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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 Down
1. 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
18. Irish hero : EMMET
20. Aye neutralizer : NAY
21. Crucifix : ROOD
22. Word with cast or side : BROAD
23. Fright, in France : PEUR
24. 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
35. Boned the fish : FILLETED
39. Princess Anne, to Margaret : NIECE
40. Dorian Gray's creator : WILDE
41. ___ of nerves : WAR
42. 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
1. "The letter is ___ by half a mile": Shak. : TOOLONG
2. Held sway : RULED
3. Versed in : UPON
4. One of the little people : ELF
5. Postponement : DEFERRAL
6. Appall : DISMAY
7. Ready for combat : ARMED
8. Track man : TOUT
9. One of the Siamese twins : ENG
10. Fifty-six in '76 : SIGNERS
11. Hong Kong is one : COLONY
13. 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
23. 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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