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28 pre-Shortz crosswords by Mary Virginia Orna

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Mary Virginia Orna
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Thu 3/1/1979
BITSPEONGLOB
ORNOTINFORENO
FIGURESOFSPEECH
TEETOTALERASER
BUNSCOT
ACTIIISLOWFPA
SHILLSPANDRIP
COLLECTIVENOUNS
ORESARNEONICE
TEDUPASSNATHS
CREWRAW
STRAITDEVOTEES
TRANSITIVEVERBS
AURAAINUELGAR
REELNOTENEON
Wed 3/14/1979
TALCHASPSACTA
OMARINLETTORN
LOCOSTARRTHAT
DRESSGOODHOPE
SOMAPRE
LOWLANDOCTAL
RENOREOSORONO
ATCROSSPURPOSES
MOLDSTERASENT
INEPTYELLSAT
UESREAR
AMAZONASCOQAU
BAEZINCUSAUNT
CURLPOOKADINE
SLOEENTERSPAS
Wed 3/21/1979
DOMENESSCOMO
ERECTARAMORIG
LAWRENCEDURRELL
INSURERINANE
CHEFSAEDES
MELEEAWILL
ARILMERESTYES
WOLFGANGAMOZART
ROTACTORSORLE
TREENTENET
ASSAIRECUR
BLISSOPENAIR
BEETHOVENSSIXTH
EDGEKIWISPITE
YSERALECSLOE
Sun 9/16/1979WHAT'S WHOSE?
PUTSLABSSPIROTEST
ACHTONETOHONOROMNI
CLEOPATRASNEEDLENEAL
TABOOITISAELLSERE
ELMCHRISTINASWORLD
EGGPUSSHOLTEAR
BIGTOPPUMASDITTO
BRAHMSLULLABYPEAHEN
SOREELIAPRELENS
SEAELVISARETEOSE
SROSEWARDSICEBOXLET
LOPSWAGEELEVECID
AGESEYEOTICTWIT
MERCERHOBSONSCHOICE
STARTCARATSOLVES
ACTARALPEANEDS
MARTHASVINEYARDSDS
ALECMAERADIIHITOR
RUSHALICESRESTAURANT
ALEERANISEPSOMELIE
TATSALSOPTYRERETS
Fri 12/28/1979
EAGERWORMPLAN
SCOPEALOEREDO
STOPPARDORJONES
ESPIEDSTROBILE
ENDSIRENE
TAGTINFED
AMIRCOCAAARON
CAVETTORVANDYKE
THEDADOORAARE
MSSRIBSAD
BLEATSOLE
FRAILESTSONNET
LAUDERORHOUDINI
ACRENAUTSOPOR
NEAREKESERASE
Wed 1/2/1980
ACIDSPINCHAD
RARATOFFARENA
CRADLEOFLIBERTY
SENSIBLYNOOSES
VEESTUN
BARBERSTETSAL
ORIELBOERNEMO
WOODYALLENMOVIE
ESTESOAPALECS
RESSTIRSNORES
APESPOT
ENAMORTAILGATE
COMMUNISTLEADER
CROATRATEZERO
EARNARIDANNS
Thu 1/10/1980
GATUNCHASHELM
ABODECUBAARIA
GERALDINEFARRAR
STELLASLIPPERS
LIMAROODS
VFWEMPMEL
OLIOALEELAPSE
CASTORANDPOLLUX
ETHICCODEPERI
TSELABAFT
SCOOPELIS
SHARPESTESCAPE
TOMDICKANDHARRY
AREOKILOOLLIE
REOSSPEDPEONS
Wed 7/9/1980
DECORCAPPGAPS
ERODEAGRAALIT
PANELSUERZANY
STOCKEXCHANGE
ENESCOYEA
DOCKNEWLUMPS
GERAICESTALON
EXACTCHANGELANE
DITCHOVALINNS
TETONEPEETET
NOGBLOATS
CHANGEOFHEART
LOGOTREEPAILS
UPONIDEASNOOT
BENECOSTETNAS
Wed 7/16/1980
EGADAMESSHIVA
GILARILECARED
GROVERCLEVELAND
STEELERSINLETS
ISOTREE
PALESTAHASAFT
ERICHRAGALOU
RICHARDSTOCKTON
CLIOORORIATA
HSTAMENGENRES
FLOWCRO
OFCALLSHELTERS
WILLIAMPATERSON
ERASEREINASTI
SEWEDSERAMEAT
Sun 7/20/1980WHAT IN THE WORLD?
