Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen 

BREAKFAST TIME

New York Times, Sunday, April 17, 1983

Author: Mel Rosen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Mel Rosen has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 13 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Milquetoast : CASPAR
7. Caesar, for one : SALAD
12. Trooper's beam : RADAR
17. Rainbows : ARCS
21. Have high hopes : ASPIRE
22. Inspiration for Sappho : ERATO
23. Accustom : ENURE
24. Hat-trick component : GOAL
25. Bacon : SHAKESPEARECONTEMPORARY
29. Adjust, in a way : TUNE
30. Whittier's feet : IAMBS
31. Ways to go, shortly : RTES
32. Card game : ECARTE
33. Work unit : ERG
34. Old thralls : ESNES
35. Shop tool : VISE
37. Greek letter : TAU
38. Georgia Tech grads : EES
39. Comic actor Jacques : TATI
40. Printer's mach. : LINO
41. Relative of nifty : SWELL
43. Rachel Carson target : DDT
44. Waffles : EQUIVOCATESONANISSUE
51. Salazar or Roe : RUNNER
52. He thought up "The Thinker" : RODIN
53. Golfer Tommy : BOLT
54. Word with shod or stream : SLIP
57. Professional staff : AIDES
58. Ostrich or emu : RATITE
59. Suffixes for dull and tank : ARDS
60. ___-Penh, Cambodia : PNOM
62. Tuxedo accessory : STUD
63. Tea carrier : WAGON
64. Conversational banality : ISEE
65. Snacks in Sonora : TACOS
66. Moray : EEL
67. Chianti, per esempio : VINO
68. More precious : CUTER
70. "___ Fables" : AESOPS
71. Orange Juice : ANICKNAMEFORSIMPSON
77. Charge : ATTACK
79. Bravery : VALOR
80. Modernists : NEOS
81. Blue : SAD
84. Big Ben's voice : CHIME
85. Wainscot : CEIL
86. Turner and Cantrell : LANAS
88. Longfellow town : ATRI
89. Sitar expert Shankar : RAVI
90. Yield : BEND
91. Enter : STEPIN
93. Act of 1765 : STAMP
94. Folding money : TENS
96. Anger, and then some : RAGE
97. Practice : TRAIN
98. Doughy pastries : SCONES
99. Eggs : GIVESENCOURAGEMENTTO
103. ___ favor : POR
106. Paid honor to : FETED
107. The last word : AMEN
108. Clementine's shoe size : NINE
109. Dir. from Denver to Chicago : ENE
110. Explosive stuff : TNT
111. Gr. resistance force : ELAS
112. Roster : SLATE
114. Spree : JAG
117. Imposed, as a fine : LEVIED
119. Woodworking tool : ADZE
121. Mr. Arden : ENOCH
122. Geometric surface : CONE
123. Toast : AWEDDINGORBANQUETSALUTE
128. Nice depot : GARE
129. ___ Jean Baker : NORMA
130. Paints badly : DAUBS
131. Wood sorrel : OXALIS
132. "The ___ of Laura Mars" : EYES
133. Disgusting : GROSS
134. Out of order : AMISS
135. Least experienced : NEWEST
1. Social status : CASTE
2. Assyrian's main deity : ASHUR
3. On the mark : SPANG
4. Freshwater game fish : PIKE
5. Common verb : ARE
6. Electrical device : RESISTOR
7. "Come up and ___ sometime" : SEEME
8. Damascenes : ARABS
9. Papa of TV's "Mama" : LARS
10. Homophone for eight : ATE
11. Leader of a small septet : DOC
12. French income : RENTE
13. Ingredient in a pot : ANTE
14. Club charges : DUES
15. The law's is long : ARM
16. Retracts an act : REPEALS
17. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
18. Complained like Simba : ROARED
19. Used a dray : CARTED
20. Most sneaky : SLYEST
26. Kind of button : PANIC
27. Bean produced in Burlington : ORSON
28. ___ mundi (opal) : OCULUS
34. Mansard extensions : EAVES
35. Call : VISIT
36. ___ fell swoop : INONE
37. Dick and Schick : TESTS
39. Like a harrow : TINED
40. Ushered : LEDIN
41. Creators of dins at inns : SNORERS
42. Author of "The Happy Prince" : WILDE
44. Take out : ERASE
45. Entirely : QUITE
46. Wavy : UNDULATIVE
47. Part of Spain : ARAGON
48. Dorothy's dog : TOTO
49. Shame is his game : ABASER
50. Fort Bliss site : ELPASO
55. Fickle : INCONSTANT
56. Kind of deck : POOP
58. Luxuriant : RANK
61. Pileup for an ed. : MSS
63. Oil-lamp feature : WICK
64. "Like ___ not" : ITOR
65. Oscar nominee: 1981 : TESS
67. Sermon subject : VICE
68. Zygote : CELL
69. Sci-fi vehicle : UFO
70. Mil. addresses : APOS
72. Christening activity : NAMING
73. Got even : AVENGED
74. Winless race horse : MAIDEN
75. Result of six outs : INNING
76. Base; average : MEAN
77. Summit: Comb. form : ACR
78. "___ is the question" : THAT
82. Medieval helmet : ARMET
83. Kind of maniac : DIPSO
85. Put an end to : CEASE
86. Master : LEARN
87. Capital of Western Samoa : APIA
88. Make amends : ATONE
90. An M.V.P. in 1980 : BRETT
91. Leaf pore : STOMA
92. Puts in line : TRUES
93. Postcard feature : SCENE
95. Examined and filtered : SIFTED
98. Founder of a D.C. institute : SMITHSON
100. Kind of machine : VENDING
101. Biblical spy : CALEB
102. Pass a bill : ENACT
103. Animal fur : PELAGE
104. Arrowed street sign : ONEWAY
105. Put on a pedestal : REVERE
111. Pound and Stone : EZRAS
112. Setdowns : SNUBS
113. Fine-grained soil : LOESS
114. Unit of energy : JOULE
115. Those opposed : ANTIS
116. Decayed-rock material : GEEST
118. April 13, e.g. : IDES
119. Sour, in Salerno : AGRO
120. Portuguese titles : DOMS
121. Word form with distant : EQUI
122. Kind of hammer : CLAW
124. Negative connective : NOR
125. Nabokov novel : ADA
126. Where some vets fought : NAM
127. Lizzie Borden's weapon : AXE

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