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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

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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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