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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1970

38-Across : Curl

Author:
Louise Earnest
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Louise Earnest has 79 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,640
Across
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Minnesotan : TWIN
5
Scenery : SETS
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Noted : FAMED
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Nimbus : HALO
15
Other: Sp. : OTRA
16
Hold position, as a ship : LIETO
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Too highly touted : OVERRATED
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Shakespearean forest : ARDEN
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Man's nickname : NED
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Occasion for good-luck wreaths : OPENING
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Doer: Suffix : IST
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Hail : GREET
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Place for darjeeling : TEAPOT
28
Bitter: Prefix : PICRO
31
Honshu city : TOYAMA
34
Pacific porgy : TAI
36
Attila : HUN
37
Overcoat : ULSTER
38
Curl : RINGLET
40
Namesakes of fairy-tale girl : GRETELS
41
French painter : INGRES
42
College in Iowa : COE
43
Timetable abbr. : EST
44
Finally : ATLAST
45
Snake : ADDER
47
Eastern V.I.P.'s : EMEERS
49
Endings for invitations : RSVPS
53
Cut : MOW
55
Photographers' gear : TRIPODS
58
French affirmative : OUI
59
Market place : AGORA
61
Late-show watchers : NIGHTOWLS
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Stop: Fr. : ARRET
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Festive : GALA
65
"For ___ jolly good ... " : HESA
66
Notes : MEMOS
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Over : ANEW
68
Russian city : OREL
Down
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Sandal part : THONG
2
Vacillate : WAVER
3
___ France : ILEDE
4
Connective : NOR
5
Some is soft : SOAP
6
Diminutive ending : ETTE
7
Battle site in 1776 : TRENTON
8
Girl in "Rain" : SADIE
9
Standard bearer : FLAGPOLE
10
Service station giveaway : AIR
11
Muses : MEDITATES
12
French seasons : ETES
13
Word to children : DONT
18
Roast: Fr. : ROTI
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Word with good or bad : NATURED
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Bon mot : EPIGRAM
27
Stew items : OYSTERS
29
Bowles : CHESTER
30
In a ___ : RUT
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Prepare butter for lobster : MELT
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___ poetica : ARS
34
Hue : TINT
35
Bait : ANGLEWORM
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Estuary : RIA
39
___ Unis : LESETATS
40
Deity : GOD
42
Asian sea : CASPIAN
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Formerly, old style : ERST
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___bell : RINGA
50
One who promises : VOWER
51
Beat : PULSE
52
Cordage fiber : SISAL
53
Word to a lady : MAAM
54
Villain : OGRE
56
Eye : OGLE
57
Old word for pruning knife : DHAW
60
Early auto : REO
62
Exclamation : OHO

Answer summary:
3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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