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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
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Actor Clunes : ALEC
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Caterpillar, e.g. : LARVA
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Type of slipper : SCUFF
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Cat sounds? : MUS
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Yucatán Indian : MAYA
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Shun : AVOID
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Handsome man : APOLLO
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Finial : EPI
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Anatomical passage : ITER
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Tropical fish : BETTA
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"___ Gurton's Needle" : GAMMER
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Pithy bit of wit : MOT
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What you do on the Aegean? : RHORHORHOYOURBOAT
29
___ and all : ONE
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Leaders at Sigma Chi : SENIORS
31
Colima coins : PESOS
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Summit: Comb. form : ACR
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Valuable African tree : AKEE
35
Humiliate : ABASE
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The nominees : SLATE
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Eccentric old chap : CODGER
43
Object of adoration : IDOL
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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Girl in "East of Eden" : ABRA
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Sigmoid moldings : OGEES
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Butter : RAM
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Proof mark : CARET
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Musical sign : SLUR
53
Escapees from Pandora's box : ILLS
54
What the Corfu ewe did? : LAMBDABABYSHEEP
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Call at Wimbledon : LET
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"Nana" actress : STEN
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Newscaster Seamans : IKE
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Extorts : BLEEDS
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Assemble : AMASS
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Summoned, in a way : PAGED
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Broker's concern : LEASE
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Hades denizens : SHADES
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Fourth caliph of Islam : ALI
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Forward : PERT
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Youth org. : BSA
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What the obese Athenian did? : ETALOTOFCANDIES
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Bakery implement : PEEL
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U.S. novelist: 1815–82 : DANA
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Daboia or jessur : SNAKE
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100 square meters : ARE
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Bristles : SETAE
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Insects' nests : NIDI
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N.Y. time, at times : EST
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Pitfall : TRAP
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Rose oil and neroli : ATTARS
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Have ___ for news : ANOSE
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Out of dough : BROKE
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Hebrew month : ADAR
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Faiths: Sp. : FES
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Caesar, e.g. : SALAD
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Water bird : PELICAN
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Pastries? : PIS
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What Red Adair might do in Ionia? : KAPPANOILWELLFIRE
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Bill's possible future status : ACT
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Pass : ELAPSE
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Super Bowl's losers: 1983 : MIAMI
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Ancient Andean : INCA
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Cry at Yankee Stadium : LOU
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Interact realistically : RELATE
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Indo-European : ARYAN
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Useful Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Omega : END
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Betrays : SELLS
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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Potion portion : DOSE
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Moslem princes : AMIRS
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Batten : LATHE
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Keep an ___ (look after) : EYEON
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Coaches : CARRIAGES
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A.F.L.-C.I.O. member : LABORER
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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She wrote "I'll Cry Tomorrow" : ROTH
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Don Corleone : VITO
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Call it ___ : ADAY
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Not dense : SPARSE
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Jazz ensemble : COMBO
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Chilean timber trees : ULMOS
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Kind of market : FLEA
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L.B.J. appointee to the Supreme Court : FORTAS
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Isocrates? : MEMORABLEDEBETA
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Well versed in : UPON
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Spot : SITE
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Fevers : AGUES
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Fakes : HOKES
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A stone for Jimmy Carter : OPAL
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Affrays : CLASHES
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West from Walla Walla : ADAM
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Complete failure : BOMB
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Aligns : TRUES
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Hugh O'Brian role : EARP
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Helix : COIL
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Oeillade : OGLE
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What the poker player did in Patrai? : DELTAHANDOFSTUD
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Where Kurdish is spoken : IRAN
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Domesday Book money : ORA
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Flintstone's daughter : PEBBLES
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Beene or Klein : STYLER
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Gugelhupf, e.g. : CAKE
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Sleeping : ABED
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Course of a sort : LESSONS
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Cook's exhortation : DIGIN
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Kind of belt : SEAT
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Javanese vehicle : SADO
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Ugandan pest : TSETSE
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Feeling of uneasiness : MALAISE
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Cram : PACK
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Corolla petals : ALAE
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Blemish : STAIN
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Chirp : PEEP
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Wither : SEAR
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City in S France : ALES
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Best of films : EDNA
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Falstaffian : FAT
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Somber shade : DARK
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Numbed with fear : PETRIFIED
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Bronco's booth : STALL
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Hoopla : TODO
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___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
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Glacial ridges : ESKERS
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Explosions : BLASTS
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Indian princess : RANEE
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Pithecanthropus, for one : APEMAN
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Stone chip : SPALL
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Shock : APPAL
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Monte ___, Corsica : CINTO
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Son of Zeus and Callisto : ARCAS
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Hymnist John Mason ___ : NEALE
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Ashen : PALE
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Image : ICON
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Nautical term : ALEE
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Moslem prayer leader : IMAM
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Monza money : LIRE
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___ 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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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