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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

New York Times, Tuesday, September 28, 1976

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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. 9,908
Across
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Chatters : GABS
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___ a hatter : MADAS
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Diner sign : EATS
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Vision : IDEA
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Concerning : ANENT
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Roentgen's discovery : XRAY
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Club : FRATERNITY
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Biblical brother : CAIN
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British auto needs : TYRES
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"___ was saying" : ASI
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Pierre's room : SALLE
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Grid lineman : END
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Roman 1151 : MCLIV
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Seamstresses, at times : PINNERS
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Capitol figure : SENATOR
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Prefix for dermis : EPI
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Russian leader, 1682–1725 : PETERI
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Suit makings : SERGESANDTWEEDS
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Bay windows : ORIELS
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Chinese truth : TAO
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Old-school item : TIE
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More sordid : SEAMIER
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Deli offerings : KNISHES
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Aegean gulf : SAROS
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School subj. : SCI
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Call it ___ : QUITS
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Prefix for graphy : GEO
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Provide : ENDUE
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Ruin : UNDO
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Solicitude : TENDERNESS
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Old school : ETON
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Russian co-op : ARTEL
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Arden and others : EVES
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Food fish : SOLE
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Boris Godunov et al. : TSARS
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Like Ben Jonson : RARE
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Xmas offering : GIFT
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"Not ___ eye in the house" : ADRY
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Market pessimist : BEAR
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Glossy fabric : SATEEN
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Disfigure : MAR
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Moffo : ANNA
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Belief in a God : DEISM
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Horseplay : ANTICS
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Farm unit : STY
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Follow in Schliemann's footsteps : EXCAVATE
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Soviet sea : ARAL
12
Coat or cat : TAIL
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New Year's Eve word : SYNE
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Old slave : ESNE
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Tendon : SINEW
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Dreiser's brother : DRESSER
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Atomic particles : LEPTONS
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Manila money : PESOS
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Rhone tributary : ISERE
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Health place : SPA
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Means of enforcement : TEETH
33
Do ___ : ORDIE
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Emerges : RISES
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Passbook abbr. : INT
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Diamond, e.g. : GEMSTONE
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Howe : ELIAS
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N. or S. ___ : DAK
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Cowboy-humorist : ROGERS
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Hockey player, at times : ICER
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Doomed one : SINNER
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Wagnerian maiden : SENTA
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Exam unit: Abbr. : QUES
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Matinee ___ : IDOL
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German river : ODER
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Hindu god : DEVA
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Addict : USER
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Being, in philosophy : ESSE
64
Rat-a-___ : TAT
65
City lines : ELS

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

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