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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 Down
1. Seafood order : SHAD
5. Cassowary's cousin : EMU
8. Pedestal part : DADO
12. City for singles-to-be : RENO
13. Norse deity : ODIN
14. Variety-show turns : OLIOS
16. Belted a tune : SANG
17. Twist of lemon : RIND
18. Tokyo's Broadway : GINZA
19. Hinderer of a sort : DOGINTHEMANGER
22. Nights before : EVES
23. Ready for picking : RIPE
24. Type of headline : SCARE
27. Groundless : IDLE
28. Shropshire inhabitant : LAD
31. Least polluted : PUREST
33. Tennessee athlete : VOL
34. Certain ranch visitor : DUDE
35. Seed covering : ARIL
36. Saw : ADAGE
38. Riviera wave : ONDE
39. Links locales : TEES
40. After "hoot" : MON
41. Touchy kind of edge : RAGGED
43. Sullivan and Wynn : EDS
44. Ph.D., etc. : DEGS
45. Consumers : USERS
46. Mediocre : SOSO
47. Fade, as lettuce : WILT
49. Deteriorating : GOINGTOTHEDOGS
55. Hit ___ (run into difficulties) : ASNAG
56. Busy one : DOER
57. Slick : OILY
59. Rhythm, to John Donne : METRE
60. Goes astray : ERRS
61. Ski lift : TBAR
62. Auction word : SOLD
63. Cereal grain : RYE
64. Haws' partners : HEMS
1. Graduating students: Abbr. : SRS
2. Kind of wind or quarters : HEAD
3. Part of A.D. : ANNO
4. Poetic quickies : DOGGERELS
5. Uses a blue pencil : EDITS
6. Viet ___ : MINH
7. Dark horse : UNDERDOG
8. Baboon : DOGAPE
9. True up : ALINE
10. Part of a bell sound : DING
11. Move slowly : OOZE
13. Caen's river : ORNE
15. Men's org. : SAR
20. Actor Burl : IVES
21. "Tropic" author : MILLER
24. Freshet : SPATE
25. Preserved, as meat : CURED
26. Zodiac sign : ARIES
27. Great and Terrible ones : IVANS
28. Fencing move : LUNGE
29. Puff ___ : ADDER
30. Exploits : DEEDS
32. Most insipid : TAMEST
34. Violet variety : DOGSTOOTH
37. Reformer : DOGOODER
42. New Year's Eve word : AULD
44. Tailed relentlessly : DOGGED
46. Growl : SNARL
47. " . . . oh, ___, has my little dog gone?" : WHERE
48. Suffixes for cash and cloth : IERS
49. Rita ___ : GAM
50. Simple sugars : OSES
51. Preposition : INTO
52. Loyalist of bygone days : TORY
53. Taunt : GIBE
54. Bridge bid : SLAM
58. Time spans: Abbr. : YRS

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

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