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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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