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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

PLANT-ERS

New York Times, Sunday, June 10, 1984

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 103, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 15, 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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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,633
Across
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Antitoxins : SERA
5
Abbey Theatre dramatist : YEATS
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Lots of land : ACRES
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Nile green : BOA
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Speedlight : STROBE
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Fracas : MELEE
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Consumer of eucalyptus : KOALA
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Ending for planet or aster : OID
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One of "Twelve Angry Men" : MARTINBALSAM
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Stud stakes : ANTES
26
Fashion : MOLD
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Old French coins : ECUS
29
Baritone Hawkins : OSIE
31
"It Happened Tomorrow" actor : JACKOAKIE
33
Decimal base : TEN
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Cuckoopint : ARUM
36
Catchall abbr. : ETC
37
Frequently, to Byron : OFT
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Snoop : PRIER
39
H. James novelette : DAISYMILLER
43
"___ a Lonesome Old Town" : ITS
44
New England sculptor: 1825–61 : AKERS
45
Feminine suffix : INE
46
Constellation south of Scorpio : ARA
47
Keatsian container : URN
49
"___ Shook Up," Presley hit : ALL
50
Stable sound : SNORT
53
Type of pine or grain : SCOTCH
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Essential oil : ATTAR
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Site of first Olympics : ELIS
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Orff's "___ Burana" : CARMINA
65
Chessmen : ROOKS
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"Wolf!" crier : ALARMIST
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___ Islands, in Bay of Bengal : ANDAMAN
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Singer from Kentucky : ROSEMARYCLOONEY
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Pat and Debby : BOONES
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Excludes : DEBARS
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___-ed-Din, Ottoman statesman : ALA
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Librarian's aid : INDEX
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Glinka's "___ for the Czar" : ALIFE
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Mangles : IRONS
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Resource : ASSET
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Soul, in Sologne : AME
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Diplomat Welles : SUMNER
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Give the nod : ASSENT
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Noted violist : WILLIAMPRIMROSE
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Gene of the P.G.A. : LITTLER
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Opposite of phenomenal : NOUMENAL
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First mayor of N.Y.C. : DUANE
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Needlelike : ACERATE
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Ko-Ko's weapon : SNEE
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Valor or virtue : ARETE
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Noble : LORDLY
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Washer cycle : RINSE
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___ gestae : RES
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Word with time or weed : RAG
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Prefix for pod or corn : TRI
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Gloucester's cape : ANN
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Soprano Lucine : AMARA
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Vacation spot : SPA
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Grocery clerk who became a millionaire : RUSSELLSAGE
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___ acid : BORIC
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Owns : HAS
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Colony denizen : ANT
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Weld and woad : DYES
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Carson subject : SEA
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Ex-Senator from Indiana : BIRCHBAYH
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Tamarack's kin : FIRS
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Moue : POUT
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Year in Trajan's reign : CVI
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Corolla petals : ALAE
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Bypass : AVOID
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Increase's scion : COTTONMATHER
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Baseball's Penguin : CEY
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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Resort on Lake Geneva : EVIAN
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Bahrain bigwigs : EMEERS
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Units on N.F.L. fields : YDS
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Macaw : ARARA
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Floral-piece fillers : FERNS
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Handles crudely : PAWS
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Virginia, e.g. : STATE
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Chore for Junior : ERRAND
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Nonsense : ROT
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Solomon Levy's son : ABIE
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Singer from Peru : YMASUMAC
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North Sea catch : EEL
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Further : ALSO
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Bristly plant : TEASEL
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Descendent of Noah's eldest : SEMITE
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TV's "___ Pablo" : AKA
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United : CONJOINT
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F.A. Hartley's collaborator : RATAFT
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Picks : ELECTS
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Prov. between Man. and Alta. : SASK
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He betters most bettors : BOOKIE
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Slicker : OILIER
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Calculating vipers? : ADDERS
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Plant disease : SMUT
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House or box : ENCASE
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___ Saint Edmunds, in England : BURY
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A founder and editor of Punch : MARKLEMON
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Beige : ECRU
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Geyserite, e.g. : OPAL
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Spanish Surrealist : MIRO
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Floyd Bennett was one : AIRMAN
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"A stitch ___" : INTIME
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Architect under Jefferson : LATROBE
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Expanse fed by the Syr Darya : ARAL
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Defective spot on a plant : SCAB
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Billionth: Comb. form : NANO
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Word on a dollar bill : ORDO
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___ Juan Hill : SAN
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Matter, to Matteotti : COSA
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Gardener : HOER
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Maxwell or Zachary : TAYLOR
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Northwest "passage" : ALCAN
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The Swedish Nightingale : LIND
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" . . . a dagger which ___": MacBeth : ISEE
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Charon's river : STYX
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Houston org. : NASA
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Dist. units : KMS
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Hugh Capet was one : ROI
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Pass along : REFER
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Kind of show : RAREE
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Mark on Miss Marker : DIMPLE
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Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
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Godets or gussets : INSERTS
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Mediterranean sailboat : SAIC
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Barley beards : AWNS
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London college : SION
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Swamp : SLUE
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"Street Scene" dramatist : ELMERRICE
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Bond : TIE
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Dallas campus : SMU
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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Prefix with plane or tone : MONO
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Breastbones : STERNA
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Sequence : STRING
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Verve : ELAN
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Clears : NETS
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Famed English actor-manager : TREE
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Collections of anecdotes : ANAS
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Notion : IDEA
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Secular : LAY
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More worthless : TRASHIER
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Mrs. Andre Kostelanetz : LILYPONS
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Apiece : EACH
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___ Spee : GRAF
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Take for granted : ASSUME
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Head monk's jurisdiction : ABBACY
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Engaged in drudgery : MOILED
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Decks out : ARRAYS
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Lad : SHAVER
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Graft of a sort : PAYOLA
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Org. created in 1946 : UNICEF
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Tried hard : STROVE
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Author Uris : LEON
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Shun : ESCHEW
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Tinker's target : EVERS
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Mannerisms : AIRS
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A vamp of the silents : BARA
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Child directive : STIR
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Pack firmly : TAMP
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Venus or Minerva : DEA
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Thrash : TAN
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Congou, e.g. : TEA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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