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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

SPECIAL PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, January 24, 1988

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 13,956
Across Down
1. Mulligrubs : COLIC
6. Gil ___ of Santillane : BLAS
10. Interference of a sort : STATIC
16. Gambling house : CASINO
17. Astronaut's lap : ORBIT
18. Condiment mixtures : TAMARAS
20. Canaster canister : HUMIDOR
21. Formicidae fancier : MYRMECOLOGIST
23. Greek flasks : OLPES
24. Paraguay's largest lake : YPOA
26. Van Gogh's adopted city : ARLES
27. ___ generis (unique) : SUI
28. Ending for cell or jug : ULAR
29. Masters's river : SPOON
30. Manitoban natives : CREES
31. Place for an imperial : CHIN
32. H.S.T. became one in 1934 : SEN
33. District of Gotham : SOHO
34. Computer parts : CHIPS
35. Surfer's surface : CREST
36. Capital of Japan, to Commodore Perry : EDO
37. Interpreter of sacred mysteries : HIEROPHANT
40. Flintlike rocks : CHERTS
41. Tours's river : LOIRE
43. Coffin's "___ Ballads": 1938 : MAINE
44. Alewife relative : SHAD
45. Sorus contents : SPORES
47. Rouen room : SALLE
48. House of four Georges : HANOVER
52. William Blake subject : TIGER
53. One who thinks snakes are charming : OPHIOLOGIST
56. Samuel's tutor : ELI
57. Patriotic pamphleteer : OTIS
58. Ancient strongbox : ARCA
59. Custody : CARE
60. Script direction : EXIT
61. "___ Not Unusual," Tom Jones hit : ITS
62. Werewolf : LYCANTHROPE
66. Strike : SMITE
67. Ancient lyrelike instrument : CITHARA
69. Sights in Rome : RUINS
70. Vertical pieces in panels : STILES
71. Genethliacons : ODES
72. S. Foster's "Louisiana ___" : BELLE
73. Actor Tom from Owensboro, Ky. : EWELL
74. Coalesces : BLENDS
77. Crossbowman : ARBALESTER
79. Bizarre : ODD
82. Sycophants' replies : YESES
83. Leaf angles : AXILS
84. "___ in the course . . . " : WHEN
85. The Gentle General : LEE
86. Waterproof boots : PACS
87. Needlework loop : BRIDE
88. Opponent of 85 Across : GRANT
90. Lounge piece : SOFA
91. ___ Khan : AGA
92. "Diary of a Madman" author : GOGOL
93. Site of St. Columbia's monastery : IONA
94. Dickens villain : FAGIN
95. Actor in a mob scene : SUPERNUMERARY
99. Comic's regular act : ROUTINE
101. Oozing : SEEPAGE
102. Stunted ones : RUNTS
103. Stilton or Tilsit : CHEESE
104. One who takes possession, in law : SEIZOR
105. Adam Bede's younger brother : SETH
106. Composer of "The Perfect Fool" : HOLST
1. One skilled in bell ringing : CAMPANOLOGIST
2. Willow branch : OSIER
3. Covers : LIDS
4. Italian's diminutive suffix : INO
5. Member of a ballet corps : CORYPHEE
6. Orator from Salem, Ill. : BRYAN
7. Shipment from Ore. : LBR
8. Object : AIM
9. Solid portion of a fat : STEARINE
10. Scarfs for priests : STOLES
11. Judicial writ : TALES
12. Disney's inventive mouse : AMOS
13. Label : TAG
14. Roscommon resident : IRISHER
15. Sophist's cousin : CASUIST
16. Picked out carefully : CULLED
17. "Typee" sequel : OMOO
19. Pennypinchers : STINTS
20. Wharton's "The ___ of Mirth" : HOUSE
22. Inched along : CREPT
25. Adjective for Richard : POOR
29. Evenings, in Paris : SOIRS
30. French couturier : CHANEL
31. Product of Nicaea : CREDO
33. More reserved : SHIER
34. Lip: Comb. form : CHILO
35. Gregorian ___ : CHANT
38. Marlon Brando, originally : OMAHAN
39. Religious language of Buddhism : PALI
40. Ornament a metal surface : CHASE
42. Blende and prill : ORES
44. Actress in "Rocky" : SHIRE
45. Follower of Zeno : STOIC
46. Palace in Florence : PITTI
47. Org. founded in 1866 : SPCA
49. Flags expert : VEXILLOLOGIST
50. Upper crust : ELITE
51. Liturgical forms : RITES
53. Killer whales : ORCAS
54. Ga. county or river : OCONEE
55. Cumberland and Romanche : GAPS
58. A portrayer of Dr. Kildare : AYRES
60. Nobel chemist Fischer: 1902 : EMIL
62. Entertainers Cheryl and Alan : LADDS
63. High-pitched : TREBLE
64. Wahiawa wiggles : HULAS
65. Tricklet : RILL
66. Exacting : STERN
68. Sharpens : HONES
70. Nectarous : SWEET
72. They take umbrage : BRIDLERS
73. Governor of a province : ETHNARCH
74. Shunt; evade : BYPASS
75. National and American : LEAGUES
76. Edmond Dantès, e.g. : ESCAPEE
77. Saw : AXIOM
78. Pen or cob : SWAN
80. Give the meaning of : DEFINE
81. Patriot Silas ___ : DEANE
83. Disputatious one : ARGUER
87. Cuban's drum : BONGO
88. Waistline : GIRTH
89. Rogers and Wilkins : ROYS
90. Gluts : SATES
92. Austrian university town : GRAZ
94. Gasohol, e.g. : FUEL
96. Roof piece : EPI
97. Tentwort or boronia : RUE
98. Subject of 21 Across : ANT
100. Cry of amused surprise : OHO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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