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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

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Across
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River of Asia : AMUR
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Hindu music theme : RAGA
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Wrestling sound : GRUNT
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Ardor : ELAN
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Broadway light : NEON
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Given to musing : REFLECTIVE
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What to strain at : GNAT
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Opposed one : ANTI
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Scout activity : HIKE
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Hostile states : FEUDS
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But, in France : MAIS
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Cuprite, for one : ORE
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Shapely leg area : CALF
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Let a pitch pass : TAKE
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Orders to return : RECALLS
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Astaire : ADELE
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___ trap for : SETA
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Gormandize : EAT
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Like some blue shoes : SUEDE
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___ or nothing : ALL
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Just dandy : DUCKY
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Sandy's sound : ARF
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Pallid : WAXY
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French income : RENTE
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Vague discomfort : MALAISE
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Rumple : MUSS
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Letters : EFFS
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Josh : RIB
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Half a Kipling pair : EAST
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Tennis smash : KILL
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Reverse: Prefix : ALLO
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Girl's name : ETTA
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Voice modulation : INFLECTION
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Make angry : RILE
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Tenants' concerns : RENTS
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Tennyson, for one : LORD
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Ending for pun or fun : STER
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March date : IDES
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Sports place : ARENA
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Plain clothes : MUFTI
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Like some phone numbers : UNLISTED
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Hit the sack : RETIRE
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"___ as peas . . . " : ALIKE
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"I ___ at the office" : GAVE
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Scotsman's one : ANE
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Miss Davis : ANGELA
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Curtsy : GENUFLECT
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Hope-Crosby locale : ROAD
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Insects : ANTS
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Weight : GRAM
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Throttle : CHOKE
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Fronts : FACADES
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This, in Rheims : CET
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Small food fish : ALEWIFE
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Uncle or aunt: Abbr. : REL
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Louise or George : LAKE
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Eye swelling : STY
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Aspect : AURA
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Furnace device : DEFLECTOR
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Like Reynard : SLY
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Jaffe or Houston : SAM
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Fireman's door opener : AXE
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Defeated the incumbent : UNSEATED
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Ninny : ASS
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100 kopecks : RUBLE
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Apprehensive : AFRAID
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Creator of Willy Loman : MILLER
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M-1 or M-16 : RIFLE
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Straighten : ALINE
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Coin-bank features : SLOTS
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"Sixteen ___" : TONS
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Actress Patricia : NEAL
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Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
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Self-mend, as bones : KNIT
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Govt. tax agency : IRS
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Dernier ___ : CRI

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

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