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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

LITERARY FEAST

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1984

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,815
Across Down
1. Imp : RASCAL
7. Giant-slalom champ: 1972 : THOENI
13. Spiny acacias : BABULS
19. Small space : AREOLA
20. Arterial : AORTIC
21. Irregular : ERRATIC
22. Morsels from Steinbeck? : GRAPESOFWRATH
24. P.M. period in England : TEATIME
25. Right of way over land : EASEMENT
26. A side of the Admirable Doctor? : ROGERBACON
28. Constellation near Scorpio : ARA
29. Bog down : BEMIRE
32. Creator of the G.O.P. elephant : NAST
33. Pions and muons : MESONS
37. Pindar's dialect : DORIC
38. Powers of filmdom : MALA
42. Vitellius's predecessor : OTHO
43. Of a mineral group : SALIC
44. Poem by Tennyson : MARIANA
49. Gourmand Woollcott? : THEMANWHOCAMETODINNER
55. Dir. from Paris to Reims : ENE
56. Designs : GOALS
57. Divert : AMUSE
58. Joust : TILT
59. British film, with "The": 1956 : LONGARM
61. Clare's capital : ENNIS
63. Kind of boat : JOLLY
64. Tidbit from Hansberry? : ARAISININTHESUN
69. H2O sources : WELLS
72. "Mon ___," Tati film : ONCLE
73. "A ___ Tub," by Swift : TALEOFA
77. Samoan seaport : APIA
78. Famed naval officer from Va. : MAURY
80. G.W.'s portraitist : PEALE
82. Jitney : BUS
83. Piper's collection : APECKOFPICKLEDPEPPERS
88. Southwestern saloon : CANTINA
89. Kind of show : RAREE
90. Mallorca or Menorca : ISLA
91. ___ liberum (open sea) : MARE
93. Drive : VIGOR
94. Cheap : CHEESY
96. Members of a jet set : SSTS
100. Cause : REASON
102. Villain's exclamation : AHA
103. McDonald's breakfast? : THEEGGANDI
107. Large snake : ANACONDA
112. Site of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda : RANGOON
113. Thomas's refreshing offering? : UNDERMILKWOOD
117. Pathways : AVENUES
118. Garb : CLOTHE
119. Light : KINDLE
120. ___ fours : PETITS
121. Daddy Warbucks, e.g. : TYCOON
122. O.K.'s : YESSES
1. Passion : RAGE
2. Exclamation in Eire : ARRA
3. Red and Black, e.g. : SEAS
4. A vestment : COPE
5. Mexican president: 1949–52 : ALEMAN
6. Surgical light beams : LASERS
7. Wilson's predecessor : TAFT
8. Lennon's "___ Do You Sleep?" : HOW
9. Bruin legend : ORR
10. Letter in Larisa : ETA
11. Rocketeer's ___ acid : NITRIC
12. Fluid for Zeus : ICHOR
13. Harris's ___ Rabbit : BRER
14. Riyadh resident : ARAB
15. Philippine native : BATAN
16. City on the Mohawk : UTICA
17. Airport vehicles, for short : LIMOS
18. Essence : SCENT
21. Summer, in Saumur : ETE
23. "Cat ___ Hot Tin Roof" : ONA
27. Emerald, e.g. : GEM
29. Mindanao machetes : BOLOS
30. "The Red" : ERIC
31. Sheetlike mineral : MICA
33. "Fiddler on the Roof" character : MOTEL
34. Race: Comb. form : ETHNO
35. Luster : SHEEN
36. ___ Paul Kruger : OOM
37. Arlene of the screen : DAHL
39. F. F. Gosden role : AMOS
40. Put on cargo : LADE
41. An Onassis, for short : ARI
43. Pundit : SWAMI
45. Chant : INTONE
46. Indigo-producing shrub : ANIL
47. Little Miss Trent : NELL
48. Chichi : ARTY
50. Culture media : AGARS
51. Mrs. Helmer : NORA
52. Jazz drummer Shelly ___ : MANNE
53. Give off : EMIT
54. Pooh! : TUSH
60. Milk: Comb. form : GALACT
61. Reference bk. : ENCYC
62. Zero : NIL
63. Minty drink : JULEP
65. Minestrone, e.g. : SOUP
66. Crucifix inscription : INRI
67. Entrepôt's cousin : ETAPE
68. January event : SALE
69. G.I. Jane of 1942 : WAAC
70. Rixey of baseball : EPPA
71. Mortgage : LIEN
74. Rotund : OBESE
75. Rolls up, in a way : FURLS
76. Analyze : ASSAY
78. Opera by Horatio Parker : MONA
79. Churchill's "___ Country" : AFAR
80. Juan or Eva : PERON
81. River of Hesse : EDER
84. Violinist Young-Uck ___ : KIM
85. Actor Kristofferson : KRIS
86. Como is one : LAGO
87. Tasty pasty : PIE
92. White-tailed eagle : ERN
93. Without avail : VAINLY
94. Very pale : CHALKY
95. Cabbie : HACKIE
96. Word with boot or black : STRAP
97. Shear the beard : SHAVE
98. Creed seed : TENET
99. Signs for Sinding : SEGNI
101. Inference : EDUCT
102. Black cuckoo : ANI
104. Style, to a Parisienne : GOUT
105. Departs : GOES
106. Resp. to a query : ANS
107. Last word : AMEN
108. Admits : OWNS
109. Dozes : NODS
110. An also-ran in 1976 : DOLE
111. Coolers in July : ADES
114. Papa ___ Duvalier : DOC
115. D.D.E.'s post in W.W. II : ETO
116. Pi follower : RHO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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