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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Saturday, April 16, 1983

Author:
Louise Earnest
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,212
Across
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Amicus ___ (friend of the court) : CURIAE
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Cartels : TRUSTS
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Immediately : ATONCE
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Marin subject : SEASCAPE
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What two-year-olds do : TOTTER
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Squawk box : INTERCOM
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More appropriate : APTER
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Carpenter or fire follower : ANT
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Monad : ATOM
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Property claim : LIEN
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Incipient nestlings : EGGS
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"Mother ___, " old song : OMINE
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Theater section : PARTERRE
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Gravy enhancer : GIBLET
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Articles : ANS
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Trevi number : TRE
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Bingo officials : CALLERS
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Loafer, e.g. : SHOE
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" . . . add ___ unto a fault . . . ": Shak. : ALIE
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Trifle ingredient : CUSTARD
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Seine site or sight : ILE
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___-fi : SCI
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Bruckner and Chekhov : ANTONS
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English offshoot : AMERICAN
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Gear for Krupa : TRAPS
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What rulers hold : SWAY
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Wrongful act : TORT
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Cornmeal : SAMP
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Basis for some soldiers : TIN
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Elbow : SHOVE
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Brings into play : UTILIZES
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Press component : PLATEN
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Wife of Odysseus : PENELOPE
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Meadowlands competitors : PACERS
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Wall panels : DADOES
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Scanty : SPARSE
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Tree with beanlike pods : CATALPA
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Visionary : UTOPIAN
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Cads : ROTTERS
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Purpose : INTENT
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Box-elder genus : ACER
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Ending for racket or profit : EER
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Yurts : TENTS
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"Brother ___," 1938 film : RAT
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Function : USE
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What mobile QB's do : SCRAMBLE
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Tangible : TACTILE
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Clergyman famous for slips of the tongue : SPOONER
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Barbershop offering : SINGE
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Irish patriot's family : EMMETS
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Saw eye to eye : AGREED
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Ball-park statistics : ERRORS
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More unctuous : OILIER
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Allen and Frome : ETHANS
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Ship's kitchen : GALLEY
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Crocodile's relative : CAIMAN
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Plugged : STOPPLED
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Counter item in a diner : CATSUP
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Not classified : UNRATED
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Staying power : STAMINA
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Phil Rizzuto's nickname : SCOOTER
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Thanksgiving-dinner V.I.P.'s : CARVERS
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Burning : INTENSE
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"I heard ___ man say": Housman : AWISE
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Cayuga Lake city : ITHACA
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Hitchcock's "The Thirty-Nine ___" : STEPS
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Insult : SLAP
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Half a Philippine city's name : ILO
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Actress Caldwell : ZOE
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Letters after letters : PPS

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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