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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Saturday, May 13, 1961

Author:
Louise Earnest
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,320
Across
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Vegetable. : SQUASH
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Dickens character. : GAMP
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Medical group. : AMA
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Thought: Fr. : PENSEE
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Central European country: Abbr. : POL
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Signifies (with "to"). : ADDSUP
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Civil War general with a distinctive beard style. : BURNSIDE
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Supports, as for arm, foot, etc. : RESTS
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Calorie watcher. : REDUCER
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Season too much. : OVERSALT
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Soundest. : SANEST
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Mild expletive. : DRAT
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Period. : ERA
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Reddish browns. : RUSTS
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Keeps back (with "up"). : DAMS
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Kind of fog. : PEASOUP
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Pose. : SIT
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Office workers. : TYPISTS
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Impressive. : BIG
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High-sounding nickname. : QUEENIE
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Change décor. : REDO
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Part of D-day. : HHOUR
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Rule or order: Abbr. : REG
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Mademoiselle. : ELLE
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Walk outdoors. : AIRING
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Capacities to produce. : ENERGIES
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Often, a bell tower. : STEEPLE
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Relative of a strike. : SPARE
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Outposts. : STATIONS
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Strained. : SIEVED
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Guided. : LED
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Pepper shrub. : KAVA
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Belgian seaport. : OSTEND
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Substitutes for hems or haws. : ERS
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Branch of linguistics: Abbr. : ETYM
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Eating places of a sort. : MESSES
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Resort town near Liege. : SPA
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Abbreviation used in geometry. : QED
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Beyond the imagination (of). : UNDREAMT
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Avers. : ASSERTS
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Dr. ___, author of "The Cat in the Hat." : SEUSS
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Numerical prefix. : HEPTA
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Talk much: Colloq. : GAB
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River of eastern Asia. : AMUR
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Customs. : MORES
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Cassius' servant in "Julius Caesar." : PINDARUS
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Summits. : APICES
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Not ostentatious. : MODEST
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Puts on the qui vive. : ALERTS
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Time of day. : SUNUP
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Unexpected hit. : SLEEPER
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Gambler's choice. : ODDS
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True: Fr. : VRAI
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Recruit. : TRAINEE
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Designates. : ASSIGNS
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John ___, English engraver (1782–1874). : PYE
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Suffix denoting nationality. : OTE
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Highway. : TURNPIKE
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Accepts as true. : BELIEVES
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Pointless. : IDLE
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Proceeds. : GOES
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Companion of peace. : QUIET
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One response to RSVP. : REGRETS
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Squabble: Colloq. : HASSLE
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Baseball VIP. : HITTER
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Mountain nymphs. : OREADS
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Exult with evil satisfaction. : GLOAT
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___ Downs. : EPSOM
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Increase in size, value, etc. : RAISE
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One of the seven deadly sins. : ENVY
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Well-known nickname. : SAM
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Compass point. : ENE
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Degree. : DDS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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