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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Friday, August 12, 1955

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 32-Across clue had no period after "Cen"; added it.

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,236
Across
1
Addis ___. : ABABA
6
Roasting accessory. : SPIT
10
Recognize: Colloq. : SPOT
14
He played Queeg. : NOLAN
15
Luxury. : EASE
16
Hence. : ERGO
17
Best-selling author. : DAPHNEDUMAURIER
20
Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
21
Russian range. : URAL
22
Areas. : SPACES
23
Struck out. : FANNED
25
Gibbons. : APES
26
Coax. : CAJOLE
29
Hide specialist. : TANNER
31
At ___ (puzzled). : ALOSS
32
Instrument made in 18th Cen.: Colloq. : STRAD
33
Uraeus symbol. : ASP
36
Stadium plaudits. : RAHS
37
Emulated a prodigal. : SPENT
38
Preposition. : ONTO
39
New England cape. : ANN
40
Two-masted ships. : BRIGS
41
Baal worshiper. : PAGAN
42
Monte ___. : CRISTO
44
Mosquitoes. : BITERS
45
Nicknames for Rachels. : RAES
46
Swirls. : EDDIES
48
Inform against: Colloq. : TELLON
50
Glen. : DALE
51
51 Down, in France. : FEU
54
From pride to sloth. : SEVENDEADLYSINS
57
The biggest of six land masses. : ASIA
58
Irish expletive. : ARRA
59
Spine-tingling. : EERIE
60
Sunder. : REND
61
Billy, Cisco, and others. : KIDS
62
Exploits. : DEEDS
Down
1
___ Hardy. : ANDY
2
Tapir's relative. : BOAR
3
European vacationland. : ALPS
4
Nonsense! : BAH
5
Yearbooks. : ANNUALS
6
One for the road. : SEDAN
7
Hollywood name. : PAULETTEGODDARD
8
Theory. : ISM
9
Oolong and others. : TEAS
10
Mantle's relative. : SERAPE
11
Gamut for a shopper. : PRICERANGE
12
S-shaped curves. : OGEES
13
Craggy hills. : TORS
18
Bird of prey. : ERNE
19
___ coming. : UPAND
23
South Dakota's Governor. : FOSS
24
Restores old socks. : DARNS
26
Face: Span. : CARA
27
Author Paton. : ALAN
28
Religious reformer of 16th Cen. : JOHNCALVIN
30
Original inhabitant: Abbr. : NAT
32
Grudge. : SPITE
34
Shining light. : STAR
35
Singing star. : PONS
37
Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
38
Farm crop. : OATS
40
Cody's quarry. : BISON
41
Tipsy: Slang. : PIEEYED
43
Conduct anew. : RELEAD
44
Song from "Showboat." : BILL
45
Brooklynite since 1940. : REESE
47
Baby's syllables. : DADAS
48
Slavic title. : TSAR
49
State: Abbr. : NDAK
51
Military command. : FIRE
52
Oklahoma city. : ENID
53
Expends. : USES
55
Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
56
Episcopacy. : SEE

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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