AVISSPATLESSFRED
CRINICAMELORCARIVA
OPERAAGORAGAOLENID
DENIMBERMUDATRIANGLE
ANNEASTIRANPERC
ASSNONERPINCHME
TABLETSMINNESOTAFATS
OSRICHIEGINDRURY
PREDATIONBARSEIDER
PEATHEOCEDEDDE
ODDSIRISHSETTERSSTS
EINTIESARABPEW
AETASRAPTMANTOVANI
SLITSSANALESINON
KENTUCKYDERBYSETTING
VALERIEAEROWOOS
ERINARGOSEENHAS
BRUSSELSSPROUTSBAMBI
EARLSECTEDNASUBOAT
TIGETSARTETRALISTS
ANEWOSTEDORYLESE
Sun 3/8/1981OVER THE RAINBOW
SPOTSAMRICECOME
KASHAELANYSAYEOMAR
INTERNATIONALREDCROSS
STERNEALVASIDEROSE
MICAEASELNILE
ACLOCKWORKORANGELAW
LOUASIRNANASTATOR
LASSLACETERRATAMI
THEYELLOWROSEOFTEXAS
RONEMEUSALTINK
SPENDSORIBIDALLAS
EPIGUMSNONSKEA
THEGREENINGOFAMERICA
TETRAWANEMOTUCRIB
ARROYOFLUBIMPFADA
EOSBLUERIDGEPARKWAY
SALETONERSPEE
ELONGATEGEOGARREAR
RIDERSOFTHEPURPLESAGE
IRISTUTEESPITSETUP
CANSTSARSPAYSER
Fri 6/12/1981
WAITPROADATUM
ACTALEAPELATE
ITEMANTSPILED
FIREINTHELAKE
RESEREBUS
SABLESPANTENO
ARIANEASTSABU
BETWEENTWOFIRES
ROTSDOTEARENA
ALEASSIALERTS
SARTREELL
WILLIAMSAFIRE
MOORERIMAALAR
AMOONALECZERO
LADLEESTEEXES
Fri 6/19/1981
BOASACESADZE
AVECBRAEPLIED
NEROBASTAISNE
CROWNOFTHORNS
OTTGREENE
REPELSTHISNOR
ATRIAKIEVASON
THORNINONESSIDE
TAMENOGSTOOLS
ENOMETAGARNET
RENTERTAU
THETHORNBIRDS
STOATARIDCOOT
ORRISLATEEDNA
DAYSONERDEER
Sun 11/22/1981SPLIT PERSONALITIES
CARIBFLAREMDSBROW
OHARAIONIACOATAERO
PATENGREATATKASEAM
JOHNSTUARTORVILLE
ASSORTTAPROOTESSEN
CLOTFENGLEANS
RAYALFREDGUESSESNAN
TIARATIEREDEELERY
RITEGLADCARLOADS
ASHCANSINNAMRTES
ANTEJULIATHOMASDANA
ICONRANWENRIPEST
SHARPIESLYRAATTU
NOTYETBANANAAGAVE
ERSLECTERNEDITHEVAN
HALINGASENENE
CLARAANGELUSLASERS
HUGOMARGARETCHASE
AMIRRILLTURINNEVER
PELEITESGREEDODILE
STEMLYSONERSREEFS
Sun 3/7/1982SHADES OF MEANING
SLADECRUHOVELTEAR
HEMALHENARETEHALED
ATIVEENDMLLESUTILE
GENIPAASIMOVSAMBIS
SMITHMINEFEVERORBRICK
SAIDTERTORCHY
EGGNEEJOEYSOUSED
BRISTLESHARDUNITE
SALEPSELECTMOBSPAW
ENTRAPSARKAERIES
NOSEPRINTBEARDORBERRY
REEVESTHEARATIOS
FOBRYESIDEALSCAABA
INIGOLOOMSTAKENBY
RETIREBANGAGOTSE
