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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 1979

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J V X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,718
Across Down
1. After-shave powder : TALC
5. Latches : HASPS
10. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
14. Poet translated by FitzGerald : OMAR
15. Arm of the sea : INLET
16. Rent : TORN
17. Like a crazy hombre : LOCO
18. Ringo the drummer : STARR
19. Who or which : THAT
20. Word with circle or parade : DRESS
22. Cape of ___ : GOODHOPE
24. Opposite of psyche : SOMA
27. Grand ___, Evangeline's home : PRE
28. Valley between ranges : LOWLAND
31. Of the number eight : OCTAL
35. Slots spot : RENO
36. Old cars : REOS
38. Maine campus town : ORONO
39. Not on the same wavelength : ATCROSSPURPOSES
42. Fungi : MOLDS
43. Honshu monastery : TERA
44. Remitted : SENT
45. Bumbling : INEPT
46. Upbraids : YELLSAT
48. Extensions on campus : UES
50. Raise : REAR
51. State in NW Brazil : AMAZONAS
56. ___ vin, chicken dish : COQAU
60. Singer Joan : BAEZ
61. Middle-ear bone : INCUS
64. Charley had one : AUNT
65. Squiggle : CURL
66. Irish goblin : POOKA
67. Emulate an epicure : DINE
68. Dark-colored plum : SLOE
69. Response to a knock : ENTER
70. Blackpool and Baden-Baden : SPAS
1. "Twice-___ Tales" : TOLD
2. Cupid, in art : AMOR
3. Cluny product : LACE
4. Farrar specialty : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
5. "God shed ___ grace on thee" : HIS
6. Member of a colony : ANT
7. Worthless matter : SLAG
8. But, in Barcelona : PERO
9. Razor accessory : STROP
10. Facing a crucial decision : ATTHECROSSROADS
11. Silver salmon : COHO
12. It guards a green : TRAP
13. Payment for a hand : ANTE
21. Money in Lima : SOL
23. Relative of a twerp : DROOP
25. Father of Romulus and Remus : MARS
26. "___ of robins in her hair" : ANEST
28. Pretend : LETON
29. "Mon ___," 1958 Tati film : ONCLE
30. One of Doc's companions : DOPEY
32. Kipling's "From Sea ___" : TOSEA
33. Concerning : ANENT
34. Mislaid : LOST
35. Branches : RAMI
37. Not so chancy : SURER
40. Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
41. Abnormal respiratory sound : RALE
47. Resinous substance : LAC
49. Woodcock's relative : SNIPE
51. "Sesame Street" subject : ABCS
52. Heavy hammer : MAUL
53. Prefix on an air letter : AERO
54. Ever's partner : ANON
55. Inverness inhabitant : SCOT
57. Witticism : QUIP
58. Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
59. Shoshoneans : UTES
62. Luau instrument, for short : UKE
63. Patriotic org. : SAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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