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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

INFLATION

New York Times, Sunday, January 24, 1971

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,834
Across Down
1. Medieval fabric : SAMITE
7. Earth pigment : OCHER
12. Recede : EBB
15. Air-gun pellets : BBS
18. Chemical compounds : IMIDES
19. Papal cape : ORALE
20. Gershwin : IRA
21. Exotic island : BALI
22. New name for old whip : CATOTENTAILS
24. Needlefish : GARPIKES
26. Western capital : HELENA
27. Apparitions : WRAITHS
29. Convictions : IDEAS
30. Location : SITE
32. Words of denial : NOTI
33. Jaunty : PERKY
34. Make over : REDO
38. Snooped, with "about" : NOSED
41. Comedian Mort : SAHL
42. Curve : ESS
43. Love in Turin : AMORE
45. Door sign : EXIT
47. ___ nibs : HIS
49. DiMaggio : DOM
52. Low-price place, updated : SIXANDELEVENCENTSTORE
59. Caught, as a fish : LANDED
60. Suckfish : REMORA
61. Doolittle and others : ELIZAS
62. Huntley : CHET
64. Not public: Abbr. : PRIV
65. Boring tools : AUGERS
66. Low person : RAT
69. Social Security abbr. : OASI
70. High note : ELA
71. She, in Paris : ELLE
73. French marshal : NEY
74. Ingrained : INWORN
76. Festive : GALA
78. In a ___ (put out) : SNIT
79. Shore bird : AVOCET
80. Use hard-sell tactics : HUSTLE
82. Hebrew month : SHEBAT
87. Plays an oversize piano : TICKLESTHEEIGHTYNINES
91. Drink : ALE
92. River of Scotland : DON
93. City of Yemen : SANA
94. Flash : GLINT
95. Overdraft abbr. : NSF
98. Dormouse : LOIR
101. Sonata movement : RONDO
104. Swiss painter : KLEE
105. Alaskan town : SITKA
107. Volcano : ETNA
108. Village, in Africa : DORP
110. Goose genus : ANSER
111. Pat's husband : MRNIXON
115. Dross : SCORIA
119. Diner's reading matter : CAFEMENU
121. Next step for Jean Dixon : SEVENTHSENSE
124. Sea-speed unit : KNOT
125. Tree : ELM
126. Growing out : ENATE
127. Equiangular figure : ISOGON
128. Eastern weight : SER
129. Swindle : GYP
130. Kind of geometry : SOLID
131. Abandon : DESERT
1. Neighbor of It. : SIC
2. Oriental nurse : AMAH
3. Small sum : MITE
4. Matinee ___ : IDOL
5. Heads, in Reims : TETES
6. Russian poet : ESENIN
7. Away, to a Scotsman : OOT
8. Crop : CRAW
9. Broadway show : HAIR
10. Fitzgerald : ELLA
11. Pine products : RESINS
12. Bliss, modern style : EIGHTHHEAVEN
13. Dye pigment: Var. : BRASILIN
14. Profession : BAR
15. Twelve, nowadays : BAKERSDOZEN
16. Cheerless : BLEAK
17. Milksop : SISSY
21. Waits : BIDES
23. Defense pact : NATO
25. "___ down!" : PIPE
28. Done ___ turn : TOA
31. German donkey : ESEL
34. Headland : RAS
35. Man's name : EMIL
36. Part of an Eastern hymn : DOXA
37. Medit. port : ORAN
39. Put into action : EXERT
40. Crummy joint : DIVE
44. Pass-catcher : END
46. Metal molds : TEMPLATES
48. Furtive : STEALTHY
50. "___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
51. In disorder : MESSY
53. Poured : DECANTED
54. Old letters : EDHS
55. Wife of "Thin Man" : NORA
56. Dernier ___ : CRI
57. Pivot : SLUE
58. Poke: Scot. : TIG
63. Slam bid, maybe : EIGHTNOTRUMP
66. Rope : RIATA
67. Chorus topic : ANVIL
68. ___ your thoughts, new style : TWOCENTSFOR
69. Soviet city : OREL
70. Otherwise : ELSE
72. Tilt : LIST
75. Suffix for hill or bull : OCK
77. Sound of disgust : AUH
78. Musical sign : SEGNO
81. Fibber : LIAR
83. Chang's companion : ENG
84. Defraud : BILK
85. Indigo : ANIL
86. Filament: Suffix : TENE
88. With gravity : SOLEMNLY
89. Kind of bag : HAND
90. Marie, e.g. : STE
96. Target game : SKEET
97. Minor league club : FARM
99. Hostelry : INN
100. Bridge calls : RAISES
102. Old verb : DOST
103. Flower : ORCHID
105. Pillages : SACKS
106. Empty : INANE
109. Chaser of a sort : POSSE
112. Strange: Prefix : XENO
113. Shape : OVAL
114. Pacific grass : NETI
116. Old cars : REOS
117. Author of "Bus Stop" : INGE
118. Ancient lyre : ASOR
120. Brain-wave record: Abbr. : EEG
122. Nickname : NED
123. Door: Abbr. : ENT

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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