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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

SHADES OF MEANING

New York Times, Sunday, March 7, 1982

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,807
Across
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Sole of a plow : SLADE
6
Vichy vineyard : CRU
9
Home of the slave : HOVEL
14
Rent : TEAR
18
Of the blood : HEMAL
19
Layer : HEN
20
Alpine crest : ARETE
21
Dragged in : HALED
23
Suffix with argument : ATIVE
24
Remnant : END
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Former Mmes. : MLLES
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Practical : UTILE
27
S.A. tree or fruit : GENIPA
29
Popular science writer : ASIMOV
31
Ervin or Rayburn : SAM
33
Again, to Bizet : BIS
34
Gold : SMITHMINEFEVERORBRICK
38
Uttered : SAID
39
Artist ___ Borch : TER
40
Like some sentimental songs : TORCHY
41
Heckler's missile : EGG
44
Mamie Eisenhower, ___ Doud : NEE
45
Bishop : JOEY
47
Pickled : SOUSED
51
Unshackle the hackles : BRISTLE
53
Piece of the pot : SHARD
55
Wed : UNITE
56
Edible tubers : SALEP
57
Choice : SELECT
59
Herds of humans : MOBS
62
Handle clumsily : PAW
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Beguile : ENTRAP
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Cutty ___ : SARK
66
Aquiline abodes : AERIES
68
Blue : NOSEPRINTBEARDORBERRY
74
"Popo" author : REEVES
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"Take ___ Train" : THEA
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Proportions : RATIOS
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Little pocket : FOB
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Bar owner's purchase : RYES
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Perfect models : IDEALS
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Meccan shrine : CAABA
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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Oar parts : LOOMS
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___ storm (won over, as an audience) : TAKENBY
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Call it a day : RETIRE
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Loud noise : BANG
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Short word after long : AGO
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Poet's monogram : TSE
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Grate harshly : SCREAK
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Roble : OAK
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Gobs : TARS
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Red : BUTTONSHERRINGORSKINS
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Burrows of N.Y.C. : ABE
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Map abbr. : LAT
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Game dog : SETTER
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Song made popular by Al Jolson : SWANEE
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___ Gables, Fla. : CORAL
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Broadway musical : EVITA
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Goddess of dawn : EOS
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Honshu seaport : ATAMI
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Party boss in McKinley's day : HANNA
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Spokes : RADII
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Indy 500 unit : LAP
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Lacoste and Descartes : RENES
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Romanov ruler : TSAR
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Filch : STEAL
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Pig's digs : STY
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Gerontius had one : DREAM
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Catches flies : SHAGS
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Gershwin's "___ Eat Cake" : LETEM
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Iranian prime minister in 1962 : AMINI
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Boat hoists : DAVITS
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White : ELEPHANTPAPERORCOLLAR
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Guevara : CHE
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French historian: 1823–92 : RENAN
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Author of "Jenny": 1911 : UNDSET
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Yellow : HAMMERJACKETDOGORTAIL
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Russian noble house : ORLOV
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Plushily covered : VELVETED
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Summer in Sedan : ETE
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Landlord : LESSOR
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Green : THUMBHOUSEBACKORSWARD
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Gnaw : EAT
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Pretext, perhaps : ALIBI
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Vestige : RELIC
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Vargueno, e.g. : DESK
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Swiss poet: 1821–81 : AMIEL
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Nigerian university town : IFE
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Bows : ARCS
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Nice notions : IDEES
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Rogers or Clark : ROY
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Famed miler : RYUN
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TV's Barnaby Jones : EBSEN
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Cum ___ salis : GRANO
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Young sows : GILTS
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Women's service org. : ORT
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Draw on a straw : SIP
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Japanese outcast : ETA
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Drop o' the mornin' : DEW
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More withered : SERER
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Blind's splines : SLATS
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Alpert : HERB
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Aethelbald's thralls : ESNES
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Decoration : MEDAL
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Pelf for Pizarro : ORO
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Sawmill sound : BIRR
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Quarry : PREY
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Sectors : AREAS
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Caterpillar parts : SETAE
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Garry Moore's "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Attention-getting sound : AHEM
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Mirthful : RIANT
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Lynda Bird's in-laws : ROBBS
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Violin virtuoso: 1858–1931 : YSAYE
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Evergreen : FIR
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Cather's "___ of Ours" : ONE
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Smidgen : BIT
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Plato dialogue : ION
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Balance: Comb. form : STATO
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Purport : GIST
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Windy City border area : LAKESIDE
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Culture media : AGARS
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Soprano Berger : ERNA
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Ebenezer's expletive : BAH
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Aromatic chemicals : ESTERS
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Holm on the Thames : AIT
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Uses a prie-dieu : KNEELS
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Brinker, for one : SKATER
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"Coffee Cantata" composer : BACH
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One of Tirpitz's pack : UBOAT
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Three-masted schooners : TERNS
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Anatomical meshes : RETIA
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Hulled grain : GROAT
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Silly : INANE
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Site of a Herculean labor : NEMEA
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Earthquake : SEISM
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Vintner's vessel : VAT
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Hale or Hari : SPY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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