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New York Times, Friday, February 4, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,210
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1. Coconut meat : COPRA
6. Onion feature : SKIN
10. Work on a magazine : EDIT
14. Sharp and bitter : ACRID
15. English composer : ARNE
16. Brood of pheasants : NIDE
17. Founder of U. of Virginia : THOMASJEFFERSON
20. Killer whale : ORCA
21. ___ sapiens : HOMO
22. Drudges : MOILS
23. Pulpit talk: Abbr. : SER
24. Catch fish : HAUL
25. Threshold : SILL
26. Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
28. Metal beam : IBAR
30. Resinous substance : LAC
33. Skinflint : MISER
35. Hose hazard : SNAG
36. Conceal : BURY
37. Mead et al. : ANTHROPOLOGISTS
40. Writer Murdoch : IRIS
41. Sandwich shop, for short : DELI
42. Pindar, for one : ODIST
43. Ameche : DON
44. Extinct bird : DODO
45. Average : SOSO
46. Acidity : ACOR
48. Kind of hand : GLAD
50. Compass reading : NBE
53. Mostel, for one : ACTOR
55. Use the telephone : DIAL
56. Iowa city : AMES
57. Brash upstarts : WHIPPERSNAPPERS
60. Plunder : LOOT
61. Head, in Bordeaux : TETE
62. Type of rifle bullet : MINIE
63. Basks : SUNS
64. Show displeasure : HISS
65. Fiend : SATAN
1. Rome's Elder and Younger : CATOS
2. Yellowish color : OCHRE
3. Hamlet's weakness : PROCRASTINATION
4. Fissure : RIMA
5. Girl's name : ADA
6. S.A. monkey : SAJOU
7. Certain political experts : KREMLINOLOGISTS
8. Lowdown : INFO
9. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
10. Register : ENROL
11. Learning that there's no Santa Claus : DISILLUSIONMENT
12. Image : IDOL
13. Some greenbacks : TENS
18. Hoax : SHAM
19. Arabian V.I.P. : EMIR
24. Mr., in Bonn : HERR
25. Palm starch : SAGO
27. Words of surprise : HEHS
29. Island near Java : BALI
31. Crafts' partner : ARTS
32. Sac : CYST
33. Servant : MAID
34. Japanese box : INRO
35. Flew : SPED
36. Two clubs, etc. : BIDS
38. Fragrance : ODOR
39. "___ show!" : GOOD
44. Village, in Africa : DORP
45. Room, in Madrid : SALA
47. Native Egyptians : COPTS
49. Bowling alleys : LANES
51. Late Russian V.I.P. : BERIA
52. Ruhr city : ESSEN
53. Tools for a cobbler : AWLS
54. ___ En-lai : CHOU
55. Three, in Munich : DREI
56. Samoan port : APIA
58. Ordinal suffix : ETH
59. Times of day: Abbr. : PMS

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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