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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

AFFAIRS OF STATE

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 1987

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, 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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© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,704
Across
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Lycurgus's last letter : OMEGA
6
Word with energy or system : SOLAR
11
N.Y.C. flics : COPS
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Rurik ruler : TSAR
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Open-weave fabrics : LENOS
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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A father-in-law of Esau : ANAH
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Mediterranean seaport : ACRE
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Crooked : ATILT
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"Revenge of the ___" : NERDS
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Paul Bunyan's hound dog : NERO
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Rail : SORA
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Canio's wife : NEDDA
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Taper a timber : SNAPE
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Stupid : NITWITTED
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Contemporary of Ngaio and Agatha : ERLE
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Tantamount : EQUAL
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Mimieux of Hollywood : YVETTE
36
Pa.'s state flower : MOUNTAINLAUREL
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Game with stakes and forfeits : LOO
42
"The Neon Wilderness" author : ALGREN
43
Chilean Indian : AUCAN
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Token, perhaps : CARFARE
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"Fiesque" composer : LALO
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Second: Comb. form : DEUTER
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Bootlicker : TOADY
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City near Jerusalem : LOD
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Hot : AVID
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Egad or dang : OATH
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Like some tissues : TWOPLY
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Gilead's lack : BALM
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Neighbor of Eur. : AFR
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Fresh air : OZONE
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Meadowsweet : SPIREA
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State flower of Tex. : BLUEBONNET
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Alaska's state fish : KINGSALMON
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Order at Fenway Park : LINEUP
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Professes : AVOWS
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Doing poorly : ILL
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Theatrical award : OBIE
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Chasten : PUNISH
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Rajah's helpmate : RANI
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Clerical title, in Caen : ABBE
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"___ y Plata," Mont.'s motto : ORO
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Sum : TOTAL
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Finsteraarhorn feature : ICECAP
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Look closely : PEER
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Set of teeth : DENTURE
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Muscle fiber : STRIA
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"The Valachi ___" : PAPERS
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Mel of baseball : OTT
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Kan.'s state song : HOMEONTHERANGE
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Where the Sèvre Nantaise flows : POITOU
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Riyadh residents : ARABS
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Orenburg's river : URAL
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Kind of overcoat or cape : INVERNESS
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Log huts in Sverdlovsk : ISBAS
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Bandleader Ray ___ : NOBLE
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Austrian statesman : RAAB
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Proportion words : ISTO
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Respond : REACT
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More irritated : SORER
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Singer Simone : NINA
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Govt. tecs : TMEN
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Apostle to the Slavs : CYRIL
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Man of Manchuria, e.g. : ASIAN
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Run ___ (frolic) : ARIG
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Urges : YENS
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Wiesbaden is its capital : HESSE
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Cornmeal porridges : SAMPS
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Radio actor Soule : OLAN
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Measure : METE
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Character from "The Mabinogion" : ENID
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Neb.'s state flower : GOLDENROD
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Phoenician goddess : ASTARTE
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Nisei offspring : SANSEI
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Sign : OMEN
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Lucre, in Livorno : LIRA
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Tolstoy's "War ___" : ANDPEACE
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S.D.'s state mineral : ROSEQUARTZ
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Punic War battle site : CANNAE
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"Lazarus Laughed" playwright : ONEILL
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Role : PART
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Minn.'s state flower : SHOWYLADYSSLIPPER
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Delaney's "A ___ Honey" : TASTEOF
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Author of "The Abbot" : SCOTT
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Court decree : ARRET
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"Hard Cash" author : READE
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Scrimshaw's medium : IVORY
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Ark.'s nickname : LANDOFOPPORTUNITY
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Museum piece, sometimes : URN
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Actress Powers : MALA
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King of Norway : OLAV
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Jamaican citrus fruit : UGLI
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Of seamen or ships: Abbr. : NAUT
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Leatherback turtle : LUTH
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Golfer Peete : CAL
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Frighten : ALARM
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Loggers' jamboree : ROLEO
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He wrote "Philosopher's Quest" : EDMAN
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Merit : EARN
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Author Morrison : TONI
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Word with shop or sea : OPEN
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Chinese cooking pans : WOKS
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Puppeteer Baird : BIL
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Father, in Arabia : ABU
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Neb. Indians : OTOS
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"___ Joey" : PAL
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Kin : BLOOD
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Cuba ___, rum drink : LIBRE
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Debs's delight : UNION
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Opposite of AAA : EEE
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Barrie canine : NANA
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Nefarious : EVIL
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"___ body . . . ": Burns : GINA
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N.H.'s state tree : WHITEBIRCH
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Indian language : UTE
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Check : REIN
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"What though care killed ___ . . . ": Shak. : ACAT
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Idaho's state horse : APPALOOSA
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Has attachment : BEEN
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Floe : BERG
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Don : TUTOR
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Squint : CROSSEYE
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Popular carryall : TOTEBAG
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Wee, in Ayr : SMA
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Tex. bay or river : ARANSAS
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Expedite : HASTEN
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Bean and Welles : ORSONS
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Shake a leg : HUSTLE
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German city on the Elbe : PIRNA
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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Grand duke of Moscow: 1328-41 : IVANI
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Short story by Saki : ESME
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Challenges for Retton : BARS
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Handel's "___ and Galatea" : ACIS
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Edge : BRIM
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Saltate : LEAP
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Pelagic predators : ERNS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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