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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

OVER THE RAINBOW

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 1981

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,443
Across
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Black ___, plant disease : SPOT
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Browne : SAM
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Sake source : RICE
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"___, let me clutch thee": Macbeth : COME
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Buckwheat mush : KASHA
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Spirit : ELAN
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Belgian violinist: 1858–1931 : YSAYE
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Sharif : OMAR
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Nobel Peace Prize recipient: 1944 : INTERNATIONALREDCROSS
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Laurence of literature : STERNE
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City in Oklahoma : ALVA
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Iron-bearing : SIDEROSE
30
Biotite : MICA
32
Frame for a colorful work : EASEL
35
Shade of green : NILE
36
Kubrick film: 1971 : ACLOCKWORKORANGE
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This may be blue : LAW
44
Monte, but not Blue : LOU
45
Province on the Red Sea : ASIR
46
Barrie "character" : NANA
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Dynamo part : STATOR
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Colleen : LASS
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Alençon product : LACE
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N.W., e.g. : TERR
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Honshu seaport : ATAMI
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She "beat the belles of Tennessee" : THEYELLOWROSEOFTEXAS
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Guidry or Cey : RON
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A ratite : EMEU
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Pungent humor : SALT
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Red or black follower : INK
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Uses greenbacks : SPENDS
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Yellow-white antelope : ORIBI
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White is their QB : DALLAS
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Roof piece : EPI
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Tragacanths : GUMS
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Nantes negatives : NONS
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Green parrot : KEA
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Reich best seller in 1970 : THEGREENINGOFAMERICA
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Brightly colored fish : TETRA
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Become less brilliant : WANE
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Polynesian reef islet : MOTU
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Corn container : CRIB
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Gully : ARROYO
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Goof : FLUB
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Relative of pres. and fut. : IMPF
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Nabokov heroine : ADA
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Aurora, to Aristotle : EOS
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Appalachian scenic route : BLUERIDGEPARKWAY
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White ___ : SALE
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He tests paint colors : TONER
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Protract : ELONGATE
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Sch. subject : GEOG
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Unpaid debt : ARREAR
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Grey novel : RIDERSOFTHEPURPLESAGE
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Yellow flag, e.g. : IRIS
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Pupil : TUTEE
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Grill part : SPIT
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Plan of action : SETUP
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Preserves : CANS
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Alexis, e.g. : TSAR
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Evian-les-Bains, e.g. : SPA
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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Killy gear : SKIS
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Pulsate : PANT
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Elbe feeder : OSTE
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Prefix with meter or gram : THERMO
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Coral, for one : SEA
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Claudia ___ Taylor Johnson : ALTA
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He wrote "The White Negro" : MAILER
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Kind of rug : RYA
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Greenland is one: Abbr. : ISL
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Balloon parts : CARS
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Observing : EYEING
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Do a statistician's job : CORRELATE
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Newtonian quantity : MASS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Analgesic tincture : ARNICA
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Kim of films : NOVAK
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Vortexes : EDDIES
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Isthmuses : NECKS
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___ flute (organ stop) : NASON
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Sheet for making film cartoons : CEL
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"Where there's ___ . . . " : AWILL
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A sister of Melpomene : ERATO
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Track strips : LANES
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"___ a green willow . . . " : ALL
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Joseph's many-colored garment : COAT
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Fertile : LUSH
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Fanon : ORALE
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Nose parts : NARES
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Muscular disorder : ATAXIA
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"But ___ work is never done" : WOMANS
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Yellowlegs or redshank : TATTLER
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Actuarial factor : RISK
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Dried up : SERE
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Lake or Perry : COMO
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Oenochoe : EWER
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"Follow the Yellow Brick ___" : ROAD
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"Who touches a hair of ___ head . . . ": Whittier : YONGRAY
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Invest : ENDUE
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Penitent's process : RUING
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Paint chip : FLAKE
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Social stratum : SPHERE
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Composer Locatelli or Mascagni : PIETRO
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Relative of a ruddy duck : SMEW
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Upsurge : BOOM
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Lowdown : INFO
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Secular : LAIC
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Judy Canova, née Julia ___ : ETTA
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Cause of many a blue funk : SNAFU
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Composer of "Mercure" : SATIE
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Lack of refinement : GROSSNESS
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Estuary : INLET
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Word form with surgeon : NEURO
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Childhood disease : MUMPS
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Crop : CRAW
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Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
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Reddish brown : BAY
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Subdivision for the Reds : OBLAST
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Paint-the-town-red activity : BINGE
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Adjective for Wojtyla : PAPAL
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Jacques et al. : FRERES
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Enlarged, as a skirt : LETOUT
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Chasms in the Black and White : DEEPS
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Clutches : GROUPS
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Woolen cloth for uniforms : KERSEY
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Cabinet dept. : AGR
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The Red : ERIC
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Gray coin in Genova : LIRA
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Husband of Frigg : ODIN
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Salamanders : EFTS
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Bag : GRIP
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Corrodes : EATS
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Chill : AGUE
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Agt. : REPR
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Orange pekoe : TEA
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Pronoun : HER
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Org. dating from 1897 : PTA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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