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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 1956

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,597
Across
1. Street light. : LAMP
5. Fosters. : REARS
10. Shoemakers' tools. : AWLS
14. Buffalo-Albany canal. : ERIE
15. Pewter. : ALLOY
16. Phoenician deity. : BAAL
17. Diamond man. : DUKESNIDER
19. Ye ___ Curiositie Shoppe. : OLDE
20. New World. : AMERICAS
21. Became less. : ABATED
23. Great: French. : GROS
24. Cleveland pitcher. : SCORE
25. He follows orders. : OBEYER
28. Witches' kettle in "Macbeth." : CAULDRON
31. Designs. : PLANS
32. Gov. Smylie's capital. : BOISE
33. French pronoun. : LUI
34. Rudely brief. : CURT
35. Singer Lena. : HORNE
36. Innkeeper. : HOST
37. New Guinea, for one: Abbr. : ISL
38. Ike, 1911–15. : CADET
39. Solicitous fellow. : CARER
40. Foiled. : THWARTED
42. Fondle. : DANDLE
43. Oscar or Emmy. : AWARD
44. South African lea. : VELD
45. Proofreader's oversights. : ERRATA
47. Deserter. : DEFECTOR
51. Singing bird. : LARK
52. Well-known name in jazz. : COUNTBASIE
54. Elbow's counterpart. : KNEE
55. Corral in South Africa. : KRAAL
56. Tear down. : RASE
57. Excluding. : SANS
58. Sortie. : SALLY
59. Journey. : TREK
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1. Mother of the Gemini. : LEDA
2. Calla lily. : ARUM
3. Sen. Monroney. : MIKE
4. Norwegian masterpiece. : PEERGYNT
5. Vehement ill will. : RANCOR
6. Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
7. Municipal representatives: Abbr. : ALDS
8. Crustacean's spawn. : ROE
9. New York's 4th largest city. : SYRACUSE
10. All ___! : ABOARD
11. Author of "A Night to Remember." : WALTERLORD
12. Take on cargo. : LADE
13. Toboggan. : SLED
18. Begets. : SIRES
22. Tree trunk. : BOLE
24. Fictional sleuth. : SAINT
25. Relative of ibid. : OPCIT
26. Rosy tint. : BLUSH
27. Judicial VIP. : EARLWARREN
28. With the center removed. : CORED
29. European blackbird. : OUSEL
30. Gunpowder ingredient. : NITRE
32. Portended. : BODED
35. Household appurtenances. : HATRACKS
36. Self-service shopping aid. : HANDCART
38. Partisan: Comb. form. : CRAT
39. Man's name. : CALEB
41. Stirs up. : AWAKES
42. With skill. : DEFTLY
44. Corrupt. : VENAL
45. Members of an Order. : ELKS
46. Frog genus. : RANA
47. Two-way. : DUAL
48. Michael Romanov. : TSAR
49. French river. : OISE
50. Strong vapor. : REEK
53. "A feast ___ famine." : ORA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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