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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Thursday, December 29, 1960

Author: Louise Earnest
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { H J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,185
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1. Utensil. : SPOON
6. Equivocates. : PALTERS
13. Italian sausage. : SALAMI
14. Blanch, as celery. : ETIOLATE
16. Book illustrations. : PLATES
17. Entertainer. : COMEDIAN
18. Height: Abbr. : ALT
19. Snuggles. : NESTLES
21. Thus: Lat. : SIC
22. Military group on the campus. : ROTC
24. Word "graved inside" of Browning's heart. : ITALY
25. Word element meaning "terrible." : DINO
26. Unimpeded forward movement. : SWEEP
28. Letters on liners. : USS
29. To come: Fr. : VENIR
30. Weeping statue of Greek legend. : NIOBE
32. Oxlike. : BOVINE
33. Near Eastern garments. : CAFTANS
36. Fences. : PALINGS
37. Stage direction. : EXEUNT
38. Queen of spades, in solo. : BASTA
39. Light-colored cigar. : CLARO
40. Floor covering. : MAT
41. Long narrow runway. : STRIP
45. Depend (on). : RELY
46. Tribal symbol. : TOTEM
48. Moderate. : EASY
49. Baseball's Mel. : OTT
50. Summerhouses. : CASINOS
52. Father of Abner. : NER
53. Primroses. : PRIMULAS
55. Little ___. : LEAGUE
57. Gives attention to something. : SEESTOIT
58. Natives of Ceylon. : TAMILS
59. Intrinsic nature. : ESSENCE
60. Assigned task. : STINT
1. Of a pale reddish-yellow color. : SALLOW
2. Missouri tributary. : PLATTE
3. Wild ___. : OAT
4. Portent. : OMEN
5. American of Japanese extraction. : NISEI
6. Enzyme found in fruits. : PECTASE
7. Ring-shaped reefs. : ATOLLS
8. British sailor: Slang. : LIMEY
9. Digits. : TOES
10. Antiquity: Archaic. : ELD
11. "A ___ the Sun." : RAISININ
12. Changing color. : STAINING
13. Boxes. : SPARS
15. Musical treats. : ENCORES
20. Short ends. : STUBS
23. Period of years. : CENTURY
25. Swerve. : DEVIATE
27. Softly: Mus. : PIANO
29. Unit in electricity. : VOLTS
31. Canadian province: Abbr. : ONT
32. College degrees. : BAS
33. First king of Attica, half man, half dragon. : CECROPS
34. Carriage underpinning. : AXLETREE
35. Obligations of loyalty. : FEALTIES
36. Thin metal disk. : PATEN
38. Fine cotton fabric. : BATISTE
40. Inlaid. : MOSAIC
42. Sounded bells, as on New Year's Eve. : RANGIN
43. Tristram's beloved. : ISEULT
44. Combustible heaps. : PYRES
46. The stock, in card playing. : TALON
47. Sheds feathers. : MOLTS
50. Pretty. : CUTE
51. Membership. : SEAT
54. Handwritten works: Abbr. : MSS
56. Mon ___ Pierrot. : AMI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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