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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
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,259
Across
1. Arabic letter. : ALIF
5. Better than average. : GOOD
9. Fun. : SPORT
14. Andes plateau. : PUNA
15. Daughter of James II. : ANNE
16. Bibelot. : CURIO
17. Before Chap. 1. : INTR
18. "The ___ in life are free." : BESTTHINGS
20. Europeans in India. : SAHIBS
22. Slip. : ERR
23. In such a way that. : SOAS
24. Italian painter. : RENI
25. Bows. : STOOPS
27. Vieux ___, part of New Orleans. : CARRE
29. Revolutionary general. : PULASKI
33. 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
Down
1. Sacred bull of Egypt. : APIS
2. Of the moon. : LUNAR
3. Likely to happen: Colloq. : INTHECARDS
4. Breakfast food. : FARINA
5. Chatters. : GABS
6. The year ___. : ONE
7. Beginning. : ONSET
8. Superfluous: Fr. : DETROP
9. Ship: Abbr. : SCH
10. Powerful. : PUISSANT
11. Whether ___. : ORNO
12. Latvian seaport. : RIGA
13. Partner of 42 Across. : TOSS
19. Thespians. : TROUPERS
21. Rustic serenade. : BIRDSONG
25. Ego. : SELF
26. With flexibility. : PLIANTLY
28. Chanticleers. : ROOSTERS
30. Children. : SCHOOLBOYS
31. Biting. : KEEN
32. Babylonian war god. : IRRA
33. Construction item. : TBAR
34. Creeper. : VINE
36. Map abbreviation. : LAT
39. Air-castle builders. : DREAMERS
40. Former king of Egypt. : FUAD
45. Besmudged. : SOOTED
47. Tousle. : RUMPLE
49. Vacation of a sort. : LEAVE
51. Como and others. : LAKES
52. Lilac, for one. : BUSH
53. Preposition. : ONTO
54. Bouquet. : ODOR
56. Coin. : CENT
57. ___ majesty. : LESE
59. Important crop. : RYE
60. 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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