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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

HOMOPHONY

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 1983

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,444
Across Down
1. Risky biz : SPEC
5. Tyrian contemporary of Solomon : HIRAM
10. Philadelphia suburb : PAOLI
15. Anjou or Bosc : PEAR
19. Dolphin's predator : ORCA
20. Writer Rogers St. John : ADELA
21. Dynel relative : ORLON
22. River to the Laptev Sea : LENA
23. Arlene's puppets? : DAHLSDOLLS
25. Disney's dance? : WALTSWALTZ
27. Impassive : STOICAL
28. Protozoan : AMEBA
30. Singer-actress O'Shea : TESSIE
31. Broadway musical : CATS
32. London lane : DRURY
33. Author Stoker : BRAM
34. Hoople's rank : MAJOR
37. Personal assurance : SAYSO
38. Four-in-hand kin : FOULARDS
42. ___ Dhabi, Arab emirate : ABU
43. Composer's coins? : FRANCKSFRANCS
47. Peppery : HOT
48. ___ Aviv : TEL
49. Psalm ending : SELAH
50. Elizabeth II, to Lady Sarah : AUNT
51. Lay at anchor : RODE
52. Type of eng. : ELEC
54. Lew's lilts? : AYRESAIRS
58. Symbol of a sort : BADGE
59. Asset : RESOURCE
61. Gore : INSET
62. Bigwig in Kabul : AMEER
63. Violinist Laredo : JAIME
64. Debussy's "___ de lune" : CLAIR
65. Nicholas and Alexander : TSARS
67. Furthers : ABETS
69. Star of "The In-Laws" : ARKIN
70. Laments : DEPLORES
73. Lapwing : PEWIT
74. Madison's makeup : GUYSGUISE
76. A Copperfield : DORA
77. Mars, to Menander : ARES
78. "Comus" composer : ARNE
80. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
82. Short word after long : AGO
83. Doing poorly : ILL
84. Sprite's sensors? : ARIELSAERIALS
88. January on the links : DON
89. Breathes : RESPIRES
91. Carthaginian : PUNIC
92. Dough : PASTE
94. English architectural style : ADAM
95. Best seller in 1924 : SOBIG
96. Hershfield's "agent" : ABIE
98. One of six Vatican leaders : ADRIAN
101. Pivots : SLUES
102. Drew or Lester : PEARSON
106. Harlow's heritage? : JEANSGENES
108. Sin of one of the Finns? : LAPPSLAPSE
111. Peak : ACME
112. Storehouse : ETAPE
113. Glorify : EXALT
114. Scenery changer : TRIP
115. Antarctic sea : ROSS
116. Univ. divisions : DEPTS
117. Strikes out : DELES
118. Gives the once-over : EYES
1. Repairs the lawn : SODS
2. Low trick: Scot. : PRAT
3. A feature of this puzzle : ECHO
4. Printed cotton : CALICO
5. Attacked : HADAT
6. Fans' favorites : IDOLS
7. Electrical unit : REL
8. "___ These Women," 1964 Bergman film : ALL
9. First president of Czechoslovakia : MASARYK
10. ___ attorney : POWEROF
11. "The Sheik of ___" : ARABY
12. Pot, in Potosí : OLLA
13. Oft-drawn item : LOT
14. School : INSTRUCT
15. Transfusion infusion : PLASMA
16. Fish dish : EELS
17. Prefix for septic or social : ANTI
18. Demolish : RAZE
24. Mufflers : SCARFS
26. Whip marks : WEALS
29. Rumple : MUSS
32. Chapeau designer Lilly : DACHE
33. Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
34. "Stabat ___" : MATER
35. A poplar : ABELE
36. Massenet's marquises? : JULESJEWELS
37. Springe : SNARE
38. Gounod opera : FAUST
39. Cecil's streets? : RHODESROADS
40. Sidestep : DODGE
41. Cowpoke's charge : STEER
44. Fortify again : REARM
45. Type of clover : ALYCE
46. Less common : RARER
51. Muzzle stuffer : RAMROD
53. Mexican tree dwellers : COATIS
55. Describing armozeen : SILKY
56. Author Nin : ANAIS
57. "Of Thee ___" : ISING
58. Jezebel's god : BAAL
60. One of the Hebrides : UIST
64. Unrelenting : CRUEL
65. Edison contemporary : TESLA
66. Hex : SPELL
67. "___ of star-cross'd lovers": Shak. : APAIR
68. A Milton who found paradise in TV : BERLE
69. Choreographer de Mille : AGNES
70. Chemical suffix : DIOIC
71. Cereal blight : ERGOT
72. Rhone feeder : SAONE
75. Strip a ship of tackle : UNRIG
78. Put in order : ARRANGED
79. African's leather thong : RIEM
81. Sighting : ESPIAL
84. Roles for sopranos : AIDAS
85. Consorts : SPOUSES
86. Champagne department : AUBE
87. Isolated : ENISLED
90. Tom and Robert Treat : PAINES
93. Charge with gas : AERATE
95. Was dormant : SLEPT
96. Sweeting, e.g. : APPLE
97. Surpasses : BESTS
98. Open a bit : AJAR
99. Art ___ : DECO
100. L.A. team : RAMS
101. Pushover : SNAP
103. Agile : SPRY
104. Baritone Hawkins : OSIE
105. Fiber clusters : NEPS
107. Summer, in Saumur : ETE
109. "Whackswork" : AXE
110. Buddy : PAL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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