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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
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Medieval fabric : SAMITE
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Earth pigment : OCHER
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Recede : EBB
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Air-gun pellets : BBS
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Chemical compounds : IMIDES
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Papal cape : ORALE
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Gershwin : IRA
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Exotic island : BALI
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New name for old whip : CATOTENTAILS
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Needlefish : GARPIKES
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Western capital : HELENA
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Apparitions : WRAITHS
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Convictions : IDEAS
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Location : SITE
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Words of denial : NOTI
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Jaunty : PERKY
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Make over : REDO
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Snooped, with "about" : NOSED
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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Curve : ESS
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Love in Turin : AMORE
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Door sign : EXIT
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___ nibs : HIS
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DiMaggio : DOM
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Low-price place, updated : SIXANDELEVENCENTSTORE
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Caught, as a fish : LANDED
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Suckfish : REMORA
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Doolittle and others : ELIZAS
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Huntley : CHET
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Not public: Abbr. : PRIV
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Boring tools : AUGERS
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Low person : RAT
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Social Security abbr. : OASI
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High note : ELA
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She, in Paris : ELLE
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French marshal : NEY
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Ingrained : INWORN
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Festive : GALA
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In a ___ (put out) : SNIT
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Shore bird : AVOCET
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Use hard-sell tactics : HUSTLE
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Hebrew month : SHEBAT
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Plays an oversize piano : TICKLESTHEEIGHTYNINES
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Drink : ALE
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River of Scotland : DON
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City of Yemen : SANA
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Flash : GLINT
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Overdraft abbr. : NSF
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Dormouse : LOIR
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Sonata movement : RONDO
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Swiss painter : KLEE
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Alaskan town : SITKA
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Volcano : ETNA
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Village, in Africa : DORP
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Pat's husband : MRNIXON
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Dross : SCORIA
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Diner's reading matter : CAFEMENU
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Next step for Jean Dixon : SEVENTHSENSE
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Sea-speed unit : KNOT
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Tree : ELM
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Growing out : ENATE
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Equiangular figure : ISOGON
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Eastern weight : SER
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Swindle : GYP
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Kind of geometry : SOLID
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Abandon : DESERT
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Neighbor of It. : SIC
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Small sum : MITE
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Matinee ___ : IDOL
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Heads, in Reims : TETES
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Russian poet : ESENIN
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Away, to a Scotsman : OOT
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Crop : CRAW
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Broadway show : HAIR
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Pine products : RESINS
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Bliss, modern style : EIGHTHHEAVEN
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Dye pigment: Var. : BRASILIN
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Profession : BAR
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Twelve, nowadays : BAKERSDOZEN
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Cheerless : BLEAK
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Milksop : SISSY
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Waits : BIDES
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Defense pact : NATO
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"___ down!" : PIPE
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Done ___ turn : TOA
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German donkey : ESEL
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Headland : RAS
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Man's name : EMIL
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Part of an Eastern hymn : DOXA
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Medit. port : ORAN
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Put into action : EXERT
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Crummy joint : DIVE
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Pass-catcher : END
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Metal molds : TEMPLATES
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Furtive : STEALTHY
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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In disorder : MESSY
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Poured : DECANTED
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Old letters : EDHS
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Wife of "Thin Man" : NORA
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Pivot : SLUE
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Poke: Scot. : TIG
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Slam bid, maybe : EIGHTNOTRUMP
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Rope : RIATA
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Chorus topic : ANVIL
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___ your thoughts, new style : TWOCENTSFOR
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Soviet city : OREL
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Tilt : LIST
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Suffix for hill or bull : OCK
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Sound of disgust : AUH
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Musical sign : SEGNO
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Fibber : LIAR
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Chang's companion : ENG
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Defraud : BILK
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Indigo : ANIL
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Filament: Suffix : TENE
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With gravity : SOLEMNLY
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Kind of bag : HAND
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Marie, e.g. : STE
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Target game : SKEET
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Minor league club : FARM
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Hostelry : INN
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Bridge calls : RAISES
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Old verb : DOST
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Flower : ORCHID
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Pillages : SACKS
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Empty : INANE
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Chaser of a sort : POSSE
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Strange: Prefix : XENO
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Shape : OVAL
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Pacific grass : NETI
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Old cars : REOS
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Author of "Bus Stop" : INGE
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Ancient lyre : ASOR
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Brain-wave record: Abbr. : EEG
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Nickname : NED
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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