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Mel Taub
Mel Taub

New York Times, Wednesday, September 8, 1993

Author:
Mel Taub
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Mel Taub has 44 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,010

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Fool : NINNY
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G.I. truant : AWOL
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Some citrus drinks : ADES
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Mrs. Ralph Kramden : ALICE
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"___ smile be your umbrella..." : LETA
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Ballerina's mini : TUTU
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Nut pine : PINON
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Fool : BLOCKHEAD
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Kickapoo's kin : SAC
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___ off (angry) : TEED
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Mournful tolls : KNELLS
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Pope's capelike vestment : ORALE
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Zeus, as seen by Leda : SWAN
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Lax in duty : REMISS
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Pivoted, in a way : SWIVELED
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Elec. units : AMPS
34
Navigate the air : AVIATE
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Eggs, to Ovid : OVA
37
Screwballs : KOOKS
39
White-tailed eagle : ERN
40
Seal : SIGIL
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D.D.E.'s 1940's "show place" : ETO
43
Ancient monastic Palestinian : ESSENE
46
Eye with a purpose : OGLE
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Split : SEPARATE
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TV's Dillon : ARNESS
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Cocktail-party fare : DIPS
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Official proclaimer : CRIER
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Challenging reply to 58 Down : OHYEAH
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Group with no strings attached : BAND
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With-it, 1940's style : HEP
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Fool : SIMPLETON
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Reside : DWELL
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Group for 43 Across : SECT
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Leather piercers : AWLS
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Charter : LEASE
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Most prosecutors: Abbr. : ADAS
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Fool : DOLT
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Over : ENDED
Down
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Takes 40 winks : NAPS
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Fool : NINCOMPOOP
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Sgt. maj., e.g. : NCO
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Busybodies : YENTAS
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"The Sandbox" playwright : ALBEE
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Tuesday ___ : WELD
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Siouan of Neb. : OTO
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Fool : LACKWIT
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Greek Minerva : ATHENE
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In which seconds come first : DUEL
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Collective abbr. : ETAL
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What comes out in the wash : SUDS
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Tricksters : KNAVES
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Literary lioness : ELSA
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What insurers insure against : RISK
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Proust character : SWANN
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Libertines : RAKES
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Ham Hamlet : EMOTE
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Ending for yes or no : SIREE
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Fool : LOGGERHEAD
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Ills : EVILS
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Valleys : DALES
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Endows with power : VESTS
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Work in installments : SERIAL
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"The Last Days of Pompeii" heroine : IONE
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Fool : SAPHEAD
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Merit : EARN
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Experts : ADEPTS
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"What has four wheels and flies?" : RIDDLE
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"___ thou by searching find out God?": Job : CANST
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Pelion's companion : OSSA
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Moved quickly : HIED
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Familiar temp. residence : YMCA
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Flax or cotton pod : BOLL
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Or ___ (words of a threat) : ELSE
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Argued a case : PLED
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Jefferson bill : TWO
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Cyst of a kind : WEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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