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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
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,320
Across
1. Vegetable. : SQUASH
7. Dickens character. : GAMP
11. Medical group. : AMA
14. Thought: Fr. : PENSEE
15. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
16. Central European country: Abbr. : POL
17. Signifies (with "to"). : ADDSUP
18. Civil War general with a distinctive beard style. : BURNSIDE
20. Supports, as for arm, foot, etc. : RESTS
22. Calorie watcher. : REDUCER
23. Season too much. : OVERSALT
26. Soundest. : SANEST
27. Mild expletive. : DRAT
28. Period. : ERA
30. Reddish browns. : RUSTS
31. Keeps back (with "up"). : DAMS
32. Kind of fog. : PEASOUP
34. Pose. : SIT
35. Office workers. : TYPISTS
36. Impressive. : BIG
39. High-sounding nickname. : QUEENIE
40. Change décor. : REDO
41. Part of D-day. : HHOUR
44. Rule or order: Abbr. : REG
45. Mademoiselle. : ELLE
46. Walk outdoors. : AIRING
48. Capacities to produce. : ENERGIES
51. Often, a bell tower. : STEEPLE
53. Relative of a strike. : SPARE
54. Outposts. : STATIONS
56. Strained. : SIEVED
59. Guided. : LED
60. Pepper shrub. : KAVA
61. Belgian seaport. : OSTEND
62. Substitutes for hems or haws. : ERS
63. Branch of linguistics: Abbr. : ETYM
64. Eating places of a sort. : MESSES
Down
1. Resort town near Liege. : SPA
2. Abbreviation used in geometry. : QED
3. Beyond the imagination (of). : UNDREAMT
4. Avers. : ASSERTS
5. Dr. ___, author of "The Cat in the Hat." : SEUSS
6. Numerical prefix. : HEPTA
7. Talk much: Colloq. : GAB
8. River of eastern Asia. : AMUR
9. Customs. : MORES
10. Cassius' servant in "Julius Caesar." : PINDARUS
11. Summits. : APICES
12. Not ostentatious. : MODEST
13. Puts on the qui vive. : ALERTS
19. Time of day. : SUNUP
21. Unexpected hit. : SLEEPER
23. Gambler's choice. : ODDS
24. True: Fr. : VRAI
25. Recruit. : TRAINEE
29. Designates. : ASSIGNS
32. John ___, English engraver (1782–1874). : PYE
33. Suffix denoting nationality. : OTE
35. Highway. : TURNPIKE
36. Accepts as true. : BELIEVES
37. Pointless. : IDLE
38. Proceeds. : GOES
39. Companion of peace. : QUIET
40. One response to RSVP. : REGRETS
41. Squabble: Colloq. : HASSLE
42. Baseball VIP. : HITTER
43. Mountain nymphs. : OREADS
47. Exult with evil satisfaction. : GLOAT
49. ___ Downs. : EPSOM
50. Increase in size, value, etc. : RAISE
52. One of the seven deadly sins. : ENVY
55. Well-known nickname. : SAM
57. Compass point. : ENE
58. 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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