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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
1. Intense. : DEEP
5. Footwear. : SNEAKERS
13. Black: Latin. : ATRA
14. Buffoons. : HARLEQUINS
17. Wreak havoc. : RUIN
18. Cuckoo-like bird, swift afoot. : ROADRUNNER
19. Possible horse-trading items. : KINGDOMS
21. ___-Egyptian Sudan. : ANGLO
22. Son of Jacob. : LEVI
23. Repeat. : RETELL
25. Recite in monotone. : INTONE
28. Word of honor. : PAROLE
29. Humid. : MOIST
30. High region in central Asia. : PAMIR
31. Home for Leo. : DEN
34. Jacks of clubs. : PAMS
35. Part of U. S. M. C. : CORPS
36. Cycled. : RODE
37. Haggard female. : SHE
38. Amounts of a remedy. : DOSES
39. Thursday: French. : JEUDI
40. African pest. : TSETSE
42. Metric foot. : DACTYL
43. Early American home. : TEEPEE
44. Catnap. : DOZE
45. Port of Iraq. : BASRA
46. Describing Kipling's Sudanese soldier. : FUZZIEST
50. Where "the bird" will travel. : OUTERSPACE
53. Medieval spear. : PIKE
54. Extremely loud. : STENTORIAN
55. Work. : TOIL
56. Sudden attacks. : DESCENTS
57. Homework. : SUMS
Down
1. Well-known Giant. : DARK
2. French case. : ETUI
3. Hibernia. : ERIN
4. Candide's optimistic tutor. : PANGLOSS
5. ___ Tuesday. : SHROVE
6. Beloved Biblical mother-in-law. : NAOMI
7. Periods. : ERAS
8. City official: Abbr. : ALD
9. Prefix used with plunk and flop. : KER
10. A Great Circle. : EQUATOR
11. Brooklet. : RUNNEL
12. Chosen from among others. : SINGLEDOUT
15. Little ___. : NELL
16. Rialto sign. : SRO
20. Minor depression. : DENT
23. Stairways' substitutes. : RAMPS
24. Goddess of strife. : ERIS
25. Gremlins. : IMPS
26. Character in "The Green Pastures." : NOAH
27. Proved through long usage. : TIMETESTED
28. Where tourists are gay. : PAREE
30. Western group. : POSSE
32. Whirl. : EDDY
33. The St. Bernard in "Topper." : NEIL
35. Enclosure for animals. : COTE
36. The "take." : RECEIPTS
38. Sets out. : DEPARTS
39. Ellington's forte. : JAZZ
41. Like still waters. : SERENE
42. "Whom he reckons up by ___" : DOZENS
43. Tense. : TAUT
44. Ticket: Slang. : DUCAT
45. Genus of cattle. : BOS
46. Gladly: Poet. : FAIN
47. Four of the vowels. : EIOU
48. Glide. : SKIM
49. Wires: Abbr. : TELS
51. Association: Abbr. : SOC
52. 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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