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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Saturday, March 13, 1976

Author:
Louise Earnest
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,709
Across
1. Dominant theme : MOTIF
6. Outlays : COSTS
11. Lighter fuel : BUTANE
12. Impedes legally : ESTOPS
14. Steps lively : HUSTLES
15. Woodchucks : MARMOTS
17. Soviet cooperative : ARTEL
18. Journeys : TREKS
20. Word with brow or down : LOW
21. Danube tributary : ISAR
22. Moon goddess : DIANA
23. Hindu goddess : DEVI
24. Bleacher occupant : FAN
25. Boat crane : DAVIT
26. Heads: Fr. : TETES
27. Oran resident : ALGERIAN
29. At ___ : ALOSS
30. Big name in ballet : TALLCHIEF
33. Sumac, for one : SHRUB
36. Good lookout areas : HILLTOPS
40. Deficiencies : NEEDS
41. Reacts to a bear market : SELLS
42. ___ Dolorosa : VIA
43. Peak : ACME
44. Travel in a way : CYCLE
45. Kind of esteem : SELF
46. Japanese leader : ITO
47. Beer Barrel, for one : POLKA
48. "Ici on ___ . . . " : PARLE
49. ___ to (meets expectations) : LIVESUP
51. Nuclear ___ : REACTOR
53. Moslem leader : CALIPH
54. Dainty garden flower : YARROW
55. Causes cell destruction : LYSES
56. Prepare tea : STEEP
Down
1. Denizen of the Western plains : MUSTANG
2. Aquatic animal : OTTER
3. Like some drinks : TALL
4. Feminine suffix : INE
5. Film or folk event : FESTIVAL
6. Portland, for one : CEMENT
7. Honshu port : OSAKA
8. Part of an orch. : STRS
9. Piper's son : TOM
10. Town of central Italy : SPOLETO
11. Of a body sac : BURSAL
13. Franklin and potbelly : STOVES
14. Israeli port : HAIFA
16. Cheese : SWISS
19. Relative of an I.O.U. : RAINCHECK
22. Eire legislature : DAIL
23. Famed pottery center : DELFT
25. Dull fabrics : DRABS
26. Asian weights : TAELS
28. Musical piece : ETUDE
31. Sir Edmund and family : HILLARYS
32. That: Lat. : ILLE
33. " . . . creeping like a ___" : SNAIL
34. Like last-minute doings : HECTIC
35. Change of position : REMOVAL
37. Surpass : OVERTOP
38. Word with case or sham : PILLOW
39. Less risky : SAFER
41. Lissome ones : SYLPHS
44. Auto type : COUPE
45. ___ Coeur of Paris : SACRE
47. Greek letters : PSIS
48. Reduce : PARE
50. Culbertson of bridge : ELY
52. Sup : EAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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