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Mel Rosen
Mel Rosen

BREAKFAST TIME

New York Times, Sunday, April 17, 1983

16-Down : Retracts an act

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, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Mel Rosen has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,213
Across
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Milquetoast : CASPAR
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Caesar, for one : SALAD
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Trooper's beam : RADAR
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Rainbows : ARCS
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Have high hopes : ASPIRE
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Inspiration for Sappho : ERATO
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Accustom : ENURE
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Hat-trick component : GOAL
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Adjust, in a way : TUNE
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Whittier's feet : IAMBS
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Ways to go, shortly : RTES
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Card game : ECARTE
33
Work unit : ERG
34
Old thralls : ESNES
35
Shop tool : VISE
37
Greek letter : TAU
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Georgia Tech grads : EES
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Comic actor Jacques : TATI
40
Printer's mach. : LINO
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Relative of nifty : SWELL
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Rachel Carson target : DDT
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Salazar or Roe : RUNNER
52
He thought up "The Thinker" : RODIN
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Golfer Tommy : BOLT
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Word with shod or stream : SLIP
57
Professional staff : AIDES
58
Ostrich or emu : RATITE
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Suffixes for dull and tank : ARDS
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___-Penh, Cambodia : PNOM
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Tuxedo accessory : STUD
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Tea carrier : WAGON
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Conversational banality : ISEE
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Snacks in Sonora : TACOS
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Moray : EEL
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Chianti, per esempio : VINO
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More precious : CUTER
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"___ Fables" : AESOPS
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Orange Juice : ANICKNAMEFORSIMPSON
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Charge : ATTACK
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Bravery : VALOR
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Modernists : NEOS
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Blue : SAD
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Big Ben's voice : CHIME
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Wainscot : CEIL
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Turner and Cantrell : LANAS
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Longfellow town : ATRI
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Sitar expert Shankar : RAVI
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Yield : BEND
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Enter : STEPIN
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Act of 1765 : STAMP
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Folding money : TENS
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Anger, and then some : RAGE
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Practice : TRAIN
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Doughy pastries : SCONES
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___ favor : POR
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Paid honor to : FETED
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The last word : AMEN
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Clementine's shoe size : NINE
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Dir. from Denver to Chicago : ENE
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Explosive stuff : TNT
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Gr. resistance force : ELAS
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Roster : SLATE
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Spree : JAG
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Imposed, as a fine : LEVIED
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Woodworking tool : ADZE
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Mr. Arden : ENOCH
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Geometric surface : CONE
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Nice depot : GARE
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___ Jean Baker : NORMA
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Paints badly : DAUBS
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Wood sorrel : OXALIS
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"The ___ of Laura Mars" : EYES
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Disgusting : GROSS
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Out of order : AMISS
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Least experienced : NEWEST
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Social status : CASTE
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Assyrian's main deity : ASHUR
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On the mark : SPANG
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Freshwater game fish : PIKE
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Common verb : ARE
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Electrical device : RESISTOR
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"Come up and ___ sometime" : SEEME
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Damascenes : ARABS
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Papa of TV's "Mama" : LARS
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Homophone for eight : ATE
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Leader of a small septet : DOC
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French income : RENTE
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Ingredient in a pot : ANTE
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Club charges : DUES
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The law's is long : ARM
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Retracts an act : REPEALS
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Complained like Simba : ROARED
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Used a dray : CARTED
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Most sneaky : SLYEST
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Kind of button : PANIC
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Bean produced in Burlington : ORSON
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___ mundi (opal) : OCULUS
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Mansard extensions : EAVES
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Call : VISIT
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___ fell swoop : INONE
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Dick and Schick : TESTS
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Like a harrow : TINED
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Ushered : LEDIN
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Creators of dins at inns : SNORERS
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Author of "The Happy Prince" : WILDE
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Take out : ERASE
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Entirely : QUITE
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Wavy : UNDULATIVE
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Part of Spain : ARAGON
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Dorothy's dog : TOTO
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Shame is his game : ABASER
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Fort Bliss site : ELPASO
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Fickle : INCONSTANT
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Kind of deck : POOP
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Luxuriant : RANK
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Pileup for an ed. : MSS
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Oil-lamp feature : WICK
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"Like ___ not" : ITOR
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Oscar nominee: 1981 : TESS
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Sermon subject : VICE
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Zygote : CELL
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Sci-fi vehicle : UFO
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Mil. addresses : APOS
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Christening activity : NAMING
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Got even : AVENGED
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Winless race horse : MAIDEN
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Result of six outs : INNING
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Base; average : MEAN
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Summit: Comb. form : ACR
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"___ is the question" : THAT
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Kind of maniac : DIPSO
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Put an end to : CEASE
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Master : LEARN
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Capital of Western Samoa : APIA
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Make amends : ATONE
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An M.V.P. in 1980 : BRETT
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Leaf pore : STOMA
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Puts in line : TRUES
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Postcard feature : SCENE
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Examined and filtered : SIFTED
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Founder of a D.C. institute : SMITHSON
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Kind of machine : VENDING
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Biblical spy : CALEB
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Pass a bill : ENACT
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Animal fur : PELAGE
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Arrowed street sign : ONEWAY
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Put on a pedestal : REVERE
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Pound and Stone : EZRAS
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Setdowns : SNUBS
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Fine-grained soil : LOESS
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Unit of energy : JOULE
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Those opposed : ANTIS
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Decayed-rock material : GEEST
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April 13, e.g. : IDES
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Sour, in Salerno : AGRO
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Portuguese titles : DOMS
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Word form with distant : EQUI
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Kind of hammer : CLAW
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Negative connective : NOR
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Where some vets fought : NAM
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Lizzie Borden's weapon : AXE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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