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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Friday, August 23, 1968

Author: Louise Earnest
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { H J Q }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,950
Across Down
1. Military V.I.P. : CIC
4. Adjective for a sophisticate. : BLASE
9. Capital of Azerbaijan. : BAKU
13. Timber wolf. : LOBO
14. Rose-colored dye. : EOSIN
15. Author Leon. : URIS
16. U.S.A. : AMER
17. Pomeranian's cousin. : SPITZ
18. Kismet. : FATE
19. Place to stay in Istanbul. : IMARET
21. ___ day. : DAYAFTER
23. Reached an agreement. : CAMETOTERMS
25. Bird sounds. : CAWS
26. "I've got it!" : EUREKA
31. Halberd. : BATTLEAXE
36. Meet event. : RELAY
37. Thine: Fr. : ATOI
38. Punch. : DRINK
40. Whale. : CETE
41. Man from Madrid. : SENOR
43. Transfers legally. : SIGNSOVER
45. Noted English economist. : KEYNES
47. Restrain. : REIN
48. Like some elevators. : SELFSERVICE
54. Aggressive one: Slang. : GOGETTER
58. Judged. : DEEMED
59. Cameo material. : ONYX
60. Chef's forte. : SAUCE
62. Knot. : NODE
63. Other: Sp. : OTRA
64. Pepper pot ingredient. : TRIPE
65. Uniform. : EVEN
66. Sentence. : DOOM
67. In the lead. : ONTOP
68. But: Lat. : SED
1. Sentence divider. : COMMA
2. Construction item. : IBEAM
3. Amendment. : CORRECTION
4. Donated. : BESTOWED
5. Cut off, as branches. : LOP
6. Stage direction. : ASIDE
7. Ravi Shankar's instrument. : SITAR
8. Pepsin. : ENZYME
9. Fan: Colloq. : BUFF
10. Smell ___ (be suspicious). : ARAT
11. High flyer. : KITE
12. Consumer. : USER
13. Secular. : LAIC
20. Common abbreviation. : ETAL
22. Assyrian god. : ASUR
24. Rulers. : TSARS
27. Meets again. : RECONVENES
28. Alt. : ELEV
29. Cathy's cousin. : KATE
30. Town near Fitchburg, Mass. : AYER
31. Sun. : BASK
32. To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
33. Stylish: Slang. : TONY
34. Noon. : XII
35. Printers: Abbr. : ENGRS
39. In to a certain point. : KNEEDEEP
42. Musical symbol. : REST
44. Forefather. : SIRE
46. Tackles. : SETSTO
49. Hear. : LEARN
50. Tart ingredient. : FRUIT
51. Words addressed to the chair. : IMOVE
52. Transferred. : CEDED
53. Anthony. : EDEN
54. Fine! : GOOD
55. Atop. : ONTO
56. Leveling device, for short. : GYRO
57. Oral. : EXAM
61. Navy man. : CPO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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