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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

SHADES OF MEANING

New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 1982

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, 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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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,807
Across Down
1. Sole of a plow : SLADE
6. Vichy vineyard : CRU
9. Home of the slave : HOVEL
14. Rent : TEAR
18. Of the blood : HEMAL
19. Layer : HEN
20. Alpine crest : ARETE
21. Dragged in : HALED
23. Suffix with argument : ATIVE
24. Remnant : END
25. Former Mmes. : MLLES
26. Practical : UTILE
27. S.A. tree or fruit : GENIPA
29. Popular science writer : ASIMOV
31. Ervin or Rayburn : SAM
33. Again, to Bizet : BIS
34. Gold : SMITHMINEFEVERORBRICK
38. Uttered : SAID
39. Artist ___ Borch : TER
40. Like some sentimental songs : TORCHY
41. Heckler's missile : EGG
44. Mamie Eisenhower, ___ Doud : NEE
45. Bishop : JOEY
47. Pickled : SOUSED
51. Unshackle the hackles : BRISTLE
53. Piece of the pot : SHARD
55. Wed : UNITE
56. Edible tubers : SALEP
57. Choice : SELECT
59. Herds of humans : MOBS
62. Handle clumsily : PAW
63. Beguile : ENTRAP
65. Cutty ___ : SARK
66. Aquiline abodes : AERIES
68. Blue : NOSEPRINTBEARDORBERRY
74. "Popo" author : REEVES
75. "Take ___ Train" : THEA
76. Proportions : RATIOS
77. Little pocket : FOB
80. Bar owner's purchase : RYES
81. Perfect models : IDEALS
83. Meccan shrine : CAABA
84. Architect Jones : INIGO
86. Oar parts : LOOMS
87. ___ storm (won over, as an audience) : TAKENBY
89. Call it a day : RETIRE
91. Loud noise : BANG
92. Short word after long : AGO
93. Poet's monogram : TSE
94. Grate harshly : SCREAK
96. Roble : OAK
99. Gobs : TARS
101. Red : BUTTONSHERRINGORSKINS
109. Burrows of N.Y.C. : ABE
110. Map abbr. : LAT
111. Game dog : SETTER
112. Song made popular by Al Jolson : SWANEE
113. ___ Gables, Fla. : CORAL
115. Broadway musical : EVITA
117. Goddess of dawn : EOS
119. Honshu seaport : ATAMI
120. Party boss in McKinley's day : HANNA
121. Spokes : RADII
122. Indy 500 unit : LAP
123. Lacoste and Descartes : RENES
124. Romanov ruler : TSAR
125. Filch : STEAL
126. Pig's digs : STY
127. Gerontius had one : DREAM
1. Catches flies : SHAGS
2. Gershwin's "___ Eat Cake" : LETEM
3. Iranian prime minister in 1962 : AMINI
4. Boat hoists : DAVITS
5. White : ELEPHANTPAPERORCOLLAR
6. Guevara : CHE
7. French historian: 1823–92 : RENAN
8. Author of "Jenny": 1911 : UNDSET
9. Yellow : HAMMERJACKETDOGORTAIL
10. Russian noble house : ORLOV
11. Plushily covered : VELVETED
12. Summer in Sedan : ETE
13. Landlord : LESSOR
14. Green : THUMBHOUSEBACKORSWARD
15. Gnaw : EAT
16. Pretext, perhaps : ALIBI
17. Vestige : RELIC
22. Vargueno, e.g. : DESK
28. Swiss poet: 1821–81 : AMIEL
30. Nigerian university town : IFE
32. Bows : ARCS
35. Nice notions : IDEES
36. Rogers or Clark : ROY
37. Famed miler : RYUN
41. TV's Barnaby Jones : EBSEN
42. Cum ___ salis : GRANO
43. Young sows : GILTS
46. Women's service org. : ORT
48. Draw on a straw : SIP
49. Japanese outcast : ETA
50. Drop o' the mornin' : DEW
52. More withered : SERER
53. Blind's splines : SLATS
54. Alpert : HERB
58. Aethelbald's thralls : ESNES
59. Decoration : MEDAL
60. Pelf for Pizarro : ORO
61. Sawmill sound : BIRR
64. Quarry : PREY
66. Sectors : AREAS
67. Caterpillar parts : SETAE
69. Garry Moore's "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
70. Attention-getting sound : AHEM
71. Mirthful : RIANT
72. Lynda Bird's in-laws : ROBBS
73. Violin virtuoso: 1858–1931 : YSAYE
77. Evergreen : FIR
78. Cather's "___ of Ours" : ONE
79. Smidgen : BIT
81. Plato dialogue : ION
82. Balance: Comb. form : STATO
85. Purport : GIST
86. Windy City border area : LAKESIDE
88. Culture media : AGARS
90. Soprano Berger : ERNA
91. Ebenezer's expletive : BAH
95. Aromatic chemicals : ESTERS
97. Holm on the Thames : AIT
98. Uses a prie-dieu : KNEELS
100. Brinker, for one : SKATER
101. "Coffee Cantata" composer : BACH
102. One of Tirpitz's pack : UBOAT
103. Three-masted schooners : TERNS
104. Anatomical meshes : RETIA
105. Hulled grain : GROAT
106. Silly : INANE
107. Site of a Herculean labor : NEMEA
108. Earthquake : SEISM
114. Memorabilia : ANA
116. Vintner's vessel : VAT
118. Hale or Hari : SPY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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