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Mary Virginia Orna
Mary Virginia Orna

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New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 1983

Author:
Mary Virginia Orna
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 657 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Mary Virginia Orna has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,353
Across
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Painted carelessly: Slang : SLAPDAB
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Notions : IDEAS
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Histrionics : EMOTING
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Portuguese poet: 1482–1552 : RIBEIRO
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Walpole's "The Castle of ___" : OTRANTO
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Cluj's country : ROMANIA
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"___ us our friends . . . ": R.L.S. : SPARETO
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Bass-baritone at Covent Garden? : GEORGELONDONENG
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Like some female elephants : TUSKLESS
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Holm oak : ILEX
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Very long time : EON
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Malay short jacket : BAJU
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Shoe width : EEE
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Mets' milieu : SHEA
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Opposite of trans : CIS
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Nigerian native : IBO
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U.S., Can., etc. : AMER
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___ Sarah Siddons : MRS
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Arthur or Lillie : BEA
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Impair : MAR
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Northern porgies : SCUPS
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Hebrew day of rest : SHABBAT
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Hum of a motor : PURR
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Of an insect's stage : LARVAL
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G.O.P. member : REP
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Sadat and others : ANWARS
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Employee's extra hours : OVERTIME
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Pen point : NIB
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"A rose ___ other name . . . " : BYANY
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Like a kook : FLAKY
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Blynken pal : NOD
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Wimbledon call : LET
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Most ashen : GRAYEST
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River-pollution problem : SUDS
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A Diamond who was rough : LEGS
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Star of "Mon Oncle" : TATI
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God, in Gaziantep : ALLAH
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Heifetz's teacher : AUER
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Habit : GARB
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Ray : MANTA
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Soprano on Wilshire Boulevard? : VICTORIADELOSANGELESCAL
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Rigel's constellation : ORION
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Cosmo or astro follower : NAUT
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Heal : MEND
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Rope for Red Ryder : RIATA
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Chaney Jr. and Sr. : LONS
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On a par in Paris : EGAL
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Actor Bruce ___ : DERN
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A cause of absenteeism : ILLNESS
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Gautier's "___ Nuit de Cléopâtre" : UNE
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Outside: Comb. form : ECT
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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Taco topping : CHILI
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Marble or river in England : TAW
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Western showdown : SHOOTOUT
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Hitchcock film: 1964 : MARNIE
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Stowe girl : EVA
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Ransom ___ Olds : ELI
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Reflect : PONDER
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Off : AFAR
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Of the stomach : GASTRIC
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Rather dark : DUSKY
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Conducted : LED
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Hideaway : DEN
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Foil's cousin : EPEE
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Start of the 12th century : MCI
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Fall mo. : OCT
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"The Maja Nude" painter : GOYA
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Larch : FIR
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Masefield's "___ Harker" : SARD
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Potok hero : LEV
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Salty drop : TEAR
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Pool event : SWIMMEET
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Soap-opera character at S.M.U.? : STELLADALLASTEX
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Expert performer : ARTISTE
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Policy that pays off : HONESTY
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Item in the street scene : MANHOLE
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Skittler's target : NINEPIN
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Certain courses : ENTREES
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Onset : START
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Hankered : YEARNED
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Grads' successors : SRS
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Sass : LIP
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Attorneys' org. : ABA
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Disquiet greatly; agitate : PERTURB
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Prie-___ : DIEU
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Crafts' partner : ARTS
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Educator at the White House? : BOOKERTWASHINGTONDC
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Inhabitants: Suffix : ITES
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Worker in lead : DROSSER
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Site of the incus : EAR
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Actress Dickinson : ANGIE
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Memorial marker : STELA
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Beautician Westmore : ERN
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Fashions : MODES
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Predecessor of "Mardi" : OMOO
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Kind of acid from gallnuts : TANNIC
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Suffix with opal : INE
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Pianist ___ y Castellano : NIN
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Line for Gleason : GAG
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Molding or arch : OGEE
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Comedian Olsen : OLE
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Dray : OXCART
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Vessel for washing : BASIN
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R. W. Reagan's first Sec. of State : AMHAIG
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French playwright in the Midwest? : JEANBRACINEWISC
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Composer at the Colosseum? : HAROLDROMEITALY
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Songwriter on the Unter den Linden? : IRVINGBERLINGERMANY
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Actor in Amish country? : BURTLANCASTERPA
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Lehár specialty : OPERETTA
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Worker's time unit : MANYEAR
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Word with school or tour : BUS
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Where Backbone Mt. looms : MARYLAND
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Travois or luge : SLED
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Steric : SPATIAL
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Hammurabi's city : BABYLON
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Peep : PRY
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Albanian coin : LEK
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F. F. Gosden role : AMOS
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Myrmicid : ANT
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Anatomical vessel : VAS
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Peat, e.g. : FUEL
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Glee-club group : ALTOS
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Kugel ingredient : SUET
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Minute part of a joule : ERG
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Esthetic judgment : TASTE
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Overpraises : ADULATES
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He wrote "The High and the Mighty" : GANN
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Villains : MEANIES
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Scroll-shaped : VOLUTED
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Mineral called halotrichite : IRONALUM
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Motorists' org. : AAA
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Body fluids : SERA
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Playwright Hellman : LILLIAN
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She loved Narcissus : ECHO
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Actress Joanne ___ : DRU
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German pronoun : IHR
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County, lake or river in Utah : SEVIER
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Spot : ESPY
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Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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Hudson or Nash : CAR
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Spiked the punch : LACED
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Folk singer from Birmingham : ODETTA
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Rabid : MAD
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A ___ a famine : FEASTOR
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More snappish : TESTIER
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Geraldine's boyfriend in Flip Wilson shows : KILLER
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Faint : DIM
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Elliptic : OVATE
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Balls, e.g. : GALAS
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Idée ___ : FIXE
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Word in an ultimatum : ELSE
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Guernsey or Jersey : ELM
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Whip mark : WELT
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Coloratura Mills : ERIE
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Erupter in 1983 : ETNA
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Word with long or short : TON
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Abnormal: Comb. form : DYS
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"___ Na Na" : SHA
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Biol. lab item : SPN
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Bond : TIE
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Remnant : END

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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