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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

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New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 1988

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,173
Across
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Contained : HELD
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Summon : CALL
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Flicka's footstep : CLOP
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Mount ___, Greek monastic district : ATHOS
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Heathen : PAGAN
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Melville novel set in Tahiti : OMOO
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Creator of "Little Iodine" : HATLO
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Rumba relative : CHACHA
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Director-dramatist : INGMARBERGMANTONCHEKHOV
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Cato's "to be" : ESSE
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Osprey's relative : ERNE
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Azimuth : ARC
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Bernard ___ Haar, Dutch poet : TER
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"Call Me Madam" prototype : MESTA
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Also : TOO
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Home-school orgs. : PTAS
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Francis, for one : MULE
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Epicedia, e.g. : ODES
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Rival of 87 Across : AMNERIS
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Teredo : BORER
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Berlin products : TUNES
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Collar : NAB
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"The ___," Brando's first film : MEN
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Stomata : PORES
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Actor-hero Murphy : AUDIE
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Pop : SODA
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Author-clergyman : LOUISAMAYALCOTTONMATHER
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Granny Smith, e.g. : APPLE
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"___ Bitsy Spider," children's song : ITSY
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New Zealand beetle grubs : HUHUS
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System practiced by Jackson : SPOILS
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Huff : PET
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Fable, e.g. : TALE
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Mindanao municipality : MATI
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Mark Antony's bodyguard : EROS
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Decline : WANE
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Certain berths : UPPERS
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Expert : ACE
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Australian-American singers : LANACANTRELLAFITZGERALD
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Essay : TRY
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Oise cathedral town : SENLIS
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Lothian slope : BRAE
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Market town of Normandy : STLO
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Sculptor Nadelman : ELIE
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Metal containers : TINS
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Radamès's beloved : AIDA
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"The ___ Dance Kid" : TAP
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Loath : AVERSE
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East Coast fish delicacy : SCROD
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West Coast naturalist : MUIR
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Former N.Y.C. mayor : BEAME
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Presidentertainer : JAMESBUCHANANETTEFABRAY
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Rehan and Huxtable : ADAS
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On the ball : SHARP
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Adores, with "upon" : DOTES
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W.W. II scene of action : ETO
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King, in Castilla : REY
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Fuses : MELTS
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Gods for Galba : LARES
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Tenuous : SLENDER
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Actress Louise : TINA
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Stens and Brens : ARMS
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Calcined : ASHED
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Society-page word : NEE
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Actress O'Connor : UNA
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Where Farsi is spoken : IRAN
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Actor Pickens : SLIM
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Bridge champrima donna : CHARLESHGORENATATEBALDI
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Macadamized : TARRED
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Stendhal protagonist : SOREL
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A son of Adam : SETH
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Cookie pan : SHEET
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Transmission parts : GEARS
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Auction : SELL
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Affirmatives : PROS
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Cry said with a sigh : ALAS
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Horse-drawn vehicle : HANSOM
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Goads : EGGSON
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Halt : LAME
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Genetic initials : DNA
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Snakes often charmed : COBRAS
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Last words : AMENS
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Body of knowledge : LORE
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Birler's need : LOG
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Silent-film star of "Forever Amber" : CHARLESCHAPLINDADARNELL
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Picador : LANCER
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N.L. home-run champ: 1942 : OTT
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Scheme : PLOT
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Sigh in Stuttgart : ACH
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School compositions : THEMES
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Cods' relatives : HAKES
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Baron of "Der Rosenkavalier" : OCHS
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Jigger : SHOT
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Buonarroti masterpiece : PIETA
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Undivided : ONE
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Hawaiian beverage : AVA
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Where rhodopsin abounds : RETINA
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French operatic baritone: 1848-1923 : MAUREL
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Author of "Hatter's Castle" : CRONIN
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Factory-adjusted : PRESET
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Vicious eel : MORAY
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Musicologist Taylor : DEEMS
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Nobelist von Behring: 1901 : EMIL
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"___ Town," 1938 Rooney film : BOYS
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Nobel Peace Prize winner: 1984 : TUTU
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Japanese veggies : UDOS
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Kind of ball game : NOHIT
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Journalist St. Johns : ADELA
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Bistros : BARS
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Exclusive rights : PATENTS
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Hitchcock's "To Catch ___" : ATHIEF
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Seedy blueberries : STONERS
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Jacket part : LAPEL
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"Rienzi" or "Jenufa" : OPERA
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Author Sinclair : UPTON
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Where to see "The Last Supper" : MILAN
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Go beyond : OUTPASS
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Rapidly : APACE
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Not at home : AWAY
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Panel divider : MULLION
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Lampoons : SATIRES
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" . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
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Kid : RIB
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Difficulties : STRAITS
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Describing some cheeses : AGED
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Salad green : CRESS
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Tangle; snare : ENTRAP
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Where the Lomami flows : ZAIRE
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Essential oil : ATTAR
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Vicuña's relative : LLAMA
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A companion of Doc : DOPEY
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Dodge : EVADE
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SAC commander: 1948-61 : LEMAY
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Let up : ABATED
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Slightly open : AJAR
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TV's Barnaby Jones : EBSEN
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Scram! : SCAT
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Judges' suites: Abbr. : CHRS
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Apportions : METES
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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"Psychic Warfare . . . " author : EBON
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Prussian cavalrymen : UHLANS
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Mailer or Lear : NORMAN
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Civet, e.g. : FELINE
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Bette from Paterson, N.J. : MIDLER
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Greek wreath component : LAUREL
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Scythe shafts : SNATHS
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"David and Lisa" star : DULLEA
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Omits : ELIDES
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Absolve : REMIT
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Word with cotta or firma : TERRA
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Muse or Dryad : ERATO
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Statute : ACT
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Pile : SHAG
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Lagomorph : HARE
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Inquiring interjections : EHS
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Selves : EGOS
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Journey, for Juvenal : ITER
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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Ames and Begley : EDS
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Uraeus : ASP
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Youth org. : BSA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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