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Louise Earnest
Louise Earnest

New York Times, Thursday, September 27, 1979

Author: Louise Earnest
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Louise Earnest has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,915
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1. T.R.'s "big" weapon : STICK
6. Native of Wichita : KANSAN
12. Normal time, musically : ATEMPO
13. Figures in sports : SEMIPROS
15. Chinese skiff : SAMPAN
16. Calaboose : HOOSEGOW
17. Printed booboos : TYPOS
18. Unless, in law : NISI
19. Battle site in 1796 : LODI
20. Composer's product : OPUS
21. Letter after cee : DEE
22. Figures on Wall Street : BULLS
23. Provides T.L.C. : NURTURES
25. Figures at Aqueduct : PONIES
26. After zeta : ETA
27. Sparks or Buntline : NED
28. Sty talk : OINKS
29. "___ M for Murder" : DIAL
30. Figures in D.C. : SENS
31. British measure : LITRE
32. "___ on parle . . . " : ICI
33. U.S. mortgage guarantor : FHA
36. Abbey Theater's Sean : OCASEY
38. Cloverleaf locales : FREEWAYS
40. Figures in silents : VAMPS
41. Free : RID
42. "Miserabile dictu!" : ALAS
43. Moslem V.I.P. : EMIR
44. "___ of Wine and Roses" : DAYS
46. Creator of Mr. Pim : MILNE
47. Do a decorator's job : RENOVATE
49. Certain protests : SITINS
50. Figure in transit : TRAVELER
51. Figure in a Shakespearean poem : ADONIS
52. Actress Smith : ALEXIS
53. Pop song group : WINGS
1. Remain permanently : STAYPUT
2. Seafood fritters, Japanese style : TEMPURA
3. Duty : IMPOST
4. Figures in figures : CPAS
5. ___-Tiki (Heyerdahl boat) : KON
6. One of the Cyclades : KEOS
7. Mine, in Boulogne : AMOI
8. City in Yugoslavia : NIS
9. Explores caves : SPELUNKS
10. Gulf of ___, in the Aegean : ARGOLIS
11. Noggin : NOODLE
12. Robbins's "___ for Danny Fisher" : ASTONE
13. Starts : SHIES
14. Chard or cheese : SWISS
18. Badger : NEEDLE
21. Like a cloudy day : DREARY
22. Clyde's partner : BONNIE
24. Makes one : UNITES
25. Patched : PIECED
28. Egyptian god of the lower world : OSIRIS
29. Refute : DISPROVE
31. Layered : LAMINAL
33. "___ in Love Again," 1930 song : FALLING
34. Town on Cape Cod : HYANNIS
35. Evaluate : ASSESS
36. Manifest : OVERT
37. Tourist's neckwear : CAMERA
38. Poultry-counter item : FRYER
39. Serve : WAITON
44. Painter of limp watches : DALI
45. Endings for consul and sultan : ATES
46. Noon, in Nice : MIDI
48. Irk : VEX
49. Adage : SAW

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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