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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

OVER THE RAINBOW

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 1981

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,443
Across Down
1. Black ___, plant disease : SPOT
5. Browne : SAM
8. Sake source : RICE
12. "___, let me clutch thee": Macbeth : COME
16. Buckwheat mush : KASHA
18. Spirit : ELAN
20. Belgian violinist: 1858–1931 : YSAYE
22. Sharif : OMAR
23. Nobel Peace Prize recipient: 1944 : INTERNATIONALREDCROSS
27. Laurence of literature : STERNE
28. City in Oklahoma : ALVA
29. Iron-bearing : SIDEROSE
30. Biotite : MICA
32. Frame for a colorful work : EASEL
35. Shade of green : NILE
36. Kubrick film: 1971 : ACLOCKWORKORANGE
41. This may be blue : LAW
44. Monte, but not Blue : LOU
45. Province on the Red Sea : ASIR
46. Barrie "character" : NANA
47. Dynamo part : STATOR
50. Colleen : LASS
52. Alençon product : LACE
55. N.W., e.g. : TERR
57. Honshu seaport : ATAMI
58. She "beat the belles of Tennessee" : THEYELLOWROSEOFTEXAS
63. Guidry or Cey : RON
64. A ratite : EMEU
65. Pungent humor : SALT
66. Red or black follower : INK
67. Uses greenbacks : SPENDS
70. Yellow-white antelope : ORIBI
73. White is their QB : DALLAS
75. Roof piece : EPI
76. Tragacanths : GUMS
78. Nantes negatives : NONS
80. Green parrot : KEA
81. Reich best seller in 1970 : THEGREENINGOFAMERICA
88. Brightly colored fish : TETRA
89. Become less brilliant : WANE
90. Polynesian reef islet : MOTU
91. Corn container : CRIB
93. Gully : ARROYO
95. Goof : FLUB
97. Relative of pres. and fut. : IMPF
100. Nabokov heroine : ADA
101. Aurora, to Aristotle : EOS
102. Appalachian scenic route : BLUERIDGEPARKWAY
107. White ___ : SALE
109. He tests paint colors : TONER
110. Graf ___ : SPEE
111. Protract : ELONGATE
115. Sch. subject : GEOG
117. Unpaid debt : ARREAR
121. Grey novel : RIDERSOFTHEPURPLESAGE
125. Yellow flag, e.g. : IRIS
126. Pupil : TUTEE
127. Grill part : SPIT
128. Plan of action : SETUP
129. Preserves : CANS
130. Alexis, e.g. : TSAR
131. Evian-les-Bains, e.g. : SPA
132. River to the North Sea : YSER
1. Killy gear : SKIS
2. Pulsate : PANT
3. Elbe feeder : OSTE
4. Prefix with meter or gram : THERMO
5. Coral, for one : SEA
6. Claudia ___ Taylor Johnson : ALTA
7. He wrote "The White Negro" : MAILER
8. Kind of rug : RYA
9. Greenland is one: Abbr. : ISL
10. Balloon parts : CARS
11. Observing : EYEING
12. Do a statistician's job : CORRELATE
13. Melville novel : OMOO
14. Newtonian quantity : MASS
15. Gaelic : ERSE
17. Analgesic tincture : ARNICA
19. Kim of films : NOVAK
21. Vortexes : EDDIES
24. Isthmuses : NECKS
25. ___ flute (organ stop) : NASON
26. Sheet for making film cartoons : CEL
31. "Where there's ___ . . . " : AWILL
33. A sister of Melpomene : ERATO
34. Track strips : LANES
36. "___ a green willow . . . " : ALL
37. Joseph's many-colored garment : COAT
38. Fertile : LUSH
39. Fanon : ORALE
40. Nose parts : NARES
42. Muscular disorder : ATAXIA
43. "But ___ work is never done" : WOMANS
48. Yellowlegs or redshank : TATTLER
49. Actuarial factor : RISK
51. Dried up : SERE
53. Lake or Perry : COMO
54. Oenochoe : EWER
56. "Follow the Yellow Brick ___" : ROAD
59. "Who touches a hair of ___ head . . . ": Whittier : YONGRAY
60. Invest : ENDUE
61. Penitent's process : RUING
62. Paint chip : FLAKE
67. Social stratum : SPHERE
68. Composer Locatelli or Mascagni : PIETRO
69. Relative of a ruddy duck : SMEW
71. Upsurge : BOOM
72. Lowdown : INFO
74. Secular : LAIC
75. Judy Canova, née Julia ___ : ETTA
77. Cause of many a blue funk : SNAFU
79. Composer of "Mercure" : SATIE
82. Lack of refinement : GROSSNESS
83. Estuary : INLET
84. Word form with surgeon : NEURO
85. Childhood disease : MUMPS
86. Crop : CRAW
87. Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
92. Reddish brown : BAY
94. Subdivision for the Reds : OBLAST
96. Paint-the-town-red activity : BINGE
98. Adjective for Wojtyla : PAPAL
99. Jacques et al. : FRERES
103. Enlarged, as a skirt : LETOUT
104. Chasms in the Black and White : DEEPS
105. Clutches : GROUPS
106. Woolen cloth for uniforms : KERSEY
108. Cabinet dept. : AGR
111. The Red : ERIC
112. Gray coin in Genova : LIRA
113. Husband of Frigg : ODIN
114. Salamanders : EFTS
116. Bag : GRIP
118. Corrodes : EATS
119. Chill : AGUE
120. Agt. : REPR
122. Orange pekoe : TEA
123. Pronoun : HER
124. Org. dating from 1897 : PTA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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