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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

AFFAIRS OF STATE

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 1987

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,704
Across Down
1. Lycurgus's last letter : OMEGA
6. Word with energy or system : SOLAR
11. N.Y.C. flics : COPS
15. Rurik ruler : TSAR
19. Open-weave fabrics : LENOS
20. Kind of acid : AMINO
21. A father-in-law of Esau : ANAH
22. Mediterranean seaport : ACRE
23. Crooked : ATILT
24. "Revenge of the ___" : NERDS
25. Paul Bunyan's hound dog : NERO
26. Rail : SORA
27. Canio's wife : NEDDA
28. Taper a timber : SNAPE
29. Stupid : NITWITTED
31. Contemporary of Ngaio and Agatha : ERLE
33. Tantamount : EQUAL
35. Mimieux of Hollywood : YVETTE
36. Pa.'s state flower : MOUNTAINLAUREL
41. Game with stakes and forfeits : LOO
42. "The Neon Wilderness" author : ALGREN
43. Chilean Indian : AUCAN
44. Token, perhaps : CARFARE
48. "Fiesque" composer : LALO
49. Second: Comb. form : DEUTER
51. Bootlicker : TOADY
53. City near Jerusalem : LOD
54. Hot : AVID
55. Egad or dang : OATH
56. Like some tissues : TWOPLY
58. Gilead's lack : BALM
59. Neighbor of Eur. : AFR
60. Fresh air : OZONE
61. Meadowsweet : SPIREA
63. State flower of Tex. : BLUEBONNET
69. Alaska's state fish : KINGSALMON
71. Order at Fenway Park : LINEUP
72. Professes : AVOWS
74. Doing poorly : ILL
75. Theatrical award : OBIE
76. Chasten : PUNISH
78. Rajah's helpmate : RANI
80. Clerical title, in Caen : ABBE
84. "___ y Plata," Mont.'s motto : ORO
85. Sum : TOTAL
86. Finsteraarhorn feature : ICECAP
88. Look closely : PEER
89. Set of teeth : DENTURE
91. Muscle fiber : STRIA
92. "The Valachi ___" : PAPERS
94. Mel of baseball : OTT
95. Kan.'s state song : HOMEONTHERANGE
98. Where the Sèvre Nantaise flows : POITOU
101. Riyadh residents : ARABS
102. Orenburg's river : URAL
103. Kind of overcoat or cape : INVERNESS
105. Log huts in Sverdlovsk : ISBAS
108. Bandleader Ray ___ : NOBLE
112. Austrian statesman : RAAB
113. Proportion words : ISTO
114. Respond : REACT
115. More irritated : SORER
116. Singer Simone : NINA
117. Govt. tecs : TMEN
118. Apostle to the Slavs : CYRIL
119. Man of Manchuria, e.g. : ASIAN
120. Run ___ (frolic) : ARIG
121. Urges : YENS
122. Wiesbaden is its capital : HESSE
123. Cornmeal porridges : SAMPS
1. Radio actor Soule : OLAN
2. Measure : METE
3. Character from "The Mabinogion" : ENID
4. Neb.'s state flower : GOLDENROD
5. Phoenician goddess : ASTARTE
6. Nisei offspring : SANSEI
7. Sign : OMEN
8. Lucre, in Livorno : LIRA
9. Tolstoy's "War ___" : ANDPEACE
10. S.D.'s state mineral : ROSEQUARTZ
11. Punic War battle site : CANNAE
12. "Lazarus Laughed" playwright : ONEILL
13. Role : PART
14. Minn.'s state flower : SHOWYLADYSSLIPPER
15. Delaney's "A ___ Honey" : TASTEOF
16. Author of "The Abbot" : SCOTT
17. Court decree : ARRET
18. "Hard Cash" author : READE
30. Scrimshaw's medium : IVORY
32. Ark.'s nickname : LANDOFOPPORTUNITY
34. Museum piece, sometimes : URN
36. Actress Powers : MALA
37. King of Norway : OLAV
38. Jamaican citrus fruit : UGLI
39. Of seamen or ships: Abbr. : NAUT
40. Leatherback turtle : LUTH
44. Golfer Peete : CAL
45. Frighten : ALARM
46. Loggers' jamboree : ROLEO
47. He wrote "Philosopher's Quest" : EDMAN
50. Merit : EARN
51. Author Morrison : TONI
52. Word with shop or sea : OPEN
57. Chinese cooking pans : WOKS
58. Puppeteer Baird : BIL
59. Father, in Arabia : ABU
60. Neb. Indians : OTOS
62. "___ Joey" : PAL
63. Kin : BLOOD
64. Cuba ___, rum drink : LIBRE
65. Debs's delight : UNION
66. Opposite of AAA : EEE
67. Barrie canine : NANA
68. Nefarious : EVIL
70. "___ body . . . ": Burns : GINA
73. N.H.'s state tree : WHITEBIRCH
77. Indian language : UTE
78. Check : REIN
79. "What though care killed ___ . . . ": Shak. : ACAT
80. Idaho's state horse : APPALOOSA
81. Has attachment : BEEN
82. Floe : BERG
83. Gaelic : ERSE
85. Don : TUTOR
87. Squint : CROSSEYE
90. Popular carryall : TOTEBAG
91. Wee, in Ayr : SMA
93. Tex. bay or river : ARANSAS
95. Expedite : HASTEN
96. Bean and Welles : ORSONS
97. Shake a leg : HUSTLE
98. German city on the Elbe : PIRNA
99. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
100. Grand duke of Moscow: 1328-41 : IVANI
104. Short story by Saki : ESME
106. Challenges for Retton : BARS
107. Handel's "___ and Galatea" : ACIS
109. Edge : BRIM
110. Saltate : LEAP
111. Pelagic predators : ERNS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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