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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
Across Down
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
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
59. Malay palm : NIPA
60. Slaughter : ENOS
61. 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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