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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Monday, July 12, 1976

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F K Q X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,830

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Across
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Auroral time : DAWN
5
A Rockefeller : HAPPY
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Get up and go : MOVE
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Pinza : EZIO
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Earth color : OCHRE
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Maple genus : ACER
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New York City and Kansas City : CONVENTIONSITES
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Pennsylvania, e.g. : AVE
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Stringed instrument : VIOL
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___ a platform : ADOPT
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Swiss herdsman : SENN
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Put together : MADE
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Checking out, to a yegg : CASING
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Put up for approval : NOMINATE
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Turkish title : AGHA
34
Leander's lover et al. : HEROS
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Reptile : BOA
36
Political opportunist's credo : PROMISEANYTHING
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Poetic word : EER
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Fiber knots : NOILS
42
German river : ODER
43
Some candidates : SENATORS
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Composer Edgard ___ : VARESE
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Stands for election : RUNS
48
'Bye : TATA
49
Possessive : THEIR
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Mexican approval : SISI
53
Boxer's target : JAW
56
Certain follow-up : SECONDINGSPEECH
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Andy's friend : AMOS
61
Writer John ___ : OHARA
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Only : MERE
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Stir up : RILE
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___ Bruce (Dr. Watson in films) : NIGEL
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Victim : PREY
Down
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Ten: Prefix : DECA
2
Russian sea : AZOV
3
Sherry : WINE
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Important mo. : NOV
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Improving the edge : HONING
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Take steps : ACTON
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Silvers : PHIL
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Play-for-pay person : PRO
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Itch : YEN
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Kind of voyage : MAIDEN
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Eight: Prefix : OCTO
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Barkley : VEEP
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Formerly, of old : ERST
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Fifty-fifty : EVEN
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Cruel one : SADIST
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Place for Anna : SIAM
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September times : MORNS
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Formosa Strait island : AMOY
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Horn and Hatteras : CAPES
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Reach accord : AGREE
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Wool-less : SHORN
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Actress Patricia and family : NEALS
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Stand for : ABIDE
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Hues : TONES
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Tidal flood : EAGRE
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Legatees : HEIRS
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One after another : INTURN
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Shortly : SOON
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Lively dance : HORA
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Songlike : ARIOSE
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Feudal underling : VASSAL
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"Take ___ from me" : ATIP
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Ethiopian province : TIGRE
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Ivan or Peter : TSAR
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Campaign issue: Abbr. : ECOL
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Hindrance : SNAG
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Deride : JEER
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Land measure : ACRE
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Miss Muffet's fare : WHEY
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River to 2 Down : DON
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N.Z. fish : IHI
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Napoleon, e.g.: Abbr. : EMP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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