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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

New York Times, Wednesday, July 9, 1980

8-Down : Prof's boss

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,201
Across
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Part of the ambiance : DECOR
6
Big Barnsmell's creator : CAPP
10
Generation and Cumberland : GAPS
14
Deteriorate : ERODE
15
Where Shah Jahan built a mausoleum : AGRA
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Control ___ : PANEL
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Plaintiff : SUER
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Whacky : ZANY
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Where many a trade is made : STOCKEXCHANGE
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Rumanian composer-conductor : ENESCO
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___ or nay : YEA
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"What's up, ___?" : DOC
27
Was privy to : KNEW
30
Nodes : LUMPS
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East German city : GERA
36
Cools down : ICES
38
Eagle's weapon : TALON
40
Toll plaza feature : EXACTCHANGELANE
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Leave in the lurch : DITCH
44
Shaped like a White House room : OVAL
45
___ of Court : INNS
46
Grand ___ National Park : TETON
48
Fleuret : EPEE
50
Holiday in Hue : TET
51
Jan. 1 drink : NOG
53
Swells : BLOATS
55
Conversion : CHANGEOFHEART
61
Letterhead feature : LOGO
62
Sir Herbert Beerbohm ___ : TREE
63
Sandbox items : PAILS
66
"___ my word!" : UPON
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Inkling : IDEA
68
Snub : SNOOT
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Nota ___ : BENE
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Part of h.c.l. : COST
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Vessels for heating liquids : ETNAS
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Sta. : DEP
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Age : ERA
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Hallow : CONSECRATE
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"Golden Boy" author : ODETS
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Secure again : RELOCK
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Amontillado unit : CASK
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"The ___ of the skeleton": Eliot : AGUE
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Prof's boss : PREXY
9
Part's partner : PARCEL
10
___ Strip : GAZA
11
Actor Alda : ALAN
12
One of a "Turandot" trio : PING
13
Eye ailment : STYE
21
Funnel-shaped : CONIC
22
Word with cuisine or couture : HAUTE
23
Trimmed a lawn : EDGED
24
Sartre play : NOEXIT
28
___ chamber : ECHO
29
Make one's way through a throng : WEAVE
31
Its capital is Bamako : MALI
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Twelve Oaks, e.g. : PLANTATION
33
Poem by Petrarch : SONNET
35
Financial record: Abbr. : ACCT
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___ judgment : SNAP
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Cozy spots : NESTS
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Sandal fastener : THONG
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Parsonage : GLEBE
47
Involving purely intellectual speculation : NOETIC
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Pass : ELAPSE
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Bus-driving hero of the comics : GORDO
54
Praying figure : ORANT
55
No. 5 or 9, e.g. : CLUB
56
Famed hospital ship : HOPE
57
Contest, Greek style : AGON
58
"___ but the brave ... " : NONE
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Tariffs : FEES
60
Preliminary race : HEAT
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Rds.' kin : STS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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