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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Monday, February 10, 1975

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,312
Across
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Seafood order : SHAD
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Cassowary's cousin : EMU
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Pedestal part : DADO
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City for singles-to-be : RENO
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Norse deity : ODIN
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Variety-show turns : OLIOS
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Belted a tune : SANG
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Twist of lemon : RIND
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Tokyo's Broadway : GINZA
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Hinderer of a sort : DOGINTHEMANGER
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Nights before : EVES
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Ready for picking : RIPE
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Type of headline : SCARE
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Groundless : IDLE
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Shropshire inhabitant : LAD
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Least polluted : PUREST
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Tennessee athlete : VOL
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Certain ranch visitor : DUDE
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Saw : ADAGE
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Riviera wave : ONDE
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Links locales : TEES
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After "hoot" : MON
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Touchy kind of edge : RAGGED
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Sullivan and Wynn : EDS
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Ph.D., etc. : DEGS
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Consumers : USERS
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Fade, as lettuce : WILT
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Deteriorating : GOINGTOTHEDOGS
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Hit ___ (run into difficulties) : ASNAG
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Busy one : DOER
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Slick : OILY
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Rhythm, to John Donne : METRE
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Goes astray : ERRS
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Auction word : SOLD
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Cereal grain : RYE
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Haws' partners : HEMS
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Graduating students: Abbr. : SRS
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Kind of wind or quarters : HEAD
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Poetic quickies : DOGGERELS
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Uses a blue pencil : EDITS
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Viet ___ : MINH
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Dark horse : UNDERDOG
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Baboon : DOGAPE
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True up : ALINE
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Part of a bell sound : DING
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Move slowly : OOZE
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Men's org. : SAR
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Actor Burl : IVES
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"Tropic" author : MILLER
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Freshet : SPATE
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Preserved, as meat : CURED
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Zodiac sign : ARIES
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Great and Terrible ones : IVANS
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Fencing move : LUNGE
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Puff ___ : ADDER
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Exploits : DEEDS
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Most insipid : TAMEST
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Violet variety : DOGSTOOTH
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Reformer : DOGOODER
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New Year's Eve word : AULD
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Tailed relentlessly : DOGGED
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Growl : SNARL
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" . . . oh, ___, has my little dog gone?" : WHERE
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Suffixes for cash and cloth : IERS
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Rita ___ : GAM
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Simple sugars : OSES
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Preposition : INTO
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Loyalist of bygone days : TORY
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Taunt : GIBE
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Bridge bid : SLAM
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Time spans: Abbr. : YRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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