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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

New York Times, Thursday, March 1, 1979

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K M Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,705
Across
1. Smidgens : BITS
5. Low-paid laborer : PEON
9. Lump of thick liquid : GLOB
13. Words with ready or whether : ORNOT
14. Dope : INFO
15. Casino site : RENO
16. Metaphors, e.g. : FIGURESOFSPEECH
19. Abstain from alcohol : TEETOTAL
20. Classroom item : ERASER
21. Kind of hairdo : BUN
22. Pibroch player : SCOT
23. "Our Town" finale : ACTIII
27. Poky : SLOW
28. Memorable columnist's monogram : FPA
31. Pitchman's cohort : SHILL
32. Bridge : SPAN
33. Fall from a faulty faucet : DRIP
34. Words like 43 Across : COLLECTIVENOUNS
37. Metal-bearing rocks : ORES
38. British contemporary of Haydn : ARNE
39. Relative of "in the bag" : ONICE
40. Actor Bessell : TED
41. Tree yielding arrow poison : UPAS
42. Scythe handles : SNATHS
43. Enterprise group : CREW
44. How sashimi is eaten : RAW
45. Juan de Fuca, e.g. : STRAIT
48. Zealots : DEVOTEES
53. Choose and pick, e.g. : TRANSITIVEVERBS
55. Atmosphere : AURA
56. Hokkaido native : AINU
57. "Pomp and Circumstance" composer : ELGAR
58. Dance : REEL
59. Bank item : NOTE
60. Ramsay-Travers discovery: 1898 : NEON
Down
1. Soft cheese : BRIE
2. Author of "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" : INGE
3. Tipster : TOUT
4. Pine cone, e.g. : STROBILE
5. His campanile is out of plumb : PISAN
6. Lab substance : ENOL
7. Word with stage or screen : OFF
8. Rocket part : NOSECONE
9. Like a ninth-century Alfred : GREAT
10. Sediment : LEES
11. As soon as : ONCE
12. Eminent Danish physicist : BOHR
13. Many times, to Browning : OFT
17. Needle case : ETUI
18. Part of the Constitution : PROW
22. Canadian river, fed by the Peace : SLAVE
23. Broad necktie : ASCOT
24. Milking or hoeing : CHORE
25. Like many a bathroom wall : TILED
26. Hardships : ILLS
27. Joy rides : SPINS
28. Tomato or green pepper : FRUIT
29. Emergency : PINCH
30. Semicircular recesses : APSES
32. Bedding for cattle : STRAW
33. Lady of Lisbon : DONA
35. Member of a French dynasty : CAPETIAN
36. Describing felt : NONWOVEN
41. "Trinity" author : URIS
42. Except : SAVE
43. Erie or Kiel : CANAL
44. Musical of a sort : REVUE
45. Pentacle : STAR
46. Word with life or love : TRUE
47. Uncommon : RARE
48. Exertion : DINT
49. Part of TV : TELE
50. Therefore : ERGO
51. Israel's first ambassador to U.S. : EBAN
52. Russ. area, such as the Ukraine : SSR
54. Uncle, to Pedro : TIO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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