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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1970

53-Down : Chief Justice, 1874-88

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 crosswords in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,807
Across
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Cat, in Spain : GATO
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Subway grip : STRAP
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Scent : ODOR
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Second-rate stuff : TRIPE
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Greek letters : CHIS
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Abominable snowman : YETI
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House area : RUMPUSROOM
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Residue : ASHES
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Torme : MEL
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Ejects : OUSTS
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Geometric shape : ELLIPSE
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Consumes : USES
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Of a pouch, in anatomy : BURSAL
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Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
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Salutation : AVE
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"Once ___, twice shy" : BITTEN
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She loved Narcissus : ECHO
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Tide : NEAP
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Zodiac sign : ARIES
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Designer : DIOR
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Noble : EARL
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Cast a pall : DARKEN
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Chick : GAL
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Madison Ave. output : ADS
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Traffic circle : ROTARY
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Pretty : CUTE
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Sound from a tree : TWITTER
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"Green Hat" author : ARLEN
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Fleming : IAN
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Shelve : TABLE
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Funny Girl : FANNYBRICE
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Kind of case : SUIT
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Literary collections : ANAS
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Flower part : PETAL
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Lab equipment : ETNA
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Enclosure, in Scotland : REE
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Paradises : EDENS
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Printing direction : STET
Down
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Spanish painter : GOYA
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Drinks : ADES
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"Step ___" : TOTHEREAR
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Windows : ORIELS
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Ship: Abbr. : STR
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Bridge term : TRUMP
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Icy deposits : RIMES
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Kind of sauce : APPLE
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Little: Fr. : PEU
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Made a selection : CHOSE
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Haymarket and others : RIOTS
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Doctrines : ISMS
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Put down : CRUSHED
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Old French coins : SOUS
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Pitcher's plate : SLAB
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Epic narratives : ILIADS
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Something destructive : BANE
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Part of the eye : UVEA
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Add to the interior : INSERT
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Shooting match: Fr. : TIR
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Cry by woman on chair : EEK
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Ashtray item : CIGARBUTT
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Frost : HOAR
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Paris airport : ORLY
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Typewriter parts : PLATENS
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Norse giantess : NOTT
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Gainsay : DENY
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Fluffs the hair : TEASES
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Stretch one's neck : CRANE
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Arm bones : ULNAE
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Spent : TIRED
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Chief Justice, 1874-88 : WAITE
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S. A. Indian : INCAN
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From a distance : AFAR
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Seven of eleven on offense : LINE
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Athlete's degree : BPE
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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