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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

WIRE SERVICE

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1973

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 108, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 626 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,653
Across Down
1. Ballou : CAT
4. Repute : ODOR
8. Uses a gavel : RAPS
12. Watt or ohm, e.g. : UNIT
16. Scanty, in London : MEAGRE
19. ___ of thumb : RULE
20. Courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
22. Johnnycake : PONE
23. Police-blotter entry : ASSAULTANDBATTERY
26. Summoned : PAGED
28. Lobster trap : POT
29. Garden : EDEN
30. Some baldies : EAGLES
31. Name on a sample form : DOE
33. W. W. II locale : ETO
34. Poet Stephen : SPENDER
36. Movie dog : ASTA
37. Civil War soldier : REB
39. Nixon's six : CRISES
41. School topic : CURRENTEVENTS
44. ___ santé : AVOTRE
45. Quarrel : SCRAP
48. Total : ADD
49. Kind of mother : DEN
50. Belgian town : ARLON
52. Name for Athena : ALEA
53. Russian plane : MIG
54. ___ process : DUE
57. London suburb : EALING
60. Chinese dynasty : WEI
61. Con Ed problem, in a way : GENERATIONGAP
67. Bull: Prefix : TAURO
69. Cocktail ingredient : ONION
71. Egyptian god : AMON
72. Sullen : DOUR
73. Boleyn et al. : ANNES
74. Earth parts, figuratively : ENDS
76. Fashionable avenue : PARK
77. After waste or want : NOT
79. ___ Plaines : DES
80. Military utility bill : CHARGEOFTHELIGHTBRIGADE
89. Gibbon : LAR
90. White House monogram : DDE
91. Zeno's home : ELEA
92. Cork's isle : EIRE
93. Greek letter : OMEGA
96. King or Arkin : ALAN
99. Steep : SOAK
100. More recent : LATER
103. Strong fabric : DENIM
104. Political infight : POWERSTRUGGLE
108. Kind of code : ZIP
110. Ancient poetess : SAPPHO
112. Card game : LOO
113. "___, we have no . . . " : YES
114. Very: Fr. : TRES
115. Chick noises : PEEPS
117. Kitchen meas. : TSP
120. River of Venezuela : ARO
121. Resort city : MIAMI
122. Rochester specialty : CAMERA
125. Rubber baby buggy bumper, e.g. : SHOCKABSORBER
130. "Citizen ___" : HEARST
131. Possesses : HAS
132. Drinks : ALES
133. Motors or Mills : GENERAL
137. Unit of work : ERG
138. Enzyme : ASE
140. Outlooks : VISTAS
142. Spear or pepper : MINT
143. Nitrogen: Prefix : AZO
144. ___ horseback (leader) : MANON
146. Defunct discotheque : THEELECTRICCIRCUS
150. Care for : TEND
151. Pétain : HENRI
152. Time periods : EONS
153. Tour-guide listings : HOTELS
154. French seasons : ETES
155. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
156. Sultan of ___ : SWAT
157. Rorem : NED
1. Social system : CASTE
2. Eastern title : AGA
3. Set straight : TRUEDUP
4. Algerian port : ORAN
5. Horse color : DUN
6. Most trite : OLDEST
7. Gave a refund : REBATED
8. Moslem weight : ROTL
9. Aft : ASTERN
10. Fix in advance : PRESET
11. Galahad or Bors : SIR
12. African region : UPPERVOLTA
13. Profane, on Oahu : NOA
14. Swallow : INGEST
15. Vacillate : TEETER
16. Charts : MAPS
17. Fabulist: Var. : ESOP
18. Presbyter : ELDER
21. Charisse : CYD
24. Topography : TERRAIN
25. Century plant : AGAVE
27. Two aspirins, e.g. : DOSE
32. Florida city : OCALA
35. Campus sports org. : NCAA
36. Connective : AND
38. Youth-group initials : BSA
40. Sea off Greece : IONIAN
42. Advantage : EDGE
43. Within: Prefix : ENDO
45. Prison-cake ingredient : SAW
46. Role for Liz : CLEO
47. Check : REIN
51. Look into again : REPROBE
53. Fixed : MENDED
55. Strum ___ Drang : UND
56. Kind of maniac : EGO
58. Upstate N. Y. town : NUNDA
59. Cupidity : GREED
61. Chinese stage prop : GONG
62. Transported : RAPT
63. Eastern servant : AMAH
64. Disrupted : TORE
65. Like a spent squid : INKLESS
66. "Charley's ___" : AUNT
68. Bone: Prefix : OSSE
70. Suffix for cash : IER
75. Soft drink : SODAPOP
78. Musical flourishes : TRILLS
80. Oaf : CLOD
81. Harness parts : HAMES
82. Stadium : ARENA
83. ___-de-se (suicide) : FELO
84. Island: Var. : ILOT
85. Reverse, for one : GEAR
86. Kingfish : HAKU
87. Dies ___ : IRAE
88. Obtain : GET
94. "Win one for the ___" : GIPPER
95. Parts of firm titles : AMPERSANDS
97. Punching tool : AWL
98. Prefix for phyte : NEO
101. Pound : EZRA
102. African thong : RIEM
105. Campus mil. group : ROTC
106. Rotating wheel, for short : GYRO
107. Rural poem : GEORGIC
109. Greek letter : PSI
111. Track trials : HEATS
114. Exhaust : TIRE
116. Quiet! : SSH
118. Hockey need : SKATE
119. Posh abodes : PALACES
120. Ninny : ASS
121. Honorable ___ : MENTION
122. Coll. course : CHEM
123. Charge with gas : AERATE
124. Drawer of a sort : MAGNET
126. Refuges : HAVENS
127. Willows : OSIERS
128. Give : BESTOW
129. The reserves : BENCH
134. Competed at Le Mans : RACED
135. Blue: Sp. : AZUL
136. Another's gain : LOSS
139. Old letter : ETH
141. Narrow opening : SLIT
142. Fog : MIST
145. Anybody : ONE
147. Babylonian god : HEA
148. Cellular initials : RNA
149. Way: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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