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Robert H. Wolfe
Robert H. Wolfe

FIRST-LETTER FUN

New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 1991

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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. 15,279
Across
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Fellows : LADS
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African republic : CHAD
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A machine load floating? : AWASH
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Dance for Miranda : SAMBA
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Declare an oath? : AVOW
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Bear malice : HATE
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Buccaneers of ___ Bay : TAMPA
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Arrogate : USURP
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Kind of bus : MINI
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Part of a Presley autograph : ARON
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Crucible : TRIAL
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Lollobrigida and Manès : GINAS
27
Wicked Arabian port? : ADENOFINIQUITY
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Loyalty Islands port : TADINE
31
First mate : EVE
32
Grounded Australian : EMU
33
Weed in a garden, e.g. : EYESORE
35
Bacon slices : RASHERS
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River to the Rhine : AAR
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Bemoan : DEPLORE
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Colette's "The ___ One" : OTHER
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Friable : CRISP
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Shingles, e.g. : ROOFING
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Heaths for Heathcliff : MOORS
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"___ Aweigh" : ANCHORS
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Where the Crimson Tide rolls : ALABAMA
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A lump on a battery part? : ANODE
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Paper measure : REAM
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EIsa or Sylvester : FELID
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Netherlands city : EDE
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Timeless : ETERNAL
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Novel ending : ETTE
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Wee, in Dundee : SMA
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Poetically close to a cob? : ANEAROFCORN
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Dancer Eddie ___ Jr. : FOY
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Slack part of a sail : SLAB
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Credos : BELIEFS
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An NCO : SGT
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Kind of down : EIDER
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DL x IV : MMCC
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San Jose-to-Reno dir. : NNE
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Freud contemporary : ADLER
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I.R.S. targets : EVADERS
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Union or Victoria : STATION
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Relaxed : LOOSE
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Ouster : REMOVAL
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Seventh sign : LIBRA
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Entertainer Luft : LORNA
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Elegant : REFINED
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"Like Niobe, ___ tears": Shak. : ALL
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More suspicious : LEERIER
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Most abashed : REDDEST
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An objective of NOW : ERA
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Bks. before publication : MSS
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Sanctions : ALLOWS
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Bacon's place in a B.L.T. with vegetable? : AHEADOFLETTUCE
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Chivy : TEASE
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Swindles : SCAMS
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Benison : BOON
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In any way : EVER
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"Cheyenne," for one : OATER
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___ de ballet : CORPS
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Scribes : PENS
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Defense on a court : PRESS
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Skull protuberance : INION
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Danson and Knight : TEDS
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Assuage completely : SATE
Down
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Priest of the East : LAMA
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Desirous : AVID
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Cooked : DONE
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Gurth, in "Ivanhoe" : SWINEHERD
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Scarabaeid beetle : CHAFER
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Actor Rhodes of "Daktari" : HARI
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Do repent? : ATONE
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Jeans material : DENIM
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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More cautious : WARIER
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Accord : AMITY
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Homophone for spade : SPAYED
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Computer in "2001" : HAL
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Rio's mountain : SUGARLOAF
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Stage whisper from EIsie? : ASIDEOFBEEF
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Actor in "The Good Earth" : MUNI
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Health food : BRAN
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Cathedral area : APSE
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Supervise : OVERSEE
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Suppress : QUASH
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Tevye portrayer : TOPOL
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Some wheys : SERA
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Italia's capital : ROMA
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Hit like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Word to a fly : SHOO
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Kind of triangle : SCALENE
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To the left of a visit in an itinerary? : APORTOFCALL
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Broadway area : RIALTO
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Antagonism : ENMITY
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Kind of virus : RNA
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Here, to Pierre : ICI
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"Jalousie" composer: 1927 : GADE
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Kin of tombolos : REEFS
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Flesh: Comb. form : SARC
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L-P connection : MNO
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Light stroke : DAB
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T. S. Eliot's "Sweeney ___" : ERECT
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Storehouse of a sort : ARSENAL
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Liq. methane for shipment : LNG
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Small piece : SLIVER
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Flaubert's "___ Bovary" : MADAME
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Sleeping with flowers? : ABEDOFROSES
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Guernsey or Jersey : ELM
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Objectives : AIMS
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Sight follower : SEER
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An adjective for Sears Tower : TALLEST
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Ebert and Siskel, e.g. : REVIEWERS
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Beak : NIB
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Preceder of easter : NOR
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Porch adjuncts : DOORSTEPS
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Actress Singer : LORI
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Puzzler's favorite Anglo-Saxon : ESNE
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Kind of admiral : REAR
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Ayn and Sally : RANDS
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Coaster : SLED
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Covered with terra cotta : TILED
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Cleric : DEACON
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A beat in a musical direction? : ATEMPO
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Corrects texts : EMENDS
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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"R.U.R." protagonist : ROBOT
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Prior to a golfer's warning? : AFORE
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Over a toy? : ATOP
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Regan's father : LEAR
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Kind of show : LATE
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Org. : ASSN
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Gun charge : LOAD
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Eye layer : UVEA
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Ten mills : CENT
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Gaelic : ERSE
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B.S. part : SCI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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