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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Tuesday, February 15, 1977

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,048
Across
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Pile : NAP
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English author : CRABB
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Short depots : STAS
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Edison's Park : MENLO
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Pronoun : THEM
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Hamlet and Borge : GREATDANES
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Saarinen : EERO
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Alice's mad friend : HATTER
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Wrestle a steer : BULLDOG
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Map aid : INSET
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Pedestal parts : DADOS
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___ Plaines : DES
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Dog-eared items : PAGES
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Architects' patterns : EPURES
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Invitation letters : RSVP
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Noun-forming suffix : ING
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Ruled : DECREED
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Beverage : TEA
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Flabby : LIMP
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Cheap : STINGY
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"Raining cats ___ dogs" : AND
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Hanker for : YEARN
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Specified : SET
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Sightsee : TOUR
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Mountain ash : ROWAN
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Tip : POINTER
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Simple organisms : AMEBAE
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Old Peruvian : INCA
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Trenchermen : CHOWHOUNDS
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French state : ETAT
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"Pagliacci" character : TONIO
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Foot and stamp : PADS
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Loser to Mondale : DOLE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Verb suffix, in England : ISE
Down
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Close to : NIGH
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City of India : AGRA
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"You're a ___ and don't know it" : POET
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Naval officers: Abbr. : CMDRS
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U.S. cartoonist : REA
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Raggedy girl : ANN
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Glass bubble : BLEB
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Ship's petty officer : BOSUN
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Outstanding : STELLAR
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Canis Major feature : THEDOGSTAR
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Prefix for dynamics : AERO
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Air pollutant : SMOG
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Betting odds, for one : RATIO
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Got uptight : TENSED
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Kind of eared or sided : LOP
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Inferences : EDUCTS
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More like football's Hanratty? : TERRIER
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Lace mat : DOILY
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Palmer : ARNIE
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Opinionated : DOGMATICAL
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Taken care of : SEENTO
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Smoothes : EVENS
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Kind of preliminary work : SPADE
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Footlike part : PES
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Portion: Abbr. : SEG
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Energetic one : DYNAMO
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Turn the palm facing down : PRONATE
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Fanatic : NUT
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Golf situation : ONEUP
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Burning bush : WAHOO
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Like the piper : PIED
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Aware of : ONTO
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Greek letters : RHOS
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Says further : ADDS
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Abstract being : ESSE
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Can. province : ONT
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How, in Hamburg : WIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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