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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1973

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,880
Across
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Matterhorn : ALP
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Risky perch : LIMB
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Loki's daughter : HEL
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Haze : MIST
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Cries of revelry : EVOES
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Black Sea inlet: Var. : AZOF
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Misenheimer, N. C., campus : PFEIFFERCOLLEGE
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Jeb and Mary : STUARTS
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Criticized : KNOCKED
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Heavy cart : DRAY
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Covered with lichens : MOSSY
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Ermine : STOAT
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Took the blue : WON
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Hebrew drums : TOPHS
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Gumshoes : TECS
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Kith's partner : KIN
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Construction worker's wear : TINHAT
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High note : ELA
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Diet : REGIMEN
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Tolstoy : LEO
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River of England : MERSEY
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Sales or nuisance : TAX
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Orthodox sanctuary : BEMA
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Underclassmen : SOPHS
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Scull : ROW
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Cosmic reason : LOGOS
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Carpenter's tool : AUGER
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Dorothy's creator : BAUM
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Hail fellow ___ : WELLMET
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Some vertebrae : SACRALS
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Old astronomical arrangement : PTOLEMAICSYSTEM
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Florence's river : ARNO
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English lexicographer : SKEAT
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German article : EINE
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N. Y. time : EST
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Raven's sound : CAW
Down
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Current measures, for short : AMPS
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Ski ___ : LIFT
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Apple or strawberry : PSEUDOCARP
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Grove or Gomez : LEFTY
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Fine leather: Abbr. : MOR
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Give the high sign : BECKON
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Peaceful : HALCYON
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O. T. book : EZEK
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Theater section : LOGE
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Crowns : TIARAS
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"___ and Lovers" : SONS
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Gangster's foe : FED
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College group : FRAT
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___ thought (rapt) : LOSTIN
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Use closed-circuit TV : MONITOR
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Prows : STEMS
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Complete: Prefix : TELEO
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British court wear : WIG
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Impassive : PHLEGMATIC
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Blood: Prefix : HAEMO
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Porticoes : STOAS
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West or Largo : KEY
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Nickname for a cowboy : TEX
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Pick up again : RESUME
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Crop : MAW
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Onion : SHALLOT
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Paris exchange : BOURSE
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Film over : RETAKE
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Filigreed : LACY
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Treasures : GEMS
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Stitch loosely : BASTE
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F.D.R. agency : WPA
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Chaney, Sr. and Jr. : LONS
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Read hastily : SCAN
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Horne : LENA
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Merganser : SMEW
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One who does: Suffix : IER

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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