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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 1979

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,889
Across
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Methodical studies : ANALYSES
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Photographer's gear : TRIPOD
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Aromatic plant : CAMOMILE
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Undergo again : RELIVE
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One of the Leagues : AMERICAN
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Paint : ENAMEL
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More urgent : DIRER
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Beaten by Fischer : MATED
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George Gershwin's brother : IRA
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Business abbrs. : INCS
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Places : SITES
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Position of control : HELM
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Time period : AGE
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Exert influence over : ACTON
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Chief city of Liguria : GENOA
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Word with church or play : GOER
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Wine-cask deposit : TARTAR
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Julius and others : CAESARS
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Type of vacuum tube : TETRODE
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Sharp : ASTUTE
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Alexander or John Paul II : POPE
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Lingua franca : KOINE
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Deals with : COPES
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Corporeal duct : VAS
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Biblical patriarch : ENOS
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Explorer La ___ : SALLE
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Swiss capital : BERN
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Choice: Abbr. : SEL
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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Cádiz chicken : POLLO
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Explosive : AMATOL
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Ploy : MANEUVER
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Potential : LATENT
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Synthetic-rubber ingredient : ISOPRENE
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"___ is Eternal Delight": Blake : ENERGY
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United firmly : CEMENTED
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Nova Scotia, once : ACADIA
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Decision for new parents : NAMING
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Fine arbitrarily : AMERCE
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Folk histories : LORES
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Mythical Norse giant : YMIR
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As in the original : SIC
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Ancient neighbors of Babylonians : ELAMITES
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Javits, for one : SENATOR
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Ashes : TREES
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Split apart : REND
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Wharf-union initials : ILA
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Olive stuffing : PIMIENTO
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Too big a burden : OVERLOAD
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English writer: 1873–1956 : DELAMARE
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Downing Street number : TEN
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Twice 21 Down : SCORE
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Mister, in Munich : HERR
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Type size : AGATE
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Winner at Saratoga: 1777 : GATES
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Home of the brave : TEPEE
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Fund-raising event by a P.T.A. : CAKESALE
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Unanimously : ASONEMAN
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Bleach : ETIOLATE
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"The ___ rim dips . . . ": Coleridge : SUNS
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"We aim ___" : TOPLEASE
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Controversial discussion : POLEMIC
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Club or parlor follower : CAR
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Relative of plush : VELVET
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Dahl or Francis : ARLENE
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Nodded off noisily : SNORED
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Like a tar's speech : SALTY
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Brook or stream : BOURN
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"Turandot" character : PONG
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Condiment in Calabria : PEPE
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Threefold: Comb. form : TER
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___ de guerre : NOM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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