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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

COMPANION PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 1988

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,173
Across Down
1. Contained : HELD
5. Summon : CALL
9. Flicka's footstep : CLOP
13. Mount ___, Greek monastic district : ATHOS
18. Heathen : PAGAN
19. Melville novel set in Tahiti : OMOO
20. Creator of "Little Iodine" : HATLO
22. Rumba relative : CHACHA
24. Director-dramatist : INGMARBERGMANTONCHEKHOV
28. Cato's "to be" : ESSE
29. Osprey's relative : ERNE
30. Azimuth : ARC
31. Bernard ___ Haar, Dutch poet : TER
32. "Call Me Madam" prototype : MESTA
33. Also : TOO
34. Home-school orgs. : PTAS
35. Francis, for one : MULE
36. Epicedia, e.g. : ODES
38. Rival of 87 Across : AMNERIS
40. Teredo : BORER
41. Berlin products : TUNES
43. Collar : NAB
46. "The ___," Brando's first film : MEN
47. Stomata : PORES
48. Actor-hero Murphy : AUDIE
49. Pop : SODA
50. Author-clergyman : LOUISAMAYALCOTTONMATHER
56. Granny Smith, e.g. : APPLE
57. "___ Bitsy Spider," children's song : ITSY
58. New Zealand beetle grubs : HUHUS
59. System practiced by Jackson : SPOILS
60. Huff : PET
61. Fable, e.g. : TALE
63. Mindanao municipality : MATI
64. Pilaster : ANTA
65. Mark Antony's bodyguard : EROS
67. Decline : WANE
69. Certain berths : UPPERS
72. Expert : ACE
73. Australian-American singers : LANACANTRELLAFITZGERALD
80. Essay : TRY
81. Oise cathedral town : SENLIS
82. Lothian slope : BRAE
83. Market town of Normandy : STLO
84. Sculptor Nadelman : ELIE
86. Metal containers : TINS
87. Radamès's beloved : AIDA
89. "The ___ Dance Kid" : TAP
90. Loath : AVERSE
92. East Coast fish delicacy : SCROD
94. West Coast naturalist : MUIR
96. Former N.Y.C. mayor : BEAME
98. Presidentertainer : JAMESBUCHANANETTEFABRAY
102. Rehan and Huxtable : ADAS
103. On the ball : SHARP
104. Adores, with "upon" : DOTES
105. W.W. II scene of action : ETO
106. King, in Castilla : REY
107. Fuses : MELTS
108. Gods for Galba : LARES
109. Tenuous : SLENDER
113. Actress Louise : TINA
114. Stens and Brens : ARMS
115. Author Bagnold : ENID
116. Diminutive suffix : ULE
117. Calcined : ASHED
120. Society-page word : NEE
123. Actress O'Connor : UNA
124. Where Farsi is spoken : IRAN
125. Actor Pickens : SLIM
126. Bridge champrima donna : CHARLESHGORENATATEBALDI
131. Macadamized : TARRED
132. Stendhal protagonist : SOREL
133. A son of Adam : SETH
134. Cookie pan : SHEET
135. Transmission parts : GEARS
136. Auction : SELL
137. Affirmatives : PROS
138. Cry said with a sigh : ALAS
1. Horse-drawn vehicle : HANSOM
2. Goads : EGGSON
3. Halt : LAME
4. Genetic initials : DNA
5. Snakes often charmed : COBRAS
6. Last words : AMENS
7. Body of knowledge : LORE
8. Birler's need : LOG
9. Silent-film star of "Forever Amber" : CHARLESCHAPLINDADARNELL
10. Picador : LANCER
11. N.L. home-run champ: 1942 : OTT
12. Scheme : PLOT
13. Sigh in Stuttgart : ACH
14. School compositions : THEMES
15. Cods' relatives : HAKES
16. Baron of "Der Rosenkavalier" : OCHS
17. Jigger : SHOT
18. Buonarroti masterpiece : PIETA
21. Undivided : ONE
23. Hawaiian beverage : AVA
25. Where rhodopsin abounds : RETINA
26. French operatic baritone: 1848-1923 : MAUREL
27. Author of "Hatter's Castle" : CRONIN
34. Factory-adjusted : PRESET
35. Vicious eel : MORAY
37. Musicologist Taylor : DEEMS
39. Nobelist von Behring: 1901 : EMIL
40. "___ Town," 1938 Rooney film : BOYS
41. Nobel Peace Prize winner: 1984 : TUTU
42. Japanese veggies : UDOS
43. Kind of ball game : NOHIT
44. Journalist St. Johns : ADELA
45. Bistros : BARS
47. Exclusive rights : PATENTS
48. Hitchcock's "To Catch ___" : ATHIEF
49. Seedy blueberries : STONERS
50. Jacket part : LAPEL
51. "Rienzi" or "Jenufa" : OPERA
52. Author Sinclair : UPTON
53. Where to see "The Last Supper" : MILAN
54. Go beyond : OUTPASS
55. Rapidly : APACE
62. Not at home : AWAY
63. Panel divider : MULLION
66. Lampoons : SATIRES
68. " . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
70. Kid : RIB
71. Difficulties : STRAITS
72. Describing some cheeses : AGED
74. Salad green : CRESS
75. Tangle; snare : ENTRAP
76. Where the Lomami flows : ZAIRE
77. Essential oil : ATTAR
78. Vicuña's relative : LLAMA
79. A companion of Doc : DOPEY
84. Dodge : EVADE
85. SAC commander: 1948-61 : LEMAY
88. Let up : ABATED
90. Slightly open : AJAR
91. TV's Barnaby Jones : EBSEN
92. Scram! : SCAT
93. Judges' suites: Abbr. : CHRS
94. Apportions : METES
95. Shoshoneans : UTES
97. "Psychic Warfare . . . " author : EBON
99. Prussian cavalrymen : UHLANS
100. Mailer or Lear : NORMAN
101. Civet, e.g. : FELINE
107. Bette from Paterson, N.J. : MIDLER
108. Greek wreath component : LAUREL
109. Scythe shafts : SNATHS
110. "David and Lisa" star : DULLEA
111. Omits : ELIDES
112. Absolve : REMIT
113. Word with cotta or firma : TERRA
115. Muse or Dryad : ERATO
117. Statute : ACT
118. Pile : SHAG
119. Lagomorph : HARE
121. Inquiring interjections : EHS
122. Selves : EGOS
124. Journey, for Juvenal : ITER
125. Comedian Mort : SAHL
127. Ames and Begley : EDS
128. Pay dirt : ORE
129. Uraeus : ASP
130. Youth org. : BSA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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