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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
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Skirr : FLEE
5
Oriental servant : AMAH
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Pointed : AIMED
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Siracusa specialty : PASTA
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Bakery flute : ROLL
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Khartoum's river : NILE
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Nautical plank or block : SHOLE
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Mary from Quincy, Ill. : ASTOR
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Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
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Sustentacular tissue : GLIA
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Selassie : HAILE
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Ray : SKATE
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F.T.C. concern : TRICKSOFTHETRADE
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Nice summers : ETES
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Sonnet ending : SESTET
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Bailiwicks : AREAS
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Airport abbr. : ETD
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A constellation : ARA
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A supporter of: Suffix : CRAT
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Goblet : SNIFTER
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Radiate : EMIT
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What F.H.A. mortgages are and aren't : ONTHEHOUSE
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Horn : CORNU
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Franck oratorio : RUTH
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He painted "Dog Barking at the Moon" : MIRO
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Hibernian chief's stronghold : RATH
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Coin in Qum : RIAL
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Lennon's "___ and Glass" : STEEL
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S.B.A. concern : MINDINGTHESTORE
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Transitory : TEMPORAL
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : AROE
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Composer of 10 symphonies : MAHLER
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___ fours (exactly corresponding) : ONALL
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Sports announcer Scully : VIN
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Take for ___ (swindle) : ARIDE
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Transported in a barge : SCOWED
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Vertebral cushion : DISC
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Certain activity of uncertain producers : RENAMING
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T.V.A. concern : WATEROVERTHEDAM
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Pith helmet : TOPEE
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Cupid : AMOR
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Breather : NOSE
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Mouthward : ORAD
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Hosea in the Douay : OSEE
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Reagan Attorney General : MEESE
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Like the F.A.A.'s area of concern : UPINTHEAIR
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Wimp's cousin : NERD
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Campaign paraphernalia : POSTERS
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Golconda products : ORES
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Tuck's partner : NIP
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Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
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Asphyxia : APNEA
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Dickey : VESTEE
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R. Cook novel : COMA
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What I.R.S. won't wish us : MANYHAPPYRETURNS
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Use a podium : ORATE
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Galsworthy novel : TOLET
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Sora : RAIL
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Fosse : MOAT
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Antillean island : ARUBA
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Venerate : ADORE
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Flask for Pericles : OLPE
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Bit : MITE
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Former German coin : TALER
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Jon Vickers, e.g. : TENOR
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Henbit or plantain : WEED
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Becker boomers : ACES
Down
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Banjo ridges : FRETS
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"Casablanca" actor : LORRE
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___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
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Choose : ELECT
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Wavelength unit : ANGSTROM
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Actor O'Shea : MILO
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Arabic letter : ALIF
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Intense emotion : HEAT
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Phoenician goddess : ASHERAH
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First words of "Saint Louis Blues" : IHATETO
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Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
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Greece, to Greeks : ELLAS
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Quitclaim : DEED
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Dance step : PAS
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What NASA did : ASKEDFORTHEMOON
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R.b.i. or e.r.a. : STAT
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Carry : TOTE
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Calydon's father : ARES
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Large parrot : KEA
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Leporid : HARE
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Sunset time, to Shelley : EEN
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Spasm : TIC
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Kind of husbandry : ANIMAL
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Korean money : CHON
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Father of Enos : SETH
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Hydroxyl compound : TRIOL
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Lake in Finland, to a Swede : ENARE
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School tool : RULER
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Sordine : MUTE
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Article : ITEM
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N.R.C. concern : THEPOWERSTHATBE
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Vibrato : TRILL
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Advocate forcefully : URGE
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Won at musical chairs : SAT
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Encircle : HEMIN
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Anchorite : LONER
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Crane on a cruiser : DAVIT
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Cohan's ancestors : IRISH
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Time being : NONCE
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Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
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Dangerous gaseous element : RADON
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Macaw : ARARA
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Tarry : REMAIN
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Inundate : SWAMP
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Kind of role : CAMEO
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Indians of Okla. : OTOES
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Vier preceder : DREI
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Opposite of 91 Down : NEER
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Turned right : GEED
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"Comment allez-___?" : VOUS
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Geller's talent, for short : ESP
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Deer : DOES
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Talked stupidly and carelessly : DRIVELED
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Eterne : EER
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Ineffective protagonist : NONHERO
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Sport of a sort : TREATER
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Jalopy : HEAP
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Sleep stage : REM
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Cosset : PET
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Gateway : PYLON
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Comprehensive treatise : SUMMA
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Of Priam's realm : TROIC
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Growing out : ENATE
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Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
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Kind of tail : COAT
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Odd, in Oban : ORRA
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Beat : MAUL
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Spot for a figurehead : PROW
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Mythical beast : YALE
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Herrick's "Cherry-___" : RIPE
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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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