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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

New York Times, Friday, December 28, 1979

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,007

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Hot : EAGER
6
Turner in a saw : WORM
10
Strategy : PLAN
14
Breadth : SCOPE
15
Kind of hemp : ALOE
16
Interior decorator's word : REDO
17
Tom : STOPPARDORJONES
20
Spotted : ESPIED
21
Pine cone, e.g. : STROBILE
22
Remnants : ENDS
24
Nobelist Joliot-Curie : IRENE
25
License plate : TAG
28
Part of pewter : TIN
29
Gratified : FED
30
Eastern bigwig : AMIR
32
Caesar's erstwhile partner : COCA
34
Composer Copland : AARON
39
Dick : CAVETTORVANDYKE
42
"___ Calls It Murder": Gardner : THEDA
43
Egress or ingress : DOOR
44
Interlaken's river : AARE
45
Documents: Abbr. : MSS
47
Corduroy unit : RIB
49
Mournful : SAD
50
Ovine sound : BLEAT
53
Flatfish : SOLE
55
Most delicate : FRAILEST
58
One of Mrs. Browning's poems : SONNET
62
Harry : LAUDERORHOUDINI
64
Range unit : ACRE
65
Suffix with argo or cosmo : NAUT
66
Profound sleep : SOPOR
67
Approach : NEAR
68
Stretches, with "out" : EKES
69
Remove completely : ERASE
Down
1
Being : ESSE
2
"J.B." units : ACTS
3
Sticky stuff : GOOP
4
Ann Landers, to her folks : EPPIE
5
Evangelist's advice : REPENT
6
Crimean ___: 1853–56 : WAR
7
Ransom Eli ___ : OLDS
8
Ginseng or ginger, e.g. : ROOT
9
Like ye olde England : MERRIE
10
Test : PROBE
11
Vladimir Ulyanov : LENIN
12
An Astaire : ADELE
13
Durante's schnozzola : NOSE
18
Pusher's prey : ADDICT
19
James ___ (Fibber McGee) : JORDAN
23
Hairnets : SNOODS
25
Delicacy : TACT
26
Oriental nurse : AMAH
27
Slack : GIVE
29
Is partial to : FAVORS
31
Word with grouse or grouper : RED
33
___-Magnon : CRO
35
College town of Ohio or Oklahoma : ADA
36
Certain rugs : RYAS
37
Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
38
"O, reason not the ___!" : NEED
40
Enchilada relative : TAMALE
41
Like a song by Puccini : ARIOSO
46
"Tristram Shandy" author : STERNE
48
Soyer's "Girl in a White ___" : BLOUSE
50
Pair : BRACE
51
Petrarch's love : LAURA
52
Down : EIDER
54
Biblical witching place : ENDOR
55
Large open pie : FLAN
56
Steep : SOAK
57
Plumb : TRUE
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Malay palm : NIPA
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Slaughter : ENOS
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Lose interest : TIRE
63
Alts. : HTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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