SCREAKOAKTARS
BUTTONSHERRINGORSKINS
ABELATSETTERSWANEE
CORALEVITAEOSATAMI
HANNARADIILAPRENES
TSARSTEALSTYDREAM
Sun 8/8/1982LATIN RHYTHMS
AMISHADMANCREDOMATY
LANAIBEIGESOEVERASHE
BYTHEPULCHRITUDINOUSSEA
ISOLDEPEACURDLEPHILS
NAHRINSEBESOT
DANCINGINTHETENEBROSITY
EMERSONAUERSDRAW
CAVERNLINAGLEANBRAG
ATEEDIVEALUMCAINE
YOULLNEVERAMBULATEALONE
LOVERGABELIGNITES
EGGOVIDBELAYAGRASSE
MALAYANSONICLURED
MYOLDKENTUCKYHABITATION
ELVISGARYITESANDA
REEFYEARNONERFORCES
PERICARDSGESTALT
IVEGOTYOUSUBCUTANEOUSLY
NAXOSNAMESCUL
SLUESANGLIAECUIDEATE
ILLSEEYOUINMYPHANTASMAS
SETASATANSREATASNORT
TESTSHALESENETHESSE
Sun 11/14/1982ROLE CALL
MEANSPERILACCEPT
LAYMANEMERYPHARAOH
ONEIROCRITICPICAROON
NABCORONASGOTHSTRI
EGADTOXOPHILITETEND
RULEWIREDENYTHREE
ALIENDDENTTOASTS
PEWEEWESBORU
CRINGEDFACTOTUMMALL
RENOIRULARAAREALEE
AMASSPRECENTORETIVE
GINOSOIETOESDAUBED
STEPHISTRIONCARRIES
HAASESKDOING
FACINGGOATEMSIDI
AVASTEARLDAVESINS
KANTFUNAMBULISTTACO
ETASIGNSREALTORRIO
RAPPAREEDELTIOLOGIST
REAGENTIDEESLOOSES
STARESMARSHSTATS
Sun 5/1/1983MISSING LINKS
SOHOTSCOOPWEBERS
AVOWERTACNAADAGIOS
LEWITHFATHERRIDICULE
URESMITTENASSESPEN
TAVIGUARDOFHONSCAT
EWENCUTISVAINSHOVE
SERFORELGARPWIENER
LARESBETPARR
MODERNNIGERIANWASP
AZORESFADEIRIDOLPE
TORSOSAMUELLERGOTUP
ENIFPOLELEESCIDERY
DESITRADEINSAVERTS
ERATDOTTAMER
STILESFLITERLESOSA
CONDOCOOTSNAILOVEN
RUTSSOUTHPACICNEVA
OPEJOHNSSULLIEDRIB
DERAILEDMADAMATERFLY
ENSNAREATIVECREELS
SINNERESSENRIDES
Sun 9/4/1983DIRECTORY
SLAPDABIDEASEMOTING
RIBEIROOTRANTOROMANIA
SPARETOGEORGELONDONENG
TUSKLESSILEXEON
BAJUEEESHEACISIBO
AMERMRSBEAMARSCUPS
SHABBATPURRLARVALREP
IANANWARSOVERTIMETRA
NIBBYANYFLAKYNODLET
GRAYESTSUDSLEGSTATI
ALLAHAUERGARBMANTA
VICTORIADELOSANGELESCAL
ORIONNAUTMENDRIATA
LONSEGALDERNILLNESS
UNEECTATRIACHILITEL
TAWSHOOTOUTMARNIEEVA
ELIPONDERAFARGASTRIC
DUSKYDESLEDDENEPEE
MCIOCTGOYAFIRSARD
LEVTEARSWIMMEET
STELLADALLASTEXARTISTE
HONESTYMANHOLENINEPIN
ENTREESSTARTYEARNED
Sun 12/4/1983HOMOPHONY
SPECHIRAMPAOLIPEAR
