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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Monday, February 9, 1976

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,676

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Across
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London cathedral : STPAULS
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Verbal comeback : RIPOSTE
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Movie dog : SOUNDER
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Strands : ENISLES
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Ballpark fare : HOTDOGS
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Growls : MUTTERS
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Angel Clare's wife : TESS
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Tidy, in Scotland : COSH
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Before : ERE
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Sashes : OBIS
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Marcel, for one : WAVE
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Reach across : SPAN
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Prefix for profit or sked : NON
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Stop on ___ : ADIME
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French pronoun : TOI
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Wretched existence : DOGSLIFE
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Played at the park : SWUNG
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Expressing feelings : EMOTIVE
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Dentist's sign : SHINGLE
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Early apple peddler : SNAKE
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Presley hit : HOUNDDOG
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Sudden-death situation : TIE
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Ushers : SEATS
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Eggs : OVA
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Mountain wind : FOHN
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Village : DORP
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Like good Scotch : AGED
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Take after : APE
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Time period : HOUR
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Groups of seals : PODS
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Rushes the passer : REDDOGS
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Goes bad : CURDLES
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Zagreb's republic : CROATIA
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Miss Earhart et al. : AMELIAS
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Some young birds : EAGLETS
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Spiteful emotions : SPLEENS
Down
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Library warning : SSH
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Also : TOO
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Going all out : PUTTINGONTHEDOG
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Mountains : ANDES
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Japanese salad herbs : UDOS
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Limbs : LEGS
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Grad-to-be : SRS
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Take out : REMOVE
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Occupied : INUSE
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Essence : PITH
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Kiln: Var. : OST
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What one should let : SLEEPINGDOGSLIE
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___ firma : TERRA
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German city : ESSEN
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Showed up : CAME
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Billow, in Paris : ONDE
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Sonic and economic : BOOMS
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Partner : WIFE
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Healthy : SOUND
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Similar : ALIKE
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Cheap spot : DIVE
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Chang and Eng, e.g. : TWINS
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Maculate : STAIN
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Closed : SHUT
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"Pardon my ___" : GLOVE
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Soft ___ : SOAP
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Mister, in Bonn : HERR
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Some marches : SOUSAS
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Low comedy : FARCE
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Light or horse : OPERA
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Barely comply : DOGIT
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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Low-cut shoe : PUMP
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City of Russia : OREL
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Pigeon pea : DAL
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Instance, in Paris : CAS
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Adjective suffix : EAN
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Draft initials : SSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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