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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
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Spoil : TAINT
6
Step on : TROMP
11
Gator's relative : CROC
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Unfurnished : BARE
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One of the 400 : ASTOR
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Nomad : ROVER
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Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
22
Alt. : ELEV
23
Kind of accompaniment : CHAPERONAGE
25
Engender : PROPAGATE
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Distant actor? : TELESAVALAS
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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
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Emerges : ARISES
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Diet : FARE
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Championships : TITLES
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Octad in a gallon : PINTS
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Narrow opening : SLIT
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Corn or oat follower : MEAL
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Tennessee ___ Ford : ERNIE
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Wise brush? : SAGE
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Very small country singer? : MINIPEARL
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Mardi Gras, e.g. : GALA
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Burdened : LADEN
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Talks back : SASSES
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Some small dogs, for short : PEKES
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Part of a barn : MOW
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An amphibian : NEWT
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Phoenix's source of rebirth : ASHES
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Screenwriter Lehman : ERNEST
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Mexican president: 1851-53 : ARISTA
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J. Wilbrand's discovery: 1863 : TNT
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Bad Christie character? : MISMARPLE
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Deficiency of a designer? : OLIGCASSINI
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European annual herbs : MODESTIES
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Earned 10%, perhaps : REPRESENTED
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Weight : HEFT
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Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
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Entirety : TOTAL
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Units on space vehicles : LEMS
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J.F.K. sights : SSTS
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"Brigadoon" composer : LOEWE
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Pledged : SWORE
Down
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A social grace : TACT
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"Norma ___," Glaspell novel : ASHE
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Eur. country : ITAL
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Good reply to a dope pusher : NOPE
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Locks : TRESSES
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Treasure follower : TROVE
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Course for a horse : OVAL
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Kind of ton : MEGA
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Soviet committees : PRESIDIA
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Cockney family in comics : CAPPS
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Laughter, in Lyon : RIRE
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Balm or spice : ODOR
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Building burned by British: 1814 : CAPITOL
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Initiated : BEGAN
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Home of many Tlingits : ALASKA
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Stated again : RETOLD
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Leveled : EVENED
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Norma and Charlotte : RAES
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Friendship : AMITY
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Supplied troops again : REARMED
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Jezebel's husband : AHAB
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Acronym for a sunscreen ingredient : PABA
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Activity at a joyful reunion : EMBRACING
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Dry comic? : XEROMOSTEL
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Like krypton : INERT
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"Jailhouse ___," Presley hit : ROCK
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Coalition in 1941 : AXIS
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Hammett figure : SPADE
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Slow flow : OOZE
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Rehan and Neilson : ADAS
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More than one actress? : POLYBERGEN
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A Darling dog : NANA
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Harmless reptile of N.A. : PINESNAKE
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Bullets, in poker : ACES
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An end to motion : LESS
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Yarborough's top cards : NINES
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Marten : SABLE
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A.D.A. member : DDS
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Dallas-to-Tulsa dir. : NNE
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Thai temple : WAT
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Enervates : SAPS
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Term for a worm : ERIA
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Bread, in Brest : PAIN
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Anagram for Sinatra : ARTISAN
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"In Like ___," 1967 Coburn film : FLINT
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Darnels : TARES
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Escapees from a mythical box : ILLS
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Cousin of a hootamaganzy : SMEW
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Grill or grid : MESH
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Sybarite's delight : EASE
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Parts of La France : ILES
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Port side when sailing south : EAST
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Arcadian : PASTORAL
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Piers : ANTAS
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Famines : DEARTHS
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Arranges beforehand : PRESETS
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Man is one : MAMMAL
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Troupial : ORIOLE
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"___ is humble . . . ": Cowper : WISDOM
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Followers of zetas : ETAS
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Pochards : SMEES
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Probes : TESTS
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Type of stealer : SCENE
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Slapstick staples : PIES
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Bridle hand : LEFT
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Comic Jay ___ : LENO
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Accrete : GROW
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Brumal blanket : SNOW
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"Tell ___ the Marines!" : ITTO
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___ Islands (Attu et al.) : NEAR
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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