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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1963

Author:
Louise Earnest
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,259

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Arabic letter. : ALIF
5
Better than average. : GOOD
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Fun. : SPORT
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Andes plateau. : PUNA
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Daughter of James II. : ANNE
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Bibelot. : CURIO
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Before Chap. 1. : INTR
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"The ___ in life are free." : BESTTHINGS
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Europeans in India. : SAHIBS
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Slip. : ERR
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In such a way that. : SOAS
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Italian painter. : RENI
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Bows. : STOOPS
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Vieux ___, part of New Orleans. : CARRE
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Revolutionary general. : PULASKI
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Wilson Dam owner. : TVA
35
Item in Santa's pack. : DOLL
37
Pinch, as with pliers. : PINCER
38
Kindred souls. : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
41
Island in the Aegean. : ANDROS
42
Right, left, or U. : TURN
43
___ shoestring. : ONA
44
Takes umbrage. : RESENTS
46
Star: Prefix. : ASTRO
48
Ancient. : AGEOLD
50
Letup. : LULL
52
Derrick pole. : BOOM
55
Fish dish. : ROE
56
Percussion piece. : CYMBAL
58
Play down. : UNDERSTATE
61
Bonnet brim. : POKE
62
One kind of book. : STORY
63
Constant. : EVEN
64
Strong alkaline solutions. : LYES
65
Pinto. : HORSE
66
Surface mark. : DENT
67
Latin verb. : ESSE
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Sacred bull of Egypt. : APIS
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Of the moon. : LUNAR
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Likely to happen: Colloq. : INTHECARDS
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Breakfast food. : FARINA
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Chatters. : GABS
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The year ___. : ONE
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Superfluous: Fr. : DETROP
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Ship: Abbr. : SCH
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Powerful. : PUISSANT
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Whether ___. : ORNO
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Latvian seaport. : RIGA
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Partner of 42 Across. : TOSS
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Thespians. : TROUPERS
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Rustic serenade. : BIRDSONG
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Ego. : SELF
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With flexibility. : PLIANTLY
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Chanticleers. : ROOSTERS
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Children. : SCHOOLBOYS
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Biting. : KEEN
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Babylonian war god. : IRRA
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Construction item. : TBAR
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Creeper. : VINE
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Map abbreviation. : LAT
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Air-castle builders. : DREAMERS
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Former king of Egypt. : FUAD
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Besmudged. : SOOTED
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Tousle. : RUMPLE
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Vacation of a sort. : LEAVE
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Como and others. : LAKES
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Lilac, for one. : BUSH
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Preposition. : ONTO
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Bouquet. : ODOR
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Coin. : CENT
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Important crop. : RYE
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Midmorning. : TEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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