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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1970

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, 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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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,807
Across Down
1. Cat, in Spain : GATO
5. Subway grip : STRAP
10. Dernier ___ : CRI
13. Scent : ODOR
14. Second-rate stuff : TRIPE
15. Greek letters : CHIS
16. Abominable snowman : YETI
17. House area : RUMPUSROOM
19. Residue : ASHES
21. Torme : MEL
22. Ejects : OUSTS
23. Geometric shape : ELLIPSE
25. Consumes : USES
26. Of a pouch, in anatomy : BURSAL
28. Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
29. Salutation : AVE
30. "Once ___, twice shy" : BITTEN
34. She loved Narcissus : ECHO
38. Tide : NEAP
40. Zodiac sign : ARIES
41. Designer : DIOR
42. Noble : EARL
43. Cast a pall : DARKEN
45. Chick : GAL
46. Madison Ave. output : ADS
48. Traffic circle : ROTARY
50. Pretty : CUTE
52. Sound from a tree : TWITTER
55. "Green Hat" author : ARLEN
56. Fleming : IAN
57. Shelve : TABLE
60. Funny Girl : FANNYBRICE
63. Kind of case : SUIT
64. Literary collections : ANAS
65. Flower part : PETAL
66. Lab equipment : ETNA
67. Enclosure, in Scotland : REE
68. Paradises : EDENS
69. Printing direction : STET
1. Spanish painter : GOYA
2. Drinks : ADES
3. "Step ___" : TOTHEREAR
4. Windows : ORIELS
5. Ship: Abbr. : STR
6. Bridge term : TRUMP
7. Icy deposits : RIMES
8. Kind of sauce : APPLE
9. Little: Fr. : PEU
10. Made a selection : CHOSE
11. Haymarket and others : RIOTS
12. Doctrines : ISMS
15. Put down : CRUSHED
18. Old French coins : SOUS
20. Pitcher's plate : SLAB
24. Epic narratives : ILIADS
26. Something destructive : BANE
27. Part of the eye : UVEA
28. Add to the interior : INSERT
31. Refrain syllable : TRA
32. Shooting match: Fr. : TIR
33. Cry by woman on chair : EEK
35. Ashtray item : CIGARBUTT
36. Frost : HOAR
37. Paris airport : ORLY
39. Typewriter parts : PLATENS
44. Norse giantess : NOTT
47. Gainsay : DENY
49. Fluffs the hair : TEASES
50. Stretch one's neck : CRANE
51. Arm bones : ULNAE
52. Spent : TIRED
53. Chief Justice, 1874–88 : WAITE
54. S. A. Indian : INCAN
55. From a distance : AFAR
58. Seven of eleven on offense : LINE
59. Coup d'___ : ETAT
61. Athlete's degree : BPE
62. Certain trains : ELS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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