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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
1. Pile : NAP
4. English author : CRABB
9. Short depots : STAS
13. Stravinsky : IGOR
15. Edison's Park : MENLO
16. Pronoun : THEM
17. Hamlet and Borge : GREATDANES
19. Saarinen : EERO
20. Alice's mad friend : HATTER
21. Wrestle a steer : BULLDOG
23. Map aid : INSET
26. ___ contendere : NOLO
27. Pedestal parts : DADOS
30. ___ Plaines : DES
32. Dog-eared items : PAGES
35. Spanish gold : ORO
36. Architects' patterns : EPURES
39. Invitation letters : RSVP
40. Noun-forming suffix : ING
41. Ruled : DECREED
43. Beverage : TEA
44. Flabby : LIMP
46. Cheap : STINGY
47. "Raining cats ___ dogs" : AND
48. Hanker for : YEARN
50. Specified : SET
51. Scandinavian : NORSE
53. Sightsee : TOUR
55. Mountain ash : ROWAN
57. Tip : POINTER
60. Simple organisms : AMEBAE
64. Old Peruvian : INCA
65. Trenchermen : CHOWHOUNDS
68. French state : ETAT
69. "Pagliacci" character : TONIO
70. Foot and stamp : PADS
71. Loser to Mondale : DOLE
72. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
73. Verb suffix, in England : ISE
Down
1. Close to : NIGH
2. City of India : AGRA
3. "You're a ___ and don't know it" : POET
4. Naval officers: Abbr. : CMDRS
5. U.S. cartoonist : REA
6. Raggedy girl : ANN
7. Glass bubble : BLEB
8. Ship's petty officer : BOSUN
9. Outstanding : STELLAR
10. Canis Major feature : THEDOGSTAR
11. Prefix for dynamics : AERO
12. Air pollutant : SMOG
14. Betting odds, for one : RATIO
18. Got uptight : TENSED
22. Kind of eared or sided : LOP
24. Inferences : EDUCTS
25. More like football's Hanratty? : TERRIER
27. Lace mat : DOILY
28. Palmer : ARNIE
29. Opinionated : DOGMATICAL
31. Taken care of : SEENTO
33. Smoothes : EVENS
34. Kind of preliminary work : SPADE
37. Footlike part : PES
38. Portion: Abbr. : SEG
42. Energetic one : DYNAMO
45. Turn the palm facing down : PRONATE
49. Fanatic : NUT
52. Golf situation : ONEUP
54. Right-hand page : RECTO
56. Burning bush : WAHOO
57. Like the piper : PIED
58. Aware of : ONTO
59. Greek letters : RHOS
61. ___ B'rith : BNAI
62. Says further : ADDS
63. Abstract being : ESSE
66. Can. province : ONT
67. 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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