ORCAADELAORLONLENA
DAHLSDOLLSWALTSWALTZ
STOICALAMEBATESSIE
CATSDRURYBRAM
MAJORSAYSOFOULARDS
ABUFRANCKSFRANCSHOT
TELSELAHAUNTRODE
ELECAYRESAIRSBADGE
RESOURCEINSETAMEER
JAIMECLAIRTSARS
ABETSARKINDEPLORES
PEWITGUYSGUISEDORA
ARESARNENOLLEAGO
ILLARIELSAERIALSDON
RESPIRESPUNICPASTE
ADAMSOBIGABIE
ADRIANSLUESPEARSON
JEANSGENESLAPPSLAPSE
ACMEETAPEEXALTTRIP
ROSSDEPTSDELESEYES
Sun 6/10/1984PLANT-ERS
SERAYEATSACRESBOA
STROBEMELEEKOALAOID
MARTINBALSAMANTESMOLD
UTAECUSOSIEJACKOAKIE
TENARUMETCOFTPRIER
DAISYMILLERITSAKERS
INEARAURNALL
SNORTSCOTCHATTARELIS
CARMINAROOKSALARMIST
ANDAMANROSEMARYCLOONEY
BOONESDEBARSALAINDEX
ALIFEIRONS
ASSETAMESUMNERASSENT
WILLIAMPRIMROSELITTLER
NOUMENALDUANEACERATE
SNEEARETELORDLYRINSE
RESRAGTRIANN
AMARASPARUSSELLSAGE
BORICHASANTDYESSEA
BIRCHBAYHFIRSPOUTCVI
ALAEAVOIDCOTTONMATHER
CEYRELEEEVIANEMEERS
YDSARARAFERNSPAWS
Sun 12/9/1984LITERARY FEAST
RASCALTHOENIBABULS
AREOLAAORTICERRATIC
GRAPESOFWRATHTEATIME
EASEMENTROGERBACON
ARABEMIRENAST
MESONSDORICMALA
OTHOSALICMARIANA
THEMANWHOCAMETODINNER
ENEGOALSAMUSETILT
LONGARMENNISJOLLY
ARAISININTHESUN
WELLSONCLETALEOFA
APIAMAURYPEALEBUS
APECKOFPICKLEDPEPPERS
CANTINARAREEISLA
MAREVIGORCHEESY
SSTSREASONAHA
THEEGGANDIANACONDA
RANGOONUNDERMILKWOOD
AVENUESCLOTHEKINDLE
PETITSTYCOONYESSES
Sun 5/12/1985MAYHEM
CREPELACKSSPAMARSH
LORANIVANIVHERBORATE
ELANDMORINIUSERNIVEN
ALTOSBITTERDOSETEENS
NOORMODEGODSAPOLLO
ALIAMILEDDAY
BEAMEANDWAGNEROSSATDS
INCASEURASIACOPTCHEW
ADESPONYANDORRAURFA
SOSPANEETOACMEPREEN
DESAMORRHEASTACK
ACTRESSESBRITTANDWHITTY
RURALPLIERILLOAS
GRAPEREDDICESCOWTAG
IVIEDIGESTSITOLFARE
VETSANISAHERNESARLEN
ESSANGEANCIENTMEXICAN
DEMSSTONYLEG
ARIOSOTHOUANTIHANS
STARRNERINODDERSTRAP
OLDENTREETRAUMAAERIE
LAINEHISSYELLEDKNAVE
OSIERESTSETAEESSED
Sun 12/1/1985INITIAL ENCOUNTERS
VENTFRAPPERESTOME
ALARAROARIMOLAAWES
SSSANPEDROABCMURDERS
TEACARTSSISAKCUDDLE
HIESFATTYCITE
CAPERSSLIERALEHOUSE
ORGANOPECMEMBERSAG
ROWEASISABASESTR
FOOPGACHAMPIONMAMIE
UNDERAGETIANTSPRINT
