousts. : EVICTS
42. Require. : ENTAIL
44. ___ Coeur Cathedral. : SACRE
45. School subject. : MATH
46. Neutral W. W. II nation. : EIRE
47. Believe: Archaic. : TROW
48. Defeat (an opponent). : STOP
49. Eat into. : BITE
50. Attenuated. : LEAN
51. Long ago: Arch. : ERST
53. Social group: Abbr. : FAM

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

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