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New York Times, Wednesday, July 19, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,376
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1. Carping remark : BARB
5. Handwriting : FIST
9. Perturb : UPSET
14. Equal, in Paris : EGAL
15. Nautical term : ALEE
16. 707, for one : PLANE
17. Roman patriot : CATO
18. Bore : REAM
19. Dispossesses : OUSTS
20. Ring finales : KNOCKOUTPUNCHES
23. Bronx people : YANKEES
24. Norse name : ERIK
25. John and Jude: Abbr. : STS
26. Checks out beforehand : PRETESTS
30. Spasm : THROE
33. Supplicate : PRAY
34. Table item : DISH
35. Author Lafcadio : HEARN
36. River of France : LOT
37. Film comedian Jack : OAKIE
38. Hops kiln : OAST
39. Poison : BANE
40. African lake : TCHAD
41. Very angry : STEAMING
43. Stadium sound : RAH
44. Beak membrane : CERE
45. Precisionists : PURISTS
49. Checked out : KICKEDTHEBUCKET
53. Off balance : ATILT
54. Noted Austrian : RAAB
55. Film Citizen : KANE
56. Family emblem : TOTEM
57. Gaelic : ERSE
58. English school : ETON
59. Girl's name : ELYSE
60. River in Germany : EDER
61. Roman despot : NERO
1. Sharp : BECKY
2. Capital of Guam : AGANA
3. Boca ___ : RATON
4. Gridiron chores : BLOCKSORTACKLES
5. North Atlantic islands : FAROES
6. Intestinal disorder : ILEUS
7. Base : SEAT
8. Mild : TEMPERATE
9. " . . . all the frills ___" : UPONIT
10. Did a con job : PLUCKEDACHICKEN
11. Obi : SASH
12. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
13. Girl of fiction : TESS
21. Colorless gas: Var. : KETEN
22. U. S. chemist : UREY
26. Tine : PRONG
27. Hindu disciple : SIKH
28. Chinese tea : TSIA
29. Molt : SHED
30. Jefferson or Hardy, for short : THOS
31. "Just ___ and serve" : HEAT
32. Level: Var. : RASE
33. Popular curbside planting : PLANETREE
37. Japanese city : OTARU
39. Kite, for one : BIRD
42. "___ in St. Louis" : MEETME
43. Bridge-game unit : RUBBER
45. "___ porridge hot" : PEASE
46. Ray : SKATE
47. Caruso, for one : TENOR
48. Office gal : STENO
49. "Kiss Me ___" : KATE
50. Chemical suffix : ITOL
51. Community : CITY
52. Word with tack or line : HARD

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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