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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
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Singer Franklin : ARETHA
7
Burghoff role : RADAR
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Swedish explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Arrow-poison tree : UPAS
20
Lewd one : LECHER
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Act, in a way : EMOTE
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Wing: Comb. form : PTERO
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Part of TV : TELE
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Herb's promise for kids? : ACHICKENINEVERYTOT
27
Kemo ___, Tonto's pal : SABE
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Acts dreamily : MOONS
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At ___ (free) : LARGE
30
Takes forty winks : REPOSES
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Chew the ___ (ponder) : CUD
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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
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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
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Agitate : ROIL
68
Bonkers : LOCO
69
Covered : CLAD
70
Heap of stones : SCREE
72
Chang's counterpart : ENG
74
All-purpose trk. : UTE
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Fillings after drillings : AMALGAMS
77
What Ness put people under : ARREST
79
Grandpa on "The Waltons" : GEER
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More osseous : BONIER
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Start of Julius's phrase for a carpenter? : ICOMEISAW
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Cradle tenders : MAMMAS
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___-do-well : NEER
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Colima coverup : SERAPE
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Frightful : ALARMING
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Thai's neighbor : LAO
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Anil, e.g. : DYE
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One who bells the cat : DARER
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Radiate : EMIT
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Prefix with chord or meter : OCTA
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Cabot Cove's Jessica : ANGELA
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Cows, to Cowper : KINE
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Basketball defense : PRESS
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Apex : CUSP
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Hoopster Manute ___ : BOL
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Bacon products : ESSAYS
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Kind of bear : SHE
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Brain passage : ITER
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"The jig ___!" : ISUP
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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Marina sights : YACHTS
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Burbot : LING
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Harry's phrase for a goalie's crease? : THEPUCKSTOPSHERE
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Certain summaries : SYLLABI
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Kind of surgeon : ORAL
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Libation station potation : ALE
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Strikes that please mine owners : ORES
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He wrote "The Brave Bulls" : LEA
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Partner of Old Lace : ARSENIC
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Mouth, to a zoologist : STOMA
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Dinner for Spend A Buck : OATS
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René's words for a lurker? : ISLINKTHEREFOREIAM
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Mixers' frozen assets : CUBES
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Tushingham and Moreno : RITAS
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"Bridget Loves ___" : BERNIE
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Koko's weaspon : SNEE
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New Zealand parrots : KEAS
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About : ANENT
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Old lemons : EDSELS
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Thin silk for hoods : ALAMODE
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Change a shade : RECOLOR
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Parrot's activity : ECHOING
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" . . . men have found a ___ love": Chesterton : THINGTO
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TV's Ramsey et al. : HECS
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Ham saver : ARK
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Dub over : RENAME
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Arabian commander : AMIR
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Tintinnabular sound : DONG
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To ___(exactly) : ATEE
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Race a motor : REV
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Astringent : STYPTIC
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Presidential power : VETO
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Horace's good news for a student? : NOTESTYOUNGMAN
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Old musical syllables : UTS
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France's wish for Marcel à la Neville? : PEACEFOROURMIME
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M. Jackson offering : ALBUM
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Uses a gin : SEEDS
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Gloat : PREEN
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Everest stat. : ELEV
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One with eagle eyes : ERNE
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A memorable Erwin : STU
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Actress in "Signore e Signori" : LISI
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Hailing call : AHOY
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Fielder's boot : ERROR
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Most of the U.K. : GTBR
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Topple : UPEND
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Corn bread : PONE
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Forte of a good hosp. : TLC
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Kind of stick : POGO
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Bush rival in 1988 : DOLE
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Anagram for tail : ALIT
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Galley mark : DELE
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Gilead's lack : BALM
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More contrite : SORRIER
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Kilmer opus : TREES
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Hunk : SLAB
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"Ecce ___," Titian painting : HOMO
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George's retail-failure admission : ICANNOTSELLATIE
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Isole ___ (isles off Sicily) : EOLIE
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Saharan stopover : OASIS
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Cartouche : MESA
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T.R.'s advice to a strong mason? : CARRYABIGBRICK
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Winged fruits of elms : SAMARAS
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"One small ___ for a man . . . " (Neil's short order?) : CREPE
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Tackle : GEAR
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Opposite of hawed : GEED
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Justin Kaplan subject : TWAIN
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Species of wheat : EMMER
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Grant : CEDE
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Papal vestment : ORALE
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Flavoring for a Cannes cordial : ANIS
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Some NCO's : SGTS
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Sediment : LEES
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Places : LOCI
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___ above (better) : ACUT
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Author-lecturer Mills : ENOS
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Site of knights' fights : LISTS
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A certain fool : APRIL
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Flood : GLUT
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A tippy canoe? : KYAK
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Pod denizens : PEAS
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Author Bellow : SAUL
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Cometic path : ARC
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Hoopla : HYPE
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Impostors : PHONIES
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Wraths : CHOLERS
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Juliet or Cordelia : HEROINE
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Shipbuilding peg : TRENAIL
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Tropical, herbaceous plants : SESAMES
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U.S. flight org. : NAA
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Actresses Moran and Gray : ERINS
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Lobo group : PACK
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Most domestic : TAMEST
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Minn.'s St. ___ College : OLAF
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Messy ones : SLOBS
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Pine : YEARN
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Progeny : ISSUE
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Exile isle : ELBA
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Leg part : SHIN
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Mal de ___ : TETE
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Angered : IRED
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Bishopric : SEE
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Between, in Bologna : TRA
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Eng. title : OBE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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