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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Monday, August 31, 1959

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,699
Across
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Elephant of children's tales. : BABAR
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___ town, : GOTO
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Strike: Slang. : SWAT
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Grand ___. : OPERA
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Soup flavoring. : OKRA
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Family member. : PAPA
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Sommelier's concern. : WINECELLAR
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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Of present times. : LATTERDAY
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Caprice. : FREAK
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Indian. : ERIE
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Salespeople. : CLERKS
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___ Browne belt. : SAM
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Break suddenly. : SNAP
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Contents of a nose bag. : OATS
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Entangle. : TRAP
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Cripple Creek's key to wealth. : GOLDMINES
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In the year: Lat. : ANNO
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Pewter, for one. : ALLOY
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County in Ireland. : MAYO
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One of the "Three" at Yalta. : ROOSEVELT
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Pieced (out). : EKED
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Basketball team. : FIVE
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Hold back. : STOP
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Periodical workers: Abbr. : EDS
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Hindu hereditary classes. : CASTES
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Fencing sword. : EPEE
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About. : ASTIR
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Form of transportation. : STREETCAR
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Far Eastern native. : MORO
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Sidney Kingsley play, 1933. : MENINWHITE
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Diagram. : PLAN
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Chills. : AGUE
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De Valera. : EAMON
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Adages. : SAWS
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___ and dashes. : DOTS
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African antelope. : ELAND
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Kitchen container. : BOWL
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Seaport of Samoa. : APIA
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Propensity. : BENT
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Cousin of a hogback. : ARETE
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Speedway contestants. : RACERS
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Coin of the good old days. : GOLDEAGLE
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State: Abbr. : OKLA
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Kitchen container. : TRAY
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Sweep. : OAR
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Leisure. : SPARETIME
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Aquatic creature. : WATERSNAKE
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Nearly vertical: Naut. : APEAK
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Fuel containers. : TANKS
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Emerald Isle. : ERIN
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Deception. : FLAM
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Buffalo Bill. : CODY
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Arcturus. : STAR
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River in Italy. : ARNO
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Puppet. : MANOFSTRAW
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Voting places. : POLLS
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Situations. : POSITIONS
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Irish sweepstakes and others. : LOTTERIES
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Black ___ Susan. : EYED
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Replacements for putting greens. : SODS
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The birds. : AVES
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Constantly. : EVER
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Begin. : OPEN
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Baseball's Mr. Reese. : PEEWEE
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Outdoor quarters. : CAMPS
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City in Lombardy, Italy. : ASOLA
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Cetyl alcohol. : ETHAL
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Lily of Utah. : SEGO
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Cap for a cross-top bolt. : TNUT
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Mountain peak: Ital. : CIMA
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"Like ___ of bricks." : ATON
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Tear asunder. : REND
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Senseless. : MAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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