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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Saturday, October 14, 1961

Author: Louise Earnest
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,474
Across Down
1. Urge. : IMPEL
6. People in bondage. : SLAVES
12. Angry sounds. : SNARLS
13. Bottle gourd. : CALABASH
16. Maximal. : UTMOST
17. Southern pine. : LOBLOLLY
18. Gallant. : BRAVE
19. Favorite. : PET
20. Those against. : ANTIS
21. Soldiers of 1861. : REBS
22. Opera role. : BORIS
24. Old name for Tokyo. : YEDO
25. Unclose: Poet. : OPE
26. Laments. : BEMOANS
28. Hiding-place. : DEN
29. Breed of cat. : SIAMESE
31. "___ creature was stirring . . . " : NOTA
33. Unmoored : ADRIFT
34. Brightly colored marine fish. : WRASSE
38. Haircuts. : BOBS
40. More dashing. : SMARTER
41. Correspondent's afterthought. : PPS
44. Escape: Colloq. : GETAWAY
46. Year: Span. : ANO
47. Large boats. : ARKS
49. Man ___. : TOMAN
50. Carpenter's nail. : BRAD
51. Third ___. : REICH
53. Curtain material. : NET
54. Dull finish. : MATTE
55. Diamondback. : TERRAPIN
57. Cabinet member. : DILLON
58. "The good is oft ___ with their bones." : INTERRED
59. Declare. : ASSERT
60. Jewish ceremonies. : SEDERS
61. Rosary. : BEADS
1. Fearless. : INTREPID
2. Woods dweller visited by Goldilocks. : MAMABEAR
3. Territories: Abbr. : PROVS
4. Other. : ELSE
5. War vessel. : LST
6. Hard: Prefix. : SCLERO
7. Native of Vientiane. : LAOTIAN
8. White vestment. : ALB
9. Qui ___? (who goes there?): Fr. : VALA
10. Valuable wood. : EBONY
11. ___ nuts. : SALTED
12. Confidentially. : SUBROSA
14. Playground item. : SLIDE
15. Chinese green tea. : HYSON
19. Fruit. : POME
22. Safest choice: Colloq. : BESTBET
23. Winter phenomenon. : SNOWMAN
26. Blur. : BEFOG
27. Wanderer. : STRAY
30. Marble. : MIB
32. Rhine tributary. : AAR
35. Caught off guard. : STARTLED
36. Washingtonians. : SENATORS
37. Corrosive substance. : ERODENT
39. Harder. : STONIER
40. King of ___. : SWAT
41. First installment. : PARTI
42. Trim (the feathers). : PREEN
43. Passes around. : SKIRTS
45. Make ___. : AMENDS
48. Stony mass on a hillside. : SCREE
50. Corkwood. : BALSA
52. Unyielding. : HARD
54. ___ en scène. : MISE
56. Common prefix. : PRE
57. Pat. : DAB

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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