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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Monday, August 2, 1976

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,851
Across Down
1. Applause : HAND
5. Fast : RAPID
10. Tennis star : ASHE
14. Wings : ALAE
15. People: Prefix : ETHNO
16. Shine : GLOW
17. Move slowly : MOSEYALONG
19. Move swiftly : RACE
20. Watched closely : STAREDAT
21. Fishing vessels : SMACKS
23. Diving duck : SMEW
24. Draw a ___ : BLANK
25. Suppliant : ASKER
27. Babel people, e.g. : BUILDERS
30. Wedding-gown feature : TRAIN
31. "Grand Canyon Suite" composer : GROFE
32. Once named : NEE
33. Shock : STUN
34. Girl's name : DIANE
35. Crosby : BING
36. Hebrew letter : AIN
37. Sun: Prefix : HELIO
38. Poem division : CANTO
39. Went back over : RETRACED
41. Symbol of authority : BADGE
42. Noblemen : EARLS
43. Monster or river : GILA
44. Eye part : CORNEA
46. Stomps on : TRAMPLES
50. Lover of a Rose : ABIE
51. Slow speed : SNAILSPACE
53. Cornbread : PONE
54. Not pleasant : SEAMY
55. Parasites : LICE
56. Cribbage markers : PEGS
57. Relaxes : EASES
58. Garden of note : EDEN
1. Bad actors : HAMS
2. "Thanks ___" : ALOT
3. Space org. : NASA
4. Leather for a frontiersman : DEERSKIN
5. School book : READER
6. Attorney-___ : ATLAW
7. Light unit : PHOT
8. Hostelry : INN
9. Low existence : DOGSLIFE
10. "It's ___ night for singing" : AGRAND
11. Slowing : SLACKENING
12. Pawn : HOCK
13. Sheep : EWES
18. Mideast nation : YEMEN
22. Kind of chauvinist : MALE
24. Actor Victor ___ : BUONO
25. Shaw : ARTIE
26. Moving slowly : SAUNTERING
27. Pleat : BRAID
28. French income : RENTE
29. Utah's flower : SEGO
30. Ruler : TSAR
31. Patron saint of cripples : GILES
34. Reduced to low status : DECLASSE
35. Spoiler of a sort : BADAPPLE
37. Tortoise's victim : HARE
38. Pacifies : CALMS
40. Hindu queens : RANEES
41. Onion rolls : BIALYS
43. Dirt : GRIME
44. Cartoonist : CAPP
45. English horn : OBOE
46. Chinese pagodas : TAAS
47. Set in place : LAID
48. "___ homo!" : ECCE
49. Witnessed : SEEN
52. Teachers' org. : NEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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