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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 1980

Author: Mary Virginia Orna
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 511 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 13, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,212
Across Down
1. Rara ___ : AVIS
5. Gaiter : SPAT
9. Excluding : LESS
13. Flintstone : FRED
17. Hair: Comb. form : CRINI
18. Saharan "ship" : CAMEL
20. Killer whale : ORCA
21. Derby winner, ___ Ridge : RIVA
22. "Lulu," e.g. : OPERA
23. Marketplace : AGORA
24. Institution at Reading : GAOL
25. Writer Bagnold : ENID
26. Sturdy cloth : DENIM
27. Hamilton baby's diaper? : BERMUDATRIANGLE
30. N.E. cape : ANN
31. Down ___ : EAST
33. Where the Gurgan flows : IRAN
34. Orchestra section: Abbr. : PERC
35. N.A.A.C.P., for one : ASSN
37. Dilly : ONER
38. "Adam and Eve and ___": Coppard : PINCHME
41. Pads : TABLETS
44. Minneapolis lipids? : MINNESOTAFATS
47. Courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
48. Shake a leg : HIE
50. Trap : GIN
51. London lane : DRURY
52. Despoilment : PREDATION
54. Obstructs : BARS
56. Down : EIDER
57. Coal size : PEA
58. Kojak : THEO
59. Yield : CEDE
60. Presidential monogram : DDE
61. Hialeah arithmetic : ODDS
63. Belfast beautician? : IRISHSETTER
67. Concordes, e.g. : SSTS
71. "___ Heldenleben": Strauss : EIN
73. Bonds : TIES
74. Native of Nejd : ARAB
76. Bench for the masses : PEW
77. Age, to Agrippa : AETAS
80. Enthralled : RAPT
81. Popular conductor : MANTOVANI
83. Narrow openings : SLITS
84. ___ José : SAN
85. Stout : ALE
86. Greek con man at Troy : SINON
87. Louisville lid? : KENTUCKYDERBY
92. Music for a poem : SETTING
94. Hobson or Harper : VALERIE
95. Gas: Comb. form : AERO
96. Courts : WOOS
97. Tullamore's land : ERIN
98. Jason's command : ARGO
99. Perceived : SEEN
101. Possesses : HAS
104. Brabant babes? : BRUSSELSSPROUTS
109. Salten creation : BAMBI
111. Jazzman Hines : EARL
112. Denomination : SECT
113. Best and Purviance : EDNAS
114. One of Tirpitz's pack : UBOAT
115. Buster Brown's pooch : TIGE
116. Alexis, e.g. : TSAR
117. Fish-tank favorite : TETRA
118. Wallechinsky's forte : LISTS
119. Freshly : ANEW
120. Bone : Comb. form : OSTE
121. Sturdy boat : DORY
122. ___-majesté : LESE
1. Canadian land unit : ARPEN
2. Schubert's schillings? : VIENNABREAD
3. Crucifix inscription : INRI
4. Jainat jazzman? : SIAMESECAT
5. Strikebreakers : SCABS
6. English statesman: 1505–63 : PAGET
7. Cupid, in art : AMOR
8. Depots : TERMINI
9. Director of "Picnic" : LOGAN
10. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
11. Catapult : SCORPION
12. Vital : SALIENT
13. Parisian picnics? : FRENCHFRIES
14. Echo : RING
15. Pernicious : EVIL
16. Miami's county : DADE
17. Musical ending : CODA
19. Miss Bacall : LAUREN
28. Repair, in a way : DARN
29. Like some courtyards : ARCADED
32. Hexapod : ANT
36. Skidded : SLID
37. Augury : OMEN
38. Greek letters : PSIS
39. Poem by Tennyson : MAUD
40. Raison d'___ : ETRE
41. Log, in Livorno : TOPPO
42. ___ as a beet : ASRED
43. More timorous : SHIER
45. Snowy one : EGRET
46. ___ Darya, Aral feeder : SYR
49. Year in the reign of Sweyn I : IOOI
53. Attenuated : THIN
54. Threatened : BESET
55. Coolers : ADES
59. Block part : CHIP
60. Mild oath : DRAT
62. Mariners' lot? : SEATTLESLEW
64. Word with hand or grand : STAND
65. Afrikaans : TAAL
66. Gannets' relatives : ERNES
68. Señor Hart? : SPANISHMOSS
69. Mortise's partner : TENON
70. Playground feature : SWING
72. Bond circulators : ISSUERS
75. Back Bay edict? : BOSTONBULL
77. Query : ASK
78. Hgt. : ELEV
79. Actress Louise : TINA
80. Comedienne from Butte : RAYE
81. Irish county : MAYO
82. Middleweight Antuofermo : VITO
84. Describing some dogs : SKINLESS
88. "___ the world . . . ": Markham : CRIESTO
89. Holliday's friend : EARP
90. Rue : REGRET
91. Worried : BROODED
93. Ma that says "maa" : EWE
98. Hearth : ASTRE
99. Packers' coach : STARR
100. Try : ESSAY
102. Slacken : ABATE
103. Forms a lap : SITS
104. Kind of ray : BETA
105. Word with coat or check : RAIN
106. Prod : URGE
107. "Flee, feline!" : SCAT
108. Toward: Poet. : UNTO
110. "Agent" of cartoons : ABIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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