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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Tuesday, August 23, 1955

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { W X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,247
Across
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Intense. : DEEP
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Footwear. : SNEAKERS
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Black: Latin. : ATRA
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Buffoons. : HARLEQUINS
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Wreak havoc. : RUIN
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Cuckoo-like bird, swift afoot. : ROADRUNNER
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Possible horse-trading items. : KINGDOMS
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___-Egyptian Sudan. : ANGLO
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Son of Jacob. : LEVI
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Repeat. : RETELL
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Recite in monotone. : INTONE
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Word of honor. : PAROLE
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Humid. : MOIST
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High region in central Asia. : PAMIR
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Home for Leo. : DEN
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Jacks of clubs. : PAMS
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Part of U. S. M. C. : CORPS
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Cycled. : RODE
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Haggard female. : SHE
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Amounts of a remedy. : DOSES
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Thursday: French. : JEUDI
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African pest. : TSETSE
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Metric foot. : DACTYL
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Early American home. : TEEPEE
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Catnap. : DOZE
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Port of Iraq. : BASRA
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Describing Kipling's Sudanese soldier. : FUZZIEST
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Where "the bird" will travel. : OUTERSPACE
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Medieval spear. : PIKE
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Extremely loud. : STENTORIAN
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Work. : TOIL
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Sudden attacks. : DESCENTS
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Homework. : SUMS
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Well-known Giant. : DARK
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French case. : ETUI
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Hibernia. : ERIN
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Candide's optimistic tutor. : PANGLOSS
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___ Tuesday. : SHROVE
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Beloved Biblical mother-in-law. : NAOMI
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Periods. : ERAS
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City official: Abbr. : ALD
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Prefix used with plunk and flop. : KER
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A Great Circle. : EQUATOR
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Brooklet. : RUNNEL
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Chosen from among others. : SINGLEDOUT
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Little ___. : NELL
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Rialto sign. : SRO
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Minor depression. : DENT
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Stairways' substitutes. : RAMPS
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Goddess of strife. : ERIS
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Gremlins. : IMPS
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Character in "The Green Pastures." : NOAH
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Proved through long usage. : TIMETESTED
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Where tourists are gay. : PAREE
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Western group. : POSSE
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Whirl. : EDDY
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The St. Bernard in "Topper." : NEIL
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Enclosure for animals. : COTE
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The "take." : RECEIPTS
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Sets out. : DEPARTS
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Ellington's forte. : JAZZ
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Like still waters. : SERENE
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"Whom he reckons up by ___" : DOZENS
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Tense. : TAUT
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Ticket: Slang. : DUCAT
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Genus of cattle. : BOS
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Gladly: Poet. : FAIN
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Four of the vowels. : EIOU
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Glide. : SKIM
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Wires: Abbr. : TELS
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Association: Abbr. : SOC
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Before: Prefix. : PRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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