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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

WIRE SERVICE

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1973

34-Across : Poet Stephen

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 crosswords in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,653
Across
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Ballou : CAT
4
Repute : ODOR
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Uses a gavel : RAPS
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Watt or ohm, e.g. : UNIT
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Scanty, in London : MEAGRE
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___ of thumb : RULE
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Courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
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Johnnycake : PONE
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Police-blotter entry : ASSAULTANDBATTERY
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Summoned : PAGED
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Lobster trap : POT
29
Garden : EDEN
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Some baldies : EAGLES
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Name on a sample form : DOE
33
W. W. II locale : ETO
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Poet Stephen : SPENDER
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Movie dog : ASTA
37
Civil War soldier : REB
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Nixon's six : CRISES
41
School topic : CURRENTEVENTS
44
___ santé : AVOTRE
45
Quarrel : SCRAP
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Total : ADD
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Kind of mother : DEN
50
Belgian town : ARLON
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Name for Athena : ALEA
53
Russian plane : MIG
54
___ process : DUE
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London suburb : EALING
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Chinese dynasty : WEI
61
Con Ed problem, in a way : GENERATIONGAP
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Bull: Prefix : TAURO
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Cocktail ingredient : ONION
71
Egyptian god : AMON
72
Sullen : DOUR
73
Boleyn et al. : ANNES
74
Earth parts, figuratively : ENDS
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Fashionable avenue : PARK
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After waste or want : NOT
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___ Plaines : DES
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Military utility bill : CHARGEOFTHELIGHTBRIGADE
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Gibbon : LAR
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White House monogram : DDE
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Zeno's home : ELEA
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Cork's isle : EIRE
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Greek letter : OMEGA
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King or Arkin : ALAN
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Steep : SOAK
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More recent : LATER
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Strong fabric : DENIM
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Political infight : POWERSTRUGGLE
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Kind of code : ZIP
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Ancient poetess : SAPPHO
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Card game : LOO
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"___, we have no ... " : YES
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Chick noises : PEEPS
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Kitchen meas. : TSP
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River of Venezuela : ARO
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Resort city : MIAMI
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Rochester specialty : CAMERA
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Rubber baby buggy bumper, e.g. : SHOCKABSORBER
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"Citizen ___" : HEARST
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Possesses : HAS
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Drinks : ALES
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Motors or Mills : GENERAL
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Unit of work : ERG
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Enzyme : ASE
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Outlooks : VISTAS
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Spear or pepper : MINT
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Nitrogen: Prefix : AZO
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___ horseback (leader) : MANON
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Defunct discotheque : THEELECTRICCIRCUS
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Care for : TEND
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Pétain : HENRI
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Time periods : EONS
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Tour-guide listings : HOTELS
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French seasons : ETES
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Sultan of ___ : SWAT
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Rorem : NED
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Social system : CASTE
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Eastern title : AGA
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Set straight : TRUEDUP
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Horse color : DUN
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Most trite : OLDEST
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Gave a refund : REBATED
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Moslem weight : ROTL
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Aft : ASTERN
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Fix in advance : PRESET
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Galahad or Bors : SIR
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African region : UPPERVOLTA
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Profane, on Oahu : NOA
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Swallow : INGEST
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Vacillate : TEETER
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Charts : MAPS
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Fabulist: Var. : ESOP
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Presbyter : ELDER
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Charisse : CYD
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Topography : TERRAIN
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Century plant : AGAVE
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Two aspirins, e.g. : DOSE
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Florida city : OCALA
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Campus sports org. : NCAA
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Connective : AND
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Youth-group initials : BSA
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Sea off Greece : IONIAN
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Advantage : EDGE
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Prison-cake ingredient : SAW
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Role for Liz : CLEO
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Check : REIN
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Look into again : REPROBE
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Fixed : MENDED
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Strum ___ Drang : UND
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Kind of maniac : EGO
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Upstate N. Y. town : NUNDA
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Cupidity : GREED
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Chinese stage prop : GONG
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Transported : RAPT
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Eastern servant : AMAH
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Disrupted : TORE
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Like a spent squid : INKLESS
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"Charley's ___" : AUNT
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Bone: Prefix : OSSE
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Suffix for cash : IER
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Soft drink : SODAPOP
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Musical flourishes : TRILLS
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Oaf : CLOD
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Harness parts : HAMES
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Stadium : ARENA
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___-de-se (suicide) : FELO
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Island: Var. : ILOT
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Reverse, for one : GEAR
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Kingfish : HAKU
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Obtain : GET
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"Win one for the ___" : GIPPER
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Parts of firm titles : AMPERSANDS
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Punching tool : AWL
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Prefix for phyte : NEO
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Pound : EZRA
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African thong : RIEM
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Campus mil. group : ROTC
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Rotating wheel, for short : GYRO
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Rural poem : GEORGIC
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Greek letter : PSI
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Track trials : HEATS
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Exhaust : TIRE
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Quiet! : SSH
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Hockey need : SKATE
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Posh abodes : PALACES
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Ninny : ASS
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Honorable ___ : MENTION
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Coll. course : CHEM
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Charge with gas : AERATE
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Drawer of a sort : MAGNET
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Refuges : HAVENS
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Willows : OSIERS
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Give : BESTOW
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The reserves : BENCH
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Competed at Le Mans : RACED
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Blue: Sp. : AZUL
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Another's gain : LOSS
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Old letter : ETH
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Narrow opening : SLIT
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Fog : MIST
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Anybody : ONE
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Babylonian god : HEA
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Cellular initials : RNA
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Way: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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