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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Wednesday, June 26, 1963

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: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,078
Across Down
1. 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
16. "___ the Lilacs," the "Oklahoma" story. : GREENBROW
18. Lowest deck of a ship. : ORLOP
19. Italian Renaissance painter. : SARTO
20. Records. : LPS
21. Preferences. : LIKES
22. Loses temporarily. : MISLAYS
24. Water birds. : COOT
25. White rabbits, for instance. : ALBINOS
27. ___ 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 ___." : NYDOG
57. "Lead ___ temptation . . . " : USNOTINTO
59. Alloy. : BRASS
60. Cooled. : ICED
61. Shield of Zeus. : EGIS
62. Not many. : SOME
63. Knot. : NODE
64. Without: Poet. : SANS
1. Falls behind. : LAGS
2. Hebraic name. : ABRAM
3. Children: Lat. : PUERI
4. Proofreader's marks. : STETS
5. Big business: Abbr. : MFB
6. 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
32. 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
46. Large animals. : MOOSE
48. Ground covers. : IVIES
49. Carriage of India. : TONGA
50. Attend (with "on"). : SITIN
51. Diplomats: Abbr. : ANBS
52. Heat: Prefix. : PYRO
53. Downfall. : RUIN
55. Antarctic sea. : ROSS
58. Lyric. : ODE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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