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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

MAYHEM

New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1985

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 626 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Regarding 69-Across clue, "des Prés" is far more commonly written as "des Prez," including by the composer himself; left as in the original.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,969
Across Down
1. MAYenne pancake : CREPE
6. Wants : LACKS
11. Bath, e.g. : SPA
14. Snipe's habitat : MARSH
19. Navigational system : LORAN
20. "The Terrible" czar : IVANIV
22. MAYapple, e.g. : HERB
24. Emulate Isocrates : ORATE
25. Impofo : ELAND
26. Viennese violinist : MORINI
27. Employer : USER
28. "Separate Tables" actor : NIVEN
29. Choir members : ALTOS
30. Acrimonious : BITTER
31. Potion portion : DOSE
32. Adolescent period : TEENS
33. Famed queen or horse : NOOR
34. Fashion : MODE
35. Neptune and Pluto : GODS
37. Musagetes : APOLLO
39. ___ Pasha, The Lion of Janina : ALI
41. "Then ___ of warm, sea-scented beach": Browning : AMILE
43. Crucial time in 1944 : DDAY
44. Two MAYors of N.Y.C. : BEAMEANDWAGNER
50. Pelion's supporter : OSSA
51. Triumphs for a QB : TDS
54. Atahualpa's subjects : INCAS
55. Urals locale : EURASIA
56. Ethiopian Christian : COPT
57. Enjoy a quid : CHEW
58. Summer quenchers : ADES
59. Tiny chorine : PONY
60. Pyrenean principality : ANDORRA
62. Turkish province : URFA
63. MAYday's cousin : SOS
64. Sheet of stamps : PANE
65. D.D.E.'s command : ETO
67. Capstone : ACME
68. Prink : PREEN
69. ___ Prés, memorable Flemish composer : DES
70. Ovid topic : AMOR
71. Mother of Hera : RHEA
72. One's chips : STACK
73. MAYs : ACTRESSESBRITTANDWHITTY
80. Bucolic : RURAL
81. Moiseyev movement : PLIE
82. Tricklet : RILL
83. Assn. begun in 1948 : OAS
84. GaMAY, e.g. : GRAPE
85. Foxx from St. Louis : REDD
86. Cleaver's "Soul on ___" : ICE
87. Large barge : SCOW
89. License plate : TAG
92. Mike of baseball : IVIE
93. Summaries : DIGESTS
95. Chemical suffix : ITOL
96. Diet : FARE
97. Herriot's colleagues, for short : VETS
98. Keelbills : ANIS
99. A "Juarez" star and family : AHERNES
102. "Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
103. Curve : ESS
104. Cherbourg cherub : ANGE
105. MAYa, e.g. : ANCIENTMEXICAN
107. J.F.K. and L.B.J. : DEMS
108. Hard : STONY
109. Ending for gate or boot : LEG
110. Direction for Dorothy MAYnor : ARIOSO
113. "Friendly" pronoun : THOU
114. Prefix for trust or thesis : ANTI
117. Director Richter: 1888–1976 : HANS
121. Bart or Belle : STARR
122. St. Philip ___, famed Italian priest : NERI
124. Drowsy one : NODDER
127. Sandal part : STRAP
128. Bygone : OLDEN
129. MAYten or MAYeng : TREE
130. Shock : TRAUMA
131. Hawk's haunt : AERIE
132. Popularizer of "Mule Train" : LAINE
133. Radiator sound : HISS
134. Participated in a pep rally : YELLED
135. Tarts thief : KNAVE
136. Almond willow : OSIER
137. Between A.S.T. and C.S.T. : EST
138. Podetia : SETAE
139. Ancient Briton's chariot : ESSED
1. Spotless : CLEAN
2. Psychologist MAY : ROLLO
3. Kin of Calliope : ERATO
4. Cape MAY seascapes, e.g. : PANORAMAS
5. Remnants : ENDS
6. Place of oblivion : LIMBO
7. Dodge : AVOID
8. Deux or valet : CARTE
9. Set : KNIT
10. Tangent's relative : SINE
11. Quake and shake : SHUDDER
12. MAYari mazuma : PESOS
13. Olympian once imprisoned in a jar : ARES
14. Guitarist from Madrid : MONTOYA
15. What Shelley called himself : ARIEL
16. "Myrrha" composer : RAVEL
17. Off. worker : STENO
18. Female lobsters : HENS
21. MAYo : VIRGINIAORIRISHCOUNTY
23. MAYonnaise, e.g. : BREADSPREAD
34. Maureen O'Sullivan daughter : MIA
36. City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
38. Trattoria offering : PASTA
40. "___ Girls," 1957 Gene Kelly film : LES
41. Bond rating : AAA
42. W.W. II weapons : MGS
43. Whistlers outside hotels : DOORMEN
44. A concern of a seamstress : BIAS
45. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
46. Coups for Connors : ACES
47. Relative of krypton : NEON
48. A 1984 movie : DUNE
49. Askew : WRY
51. Blackmailer's weapon : THREAT
52. Flaw : DEFECT
53. Posh : SWANKY
56. Cactus fruit : COCHAL
57. General LeMAY : CURTIS
59. Bridge bid : PASS
61. Rosa in "David Copperfield" : DARTLE
64. Dramatist of Shakespeare's day : PEELE
65. Encloses tightly : EMBEDS
66. Craggy hill : TOR
68. Cry of disbelief : PSHAW
69. Hangings : DRAPES
70. Private lines : ASIDES
73. Peloponnesian native : ARGIVE
74. These may be dangerous : CURVES
75. Characteristics : TRAITS
76. MAY : SPRINGMONTH
77. Gray matters? : ELEGIES
78. Muscular contraction : TIC
79. Cashmere or kersey : WOOL
87. Word on a galley proof : STET
88. Ending for macro or micro : COSM
89. Steatite, e.g. : TALC
90. Field : AREA
91. Actor in "Quo Vadis" : GENN
93. Natives of Nyborg : DANES
94. So much, to Verdi : TANTO
95. Hostel : INN
96. DisMAYs : FRIGHTENS
100. Luther's "___ feste Burg . . . " : EIN
101. Fernando V, e.g. : REY
102. Whackswork? : AXE
104. Queen's attendant : ADORNER
105. Most pallid : ASHIEST
106. Father of Phinehas : ELI
110. Statue in Rockefeller Center : ATLAS
111. Circle parts : RADII
112. One of the Joliot-Curies : IRENE
113. Lock : TRESS
114. Mature : ADULT
115. Site of games honoring Zeus : NEMEA
116. It has its tricks : TRADE
118. Wall decoration : ARRAS
119. Dewy-eyed : NAIVE
120. Jehu's delight : SPEED
121. "Star Wars" pilot : SOLO
123. Great Lakes port : ERIE
125. Ilmenite and cuprite : ORES
126. Soprano Clamma ___ : DALE
127. Pete's follower : SAKE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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