Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen 

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New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1974

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 95, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 524 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 24, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Mel Rosen has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles and 13 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Latin-primer word : AMO
4. Thinly diffused : SPARSE
10. Clears the windshield : WIPES
15. ___ fatuus : IGNIS
17. Bird's wing : PINION
18. Good dice throw : NATURAL
20. Quemoy's neighbor : MATSU
21. Which TV game to watch, e.g. : MANSPREROGATIVE
23. Cay: Var. : ILOT
24. Word for a sideshow member : FATTEST
25. Chemical ending : ASE
26. Shell man, for short : COX
27. Pitch : TONE
28. Copy : APE
29. Uncertain : IFFY
31. Distant : AFAR
33. Christmas Past and others : SPIRITS
35. "___ damn!" : GIVEA
38. Angelico, e.g. : FRA
39. Kind of sayer : SOOTH
40. English composer : ARNE
41. Dance, music, painting, etc. : THEARTS
45. Pinky or Lila : LEE
46. Garroway : DAVE
47. Be ghostly: Var. : HANT
48. Holbrook : HAL
50. "We have nothing ___ but . . . " : TOFEAR
53. Standout : ONER
54. O. T. book : ESTH
55. Gabor et al. : EVAS
57. Tie down again : RELASH
58. Kind of ice : DRY
59. Like helium : RARE
60. Have it made : RATE
61. Old Irish garment : INAR
62. Not suitable : UNAPT
65. Join : ENTER
66. Molding : OGEE
67. High home : AERY
68. Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
69. Chemical prefix : OXA
70. Insult : OFFEND
72. Certain fees : DUES
73. Porkpie feature : BRIM
74. Miss Naldi : NITA
76. Full of spunk : FEISTY
77. Bench warmer : SUB
78. Nuclear abbr. : ATNO
79. Jewish month : ELUL
80. Neat thing : PIN
81. Indian turbans : PUGREES
83. Maryland athlete : TERP
84. Diplomat : ENVOY
87. Shropshire inhabitant : LAD
88. Eat away : ERODE
90. Football pass : LATERAL
92. Hooters : OWLS
94. Passable : SOSO
96. Golf target : PAR
97. Alaskan port : NOME
98. Alas, in Bonn : ACH
99. Continent: Abbr. : EUR
100. Soap ingredient : OLEOOIL
104. Sundial offering : TIME
105. Absent parent : WHISTLERSFATHER
109. Bill addendum : RIDER
110. Most slippery : EELIEST
111. Long-legged birds : HERONS
112. Dutch colonists : BOERS
113. French income : RENTE
114. Islands off Scotland : ORKNEY
115. Elected ones : INS
1. Shakespeare's merchant : ANTONIO
2. Innocent Chicagoan : MISTEROLEARYSBULL
3. Columbus initials : OSU
4. Freshet : SPATE
5. Pub quantity : PINT
6. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
7. Tidal flows : RIPS
8. Combat mission : SORTIE
9. Compass heading : ENE
10. Carry on : WAGE
11. Call ___ a day : ITA
12. Stock-market maneuver : PUT
13. Heath genus : ERICA
14. Enjoy : SAVOR
15. Reproductions: Abbr. : IMITS
16. Lively dances : GALOPS
18. Old ___ (Wellington) : NOSY
19. Caesar's statute : LEX
21. Glove-compartment items : MAPS
22. British mil. unit : RAF
24. Poor provider : FATHERHUBBARD
30. A man for all seasons : FATHERNATURE
31. Timetable notation : ARR
32. Necessity's mate : FATHEROFINVENTION
34. Willows : ITEAS
35. Anna Mary Robertson's husband : GRANDPAMOSES
36. Turn over : INVERT
37. Thrush : VEERY
38. Old man Bailey : FATHEROFPEARL
40. Stir : ADO
42. Attacks : HASAT
43. ___ nous : ENTRE
44. Wild ones : SAVAGES
49. Potential : LATENT
50. Musical chord : TRIAD
51. Althaea's husband : OENEUS
52. Sudden outbreak : FLAREUP
56. Run-down : SEEDY
63. Compass heading in Cadiz : NORTE
64. Set straight : ALINE
65. Separated from home : EXILED
69. ___ a customer : ONETO
71. Boxing ploy : FEINT
75. Matterhorn : ALP
82. Natural resource : GAS
85. Alloys for cheap jewelry : OROIDES
86. Grumble : YAMMER
89. Tile worker : ROOFER
90. Hideaway : LAIR
91. Naughty glances : LEERS
92. Earth color : OCHER
93. Although : WHILE
94. Tallow ingredient : SUET
95. Hockey star : ORR
96. Odes, sonnets, etc. : POESY
98. Veneration : AWE
99. Alternative word : ELSE
101. Frolic : LARK
102. Collar : ETON
103. Without, in Baden : OHNE
106. Pride, for one : SIN
107. Asian holiday : TET
108. ___ nuff! : SHO
109. Relative of E.R.A. : RBI

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