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Robert H. Wolfe
Robert H. Wolfe

QUOTATION MUTATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, March 11, 1990

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Robert H. Wolfe has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles and 60 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,733
Across Down
1. Singer Franklin : ARETHA
7. Burghoff role : RADAR
12. Swedish explorer Hedin : SVEN
16. Arrow-poison tree : UPAS
20. Lewd one : LECHER
21. Act, in a way : EMOTE
22. Wing: Comb. form : PTERO
23. Part of TV : TELE
24. Herb's promise for kids? : ACHICKENINEVERYTOT
27. Kemo ___, Tonto's pal : SABE
28. Acts dreamily : MOONS
29. At ___ (free) : LARGE
30. Takes forty winks : REPOSES
32. Chew the ___ (ponder) : CUD
33. Deficiency: Comb. form : OLIG
34. NASA cart : LEM
35. Dill of the Bible : ANET
36. Honors : ESTEEMS
38. Jim Lawrence's advice to teetotalers? : DONTGIVEUPTHENIP
44. A ground for running : TURF
45. Diseases of rye : ERGOTS
46. Orient expresser : POLO
47. Buffalo Bill : CODY
49. Hope-Crosby title word, often : ROAD
52. Tyke protector : BIB
54. Encapsulate : ENCYST
57. Sticky stuff : GOO
58. Shield border : ORLE
59. More demure : SHIER
63. Tops : AONE
65. Imitation gold leaf : ORMOLU
67. Agitate : ROIL
68. Bonkers : LOCO
69. Covered : CLAD
70. Heap of stones : SCREE
72. Chang's counterpart : ENG
74. All-purpose trk. : UTE
75. Fillings after drillings : AMALGAMS
77. What Ness put people under : ARREST
79. Grandpa on "The Waltons" : GEER
81. More osseous : BONIER
82. Start of Julius's phrase for a carpenter? : ICOMEISAW
85. Cradle tenders : MAMMAS
88. ___-do-well : NEER
89. Colima coverup : SERAPE
90. Frightful : ALARMING
92. Thai's neighbor : LAO
94. Anil, e.g. : DYE
96. One who bells the cat : DARER
97. Legal claim : LIEN
98. Radiate : EMIT
99. Prefix with chord or meter : OCTA
101. Cabot Cove's Jessica : ANGELA
103. Cows, to Cowper : KINE
104. Basketball defense : PRESS
105. Apex : CUSP
106. Hoopster Manute ___ : BOL
107. Bacon products : ESSAYS
110. Kind of bear : SHE
112. Brain passage : ITER
113. "The jig ___!" : ISUP
115. Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
116. Marina sights : YACHTS
121. Burbot : LING
123. Harry's phrase for a goalie's crease? : THEPUCKSTOPSHERE
128. Certain summaries : SYLLABI
131. Kind of surgeon : ORAL
132. Libation station potation : ALE
133. Strikes that please mine owners : ORES
134. He wrote "The Brave Bulls" : LEA
135. Partner of Old Lace : ARSENIC
137. Mouth, to a zoologist : STOMA
140. Actress Massey : ILONA
141. Dinner for Spend A Buck : OATS
143. René's words for a lurker? : ISLINKTHEREFOREIAM
146. Soft cheese : BRIE
147. Mixers' frozen assets : CUBES
148. Tushingham and Moreno : RITAS
149. "Bridget Loves ___" : BERNIE
150. Koko's weaspon : SNEE
151. New Zealand parrots : KEAS
152. About : ANENT
153. Old lemons : EDSELS
1. Thin silk for hoods : ALAMODE
2. Change a shade : RECOLOR
3. Parrot's activity : ECHOING
4. " . . . men have found a ___ love": Chesterton : THINGTO
5. TV's Ramsey et al. : HECS
6. Ham saver : ARK
7. Dub over : RENAME
8. Arabian commander : AMIR
9. Tintinnabular sound : DONG
10. To ___(exactly) : ATEE
11. Race a motor : REV
12. Astringent : STYPTIC
13. Presidential power : VETO
14. Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
15. Horace's good news for a student? : NOTESTYOUNGMAN
16. Old musical syllables : UTS
17. France's wish for Marcel à la Neville? : PEACEFOROURMIME
18. M. Jackson offering : ALBUM
19. Uses a gin : SEEDS
22. Gloat : PREEN
25. Everest stat. : ELEV
26. One with eagle eyes : ERNE
31. A memorable Erwin : STU
34. Actress in "Signore e Signori" : LISI
35. Hailing call : AHOY
37. Fielder's boot : ERROR
39. Most of the U.K. : GTBR
40. Topple : UPEND
41. Corn bread : PONE
42. Forte of a good hosp. : TLC
43. Kind of stick : POGO
48. Bush rival in 1988 : DOLE
50. Anagram for tail : ALIT
51. Galley mark : DELE
53. Gilead's lack : BALM
55. More contrite : SORRIER
56. Kilmer opus : TREES
59. Hunk : SLAB
60. "Ecce ___," Titian painting : HOMO
61. George's retail-failure admission : ICANNOTSELLATIE
62. Isole ___ (isles off Sicily) : EOLIE
64. Saharan stopover : OASIS
66. Cartouche : MESA
69. T.R.'s advice to a strong mason? : CARRYABIGBRICK
70. Winged fruits of elms : SAMARAS
71. "One small ___ for a man . . . " (Neil's short order?) : CREPE
73. Tackle : GEAR
76. Opposite of hawed : GEED
78. Justin Kaplan subject : TWAIN
80. Species of wheat : EMMER
83. Grant : CEDE
84. Papal vestment : ORALE
86. Flavoring for a Cannes cordial : ANIS
87. Some NCO's : SGTS
91. Sediment : LEES
92. Places : LOCI
93. ___ above (better) : ACUT
95. Author-lecturer Mills : ENOS
97. Site of knights' fights : LISTS
100. A certain fool : APRIL
102. Flood : GLUT
103. A tippy canoe? : KYAK
104. Pod denizens : PEAS
108. Author Bellow : SAUL
109. Cometic path : ARC
111. Hoopla : HYPE
114. Impostors : PHONIES
117. Wraths : CHOLERS
118. Juliet or Cordelia : HEROINE
119. Shipbuilding peg : TRENAIL
120. Tropical, herbaceous plants : SESAMES
122. U.S. flight org. : NAA
124. Actresses Moran and Gray : ERINS
125. Lobo group : PACK
126. Most domestic : TAMEST
127. Minn.'s St. ___ College : OLAF
128. Messy ones : SLOBS
129. Pine : YEARN
130. Progeny : ISSUE
136. Exile isle : ELBA
137. Leg part : SHIN
138. Mal de ___ : TETE
139. Algerian port : ORAN
140. Angered : IRED
142. Bishopric : SEE
144. Between, in Bologna : TRA
145. Eng. title : OBE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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