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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

New York Times, Friday, June 12, 1981

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G J Q V Y }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,539
Across
1. Attend, with "on" : WAIT
5. Malayan craft : PROA
9. Fact : DATUM
14. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
15. Vault : LEAP
16. Thrill : ELATE
17. Bit of news : ITEM
18. Soldiers and slaves, e.g. : ANTS
19. Amassed : PILED
20. FitzGerald's Pulitzer Prize work: 1973 : FIREINTHELAKE
23. Matter, for Marshall : RES
24. Dark place en route to Hades : EREBUS
27. Pine martens : SABLES
31. Fight for breath : PANT
33. Wine: Comb. form : ENO
34. Suffix with sect : ARIAN
35. Follower of Middle or Far : EAST
36. Elephant boy of films : SABU
37. Caught in the middle : BETWEENTWOFIRES
40. Spoils : ROTS
41. Be overly fond : DOTE
42. Field : ARENA
43. Porter : ALE
44. Holly of Dixie : ASSI
45. Sirens : ALERTS
46. "Being and Nothingness" author : SARTRE
48. Architectural addition : ELL
49. "Full Disclosure" author : WILLIAMSAFIRE
56. Poet Marianne : MOORE
58. Hudson heroine : RIMA
59. Pteric : ALAR
60. O'Neill's "___ for the Misbegotten" : AMOON
61. Waugh or Templcton : ALEC
62. Kind of hour : ZERO
63. Tureen's companion : LADLE
64. Ancient Roman fortress near Padua : ESTE
65. Former spouses : EXES
Down
1. Stray : WAIF
2. Part of "Parsifal" : ACTI
3. Journey for Juvenal : ITER
4. Do some broncobusting : TAME
5. DC-10's : PLANES
6. Fissures : RENTS
7. Expletive : OATH
8. Nave ending : APSE
9. Retire : DEPART
10. Similar : ALIKE
11. Gossip : TALEBEARER
12. Shoshonean : UTE
13. Kind of student, for short : MED
21. Daughter of Zeus and Themis : IRENE
22. Direction from Dvorák : LENTO
25. Relaxed : UNBENT
26. "The March King" and family : SOUSAS
27. Natanya natives : SABRAS
28. Small hollow : AREOLA
29. The paradise tree : BITTERWOOD
30. Canons : LAWS
31. One of the Reagans : PATTI
32. "God ha' mercy on such ___" : ASWE
35. "Country" Slaughter : ENOS
36. His Majesty, to Pleasant Colony : SIRE
38. Ford flop : EDSEL
39. Manuel de ___, operatic composer : FALLA
44. Dahl or Francis : ARLENE
45. Lorraine's partner : ALSACE
47. The Inn flows here : TIROL
48. Playwright Robert ___ Sherwood : EMMET
50. Dies ___ : IRAE
51. Suffers : AILS
52. Daunt : FAZE
53. Holm oak : ILEX
54. Choice : RARE
55. Friend of Antony : EROS
56. ___ de tête (headache) : MAL
57. German granny : OMA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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