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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 Down
1. Chatters : GABS
5. ___ a hatter : MADAS
10. Diner sign : EATS
14. Vision : IDEA
15. Concerning : ANENT
16. Roentgen's discovery : XRAY
17. Club : FRATERNITY
19. Biblical brother : CAIN
20. British auto needs : TYRES
21. "___ was saying" : ASI
22. Pierre's room : SALLE
23. Grid lineman : END
25. Roman 1151 : MCLIV
27. Seamstresses, at times : PINNERS
31. Capitol figure : SENATOR
35. Inner: Prefix : ESO
36. Prefix for dermis : EPI
38. Russian leader, 1682–1725 : PETERI
39. Suit makings : SERGESANDTWEEDS
43. Bay windows : ORIELS
44. Chinese truth : TAO
45. Old-school item : TIE
46. More sordid : SEAMIER
48. Deli offerings : KNISHES
51. Aegean gulf : SAROS
53. School subj. : SCI
54. Call it ___ : QUITS
57. Prefix for graphy : GEO
59. Provide : ENDUE
63. Ruin : UNDO
64. Solicitude : TENDERNESS
66. Old school : ETON
67. Russian co-op : ARTEL
68. Arden and others : EVES
69. Food fish : SOLE
70. Boris Godunov et al. : TSARS
71. Like Ben Jonson : RARE
1. Xmas offering : GIFT
2. "Not ___ eye in the house" : ADRY
3. Market pessimist : BEAR
4. Glossy fabric : SATEEN
5. Disfigure : MAR
6. Moffo : ANNA
7. Belief in a God : DEISM
8. Horseplay : ANTICS
9. Farm unit : STY
10. Follow in Schliemann's footsteps : EXCAVATE
11. Soviet sea : ARAL
12. Coat or cat : TAIL
13. New Year's Eve word : SYNE
18. Old slave : ESNE
22. Tendon : SINEW
24. Dreiser's brother : DRESSER
26. Atomic particles : LEPTONS
27. Manila money : PESOS
28. Rhone tributary : ISERE
29. Water wheel : NORIA
30. Health place : SPA
32. Means of enforcement : TEETH
33. Do ___ : ORDIE
34. Emerges : RISES
37. Passbook abbr. : INT
40. Diamond, e.g. : GEMSTONE
41. Howe : ELIAS
42. N. or S. ___ : DAK
47. Cowboy-humorist : ROGERS
49. Hockey player, at times : ICER
50. Doomed one : SINNER
52. Wagnerian maiden : SENTA
54. Exam unit: Abbr. : QUES
55. Golden-rule word : UNTO
56. Matinee ___ : IDOL
58. German river : ODER
60. Hindu god : DEVA
61. Addict : USER
62. 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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