ENID is often the answer for the crossword clue
[Children’s author Blyton] or [Calmelot lady]

ENID crossword answer clues meaning Idylls of the King who definition
Enid, from Idylls of the King (1913), illustrated by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

If you ask a few of the 50,000 residents of ENID about their hometown, they might describe the [So-called “Wheat Capital of Oklahoma”] as [An OK city].

Sooner or later, literary folks in the [Sooner city] will likely add that it’s an [Oklahoma city named for an “Idylls of the King” woman], [Geraint’s wife, in Arthurian legend].

That [Lady of Camelot] is the [Personification of purity, in literature]. Because [She’s a paradigm of patience], ENID may be described as a [Literary waiter].

Next, local bibliophiles might note that it’s probably no coincidence that ENID is also the first name of the [Wife in Jonathan Franzen’s “The Corrections”]. and two writers.

Oh, they might add, there’s also two authors named ENID. First, there’s Enid [Blyton who wrote “The Enchanted Wood”]. Blyton‘s children’s books have sold over 600 million copies since the 1930s and continue to be popular, especially those featuring her wooden-toy-come-to-life, Noddy.

NODDY, a word meaning [Simpleton], also is the name of a type of [Tropical tern] that’s a [Bird that’s so tame it may seem stupid].

Though Blyton used to be a popular ENID crossword answer, she’s been turning up less and less in puzzles. Almost assuredly, the trend is related to increased awareness of her personal and literary faults. As Wikipedia notes:

Blyton’s work became increasingly controversial among literary critics, teachers and parents from the 1950s onwards, because of the alleged unchallenging nature of her writing and the themes of her books, particularly the Noddy series. Some libraries and schools banned her works, which the BBC had refused to broadcast from the 1930s until the 1950s, because they were perceived to lack literary merit. Her books have been criticised as being elitist, sexist, racist, xenophobic and at odds with the more progressive environment emerging in post-Second World War Britain, but they have continued to be best-sellers since her death in 1968.

Today, the writer named ENID who gets more attention is the [“National Velvet” author Bagnold], a playwright and novelist. Enid Bagnold‘s best-known work, National Velvet, was adapted into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney.

ENID National Velvet clue crosswords answer Elizabeth Taylor
“”I don’t like people,’ said Velvet. ‘I only like horses.’”

On the small screen, ENID is [Katelyn Nacon’s role on “The Walking Dead”], and is the name of the [Often-referenced but never-seen wife on “Scrubs“].