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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

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1. Methodical studies : ANALYSES
9. Photographer's gear : TRIPOD
15. Aromatic plant : CAMOMILE
16. Undergo again : RELIVE
17. One of the Leagues : AMERICAN
18. Paint : ENAMEL
19. More urgent : DIRER
20. Beaten by Fischer : MATED
22. George Gershwin's brother : IRA
23. Business abbrs. : INCS
24. Places : SITES
25. Position of control : HELM
26. Time period : AGE
27. Exert influence over : ACTON
28. Chief city of Liguria : GENOA
29. Word with church or play : GOER
30. Wine-cask deposit : TARTAR
31. Julius and others : CAESARS
35. Type of vacuum tube : TETRODE
36. Sharp : ASTUTE
37. Alexander or John Paul II : POPE
38. Lingua franca : KOINE
39. Deals with : COPES
40. Corporeal duct : VAS
43. Biblical patriarch : ENOS
44. Explorer La ___ : SALLE
45. Swiss capital : BERN
46. Choice: Abbr. : SEL
47. Gay ___ : PAREE
48. Cádiz chicken : POLLO
49. Explosive : AMATOL
51. Ploy : MANEUVER
53. Potential : LATENT
54. Synthetic-rubber ingredient : ISOPRENE
55. "___ is Eternal Delight": Blake : ENERGY
56. United firmly : CEMENTED
Down
1. Nova Scotia, once : ACADIA
2. Decision for new parents : NAMING
3. Fine arbitrarily : AMERCE
4. Folk histories : LORES
5. Mythical Norse giant : YMIR
6. As in the original : SIC
7. Ancient neighbors of Babylonians : ELAMITES
8. Javits, for one : SENATOR
9. Ashes : TREES
10. Split apart : REND
11. Wharf-union initials : ILA
12. Olive stuffing : PIMIENTO
13. Too big a burden : OVERLOAD
14. English writer: 1873–1956 : DELAMARE
21. Downing Street number : TEN
24. Twice 21 Down : SCORE
25. Mister, in Munich : HERR
27. Type size : AGATE
28. Winner at Saratoga: 1777 : GATES
30. Home of the brave : TEPEE
31. Fund-raising event by a P.T.A. : CAKESALE
32. Unanimously : ASONEMAN
33. Bleach : ETIOLATE
34. "The ___ rim dips . . . ": Coleridge : SUNS
35. "We aim ___" : TOPLEASE
37. Controversial discussion : POLEMIC
39. Club or parlor follower : CAR
40. Relative of plush : VELVET
41. Dahl or Francis : ARLENE
42. Nodded off noisily : SNORED
44. Like a tar's speech : SALTY
45. Brook or stream : BOURN
47. "Turandot" character : PONG
48. Condiment in Calabria : PEPE
50. Threefold: Comb. form : TER
52. ___ 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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