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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

DIRECTORY

New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 1983

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 657 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,353
Across Down
1. Painted carelessly: Slang : SLAPDAB
8. Notions : IDEAS
13. Histrionics : EMOTING
20. Portuguese poet: 1482–1552 : RIBEIRO
21. Walpole's "The Castle of ___" : OTRANTO
23. Cluj's country : ROMANIA
24. "___ us our friends . . . ": R.L.S. : SPARETO
25. Bass-baritone at Covent Garden? : GEORGELONDONENG
27. Like some female elephants : TUSKLESS
29. Holm oak : ILEX
30. Very long time : EON
31. Malay short jacket : BAJU
34. Shoe width : EEE
35. Mets' milieu : SHEA
37. Opposite of trans : CIS
39. Nigerian native : IBO
42. U.S., Can., etc. : AMER
43. ___ Sarah Siddons : MRS
44. Arthur or Lillie : BEA
45. Impair : MAR
46. Northern porgies : SCUPS
48. Hebrew day of rest : SHABBAT
50. Hum of a motor : PURR
51. Of an insect's stage : LARVAL
53. G.O.P. member : REP
54. Author Fleming : IAN
55. Sadat and others : ANWARS
57. Employee's extra hours : OVERTIME
59. Refrain syllable : TRA
60. Pen point : NIB
61. "A rose ___ other name . . . " : BYANY
62. Like a kook : FLAKY
63. Blynken pal : NOD
64. Wimbledon call : LET
65. Most ashen : GRAYEST
67. River-pollution problem : SUDS
68. A Diamond who was rough : LEGS
70. Star of "Mon Oncle" : TATI
71. God, in Gaziantep : ALLAH
72. Heifetz's teacher : AUER
73. Habit : GARB
74. Ray : MANTA
75. Soprano on Wilshire Boulevard? : VICTORIADELOSANGELESCAL
80. Rigel's constellation : ORION
81. Cosmo or astro follower : NAUT
82. Heal : MEND
83. Rope for Red Ryder : RIATA
84. Chaney Jr. and Sr. : LONS
85. On a par in Paris : EGAL
86. Actor Bruce ___ : DERN
87. A cause of absenteeism : ILLNESS
89. Gautier's "___ Nuit de Cléopâtre" : UNE
90. Outside: Comb. form : ECT
91. Heart chambers : ATRIA
93. Taco topping : CHILI
94. ___ Aviv : TEL
96. Marble or river in England : TAW
97. Western showdown : SHOOTOUT
99. Hitchcock film: 1964 : MARNIE
100. Stowe girl : EVA
101. Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
102. Reflect : PONDER
103. Off : AFAR
105. Of the stomach : GASTRIC
107. Rather dark : DUSKY
109. ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
110. Conducted : LED
111. Hideaway : DEN
112. Foil's cousin : EPEE
113. Start of the 12th century : MCI
114. Fall mo. : OCT
115. "The Maja Nude" painter : GOYA
117. Larch : FIR
118. Masefield's "___ Harker" : SARD
119. Potok hero : LEV
121. Salty drop : TEAR
123. Pool event : SWIMMEET
127. Soap-opera character at S.M.U.? : STELLADALLASTEX
132. Expert performer : ARTISTE
136. Policy that pays off : HONESTY
137. Item in the street scene : MANHOLE
138. Skittler's target : NINEPIN
139. Certain courses : ENTREES
140. Onset : START
141. Hankered : YEARNED
1. Grads' successors : SRS
2. Sass : LIP
3. Attorneys' org. : ABA
4. Disquiet greatly; agitate : PERTURB
5. Prie-___ : DIEU
6. Crafts' partner : ARTS
7. Educator at the White House? : BOOKERTWASHINGTONDC
8. Inhabitants: Suffix : ITES
9. Worker in lead : DROSSER
10. Site of the incus : EAR
11. Actress Dickinson : ANGIE
12. Memorial marker : STELA
13. Beautician Westmore : ERN
14. Fashions : MODES
15. Predecessor of "Mardi" : OMOO
16. Kind of acid from gallnuts : TANNIC
17. Suffix with opal : INE
18. Pianist ___ y Castellano : NIN
19. Line for Gleason : GAG
21. Molding or arch : OGEE
22. Comedian Olsen : OLE
26. Dray : OXCART
28. Bandleader Brown : LES
31. Vessel for washing : BASIN
32. R. W. Reagan's first Sec. of State : AMHAIG
33. French playwright in the Midwest? : JEANBRACINEWISC
36. Composer at the Colosseum? : HAROLDROMEITALY
38. Songwriter on the Unter den Linden? : IRVINGBERLINGERMANY
40. Actor in Amish country? : BURTLANCASTERPA
41. Lehár specialty : OPERETTA
43. Worker's time unit : MANYEAR
44. Word with school or tour : BUS
45. Where Backbone Mt. looms : MARYLAND
46. Travois or luge : SLED
47. Steric : SPATIAL
49. Hammurabi's city : BABYLON
50. Peep : PRY
51. Albanian coin : LEK
52. F. F. Gosden role : AMOS
56. Myrmicid : ANT
58. Anatomical vessel : VAS
62. Peat, e.g. : FUEL
66. Glee-club group : ALTOS
67. Kugel ingredient : SUET
69. Minute part of a joule : ERG
70. Esthetic judgment : TASTE
72. Overpraises : ADULATES
73. He wrote "The High and the Mighty" : GANN
74. Villains : MEANIES
75. Scroll-shaped : VOLUTED
76. Mineral called halotrichite : IRONALUM
77. Motorists' org. : AAA
78. Body fluids : SERA
79. Playwright Hellman : LILLIAN
85. She loved Narcissus : ECHO
86. Actress Joanne ___ : DRU
87. German pronoun : IHR
88. County, lake or river in Utah : SEVIER
90. Spot : ESPY
92. Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
93. Hudson or Nash : CAR
95. Spiked the punch : LACED
98. Folk singer from Birmingham : ODETTA
99. Rabid : MAD
104. A ___ a famine : FEASTOR
106. More snappish : TESTIER
108. Geraldine's boyfriend in Flip Wilson shows : KILLER
111. Faint : DIM
114. Elliptic : OVATE
115. Balls, e.g. : GALAS
116. Praying figure : ORANT
117. Idée ___ : FIXE
120. Word in an ultimatum : ELSE
122. Guernsey or Jersey : ELM
124. Whip mark : WELT
125. Coloratura Mills : ERIE
126. Erupter in 1983 : ETNA
127. Haggard novel : SHE
128. Word with long or short : TON
129. Tolkien creature : ENT
130. Abnormal: Comb. form : DYS
131. "___ Na Na" : SHA
133. Biol. lab item : SPN
134. Bond : TIE
135. Remnant : END

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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