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Robert H. Wolfe
Robert H. Wolfe

New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 1990

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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. 15,017
Across
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Pack down firmly : TAMP
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Eater: Comb. form : PHAGE
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Cincture : SASH
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Swan genus : OLOR
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A Saarinen and namesakes : EEROS
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Gap, in Grenoble : TROU
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Sad state : MOROSENESS
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Keyed up : AGOG
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Game show for young G.W.? : TOTELLTHETRUTH
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Shapely moldings : OGEES
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Anagram for seek : EKES
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Parsonage : RECTORY
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Like a bad back : ACHY
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Tonsillectomy Rx? : ICECREAM
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Energy sources? : THEPOWERSTHATBE
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Discomfort : SORENESS
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"Comment allez-___?" : VOUS
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Begley Jr. and Mr. : EDS
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Allspice : PIMENTO
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Train for a bout : SPAR
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Vapid : BANAL
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Marx treatise on tough school courses? : CLASSSTRUGGLES
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Army : HOST
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Owner : PROPRIETOR
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Actress Anouk ___ : AIMEE
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A Vishnu incarnation : RAMA
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Equal : PEER
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Secures : MOORS
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Gobs : SLEW
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Little Thumb : TOM
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Carry ___ of weight : ALOT
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Memorable Italian leader : MORO
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Model : PROTOTYPE
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Ecdysiast : PEELER
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City on the Thames : HENLEY
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Reckons, formerly : ARETS
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Gee's kin : GOSH
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Caesar's being : ESSE
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Desolate : STARK
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Wrangle : ARGUE
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Grimes : SOOTS
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Downs of TV : HUGH
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Lily of the West : SEGO
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Emulate Mr. Chips : TEACH
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Darn! : RATS
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Kind of chamber : ECHO
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"Moonstruck" star : CHER
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Biol. and chem. : SCS
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___ up (excited) : HET
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Apr. reaper : IRS
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They tangle or untangle : RAVELLERS
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Town on the Thames : ETON
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Border upon : ABUT
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Middle: Comb. form : MESO
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Lulus : ONERS
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Espouse : WED
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Ar chaser : ESS
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Twain character : PAUPER
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"Stratonice" painter : INGRES
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Christmas kings : MAGI
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Area for slaloms : SLOPE
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Outmoded : PASSE
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Former N.Y.C. hotel : ASTOR
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Kind of seltzer : BROMO
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Crack; fissure : CHAP
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Mex., Arg., etc. : SPAM
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See 44 Down : TRIO
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Common abbr. : ETAL
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"___ Like It Hot" : SOME
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Inexperienced : RAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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