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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Saturday, November 5, 1977

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,311

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Across
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Rocket parts : NOSECONES
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Distant : AFAR
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In working order : OPERATIVE
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Strictness : RIGOR
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Pondered at length : RUMINATED
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Prefix for Norman or Saxon : ANGLO
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A ___ Able : ASIN
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Changed digits, as on the houses of a street : RENUMBERED
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With confidence : SURELY
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Leg. meeting : SESS
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Galileo's birthplace : PISA
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Morning dunkers : DONUTS
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TV's Marshal Dillon : ARNESS
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Former Mideast initials : UAR
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Anatomical pouch : SAC
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Bench, Munson or Fisk : CATCHER
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One of Michelangelo's skills : SHAPING
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Needle part : EYE
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Compass reading : ENE
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Haughty ones : SNOOTS
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One end of the Gulf of Suez : REDSEA
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Ceremonial containers : URNS
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Source, as of information : WELL
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Smoldering coals : EMBERS
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Plainly visible : INEVIDENCE
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Co. insignia : LOGO
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Reserved : STAID
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Consigned to obscurity : RELEGATED
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Le ___, port city : HAVRE
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Damaging parts of accusations : GRAVAMINA
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Meadows : LEAS
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Certain enzymes : ESTERASES
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Ibsen character : NORA
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Musical work : OPUS
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Highway sight : SEMI
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Innisfail : ERIN
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Half a dance : CAN
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Japanese seaport : OTARU
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Saltpeter : NITER
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Settled accounts : EVENED
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Diligent : SEDULOUS
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Saracen : ARAB
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Adjective for N.Y.C. police : FINEST
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Unprovoked attack : AGGRESSION
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Play parts : ROLES
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Ride the ___ (hop a freight) : RODS
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Mimicking birds : MYNAHS
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Decked out like an ambassador : SASHED
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Beseech : PRAY
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Insert blank pages in a book : INTERLEAVE
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"Two shakes" : SEC
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Father of the Titans : URANUS
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Honor card : ACE
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Became aware of : SENSED
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Formicide victims : ANTS
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Abbr. in physics : CGS
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Come forth again : REEMERGE
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___favor (please, in Spain) : POR
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Miss Madigan : ELVIRA
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Doubleday and Yokum : ABNERS
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What to do at 46 Across : WISH
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Inner : ENTAL
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Conspicuous brilliance : ECLAT
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Canadian town official : REEVE
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Midmonth in Caesar's time : IDES
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Eastern religious figure : LAMA
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"Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
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Heredity unit : GENE
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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Needlefish : GAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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