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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

SPECIAL PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, January 24, 1988

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, 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. 13,956
Across
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Mulligrubs : COLIC
6
Gil ___ of Santillane : BLAS
10
Interference of a sort : STATIC
16
Gambling house : CASINO
17
Astronaut's lap : ORBIT
18
Condiment mixtures : TAMARAS
20
Canaster canister : HUMIDOR
21
Formicidae fancier : MYRMECOLOGIST
23
Greek flasks : OLPES
24
Paraguay's largest lake : YPOA
26
Van Gogh's adopted city : ARLES
27
___ generis (unique) : SUI
28
Ending for cell or jug : ULAR
29
Masters's river : SPOON
30
Manitoban natives : CREES
31
Place for an imperial : CHIN
32
H.S.T. became one in 1934 : SEN
33
District of Gotham : SOHO
34
Computer parts : CHIPS
35
Surfer's surface : CREST
36
Capital of Japan, to Commodore Perry : EDO
37
Interpreter of sacred mysteries : HIEROPHANT
40
Flintlike rocks : CHERTS
41
Tours's river : LOIRE
43
Coffin's "___ Ballads": 1938 : MAINE
44
Alewife relative : SHAD
45
Sorus contents : SPORES
47
Rouen room : SALLE
48
House of four Georges : HANOVER
52
William Blake subject : TIGER
53
One who thinks snakes are charming : OPHIOLOGIST
56
Samuel's tutor : ELI
57
Patriotic pamphleteer : OTIS
58
Ancient strongbox : ARCA
59
Custody : CARE
60
Script direction : EXIT
61
"___ Not Unusual," Tom Jones hit : ITS
62
Werewolf : LYCANTHROPE
66
Strike : SMITE
67
Ancient lyrelike instrument : CITHARA
69
Sights in Rome : RUINS
70
Vertical pieces in panels : STILES
71
Genethliacons : ODES
72
S. Foster's "Louisiana ___" : BELLE
73
Actor Tom from Owensboro, Ky. : EWELL
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Coalesces : BLENDS
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Crossbowman : ARBALESTER
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Bizarre : ODD
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Sycophants' replies : YESES
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Leaf angles : AXILS
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"___ in the course . . . " : WHEN
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The Gentle General : LEE
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Waterproof boots : PACS
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Needlework loop : BRIDE
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Opponent of 85 Across : GRANT
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Lounge piece : SOFA
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___ Khan : AGA
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"Diary of a Madman" author : GOGOL
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Site of St. Columbia's monastery : IONA
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Dickens villain : FAGIN
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Actor in a mob scene : SUPERNUMERARY
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Comic's regular act : ROUTINE
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Oozing : SEEPAGE
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Stunted ones : RUNTS
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Stilton or Tilsit : CHEESE
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One who takes possession, in law : SEIZOR
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Adam Bede's younger brother : SETH
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Composer of "The Perfect Fool" : HOLST
Down
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One skilled in bell ringing : CAMPANOLOGIST
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Willow branch : OSIER
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Covers : LIDS
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Italian's diminutive suffix : INO
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Member of a ballet corps : CORYPHEE
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Orator from Salem, Ill. : BRYAN
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Shipment from Ore. : LBR
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Object : AIM
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Solid portion of a fat : STEARINE
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Scarfs for priests : STOLES
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Judicial writ : TALES
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Disney's inventive mouse : AMOS
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Label : TAG
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Roscommon resident : IRISHER
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Sophist's cousin : CASUIST
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Picked out carefully : CULLED
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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Pennypinchers : STINTS
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Wharton's "The ___ of Mirth" : HOUSE
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Inched along : CREPT
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Adjective for Richard : POOR
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Evenings, in Paris : SOIRS
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French couturier : CHANEL
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Product of Nicaea : CREDO
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More reserved : SHIER
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Lip: Comb. form : CHILO
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Gregorian ___ : CHANT
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Marlon Brando, originally : OMAHAN
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Religious language of Buddhism : PALI
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Ornament a metal surface : CHASE
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Blende and prill : ORES
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Actress in "Rocky" : SHIRE
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Follower of Zeno : STOIC
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Palace in Florence : PITTI
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Org. founded in 1866 : SPCA
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Flags expert : VEXILLOLOGIST
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Liturgical forms : RITES
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Ga. county or river : OCONEE
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Cumberland and Romanche : GAPS
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A portrayer of Dr. Kildare : AYRES
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Nobel chemist Fischer: 1902 : EMIL
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Entertainers Cheryl and Alan : LADDS
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High-pitched : TREBLE
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Wahiawa wiggles : HULAS
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Tricklet : RILL
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Exacting : STERN
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Sharpens : HONES
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Nectarous : SWEET
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They take umbrage : BRIDLERS
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Governor of a province : ETHNARCH
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Shunt; evade : BYPASS
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National and American : LEAGUES
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Edmond Dantès, e.g. : ESCAPEE
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Saw : AXIOM
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Pen or cob : SWAN
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Give the meaning of : DEFINE
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Patriot Silas ___ : DEANE
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Disputatious one : ARGUER
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Cuban's drum : BONGO
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Waistline : GIRTH
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Rogers and Wilkins : ROYS
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Gluts : SATES
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Austrian university town : GRAZ
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Gasohol, e.g. : FUEL
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Roof piece : EPI
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Tentwort or boronia : RUE
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Subject of 21 Across : ANT
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Cry of amused surprise : OHO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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

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