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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Tuesday, April 3, 1979

13-Down : Boxer Tony

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, 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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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,738
Across
1
Bette Davis role : JEZEBEL
8
African river featuring Victoria Falls : ZAMBEZI
15
Type of atom : ISOTONE
16
Portions of the iris : AREOLAS
17
Woody Allen film : BANANAS
18
Sheeting : PERCALE
19
Fat from sheep or cattle : SUET
20
Life story, for short : BIO
22
More persistent : GAMER
23
Novel setting : LOCALE
26
With awe : REVERENTLY
31
Bath and Banff : SPAS
35
Wood sorrel : OXALIS
36
Do a takeoff : APE
37
Ballet term : PLIE
38
Had the misery : AILED
39
Wee small hours : AMS
40
Torch-song topic : FLAME
41
Not in need of a low-fat diet : SLIM
42
"Can" : AXE
43
Climbed a soapbox : ORATED
44
Williams and Kennedy : TEDS
45
Fuses : DETONATORS
47
Moon goddess : SELENE
48
Corday's victim : MARAT
52
Ethiopian prince : RAS
53
Neighbor of Ore. : WASH
57
Early Canaan dweller : AMORITE
60
Medieval weapon : GISARME
62
Pike of Pikes Peak : ZEBULON
63
O.T. prophet : EZEKIEL
64
Talmudist : EXEGETE
65
Fell back, as a tide : RECEDED
Down
1
Triangular sails : JIBS
2
Biblical twin : ESAU
3
Postal or commercial follower : ZONE
4
French state : ETAT
5
Half a sweet : BON
6
Lends authority to : ENABLES
7
Injury : LESION
8
Cartoon sound effect : ZAP
9
"We ___ the hollow men": Eliot : ARE
10
Join : MERGE
11
___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
12
Ancient Asian kingdom : ELAM
13
Boxer Tony : ZALE
14
Elbe tributary : ISER
21
Type of verse often used by Poe : OCTAMETER
24
Major mountains : ALPS
25
Caustic : LYE
26
Ridicule Martin's guest of honor : ROAST
27
Banish : EXILE
28
Supportable : VALID
29
Pb, Cs, Fe, etc. : ELEMS
30
Free from : RID
31
Chair back : SPLAT
32
Dialogue writer of old : PLATO
33
To love, in Lyon : AIMER
34
Beginnings : SEEDS
39
Leap on the ice : AXEL
40
___ Angelico : FRA
42
Summer drink : ADE
43
"___ fits all" (common label) : ONESIZE
46
Wild ass : ONAGER
47
Rural crossing : STILE
48
Place for a rat race : MAZE
49
Wall St. index : AMEX
50
Toga or stola : ROBE
51
" ... bug in ___" : ARUG
53
Stir or excite : WAKE
54
Like the Mojave : ARID
55
Captain Hook's sidekick : SMEE
56
Kept position under attack : HELD
58
Add up : TOT
59
Compass point : ENE
61
Time period, for short : SEC

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

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