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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
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Street light. : LAMP
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Fosters. : REARS
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Shoemakers' tools. : AWLS
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Buffalo-Albany canal. : ERIE
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Pewter. : ALLOY
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Phoenician deity. : BAAL
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Diamond man. : DUKESNIDER
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Ye ___ Curiositie Shoppe. : OLDE
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New World. : AMERICAS
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Became less. : ABATED
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Great: French. : GROS
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Cleveland pitcher. : SCORE
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He follows orders. : OBEYER
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Witches' kettle in "Macbeth." : CAULDRON
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Designs. : PLANS
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Gov. Smylie's capital. : BOISE
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French pronoun. : LUI
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Rudely brief. : CURT
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Singer Lena. : HORNE
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Innkeeper. : HOST
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New Guinea, for one: Abbr. : ISL
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Ike, 1911–15. : CADET
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Solicitous fellow. : CARER
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Foiled. : THWARTED
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Fondle. : DANDLE
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Oscar or Emmy. : AWARD
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South African lea. : VELD
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Proofreader's oversights. : ERRATA
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Deserter. : DEFECTOR
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Singing bird. : LARK
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Well-known name in jazz. : COUNTBASIE
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Elbow's counterpart. : KNEE
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Corral in South Africa. : KRAAL
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Tear down. : RASE
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Excluding. : SANS
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Sortie. : SALLY
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Journey. : TREK
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Mother of the Gemini. : LEDA
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Calla lily. : ARUM
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Sen. Monroney. : MIKE
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Norwegian masterpiece. : PEERGYNT
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Vehement ill will. : RANCOR
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Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
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Municipal representatives: Abbr. : ALDS
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Crustacean's spawn. : ROE
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New York's 4th largest city. : SYRACUSE
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All ___! : ABOARD
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Author of "A Night to Remember." : WALTERLORD
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Take on cargo. : LADE
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Toboggan. : SLED
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Begets. : SIRES
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Tree trunk. : BOLE
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Fictional sleuth. : SAINT
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Relative of ibid. : OPCIT
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Rosy tint. : BLUSH
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Judicial VIP. : EARLWARREN
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With the center removed. : CORED
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European blackbird. : OUSEL
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Gunpowder ingredient. : NITRE
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Portended. : BODED
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Household appurtenances. : HATRACKS
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Self-service shopping aid. : HANDCART
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Partisan: Comb. form. : CRAT
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Man's name. : CALEB
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Stirs up. : AWAKES
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With skill. : DEFTLY
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Corrupt. : VENAL
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Members of an Order. : ELKS
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Frog genus. : RANA
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Two-way. : DUAL
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Michael Romanov. : TSAR
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French river. : OISE
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Strong vapor. : REEK
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"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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