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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

FULLER EXPLANATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, July 13, 1975

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 107, Avg Word Len: 4.91, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,465
Across
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Sound of sorrow : SIGH
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Prefix for medic or graph : PARA
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Monastery head : ABBOT
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Colorless : ASHY
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N. Z. native : MAORI
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___ Ike : ALIBI
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Show of temper : FLARE
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Ham or Shakespearean : ACTOR
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Moa or dodo : EXTINCTBIRD
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Orts : TABLESCRAPS
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Hero for Hero : LEANDER
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Brine feature : SALT
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Tourney drawing : BYE
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Bakery workers : ICERS
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Military body : UNIT
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Kind of wave : HEAT
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Doer: Suffix : STER
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Hamlet : DORP
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N.B.C. parent : RCA
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Paris play area : PARC
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Draws nigh, to poets : ANEARS
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Rage : FUROR
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Early-bird's victim : WORM
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Rats! et al. : EXCLAMATIONS
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African antelope : ORIBI
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Explanatory bit of Latin : IDEST
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Babylonian hero : ETANA
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Noted violinist : ELMAN
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Sleekened : PREENED
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Old-time blades : SNEES
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___ of tears : VALE
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Contemporary of O. Henry : SAKI
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Antonio or Juan : SAN
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Mediocre mark : CEE
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___-destruct : SELF
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Lodge doorkeeper : TILER
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___ in the bud : NIP
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Oriental weights : TAELS
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Kind of charity : PET
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Old car : REO
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Visualizations : IMAGES
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Lip : SASS
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Carnegie, for one : TECH
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N.E.A. and N.C.A.A. : ORGS
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Musical prince : IGOR
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Ostentatious success : SPLASH
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Deli loaf : RYE
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Elec. measure : AMP
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Like a fork : TINED
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Charged particle : ION
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Camel's bane : STRAW
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Impair : MAIM
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Summer drink : ADE
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Edible root : OCA
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Suffix for cyclo : TRON
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City in Spain : LORCA
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Is successful : GOESFAR
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Hendricks of baseball : ELROD
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Strike out : ERASE
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Relative of a rectory : MANSE
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Of late : NEWLY
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Utah : WESTERNSTATE
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Schubert opus : LIED
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Common refrain : TRALA
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Nero or Ivan : DESPOT
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Eastern ruler : EMIR
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Devotee : FAN
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___ avis : RARA
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Indians of West : UTES
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Axis supporter : NAZI
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Art movement : DADA
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Muse : ERATO
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Bathes : TUBS
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Venice taxi : GONDOLA
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Ers : BITTERVETCH
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Etuis : NEEDLECASES
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Regions : AREAS
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Shade of blue : ALICE
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Castle : IRENE
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Smooths : EVENS
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Pause : REST
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Earth goddess : CERES
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Squabble : SPAT
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Arrangement: Abbr. : SYST
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___-Coburg : SAXE
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Greek letter : IOTA
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Cheshire cat's residue : GRIN
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Rani : HINDUPRINCESS
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Father: Prefix : PATRI
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Vestment : ALB
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Reformer Jacob : RIIS
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Lot : ABRAHAMSNEPHEW
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Fore's follower : AFT
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Spill the beans : BLAB
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“ . . . and ___ makes three” : BABY
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Heraldic borders : ORLES
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Links location : TEE
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Gold or shooting : STAR
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Toad moves : HOPS
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Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
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Allen or Brooks : MEL
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Run in neutral : IDLE
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Grow together : ACCRETE
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Near the middle: Abbr. : CEN
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Tuscany city : SIENA
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Recorder input : TAPE
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Walked on : TROD
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Nuisance and sales : TAXES
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Hot ___ : TAMALE
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Guinea corn : DURRA
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Amah : ORIENTALNURSE
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“The ___” (Douglas book) : ROBE
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Salad green : CRESS
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Army newcomer: Abbr. : RCT
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Well-tempered instrument : CLAVIER
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“What ___ you?” : AILS
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Mars : ROMANGODOFWAR
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More treacherous : SNAKIER
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Dandies : FOPS
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Of greatest extent : WIDEST
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Kind of computer : ANALOG
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Brats : SNIPS
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Prefix for vision : TELE
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Slippery one : EEL
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Newt : EFT
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Silkworm : ERI
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Sisal and istle : TROPICALFIBERS
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___ rule : ASA
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Adits : MINEENTRANCES
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___ of consent : AGE
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Wound, as thread : SPOOLED
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Box-score items : ERRORS
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Ester of an acid : CYANATE
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Put on : STAGED
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Tendon : SINEW
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After F.D.R. : HST
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Common Latin word : AMO
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School ___ : MARM
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June words : IDO
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Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
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Craze : MANIA
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Lily : CALLA
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Indo-European : ARYA
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Barflies : SOTS
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Admit : LETIN
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Evening: It. : SERA
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Appoints as an agent : DEPUTES
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Spade or Hiil : SAM
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Transport : SEND
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Turbine part : ROTOR
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Stone marker : STELE
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Pueblo Indian : ZUNI
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Metal tag : AGLET
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Name on a sample form : DOE
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Cobh's land : EIRE
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Ways: Abbr. : RTES
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Rat ___ : ATAT
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Cooking direction : STIR
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“___ homo” : ECCE
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Ooze : SEEP
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Crockett : DAVY
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Suffixes for sugar : OSES
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Religious period : LENT
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Dolt : ASS
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Popular car for commuters : BAR
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Holiday, for short : VAC
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“For ___ a jolly . . . ” : HES
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Genetic initials : DNA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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