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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.
PS notes: Original 32-Across clue had no period after "Cen"; added it.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,236
Across Down
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
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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