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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J P Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, 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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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,586
Across
1. River of Asia : AMUR
5. Hindu music theme : RAGA
9. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
13. Wrestling sound : GRUNT
14. Ardor : ELAN
15. Broadway light : NEON
16. Given to musing : REFLECTIVE
18. What to strain at : GNAT
19. Opposed one : ANTI
20. Scout activity : HIKE
21. Hostile states : FEUDS
22. But, in France : MAIS
23. Cuprite, for one : ORE
24. Shapely leg area : CALF
25. Let a pitch pass : TAKE
27. Orders to return : RECALLS
30. Astaire : ADELE
32. ___ trap for : SETA
33. Gormandize : EAT
34. Like some blue shoes : SUEDE
35. ___ or nothing : ALL
36. Just dandy : DUCKY
38. Sandy's sound : ARF
39. Pallid : WAXY
41. French income : RENTE
42. Vague discomfort : MALAISE
44. Rumple : MUSS
45. Letters : EFFS
46. Josh : RIB
47. Half a Kipling pair : EAST
51. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
53. Tennis smash : KILL
54. Reverse: Prefix : ALLO
55. Girl's name : ETTA
56. Voice modulation : INFLECTION
58. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
59. Make angry : RILE
60. Tenants' concerns : RENTS
61. Tennyson, for one : LORD
62. Ending for pun or fun : STER
63. March date : IDES
Down
1. Sports place : ARENA
2. Plain clothes : MUFTI
3. Like some phone numbers : UNLISTED
4. Map abbr. : RTE
5. Hit the sack : RETIRE
6. "___ as peas . . . " : ALIKE
7. "I ___ at the office" : GAVE
8. Scotsman's one : ANE
9. Miss Davis : ANGELA
10. Curtsy : GENUFLECT
11. Hope-Crosby locale : ROAD
12. Insects : ANTS
13. Weight : GRAM
17. Throttle : CHOKE
21. Fronts : FACADES
24. This, in Rheims : CET
26. Small food fish : ALEWIFE
27. Uncle or aunt: Abbr. : REL
28. Louise or George : LAKE
29. Eye swelling : STY
30. Aspect : AURA
31. Furnace device : DEFLECTOR
32. Like Reynard : SLY
34. Jaffe or Houston : SAM
35. Fireman's door opener : AXE
37. Defeated the incumbent : UNSEATED
40. Ninny : ASS
41. 100 kopecks : RUBLE
43. Apprehensive : AFRAID
44. Creator of Willy Loman : MILLER
46. M-1 or M-16 : RIFLE
48. Straighten : ALINE
49. Coin-bank features : SLOTS
50. "Sixteen ___" : TONS
51. Actress Patricia : NEAL
52. Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
53. Self-mend, as bones : KNIT
56. Govt. tax agency : IRS
57. Dernier ___ : CRI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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