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Robert H. Wolfe
Robert H. Wolfe

SOCRATICISMS

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 1983

Author: Robert H. Wolfe
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Robert H. Wolfe has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles and 60 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,171
Across Down
1. Actor Clunes : ALEC
5. Caterpillar, e.g. : LARVA
10. Type of slipper : SCUFF
15. Cat sounds? : MUS
18. Yucatán Indian : MAYA
19. Shun : AVOID
20. Handsome man : APOLLO
21. Finial : EPI
22. Anatomical passage : ITER
23. Tropical fish : BETTA
24. "___ Gurton's Needle" : GAMMER
25. Pithy bit of wit : MOT
26. What you do on the Aegean? : RHORHORHOYOURBOAT
29. ___ and all : ONE
30. Leaders at Sigma Chi : SENIORS
31. Colima coins : PESOS
32. Summit: Comb. form : ACR
34. Valuable African tree : AKEE
35. Humiliate : ABASE
37. The nominees : SLATE
40. Eccentric old chap : CODGER
43. Object of adoration : IDOL
44. Harvest goddess : OPS
47. Girl in "East of Eden" : ABRA
48. Sigmoid moldings : OGEES
49. Butter : RAM
50. Proof mark : CARET
52. Musical sign : SLUR
53. Escapees from Pandora's box : ILLS
54. What the Corfu ewe did? : LAMBDABABYSHEEP
57. Call at Wimbledon : LET
58. "Nana" actress : STEN
60. Newscaster Seamans : IKE
61. Extorts : BLEEDS
62. Assemble : AMASS
64. Summoned, in a way : PAGED
66. Broker's concern : LEASE
67. Hades denizens : SHADES
68. Fourth caliph of Islam : ALI
69. Forward : PERT
70. Youth org. : BSA
73. What the obese Athenian did? : ETALOTOFCANDIES
77. Bakery implement : PEEL
78. U.S. novelist: 1815–82 : DANA
79. Daboia or jessur : SNAKE
80. 100 square meters : ARE
81. Bristles : SETAE
82. Insects' nests : NIDI
83. N.Y. time, at times : EST
84. Pitfall : TRAP
85. Rose oil and neroli : ATTARS
86. Have ___ for news : ANOSE
88. Out of dough : BROKE
90. Hebrew month : ADAR
91. Faiths: Sp. : FES
92. Caesar, e.g. : SALAD
94. Water bird : PELICAN
98. Pastries? : PIS
100. What Red Adair might do in Ionia? : KAPPANOILWELLFIRE
105. Bill's possible future status : ACT
106. Pass : ELAPSE
107. Super Bowl's losers: 1983 : MIAMI
108. Ancient Andean : INCA
109. Cry at Yankee Stadium : LOU
110. Interact realistically : RELATE
111. Indo-European : ARYAN
112. Useful Latin abbr. : ETAL
113. Omega : END
114. Betrays : SELLS
115. Middle, in law : MESNE
116. Potion portion : DOSE
1. Moslem princes : AMIRS
2. Batten : LATHE
3. Keep an ___ (look after) : EYEON
4. Coaches : CARRIAGES
5. A.F.L.-C.I.O. member : LABORER
6. Reluctant : AVERSE
7. She wrote "I'll Cry Tomorrow" : ROTH
8. Don Corleone : VITO
9. Call it ___ : ADAY
10. Not dense : SPARSE
11. Jazz ensemble : COMBO
12. Chilean timber trees : ULMOS
13. Kind of market : FLEA
14. L.B.J. appointee to the Supreme Court : FORTAS
15. Isocrates? : MEMORABLEDEBETA
16. Well versed in : UPON
17. Spot : SITE
20. Fevers : AGUES
27. Fakes : HOKES
28. A stone for Jimmy Carter : OPAL
33. Affrays : CLASHES
35. West from Walla Walla : ADAM
36. Complete failure : BOMB
38. Aligns : TRUES
39. Hugh O'Brian role : EARP
40. Helix : COIL
41. Oeillade : OGLE
42. What the poker player did in Patrai? : DELTAHANDOFSTUD
43. Where Kurdish is spoken : IRAN
44. Domesday Book money : ORA
45. Flintstone's daughter : PEBBLES
46. Beene or Klein : STYLER
50. Gugelhupf, e.g. : CAKE
51. Sleeping : ABED
54. Course of a sort : LESSONS
55. Cook's exhortation : DIGIN
56. Kind of belt : SEAT
58. Javanese vehicle : SADO
59. Ugandan pest : TSETSE
63. Feeling of uneasiness : MALAISE
64. Cram : PACK
65. Corolla petals : ALAE
67. Blemish : STAIN
69. Chirp : PEEP
71. Wither : SEAR
72. City in S France : ALES
73. Best of films : EDNA
74. Falstaffian : FAT
75. Somber shade : DARK
76. Dies ___ : IRAE
77. Numbed with fear : PETRIFIED
81. Bronco's booth : STALL
84. Hoopla : TODO
85. ___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
87. Glacial ridges : ESKERS
88. Explosions : BLASTS
89. Indian princess : RANEE
90. Pithecanthropus, for one : APEMAN
92. Stone chip : SPALL
93. Shock : APPAL
95. Monte ___, Corsica : CINTO
96. Son of Zeus and Callisto : ARCAS
97. Hymnist John Mason ___ : NEALE
98. Ashen : PALE
99. Image : ICON
101. Nautical term : ALEE
102. Moslem prayer leader : IMAM
103. Monza money : LIRE
104. ___ and means : WAYS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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