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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

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Across
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Dominant theme : MOTIF
6
Outlays : COSTS
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Lighter fuel : BUTANE
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Impedes legally : ESTOPS
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Steps lively : HUSTLES
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Woodchucks : MARMOTS
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Soviet cooperative : ARTEL
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Journeys : TREKS
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Word with brow or down : LOW
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Danube tributary : ISAR
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Moon goddess : DIANA
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Hindu goddess : DEVI
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Bleacher occupant : FAN
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Boat crane : DAVIT
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Heads: Fr. : TETES
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Oran resident : ALGERIAN
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At ___ : ALOSS
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Big name in ballet : TALLCHIEF
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Sumac, for one : SHRUB
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Good lookout areas : HILLTOPS
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Deficiencies : NEEDS
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Reacts to a bear market : SELLS
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___ Dolorosa : VIA
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Peak : ACME
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Travel in a way : CYCLE
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Kind of esteem : SELF
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Japanese leader : ITO
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Beer Barrel, for one : POLKA
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"Ici on ___ . . . " : PARLE
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___ to (meets expectations) : LIVESUP
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Nuclear ___ : REACTOR
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Moslem leader : CALIPH
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Dainty garden flower : YARROW
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Causes cell destruction : LYSES
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Prepare tea : STEEP
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Denizen of the Western plains : MUSTANG
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Aquatic animal : OTTER
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Like some drinks : TALL
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Feminine suffix : INE
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Film or folk event : FESTIVAL
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Portland, for one : CEMENT
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Honshu port : OSAKA
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Part of an orch. : STRS
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Piper's son : TOM
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Town of central Italy : SPOLETO
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Of a body sac : BURSAL
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Franklin and potbelly : STOVES
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Israeli port : HAIFA
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Cheese : SWISS
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Relative of an I.O.U. : RAINCHECK
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Eire legislature : DAIL
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Famed pottery center : DELFT
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Dull fabrics : DRABS
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Asian weights : TAELS
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Musical piece : ETUDE
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Sir Edmund and family : HILLARYS
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That: Lat. : ILLE
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" . . . creeping like a ___" : SNAIL
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Like last-minute doings : HECTIC
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Change of position : REMOVAL
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Surpass : OVERTOP
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Word with case or sham : PILLOW
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Less risky : SAFER
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Lissome ones : SYLPHS
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Auto type : COUPE
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___ Coeur of Paris : SACRE
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Reduce : PARE
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Culbertson of bridge : ELY
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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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