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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
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1. On one's toes : ALERT
6. Cleanser : SOAP
10. Places for tots : LAPS
14. Pia or alma : MATER
15. Mexican fiber : TULA
16. ___-American : AFRO
17. Feather : PINNA
18. Disturbed state : AGITATION
20. Low-level conflict : CATFIGHT
22. Gall : NERVE
23. Guitar part : FRET
24. Accent : STRESS
25. More agile : SPRIER
28. New Guinea people : KAI
29. Principles : ETHICS
30. Migrating animals : LEMMINGS
35. Calves : VEALS
36. Charged particle : ION
37. Alaskan native : ALEUT
38. Predatory insects : ANTLIONS
40. Clues, to a hound : SCENTS
41. ___ moll : GUN
42. Wheedles : COAXES
43. Shirker : TRUANT
47. River of Turkey : ARAS
48. Cugat forte : RUMBA
49. Superintendent : OVERSEER
53. Moves about : AMBULATES
55. Pivotal : AXIAL
57. French women : MMES
58. Quality : SORT
59. Starr : RINGO
60. Wood heap : PYRE
61. Household members : PETS
62. Imbue : STEEP
1. Elec. unit : AMP
2. Not of the cloth : LAIC
3. Heater : ETNA
4. Fissure : RENT
5. Red, yellow and green item : TRAFFICSIGNAL
6. Veteran : STAGER
7. Should : OUGHT
8. Dismounted : ALIT
9. Stand ___ : PAT
10. Anon : LATER
11. Blazing : AFIRE
12. Sayings: Abbr. : PROVS
13. Units of loudness : SONES
19. Shields of a sort : ANTIMACASSARS
21. Provokes : IRES
24. Mr. Browne : SAM
25. Note-taker: Abbr. : STEN
26. Typesetting word : PHAT
27. Moon valley : RILL
28. Range of sight : KEN
29. Gabor : EVA
30. ___ Alamos : LOS
31. Holly : ILEX
32. Hawaiian goose : NENE
33. Courage : GUTS
34. Poem parts: Abbr. : STS
36. Wayside stop : INN
39. Extinguished : OUT
40. Rise : SOAR
42. Flood stages : CRESTS
43. Chaplin role : TRAMP
44. Card game : RUMMY
45. Dusky brown : UMBER
46. Invective : ABUSE
47. Ward off : AVERT
49. Siouan : OTOE
50. Stage direction : EXIT
51. German article : EINE
52. Fad : RAGE
54. Serpent : ASP
56. 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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