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Robert H. Wolfe
Robert H. Wolfe

COMBINING FORMS

New York Times, Sunday, March 3, 1991

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q U }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Robert H. Wolfe has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles and 60 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,090
Across Down
1. Spoil : TAINT
6. Step on : TROMP
11. Gator's relative : CROC
15. Unfurnished : BARE
19. One of the 400 : ASTOR
20. Nomad : ROVER
21. Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
22. Alt. : ELEV
23. Kind of accompaniment : CHAPERONAGE
25. Engender : PROPAGATE
27. Distant actor? : TELESAVALAS
28. Around an attorney? : PERIMASON
29. Comprehend : SEE
30. Collector from John Q. : IRS
32. Bell sound : TINKLE
33. Pinnacles : APEXES
37. Decree by Hussein, e.g. : IRADE
40. Santa's bane? : SOOT
42. Total : ADD
43. Harness parts : HAMES
44. A cause of mental and physical disturbances : ANOXIA
45. Sea anemone or hydra : POLYP
47. Shortened form, for short : ABBR
48. One-tenth of a musician-comic? : DECIARNAZ
50. Silica gem : OPAL
54. Von Richthofen's title : BARON
56. Refuges of sorts : ARKS
57. Concocted : MADE
58. Duffer's curving drive : SLICE
59. In the center of : AMIDST
61. Hawaiian goose : NENE
62. King and Newton : WAYNES
63. Position Jackie Robinson usually played : SECOND
65. Ling-Ling, e.g. : PANDA
67. Head nun : ABBESS
68. Emerges : ARISES
69. Diet : FARE
70. Championships : TITLES
72. Octad in a gallon : PINTS
73. Narrow opening : SLIT
74. Corn or oat follower : MEAL
76. Tennessee ___ Ford : ERNIE
79. Wise brush? : SAGE
80. Very small country singer? : MINIPEARL
82. Mardi Gras, e.g. : GALA
83. Burdened : LADEN
86. Talks back : SASSES
87. Some small dogs, for short : PEKES
88. Part of a barn : MOW
91. An amphibian : NEWT
92. Phoenix's source of rebirth : ASHES
93. Screenwriter Lehman : ERNEST
94. Mexican president: 1851-53 : ARISTA
96. J. Wilbrand's discovery: 1863 : TNT
97. Sault ___ Marie : STE
98. Bad Christie character? : MISMARPLE
101. Deficiency of a designer? : OLIGCASSINI
109. European annual herbs : MODESTIES
110. Earned 10%, perhaps : REPRESENTED
111. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
112. Weight : HEFT
113. Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
114. Entirety : TOTAL
115. Units on space vehicles : LEMS
116. J.F.K. sights : SSTS
117. "Brigadoon" composer : LOEWE
118. Pledged : SWORE
1. A social grace : TACT
2. "Norma ___," Glaspell novel : ASHE
3. Eur. country : ITAL
4. Good reply to a dope pusher : NOPE
5. Locks : TRESSES
6. Treasure follower : TROVE
7. Columnist Barrett : RONA
8. Course for a horse : OVAL
9. Kind of ton : MEGA
10. Soviet committees : PRESIDIA
11. Cockney family in comics : CAPPS
12. Laughter, in Lyon : RIRE
13. Balm or spice : ODOR
14. Building burned by British: 1814 : CAPITOL
15. Initiated : BEGAN
16. Home of many Tlingits : ALASKA
17. Stated again : RETOLD
18. Leveled : EVENED
24. Norma and Charlotte : RAES
26. Friendship : AMITY
31. Supplied troops again : REARMED
33. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
34. Acronym for a sunscreen ingredient : PABA
35. Activity at a joyful reunion : EMBRACING
36. Dry comic? : XEROMOSTEL
37. Like krypton : INERT
38. "Jailhouse ___," Presley hit : ROCK
39. Coalition in 1941 : AXIS
40. Hammett figure : SPADE
41. Slow flow : OOZE
44. Rehan and Neilson : ADAS
46. More than one actress? : POLYBERGEN
49. A Darling dog : NANA
51. Harmless reptile of N.A. : PINESNAKE
52. Bullets, in poker : ACES
53. An end to motion : LESS
55. Yarborough's top cards : NINES
58. Marten : SABLE
60. A.D.A. member : DDS
61. Dallas-to-Tulsa dir. : NNE
62. Thai temple : WAT
63. Enervates : SAPS
64. Term for a worm : ERIA
65. Bread, in Brest : PAIN
66. Anagram for Sinatra : ARTISAN
69. "In Like ___," 1967 Coburn film : FLINT
70. Darnels : TARES
71. Escapees from a mythical box : ILLS
73. Cousin of a hootamaganzy : SMEW
74. Grill or grid : MESH
75. Sybarite's delight : EASE
77. Parts of La France : ILES
78. Port side when sailing south : EAST
81. Arcadian : PASTORAL
84. Piers : ANTAS
85. Famines : DEARTHS
87. Arranges beforehand : PRESETS
88. Man is one : MAMMAL
89. Troupial : ORIOLE
90. "___ is humble . . . ": Cowper : WISDOM
93. Followers of zetas : ETAS
95. Pochards : SMEES
96. Probes : TESTS
97. Type of stealer : SCENE
99. Slapstick staples : PIES
100. Bridle hand : LEFT
102. Comic Jay ___ : LENO
103. ___ dixit : IPSE
104. Accrete : GROW
105. Brumal blanket : SNOW
106. "Tell ___ the Marines!" : ITTO
107. ___ Islands (Attu et al.) : NEAR
108. Slothful : IDLE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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