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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

MAYHEM

New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1985

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 626 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding 69-Across clue, "des Prés" is far more commonly written as "des Prez," including by the composer himself; left as in the original.

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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,969
Across
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MAYenne pancake : CREPE
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Wants : LACKS
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Bath, e.g. : SPA
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Snipe's habitat : MARSH
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Navigational system : LORAN
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"The Terrible" czar : IVANIV
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MAYapple, e.g. : HERB
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Emulate Isocrates : ORATE
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Impofo : ELAND
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Viennese violinist : MORINI
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Employer : USER
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"Separate Tables" actor : NIVEN
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Choir members : ALTOS
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Acrimonious : BITTER
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Potion portion : DOSE
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Adolescent period : TEENS
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Famed queen or horse : NOOR
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Fashion : MODE
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Neptune and Pluto : GODS
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Musagetes : APOLLO
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___ Pasha, The Lion of Janina : ALI
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"Then ___ of warm, sea-scented beach": Browning : AMILE
43
Crucial time in 1944 : DDAY
44
Two MAYors of N.Y.C. : BEAMEANDWAGNER
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Pelion's supporter : OSSA
51
Triumphs for a QB : TDS
54
Atahualpa's subjects : INCAS
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Urals locale : EURASIA
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Ethiopian Christian : COPT
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Enjoy a quid : CHEW
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Summer quenchers : ADES
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Tiny chorine : PONY
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Pyrenean principality : ANDORRA
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Turkish province : URFA
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MAYday's cousin : SOS
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Sheet of stamps : PANE
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D.D.E.'s command : ETO
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Capstone : ACME
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Prink : PREEN
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___ Prés, memorable Flemish composer : DES
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Ovid topic : AMOR
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Mother of Hera : RHEA
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One's chips : STACK
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MAYs : ACTRESSESBRITTANDWHITTY
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Moiseyev movement : PLIE
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Tricklet : RILL
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Assn. begun in 1948 : OAS
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GaMAY, e.g. : GRAPE
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Foxx from St. Louis : REDD
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Cleaver's "Soul on ___" : ICE
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Large barge : SCOW
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License plate : TAG
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Mike of baseball : IVIE
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Summaries : DIGESTS
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Chemical suffix : ITOL
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Diet : FARE
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Herriot's colleagues, for short : VETS
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Keelbills : ANIS
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A "Juarez" star and family : AHERNES
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"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
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Curve : ESS
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Cherbourg cherub : ANGE
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MAYa, e.g. : ANCIENTMEXICAN
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J.F.K. and L.B.J. : DEMS
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Hard : STONY
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Ending for gate or boot : LEG
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Direction for Dorothy MAYnor : ARIOSO
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"Friendly" pronoun : THOU
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Prefix for trust or thesis : ANTI
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Director Richter: 1888–1976 : HANS
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Bart or Belle : STARR
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St. Philip ___, famed Italian priest : NERI
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Drowsy one : NODDER
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Sandal part : STRAP
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Bygone : OLDEN
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MAYten or MAYeng : TREE
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Shock : TRAUMA
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Hawk's haunt : AERIE
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Popularizer of "Mule Train" : LAINE
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Radiator sound : HISS
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Participated in a pep rally : YELLED
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Tarts thief : KNAVE
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Almond willow : OSIER
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Between A.S.T. and C.S.T. : EST
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Podetia : SETAE
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Ancient Briton's chariot : ESSED
Down
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Spotless : CLEAN
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Psychologist MAY : ROLLO
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Kin of Calliope : ERATO
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Cape MAY seascapes, e.g. : PANORAMAS
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Remnants : ENDS
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Place of oblivion : LIMBO
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Dodge : AVOID
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Deux or valet : CARTE
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Set : KNIT
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Tangent's relative : SINE
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Quake and shake : SHUDDER
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MAYari mazuma : PESOS
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Olympian once imprisoned in a jar : ARES
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Guitarist from Madrid : MONTOYA
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What Shelley called himself : ARIEL
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"Myrrha" composer : RAVEL
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Off. worker : STENO
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Female lobsters : HENS
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MAYo : VIRGINIAORIRISHCOUNTY
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MAYonnaise, e.g. : BREADSPREAD
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Maureen O'Sullivan daughter : MIA
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City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
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Trattoria offering : PASTA
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"___ Girls," 1957 Gene Kelly film : LES
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Bond rating : AAA
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W.W. II weapons : MGS
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Whistlers outside hotels : DOORMEN
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A concern of a seamstress : BIAS
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Coups for Connors : ACES
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Relative of krypton : NEON
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A 1984 movie : DUNE
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Askew : WRY
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Blackmailer's weapon : THREAT
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Flaw : DEFECT
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Posh : SWANKY
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Cactus fruit : COCHAL
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General LeMAY : CURTIS
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Bridge bid : PASS
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Rosa in "David Copperfield" : DARTLE
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Dramatist of Shakespeare's day : PEELE
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Encloses tightly : EMBEDS
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Craggy hill : TOR
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Cry of disbelief : PSHAW
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Hangings : DRAPES
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Private lines : ASIDES
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Peloponnesian native : ARGIVE
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These may be dangerous : CURVES
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Characteristics : TRAITS
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MAY : SPRINGMONTH
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Gray matters? : ELEGIES
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Muscular contraction : TIC
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Cashmere or kersey : WOOL
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Word on a galley proof : STET
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Ending for macro or micro : COSM
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Steatite, e.g. : TALC
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Field : AREA
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Actor in "Quo Vadis" : GENN
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Natives of Nyborg : DANES
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So much, to Verdi : TANTO
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Hostel : INN
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DisMAYs : FRIGHTENS
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Luther's "___ feste Burg . . . " : EIN
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Fernando V, e.g. : REY
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Whackswork? : AXE
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Queen's attendant : ADORNER
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Most pallid : ASHIEST
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Father of Phinehas : ELI
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Statue in Rockefeller Center : ATLAS
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Circle parts : RADII
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One of the Joliot-Curies : IRENE
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Lock : TRESS
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Mature : ADULT
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Site of games honoring Zeus : NEMEA
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It has its tricks : TRADE
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Wall decoration : ARRAS
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Dewy-eyed : NAIVE
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Jehu's delight : SPEED
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"Star Wars" pilot : SOLO
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Great Lakes port : ERIE
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Ilmenite and cuprite : ORES
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Soprano Clamma ___ : DALE
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Pete's follower : SAKE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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