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New York Times, Tuesday, June 20, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { D J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,347
Across
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On one's toes : ALERT
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Cleanser : SOAP
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Places for tots : LAPS
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Pia or alma : MATER
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Mexican fiber : TULA
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___-American : AFRO
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Feather : PINNA
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Disturbed state : AGITATION
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Low-level conflict : CATFIGHT
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Gall : NERVE
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Guitar part : FRET
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Accent : STRESS
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More agile : SPRIER
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New Guinea people : KAI
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Principles : ETHICS
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Migrating animals : LEMMINGS
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Calves : VEALS
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Charged particle : ION
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Predatory insects : ANTLIONS
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Clues, to a hound : SCENTS
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___ moll : GUN
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Wheedles : COAXES
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Shirker : TRUANT
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River of Turkey : ARAS
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Cugat forte : RUMBA
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Superintendent : OVERSEER
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Moves about : AMBULATES
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Pivotal : AXIAL
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French women : MMES
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Quality : SORT
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Starr : RINGO
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Wood heap : PYRE
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Household members : PETS
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Imbue : STEEP
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Not of the cloth : LAIC
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Heater : ETNA
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Fissure : RENT
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Red, yellow and green item : TRAFFICSIGNAL
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Veteran : STAGER
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Should : OUGHT
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Stand ___ : PAT
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Anon : LATER
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Sayings: Abbr. : PROVS
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Units of loudness : SONES
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Shields of a sort : ANTIMACASSARS
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Provokes : IRES
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Mr. Browne : SAM
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Note-taker: Abbr. : STEN
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Typesetting word : PHAT
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Moon valley : RILL
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Range of sight : KEN
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Gabor : EVA
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Holly : ILEX
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Courage : GUTS
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Poem parts: Abbr. : STS
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Wayside stop : INN
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Extinguished : OUT
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Rise : SOAR
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Flood stages : CRESTS
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Chaplin role : TRAMP
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Card game : RUMMY
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Dusky brown : UMBER
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Invective : ABUSE
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Ward off : AVERT
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Siouan : OTOE
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Stage direction : EXIT
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German article : EINE
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Fad : RAGE
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Serpent : ASP
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Droop : LOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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