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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Tuesday, April 3, 1979

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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