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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Wednesday, June 26, 1963

25-Across : White rabbits, for instance.

Author:
Louise Earnest
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Louise Earnest has 79 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,078
Across
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Washes against. : LAPS
5
Degrees in education. : MEDS
9
Not-so-fresh air. : SMOG
13
Border on. : ABUT
14
Card game. : FARO
15
Silk-cotton tree. : CEIBA
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"___ the Lilacs," the "Oklahoma" story. : GREENGROW
18
Lowest deck of a ship. : ORLOP
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Italian Renaissance painter. : SARTO
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Records. : LPS
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Preferences. : LIKES
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Loses temporarily. : MISLAYS
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Water birds. : COOT
25
White rabbits, for instance. : ALBINOS
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___ Peter to pay Paul. : ROB
30
Down: Fr. : ABAS
34
One kind of five-finger exercise. : MINORSCALE
36
Useful substance from a tree. : CAMPHOR
38
More clamorous. : NOISIER
39
Javanese. : EASTINDIAN
41
Ever and ___. : ANON
42
April to October abbreviation. : DST
43
Repairs ties. : RESOLES
45
Moslem noble. : EMIR
47
Scatterbrains. : NITWITS
51
Pinafore. : APRON
53
Military unit: Abbr. : REG
54
Well-known French infinitive. : AVOIR
56
"Love me, love ___." : MYDOG
57
"Lead ___ temptation ... " : USNOTINTO
59
Alloy. : BRASS
60
Cooled. : ICED
61
Shield of Zeus. : EGIS
62
Not many. : SOME
63
Knot. : NODE
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Without: Poet. : SANS
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Falls behind. : LAGS
2
Hebraic name. : ABRAM
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Children: Lat. : PUERI
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Proofreader's marks. : STETS
5
Big business: Abbr. : MFG
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Opportunists of a sort. : EARLYBIRDS
7
Comes to call. : DROPSIN
8
Seeds. : SOWS
9
___-comic. : SERIO
10
One way to get home. : MILKTRAIN
11
Woodwind. : OBOE
12
Blank spaces. : GAPS
15
Giants. : COLOSSI
17
Specialty number for a pianist. : NOLA
23
Dispenser of doles. : ALMONER
24
Headpiece. : CORONET
26
Neutral, as nations. : NONALIGNED
28
Word element meaning "oil." : OLEO
29
Swiss canton. : BERN
30
Served at tennis. : ACED
31
Sounds from a cote. : BAAS
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City on the Zuyder Zee. : AMSTERDAM
33
Boston or Halifax: Abbr. : SPT
35
The Confederacy: Abbr. : CSA
37
Workers' concern. : HIRINGS
40
"Rhinoceros" author. : IONESCO
44
Hit hard. : SWAT
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Large animals. : MOOSE
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Ground covers. : IVIES
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Carriage of India. : TONGA
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Attend (with "on"). : SITIN
51
Diplomats: Abbr. : AMBS
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Heat: Prefix. : PYRO
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Downfall. : RUIN
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Antarctic sea. : ROSS
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Lyric. : ODE

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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