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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
1
Applause : HAND
5
Fast : RAPID
10
Tennis star : ASHE
14
Wings : ALAE
15
People: Prefix : ETHNO
16
Shine : GLOW
17
Move slowly : MOSEYALONG
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Move swiftly : RACE
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Watched closely : STAREDAT
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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
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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
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Garden of note : EDEN
Down
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Bad actors : HAMS
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"Thanks ___" : ALOT
3
Space org. : NASA
4
Leather for a frontiersman : DEERSKIN
5
School book : READER
6
Attorney-___ : ATLAW
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Light unit : PHOT
8
Hostelry : INN
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Low existence : DOGSLIFE
10
"It's ___ night for singing" : AGRAND
11
Slowing : SLACKENING
12
Pawn : HOCK
13
Sheep : EWES
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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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