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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 1962

Author: Louise Earnest
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,632
Across Down
1. More than a little. : SOME
5. Salamander. : NEWT
9. Relative of "pooh!" : PSHAW
14. Cognate. : AKIN
15. Draft animals. : OXEN
16. What "veni" means. : ICAME
17. Temporary. : MAKESHIFT
19. Writer Doyle. : CONAN
20. "___, baby bunting . . . " : BYE
21. Home of the Panthers. : PITT
22. Instructed. : TAUGHT
23. Classifies. : ASSORTS
25. Suffix used with song, fun, etc. : FEST
26. Twice, in music. : BIS
27. Depends on. : TRUSTSTO
31. Contest at Camelot. : JOUST
34. Musical performances. : ORATORIOS
35. Besides. : ALSO
36. Objects of worship. : ICONS
37. Girl's name. : OLGA
38. Of the late Stone Age. : NEOLITHIC
40. Large white goose. : SOLAN
41. Extracts. : ESSENCES
42. Use a straw. : SIP
43. Very: Ger. : SEHR
44. Place to get a ride. : BUSSTOP
48. Catch sight of. : DESCRY
51. Bark cloth. : TAPA
52. Japanese herb. : UDO
53. Red as ___. : ABEET
54. Relatives of ranges. : HOTPLATES
56. Native of Shiraz. : IRANI
57. Yucca's relative. : ALOE
58. Conjunctions. : BUTS
59. Actress Crabtree. : LOTTA
60. Fix. : MEND
61. To be: Lat. : ESSE
1. Dance. : SAMBA
2. Approves: Colloq. : OKAYS
3. Dais instruments, for short. : MIKES
4. Compass point. : ENE
5. One of a baseball trio. : NOHITS
6. Auditorium signs. : EXITS
7. Woof. : WEFT
8. Explosive. : TNT
9. Famous octogenarian. : PICASSO
10. Youth groups. : SCOUTTROOPS
11. A bit: Colloq. : HANG
12. Indian servant. : AMAH
13. Was sold at. : WENT
18. Relative of a gaff. : SPRIT
22. Germans: Abbr. : TEUTS
24. Like streetcars, for instance. : OBSOLESCENT
25. Swiss coin. : FRANC
27. Un, deux, ___. : TROIS
28. Threshold. : SILL
29. Pompey's robe. : TOGA
30. Suffix in chemistry. : OSAN
31. One of the Does. : JANE
32. Arena cheers. : OLES
33. Hospitality centers. : USOS
34. Earthy color. : OCHER
36. Restive. : ITCHY
39. Inactivity. : INERTIA
40. Tough plant fiber. : SISAL
42. Ate. : SUPPED
44. Drum major's staff. : BATON
45. Ballet skirts. : TUTUS
46. Philadelphia-born playwright. : ODETS
47. Law enforcement body. : POSSE
48. ___ Eireann. : DAIL
49. River of Spain. : EBRO
50. The catbird ___ (position of advantage). : SEAT
51. Painted metalware. : TOLE
54. Short wave user. : HAM
55. Honest ___. : ABE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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