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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Tuesday, July 4, 1978

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,552
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1. Box-score notation : ERROR
6. Impassioned eagerness : ZEAL
10. Elgar's "King ___" : OLAF
14. Purple shade : MAUVE
15. Fringe or flange : EDGE
16. Art ___ : DECO
17. Jan. 1, 1863, for some Americans : INDEPENDENCEDAY
20. Stadium section : TIER
21. Rogers and Campanella : ROYS
22. Longest river in France : LOIRE
23. Agcy. governing airlines : CAA
25. Ensign : BANNER
26. Dennis following Doris? : DAYAFTERDAY
32. Like ___ from the blue : ABOLT
33. Tree of the apple family : SORB
34. Electrical unit : VOLT
38. Whimper : MEWL
39. Examine : ASSAY
40. Famous pen name : ELIA
41. Kin of sand launces : EELS
42. Nose: Comb. form : NASI
43. White heath : BRIER
44. Laraine in a revolving door? : DAYINDAYOUT
46. Rabbit-hunting hound : BASSET
50. Anecdotal compilation : ANA
51. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
52. Not written : ORAL
55. Central point : NODE
59. Canadians' celebration, usually in October : THANKSGIVINGDAY
62. Vols' state : TENN
63. Adenauer, "Der ___" : ALTE
64. Sound off from the dais : ORATE
65. A lick ___ promise : ANDA
66. One on equal footing : PEER
67. Tippecanoe's associate : TYLER
1. Exhale or exude : EMIT
2. Rajah's consort : RANI
3. Impudent : RUDE
4. Bridge maneuvers : OVERCALLS
5. D.C. figure : REP
6. Stoic philosopher : ZENO
7. MacDonald's memorable partner : EDDY
8. "Now he belongs to the ___" : AGES
9. Dawson of A.F.C. fame : LEN
10. Theater for Aristophanes : ODEON
11. Did an usher's job : LEDIN
12. Without ___ in the world : ACARE
13. Anteroom : FOYER
18. It was, to Virgil : ERAT
19. Famous Whig : CLAY
24. Rearward, at sea : AFT
25. Pamper : BABY
26. Title Christie held : DAME
27. As busy as ___ : ABEE
28. Wail : YOWL
29. Work by 40 Across : ESSAY
30. Physicist who worked at Los Alamos : ROSSI
31. Gradual outflow : DRAIN
34. " . . . when ___, swear": Twain : VERYANGRY
35. Hodgepodge : OLIO
36. In ___ of : LIEU
37. Small pastry : TART
39. Med. subject : ANAT
43. Prohibit : BAN
44. Rolltop : DESK
45. Painter of melted watches : DALI
46. Siamese fighting fish : BETTA
47. Cadaverous : ASHEN
48. What straddlers never take : STAND
49. Medicinal plant : SENNA
52. Make eyes at : OGLE
53. Any sacramental : RITE
54. State with certainty : AVER
56. E. Indian woody vine : ODAL
57. Fruitcake tidbit : DATE
58. One on the watch : EYER
60. Hit with a blackjack : SAP
61. " . . . ___ live by bread alone" : NOT

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

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