This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.
Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

New York Times, Thursday, January 10, 1980

29-Down : Kibitz

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
G
2
A
3
T
4
U
5
N
6
C
7
H
8
A
9
S
10
H
11
E
12
L
13
M
14
A
B
O
D
E
15
C
U
B
A
16
A
R
I
A
17
G
E
R
A
L
18
D
I
N
E
F
19
A
R
R
A
R
20
S
T
E
L
L
A
21
S
L
I
P
P
E
R
S
22
L
I
M
23
A
24
R
O
O
D
S
25
V
26
F
27
W
28
E
M
P
29
M
E
L
30
O
L
I
31
O
32
A
L
33
E
E
34
L
35
A
36
P
37
S
38
E
39
C
A
S
T
40
O
R
A
N
D
41
P
O
L
L
U
X
42
E
T
H
I
C
43
C
O
D
E
44
P
E
R
I
45
T
46
S
E
47
L
A
48
B
49
A
F
T
50
S
51
C
52
O
O
P
53
E
L
I
54
S
55
S
H
A
R
P
E
56
S
57
T
58
E
S
C
59
A
60
P
61
E
62
T
O
M
D
I
C
K
A
63
N
D
H
A
R
R
Y
64
A
R
E
O
65
K
I
L
O
66
O
L
L
I
E
67
R
E
O
S
68
S
P
E
D
69
P
E
O
N
S
© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,020
Across
1
Canal Zone lake : GATUN
6
Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
10
Pilot's place : HELM
14
Domicile : ABODE
15
___ libre, rum drink : CUBA
16
"Caro nome," e.g. : ARIA
17
Famous soprano from Mass. : GERALDINEFARRAR
20
Dallas or Kowalski : STELLA
21
Pipe's companions : SLIPPERS
22
S.A. capital : LIMA
24
Crucifixes : ROODS
25
Relative of the A.L. : VFW
28
H.R.E., for example : EMP
29
Announcer Allen : MEL
30
Hodgepodge : OLIO
32
Skipper's "Hard ___!" : ALEE
34
Failure : LAPSE
39
Legendary duo : CASTORANDPOLLUX
42
Set of values : ETHIC
43
Synonym for 42 Across : CODE
44
Persian fairy : PERI
45
Between Mao and tung : TSE
47
Place for Pasteur: Colloq. : LAB
49
Opposite of fore : AFT
50
Reporter's delight : SCOOP
53
Yalies : ELIS
55
Most acute : SHARPEST
58
Theme of "Papillon" : ESCAPE
62
Proverbial trio : TOMDICKANDHARRY
64
Comb. form for a planet : AREO
65
Metric unit, for short : KILO
66
Fran's friend : OLLIE
67
Cars of the 20's : REOS
68
Raced : SPED
69
Unskilled laborers : PEONS
Down
1
End man's specialty : GAGS
2
Aid's partner : ABET
3
Split : TORE
4
Carter competitor in 1975-76 : UDALL
5
Cohan's "Little ___ Kelly": 1922 : NELLIE
6
Year in Severus's reign : CCI
7
Attila's cohorts : HUNS
8
U.S. labor leader : ABEL
9
"Full Disclosure" author : SAFIRE
10
Memorable mime : HARPO
11
Slipped : ERRED
12
People detected by polygraphs : LIARS
13
Ares, to Antony : MARS
18
Resin : DAMMAR
19
Aldrin's command : APOLLO
23
___ in the sun : APLACE
25
Sotto ___ : VOCE
26
A or E, e.g. : FLAT
27
Fairy godmother's offering : WISH
29
Kibitz : MEDDLE
31
Extinct Brazilian group : OTI
33
Wine: Comb. form : ENO
35
High tor : ALP
36
Cop a ___ : PLEA
37
Waikiki feature : SURF
38
Sartre's "No ___" : EXIT
40
Cephalopods with eight arms : OCTOPI
41
Emulated Big Ben : PEALED
46
Motes : SPECKS
48
Chessman : BISHOP
50
Littoral locale : SHORE
51
Relief of a sort : CAMEO
52
Church calendars : ORDOS
54
Climb : SCALE
55
Denebola, e.g. : STAR
56
Omit : SKIP
57
"The Winter's ___" : TALE
59
Guthrie : ARLO
60
Major: Abbr. : PRIN
61
Piñero's "Short ___" : EYES
63
Biblical land : NOD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle