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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 1979

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,725
Across
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Capitol feature : DOME
5
Headland : NESS
9
Lombardy lake : COMO
13
Set up : ERECT
15
Thomas Hood's "Eugene ___" : ARAM
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Fresh: Abbr. : ORIG
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"Alexandria Quartet" author : LAWRENCEDURRELL
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Underwriter : INSURER
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Empty : INANE
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Escoffier and Bocuse : CHEFS
25
Yellow-fever culprit : AEDES
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Free-for-all : MELEE
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"Where there's ___ ... " : AWILL
32
Seed covering : ARIL
33
Slightest : MEREST
35
Affirmative : YES
38
Composer of "Clarinet Quintet in A" : WOLFGANGAMOZART
41
Piffle : ROT
42
Troupe group : ACTORS
43
Heraldic border : ORLE
44
Small woodenware : TREEN
45
Article of faith : TENET
46
Allegro ___: Mus. dir. : ASSAI
49
Happen again : RECUR
52
Ecstasy : BLISS
53
Al fresco : OPENAIR
58
One of a famous ennead : BEETHOVENSSIXTH
62
Brink : EDGE
63
San Diego Zoo inhabitant : KIWI
64
Ill will : SPITE
65
River of Belgium : YSER
66
Guinness : ALEC
67
Blackthorn : SLOE
Down
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Sandwich shop, for short : DELI
2
Algerian seaport : ORAN
3
London's royal stables : MEWS
4
Neutral shade : ECRU
5
Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Rather than : ERE
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Mournful : SAD
8
T.C.U. rival : SMU
9
Actor Wilde : CORNEL
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Eeyore's creator : MILNE
12
Coquettish glances : OGLES
14
Canonical hour : TERCE
18
O.T. book : NEH
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Theater district : RIALTO
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Nearing complete exhaustion : FARGONE
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Take an oath : SWEAR
26
Bryn ___ : MAWR
27
Slangy suffix : EROO
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Rhythmic cadence : LILT
29
Kringle aide : ELF
31
Ideologies : ISMS
33
Self-defense item : MACE
34
Go in : ENTER
35
Tale : YARN
36
Gardner : ERLE
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Proofreader's direction : STET
39
Loud : GARISH
40
Playwright Akins : ZOE
44
Vintner's employee : TASTER
45
Lock : TRESS
46
Famed ruins at Cluny : ABBEY
47
Vehicles in Whitehorse and Yellowknife : SLEDS
48
Long, distressing period : SIEGE
50
Shaped like a funnel : CONIC
51
Highs : UPS
54
Stings, as frost : NIPS
55
Plant angle : AXIL
56
"Tell ___ the Marines" : ITTO
57
Syngman of Korea : RHEE
59
Orel's river : OKA
60
Municipality: Abbr. : VIL
61
One-time lamb : EWE

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

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