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Robert H. Wolfe
Robert H. Wolfe

INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 1986

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Robert H. Wolfe has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles and 60 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,515
Across Down
1. Skirr : FLEE
5. Oriental servant : AMAH
9. Pointed : AIMED
14. Siracusa specialty : PASTA
19. Bakery flute : ROLL
20. Khartoum's river : NILE
21. Nautical plank or block : SHOLE
22. Mary from Quincy, Ill. : ASTOR
23. Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
24. Sustentacular tissue : GLIA
25. Selassie : HAILE
26. Ray : SKATE
27. F.T.C. concern : TRICKSOFTHETRADE
31. Nice summers : ETES
32. Sonnet ending : SESTET
33. Bailiwicks : AREAS
34. Airport abbr. : ETD
36. A constellation : ARA
38. A supporter of: Suffix : CRAT
39. Goblet : SNIFTER
43. Radiate : EMIT
47. What F.H.A. mortgages are and aren't : ONTHEHOUSE
51. Horn : CORNU
52. Franck oratorio : RUTH
53. He painted "Dog Barking at the Moon" : MIRO
54. Hibernian chief's stronghold : RATH
56. Coin in Qum : RIAL
57. Lennon's "___ and Glass" : STEEL
59. S.B.A. concern : MINDINGTHESTORE
64. Transitory : TEMPORAL
66. Indonesia's ___ Islands : AROE
67. Composer of 10 symphonies : MAHLER
68. ___ fours (exactly corresponding) : ONALL
69. Sports announcer Scully : VIN
70. Take for ___ (swindle) : ARIDE
72. Transported in a barge : SCOWED
75. Vertebral cushion : DISC
76. Certain activity of uncertain producers : RENAMING
80. T.V.A. concern : WATEROVERTHEDAM
84. Pith helmet : TOPEE
85. Cupid : AMOR
86. Breather : NOSE
87. Mouthward : ORAD
89. Hosea in the Douay : OSEE
90. Reagan Attorney General : MEESE
92. Like the F.A.A.'s area of concern : UPINTHEAIR
96. Wimp's cousin : NERD
97. Campaign paraphernalia : POSTERS
99. Golconda products : ORES
100. Tuck's partner : NIP
102. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
103. Asphyxia : APNEA
105. Dickey : VESTEE
110. R. Cook novel : COMA
113. What I.R.S. won't wish us : MANYHAPPYRETURNS
118. Use a podium : ORATE
120. Galsworthy novel : TOLET
121. Sora : RAIL
122. Fosse : MOAT
123. Antillean island : ARUBA
124. Venerate : ADORE
125. Flask for Pericles : OLPE
126. Bit : MITE
127. Former German coin : TALER
128. Jon Vickers, e.g. : TENOR
129. Henbit or plantain : WEED
130. Becker boomers : ACES
1. Banjo ridges : FRETS
2. "Casablanca" actor : LORRE
3. ___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
4. Choose : ELECT
5. Wavelength unit : ANGSTROM
6. Actor O'Shea : MILO
7. Arabic letter : ALIF
8. Intense emotion : HEAT
9. Phoenician goddess : ASHERAH
10. First words of "Saint Louis Blues" : IHATETO
11. Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
12. Greece, to Greeks : ELLAS
13. Quitclaim : DEED
14. Dance step : PAS
15. What NASA did : ASKEDFORTHEMOON
16. R.b.i. or e.r.a. : STAT
17. Carry : TOTE
18. Calydon's father : ARES
28. Large parrot : KEA
29. Leporid : HARE
30. Sunset time, to Shelley : EEN
35. Spasm : TIC
37. Kind of husbandry : ANIMAL
38. Korean money : CHON
39. Father of Enos : SETH
40. Hydroxyl compound : TRIOL
41. Lake in Finland, to a Swede : ENARE
42. School tool : RULER
43. Formerly, formerly : ERST
44. Sordine : MUTE
45. Article : ITEM
46. N.R.C. concern : THEPOWERSTHATBE
48. Vibrato : TRILL
49. Advocate forcefully : URGE
50. Won at musical chairs : SAT
55. Encircle : HEMIN
58. Anchorite : LONER
60. Crane on a cruiser : DAVIT
61. Cohan's ancestors : IRISH
62. Time being : NONCE
63. Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
65. Dangerous gaseous element : RADON
70. Macaw : ARARA
71. Tarry : REMAIN
72. Inundate : SWAMP
73. Kind of role : CAMEO
74. Indians of Okla. : OTOES
75. Vier preceder : DREI
77. ___ dixit : IPSE
78. Opposite of 91 Down : NEER
79. Turned right : GEED
81. "Comment allez-___?" : VOUS
82. Geller's talent, for short : ESP
83. Deer : DOES
88. Talked stupidly and carelessly : DRIVELED
91. Eterne : EER
93. Ineffective protagonist : NONHERO
94. Sport of a sort : TREATER
95. Jalopy : HEAP
98. Sleep stage : REM
101. Cosset : PET
103. Battery terminal : ANODE
104. Gateway : PYLON
106. Comprehensive treatise : SUMMA
107. Of Priam's realm : TROIC
108. Growing out : ENATE
109. Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
110. Kind of tail : COAT
111. Odd, in Oban : ORRA
112. Beat : MAUL
114. Rat-___ : ATAT
115. Spot for a figurehead : PROW
116. Mythical beast : YALE
117. Herrick's "Cherry-___" : RIPE
119. Site for a drum : EAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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