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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Saturday, December 20, 1980

Author:
Louise Earnest
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,365
Across
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Set right : TRUED
6
History student's concern : DATES
11
Join : COUPLE
12
Meaning the contrary of what is expressed : IRONIC
14
Simmer down : COOLOFF
15
Do some rum-running : SMUGGLE
17
Burstyn or Terry : ELLEN
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Irish hero : EMMET
20
Aye neutralizer : NAY
21
Crucifix : ROOD
22
Word with cast or side : BROAD
23
Fright, in France : PEUR
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Raggedy one : ANN
25
Singer-songwriter Simon : CARLY
26
Pouch between bone and tendon : BURSA
27
Paul Dresser song: 1905 : MYGALSAL
29
Devil's paternoster : CURSES
30
Comers in the frog pond : POLLIWOGS
32
Tried mightily : STROVE
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Boned the fish : FILLETED
39
Princess Anne, to Margaret : NIECE
40
Dorian Gray's creator : WILDE
41
___ of nerves : WAR
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Facts, briefly : INFO
43
Pares pears : PEELS
44
___-majesté : LESE
45
Retainer : FEE
46
Emerson's middle name : WALDO
47
Religious art work : PIETA
48
Where ginkgoes and ginsengs grow : FAREAST
50
Gabble : TWITTER
52
Carriage house : REMISE
53
Yon's partner : HITHER
54
Noted 18th-century mathematician : EULER
55
Clear sky : ETHER
Down
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"The letter is ___ by half a mile": Shak. : TOOLONG
2
Held sway : RULED
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Versed in : UPON
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One of the little people : ELF
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Postponement : DEFERRAL
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Appall : DISMAY
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Ready for combat : ARMED
8
Track man : TOUT
9
One of the Siamese twins : ENG
10
Fifty-six in '76 : SIGNERS
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Hong Kong is one : COLONY
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This may be subordinate : CLAUSE
14
One of the Spice Islands : CERAM
16
Wildcats : EYRAS
19
Appeased : MOLLIFIED
22
Birthplace of 54 Across (older spelling) : BASLE
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Iago's "trash" : PURSE
25
Garlic segment : CLOVE
26
Blow reveille : BUGLE
28
Gradually: Mus: dir. : APOCO
29
Respiratory infections : COLDS
31
___-wisp : WILLOTHE
32
Enjoy the fragrance : SNIFF
33
Lack of discernment re music : TINEAR
34
Caller on the court : REFEREE
36
Small loudspeaker : TWEETER
37
Festival named for a dawn goddess : EASTER
38
Gloomy, to Keats : DREAR
40
Confusion; turmoil : WELTER
43
Like yesterday's fad : PASSE
44
Adjective for a slender bender : LITHE
46
What banshees do : WAIL
47
Substance : PITH
49
Big bird : EMU
51
Mark Russell's forte : WIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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