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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Thursday, September 22, 1966

Author: Louise Earnest
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,249
Across Down
1. Suffix with thermo and photo. : STAT
5. Clasp. : HASP
9. June racing event. : ASCOT
14. Jr. High course. : MATH
15. Ben Adhem. : ABOU
16. Venezuelan prairie. : LLANO
17. Stake. : ANTE
18. Gum wrappers, for instance. : WASTEPAPER
20. Part of a bridle. : STRAP
22. Range country. : SOUTHWEST
23. Auto accessory. : HEATER
25. Community groups. : PTAS
26. Transfer. : CEDE
27. Is indebted to. : OWES
28. Resin. : GUM
31. " . . . to the shores ___." : OFTRIPOLI
34. Ancient strong box. : ARCA
35. Muse. : CLIO
36. Kicks. : PUNTS
38. Evening affair. : BALL
39. Walk: Colloq. : HOOF
40. With 62 Across, occasion in the theater. : REHEARSAL
42. Admit. : OWN
43. Unhurried. : EASY
45. Old Testament book. : AMOS
46. Fortune's partner. : FAME
47. Baghdad's river. : TIGRIS
50. Garden flowers. : MARIGOLDS
55. Rhone tributary. : SAONE
56. Immortal. : EVERLIVING
58. Charge for service. : TOLL
59. Morning reception. : LEVEE
60. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
61. Relative of etc. : ETAL
62. See 40 Across. : DRESS
63. Calendar abbreviation. : SEPT
64. Compass readings. : SSWS
1. Hard stroke in tennis. : SMASH
2. Relative of a jeune fille. : TANTE
3. Star billing. : ATTRACTION
4. ___ the absurd. : THEATEROF
5. Teamster's command. : HAW
6. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
7. Middling. : SOSO
8. Make the best of. : PUTUPWITH
9. Brightest stars. : ALPHAS
10. Certain salads. : SLAWS
11. Kennedy. : CAPE
12. Possessive pronoun. : ONES
13. Legal term. : TORT
19. Suffix with major or usher. : ETTE
21. Foot: Prefix. : PEDI
24. Corded fabric. : REPP
27. Cleveland's Secretary of State. : OLNEY
28. Of popular origin. : GRASSROOTS
29. Home of the Bruins. : UCLA
30. Feature of a park. : MALL
31. Eight, in Spain. : OCHO
32. Run. : FLOW
33. Pronoun. : OURSELVES
34. Abolishes. : ABROGATES
37. Bench. : SEAT
41. British author Kingsley. : AMIS
43. Relatives of birdies. : EAGLES
44. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
46. Kindles. : FIRES
48. Relative. : INLAW
49. Markets. : SELLS
50. Pinochle play. : MELD
51. Assert. : AVER
52. Dream: Fr. : REVE
53. Terrible. : DIRE
54. Vigor. : SNAP
57. Drops, in pharmacy: Abbr. : GTT

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

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