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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 1980

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Regarding 43-Across clue, mandrills are generally classified as monkeys, not apes; left as in the original.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,012
Across Down
1. Substance for etching : ACID
5. Make thread : SPIN
9. N'Djamena is its capital : CHAD
13. ___ avis : RARA
14. A swell in Swansea : TOFF
15. Gladiator's milieu : ARENA
16. Faneuil Hall : CRADLEOFLIBERTY
19. In a levelheaded way : SENSIBLY
20. Loops formed by slipknots : NOOSES
21. Fiver : VEE
22. Amaze : STUN
23. Composer Samuel : BARBER
27. Word canceling a deletion : STET
28. Maglie or Mineo : SAL
31. Oxford college : ORIEL
32. Afrikaner : BOER
33. Verne's captain : NEMO
34. "Annie Hall" : WOODYALLENMOVIE
37. Italian noble house : ESTE
38. Fat and lye product : SOAP
39. Waugh et al. : ALECS
40. ___ gestae : RES
41. Agitate : STIR
42. Saws wood with closed eyes : SNORES
43. Mandrills, e.g. : APES
44. Word with hole or luck : POT
45. Charm : ENAMOR
48. Follow a car closely : TAILGATE
53. Gus Hall : COMMUNISTLEADER
55. Dweller in Dalmatia : CROAT
56. Appraise : RATE
57. Word with ground or absolute : ZERO
58. Merit : EARN
59. Jejune : ARID
60. Landers and Sheridan : ANNS
1. Circle parts : ARCS
2. Concern : CARE
3. Country on the Gulf of Oman : IRAN
4. Pops : DADS
5. Eleanor, the soprano : STEBER
6. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1918 : POOLE
7. Uncertain : IFFY
8. Eagles' org. : NFL
9. Legendary Greek king : CREON
10. Word on a bath towel : HERS
11. Poker stake : ANTE
12. "Long ___ Journey Into Night" : DAYS
15. "___ face!" : ABOUT
17. Frisky : LIVELY
18. Apprentice of a sort : INTERN
22. Brew : STEEP
23. Leafy shelter : BOWER
24. Came into being : AROSE
25. Melees' kin : RIOTS
26. Hetty Sorrel's lover : BEDE
27. Kind of energy : SOLAR
28. Cut off : SEVER
29. Garb worn with alb and chasuble : AMICE
30. Loam deposit : LOESS
32. City on the Loire : BLOIS
33. ___ contendere : NOLO
35. Aft : ASTERN
36. Cape or Mickey : MANTLE
41. Teapot feature : SPOUT
42. In need of 38 Across : SOILED
43. Capital of Jordan : AMMAN
44. Page from Oklahoma : PATTI
45. "___ homo!" : ECCE
46. Torvald Helmer's wife : NORA
47. Cupid, in art : AMOR
48. Aleksei Mikhailovich, e.g. : TSAR
49. Where Samson died : GAZA
50. Gulf or port : ADEN
51. Relative of a jaeger : TERN
52. Topic in a Platonic symposium : EROS
54. Levin or Wolfert : IRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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