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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Friday, December 21, 1979

Author:
Louise Earnest
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,000
Across
1. Beat : ALLIN
6. Totally : INALL
11. Between ___ and Charybdis : SCYLLA
12. Oriental water wheels : NORIAS
14. Frozen concoction : SHERBET
15. Totals : COMESTO
17. Marquette and Dumas : PERES
18. Lack of muscle power : ATONY
20. "All systems go!" : AOK
21. Teases : RIBS
22. Wines revived by new fermentation : STUMS
23. Site of the Pearl Mosque : AGRA
24. Baba : ALI
25. Mall unit : STORE
26. Small and insignificant : DINKY
27. Closemouthed : TACITURN
29. Badger : HARASS
30. Frequently : MANYATIME
32. Depths : NADIRS
35. Union general at Antietam : BURNSIDE
39. Slur over : ELIDE
40. Hearts : CORES
41. Born: Fr. : NEE
42. ___ en scène : MISE
43. Pitcher's spot : MOUND
44. Cookbook word : STIR
45. Nabokov heroine : ADA
46. Dumas's "Le ___ de Monte Cristo" : COMTE
47. In music, slow and dignified : LARGO
48. Steak ___ : TARTARE
50. Church officers : DEACONS
52. Shostakovich : DMITRI
53. Euphrates' counterpart : TIGRIS
54. U.S. naturalist and writer : SETON
55. Beginning : ONSET
Down
1. Like vinegar : ACERBIC
2. Biblical harps : LYRES
3. Degrees for D.A.'s : LLBS
4. Ending for erect or tact : ILE
5. Type of event for Mark Spitz : NATATORY
6. Form 1040 entry : INCOME
7. High times : NOONS
8. Host : ARMY
9. "Let sleeping dogs ___" : LIE
10. Relative of cannelloni : LASAGNA
11. ___ Graham, Fitzgerald's beloved : SHEILA
13. Kin of ibises : STORKS
14. Small herring : SPRAT
16. Approves : OKAYS
19. 1 and 6 Across or 54 and 55 Across, e.g. : TURNABOUT
22. Astounds : STUNS
23. Buenos ___ : AIRES
25. Homophone for stair : STARE
26. Denounces as a failure : DAMNS
28. Chemical compound : IMIDE
29. Engaged : HIRED
31. Sought help from : TURNEDTO
32. Thread: Comb. form : NEMAT
33. Upper part of a surveyor's transit : ALIDAD
34. Makes friendly or harmless : DISARMS
36. Mass part : INTROIT
37. Condescends : DEIGNS
38. Architect Saarinen and others : EEROS
40. Reply to a knock : COMEIN
43. Hillock : MORRO
44. ___ Coeur, Paris landmark : SACRE
46. First president of League of Women Voters : CATT
47. Falls behind : LAGS
49. Even-steven situation : TIE
51. German article : EIN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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