ELITEDRATSKEATS
SCHEMESIAMOANALYSIS
AROMAHMSPINAFOREOSO
LIULIEUTYOWSHULA
EESNATONATIONDARER
PRECASTSAMENTDEBITS
ORTSETONSVERA
EASIERADUSTLACINESS
GSAFOUNDERPSILOVEYOU
GIBECRIMEEULERREAD
SAUDTATASGRITARKS
Sun 3/23/1986DESIGNER COLLECTION
CANEETHOSSPICAELSA
YVESPIAVEPALARDIOR
MAINBOCHERARILSILLE
ASLEEPARMTRAVESTIES
DESDOPESINCH
MOLLIEPARNISANATHEMA
AXIOMABASEMKTERAT
CAMUSSSWRETILEADZE
ALBIAMORIESEODEON
WIESELREPELSISM
CRISTOBALBALENCIAGA
SALRIATASOTIOSE
BRIBEEDSELCATROSA
RUDIEGOISMPHIPIPIT
OBOLMCIABEAMREESE
WELLSIANPIERRECARDIN
BURSKONASELY
UNPLEASANTGPSAEGEAN
DELATINEALILLYDACHE
ORESENOLSEROSESHAW
SODSSIXTHSEEDYHOBS
Sun 5/17/1987AFFAIRS OF STATE
OMEGASOLARCOPSTSAR
LENOSAMINOANAHACRE
ATILTNERDSNEROSORA
NEDDASNAPENITWITTED
ERLEEQUALYVETTE
MOUNTAINLAURELLOO
ALGRENAUCANCARFARE
LALODEUTERTOADYLOD
AVIDOATHTWOPLYBALM
AFROZONESPIREA
BLUEBONNETKINGSALMON
LINEUPAVOWSILL
OBIEPUNISHRANIABBE
OROTOTALICECAPPEER
DENTURESTRIAPAPERS
OTTHOMEONTHERANGE
POITOUARABSURAL
INVERNESSISBASNOBLE
RAABISTOREACTSORER
NINATMENCYRILASIAN
ARIGYENSHESSESAMPS
Sun 1/24/1988SPECIAL PEOPLE
COLICBLASSTATIC
CASINOORBITTAMARAS
HUMIDORMYRMECOLOGIST
OLPESYPOAARLESSUI
ULARSPOONCREESCHIN
SENSOHOCHIPSCREST
EDOHIEROPHANTCHERTS
LOIREMAINESHAD
SPORESSALLEHANOVER
TIGEROPHIOLOGISTELI
OTISARCACAREEXIT
ITSLYCANTHROPESMITE
CITHARARUINSSTILES
ODESBELLEEWELL
BLENDSARBALESTERODD
YESESAXILSWHENLEE
PACSBRIDEGRANTSOFA
AGAGOGOLIONAFAGIN
SUPERNUMERARYROUTINE
SEEPAGERUNTSCHEESE
SEIZORSETHHOLST
Sun 8/28/1988COMPANION PIECE
HELDCALLCLOPATHOS
PAGANOMOOHATLOCHACHA
INGMARBERGMANTONCHEKHOV
ESSEERNEARCTERMESTA
TOOPTASMULEODES
AMNERISBORERTUNESNAB
MENPORESAUDIESODA
LOUISAMAYALCOTTONMATHER
APPLEITSYHUHUSSPOILS
PETTALEMATIANTA
EROSWANEUPPERSACE
LANACANTRELLAFITZGERALD
TRYSENLISBRAESTLO
ELIETINSAIDATAP
AVERSESCRODMUIRBEAME
JAMESBUCHANANETTEFABRAY
ADASSHARPDOTESETO
REYMELTSLARESSLENDER
TINAARMSENIDULE
ASHEDNEEUNAIRANSLIM
CHARLESHGORENATATEBALDI
TARREDSORELSETHSHEET
GEARSSELLPROSALAS