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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Tuesday, November 2, 1971

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,116
Across Down
1. Gypsy village : GAV
4. Ice, in Bonn : EIS
7. Thin nails : BRADS
12. Greek contest : AGON
14. Hindu god of fire : AGNI
15. Actress Anouk : AIMEE
16. Mayor's concern : LOCALGOVERNMENT
19. State confidently : AVER
20. Geraint's wife : ENID
21. Treadmill : RUT
22. Entrusting to an agent : DELEGATING
25. Adriatic resort : LIDO
26. Trees : ELMS
27. Khan : AGA
28. Riot-control spray : MACE
29. Wallach : ELI
30. Ostro or Visi : GOTH
32. Strip of Mideast : GAZA
33. Election directive : MANDATE
35. Supposed trademark of the majority : SILENCE
38. Turn out : OUST
39. Make weary : PALL
40. N. Z. fish : IHI
41. Kind of kick : DROP
42. Weekday: Abbr. : FRI
43. Boris Godunov, e.g. : CZAR
44. Fragrant necklaces : LEIS
45. Voters : ELECTORATE
48. Break bread : EAT
49. Women's W. W. II group : WAAC
50. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
51. Party event : PRIMARYELECTION
56. Eastern title : EMEER
57. Biblical locale : EDEN
58. Time periods : EONS
59. Musical symbols : RESTS
60. Reed : REX
61. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
1. "My ___ Sal" : GAL
2. Long ___ : AGO
3. Yippies, Women's Lib et al. : VOCALMINORITIES
4. Alter ___ : EGO
5. Heap abuse against : INVEIGH
6. Brownish pigment : SIENNA
7. Kind of saw : BAND
8. Grand Canyon area : RIM
9. It happened to Emily : AMERICANIZATION
10. Expose to view : DENUDE
11. Fracas : SETTO
13. Church areas : NAVES
14. Site of Taj Mahal : AGRA
17. Triangle part : LEG
18. Fix, as prices : RIG
22. Judge : DEEM
23. First name in jazz : ELLA
24. English poet laureate, 1692–1715 : TATE
25. Lounge around : LAZE
28. Promenade : MALL
30. Show surprise : GASP
31. Giant of yore : OTT
32. Hodges : GIL
34. Bob and Ray, etc. : DUOS
35. Levantine ketch : SAIC
36. Small thrush : CHAT
37. Land of the feis : EIRE
39. Late item atop a news story : PRECEDE
41. Alas! : DEARME
42. One who censures : FLAYER
43. Jalopy : CRATE
44. Outcast : LEPER
45. Rabbit feature : EAR
46. Numerical suffix : TEEN
47. Grampus : ORC
49. Napoleonic and Crimean : WARS
52. N. L. player : MET
53. Law, to Caesar : LEX
54. "___ for the money" : ONE
55. Overdraft abbr. : NSF

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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