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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 Down
1. Capitol feature : DOME
5. Headland : NESS
9. Lombardy lake : COMO
13. Set up : ERECT
15. Thomas Hood's "Eugene ___" : ARAM
16. Fresh: Abbr. : ORIG
17. "Alexandria Quartet" author : LAWRENCEDURRELL
20. Underwriter : INSURER
21. Empty : INANE
22. Escoffier and Bocuse : CHEFS
25. Yellow-fever culprit : AEDES
26. Free-for-all : MELEE
30. "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
1. Sandwich shop, for short : DELI
2. Algerian seaport : ORAN
3. London's royal stables : MEWS
4. Neutral shade : ECRU
5. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
6. Rather than : ERE
7. Mournful : SAD
8. T.C.U. rival : SMU
9. Actor Wilde : CORNEL
10. Mountain nymph : OREAD
11. Eeyore's creator : MILNE
12. Coquettish glances : OGLES
14. Canonical hour : TERCE
18. O.T. book : NEH
19. Theater district : RIALTO
23. Nearing complete exhaustion : FARGONE
24. Take an oath : SWEAR
26. Bryn ___ : MAWR
27. Slangy suffix : EROO
28. 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
37. 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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