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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
Across
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Box-score notation : ERROR
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Impassioned eagerness : ZEAL
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Elgar's "King ___" : OLAF
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Purple shade : MAUVE
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Fringe or flange : EDGE
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Art ___ : DECO
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Jan. 1, 1863, for some Americans : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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Stadium section : TIER
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Rogers and Campanella : ROYS
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Longest river in France : LOIRE
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Agcy. governing airlines : CAA
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Ensign : BANNER
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Dennis following Doris? : DAYAFTERDAY
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Like ___ from the blue : ABOLT
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Tree of the apple family : SORB
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Electrical unit : VOLT
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Whimper : MEWL
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Examine : ASSAY
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Famous pen name : ELIA
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Kin of sand launces : EELS
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Nose: Comb. form : NASI
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White heath : BRIER
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Laraine in a revolving door? : DAYINDAYOUT
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Rabbit-hunting hound : BASSET
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Anecdotal compilation : ANA
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Not written : ORAL
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Central point : NODE
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Canadians' celebration, usually in October : THANKSGIVINGDAY
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Vols' state : TENN
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Adenauer, "Der ___" : ALTE
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Sound off from the dais : ORATE
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A lick ___ promise : ANDA
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One on equal footing : PEER
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Tippecanoe's associate : TYLER
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Exhale or exude : EMIT
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Rajah's consort : RANI
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Impudent : RUDE
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Bridge maneuvers : OVERCALLS
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D.C. figure : REP
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Stoic philosopher : ZENO
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MacDonald's memorable partner : EDDY
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"Now he belongs to the ___" : AGES
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Dawson of A.F.C. fame : LEN
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Theater for Aristophanes : ODEON
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Did an usher's job : LEDIN
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Without ___ in the world : ACARE
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Anteroom : FOYER
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It was, to Virgil : ERAT
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Famous Whig : CLAY
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Rearward, at sea : AFT
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Pamper : BABY
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Title Christie held : DAME
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As busy as ___ : ABEE
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Wail : YOWL
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Work by 40 Across : ESSAY
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Physicist who worked at Los Alamos : ROSSI
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Gradual outflow : DRAIN
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" . . . when ___, swear": Twain : VERYANGRY
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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In ___ of : LIEU
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Small pastry : TART
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Med. subject : ANAT
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Prohibit : BAN
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Rolltop : DESK
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Painter of melted watches : DALI
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Siamese fighting fish : BETTA
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Cadaverous : ASHEN
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What straddlers never take : STAND
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Any sacramental : RITE
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State with certainty : AVER
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E. Indian woody vine : ODAL
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Fruitcake tidbit : DATE
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One on the watch : EYER
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Hit with a blackjack : SAP
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" . . . ___ 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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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