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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

LITERARY FEAST

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1984

75-Down : Rolls up, in a way

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,815
Across
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Imp : RASCAL
7
Giant-slalom champ: 1972 : THOENI
13
Spiny acacias : BABULS
19
Small space : AREOLA
20
Arterial : AORTIC
21
Irregular : ERRATIC
22
Morsels from Steinbeck? : GRAPESOFWRATH
24
P.M. period in England : TEATIME
25
Right of way over land : EASEMENT
26
A side of the Admirable Doctor? : ROGERBACON
28
Constellation near Scorpio : ARA
29
Bog down : BEMIRE
32
Creator of the G.O.P. elephant : NAST
33
Pions and muons : MESONS
37
Pindar's dialect : DORIC
38
Powers of filmdom : MALA
42
Vitellius's predecessor : OTHO
43
Of a mineral group : SALIC
44
Poem by Tennyson : MARIANA
49
Gourmand Woollcott? : THEMANWHOCAMETODINNER
55
Dir. from Paris to Reims : ENE
56
Designs : GOALS
57
Divert : AMUSE
58
Joust : TILT
59
British film, with "The": 1956 : LONGARM
61
Clare's capital : ENNIS
63
Kind of boat : JOLLY
64
Tidbit from Hansberry? : ARAISININTHESUN
69
H2O sources : WELLS
72
"Mon ___," Tati film : ONCLE
73
"A ___ Tub," by Swift : TALEOFA
77
Samoan seaport : APIA
78
Famed naval officer from Va. : MAURY
80
G.W.'s portraitist : PEALE
82
Jitney : BUS
83
Piper's collection : APECKOFPICKLEDPEPPERS
88
Southwestern saloon : CANTINA
89
Kind of show : RAREE
90
Mallorca or Menorca : ISLA
91
___ liberum (open sea) : MARE
93
Drive : VIGOR
94
Cheap : CHEESY
96
Members of a jet set : SSTS
100
Cause : REASON
102
Villain's exclamation : AHA
103
McDonald's breakfast? : THEEGGANDI
107
Large snake : ANACONDA
112
Site of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda : RANGOON
113
Thomas's refreshing offering? : UNDERMILKWOOD
117
Pathways : AVENUES
118
Garb : CLOTHE
119
Light : KINDLE
120
___ fours : PETITS
121
Daddy Warbucks, e.g. : TYCOON
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O.K.'s : YESSES
Down
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Passion : RAGE
2
Exclamation in Eire : ARRA
3
Red and Black, e.g. : SEAS
4
A vestment : COPE
5
Mexican president: 1949-52 : ALEMAN
6
Surgical light beams : LASERS
7
Wilson's predecessor : TAFT
8
Lennon's "___ Do You Sleep?" : HOW
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Bruin legend : ORR
10
Letter in Larisa : ETA
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Rocketeer's ___ acid : NITRIC
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Fluid for Zeus : ICHOR
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Harris's ___ Rabbit : BRER
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Riyadh resident : ARAB
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Philippine native : BATAN
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City on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Airport vehicles, for short : LIMOS
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Essence : SCENT
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Summer, in Saumur : ETE
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"Cat ___ Hot Tin Roof" : ONA
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Emerald, e.g. : GEM
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Mindanao machetes : BOLOS
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"The Red" : ERIC
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Sheetlike mineral : MICA
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"Fiddler on the Roof" character : MOTEL
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Race: Comb. form : ETHNO
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Luster : SHEEN
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___ Paul Kruger : OOM
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Arlene of the screen : DAHL
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F. F. Gosden role : AMOS
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Put on cargo : LADE
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An Onassis, for short : ARI
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Chant : INTONE
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Indigo-producing shrub : ANIL
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Little Miss Trent : NELL
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Chichi : ARTY
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Culture media : AGARS
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Mrs. Helmer : NORA
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Jazz drummer Shelly ___ : MANNE
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Give off : EMIT
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Pooh! : TUSH
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Milk: Comb. form : GALACT
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Reference bk. : ENCYC
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Zero : NIL
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Minty drink : JULEP
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Minestrone, e.g. : SOUP
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Crucifix inscription : INRI
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Entrepôt's cousin : ETAPE
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January event : SALE
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G.I. Jane of 1942 : WAAC
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Rixey of baseball : EPPA
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Rotund : OBESE
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Rolls up, in a way : FURLS
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Analyze : ASSAY
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Opera by Horatio Parker : MONA
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Churchill's "___ Country" : AFAR
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Juan or Eva : PERON
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River of Hesse : EDER
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Violinist Young-Uck ___ : KIM
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Actor Kristofferson : KRIS
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Como is one : LAGO
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Tasty pasty : PIE
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White-tailed eagle : ERN
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Without avail : VAINLY
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Very pale : CHALKY
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Cabbie : HACKIE
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Word with boot or black : STRAP
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Shear the beard : SHAVE
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Creed seed : TENET
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Signs for Sinding : SEGNI
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Inference : EDUCT
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Style, to a Parisienne : GOUT
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Departs : GOES
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Resp. to a query : ANS
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Last word : AMEN
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Admits : OWNS
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Dozes : NODS
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An also-ran in 1976 : DOLE
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Coolers in July : ADES
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Papa ___ Duvalier : DOC
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D.D.E.'s post in W.W. II : ETO
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Pi follower : RHO

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4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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