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New York Times, Monday, January 31, 1972

4-Down : Feral

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,206
Across
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Kind of den : OPIUM
6
First 3 of 26 : ABC
9
Following : AFTER
14
Sicilian sight : AETNA
15
Souchong : TEA
16
Bucolic : RURAL
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Kind of serum : TRUTH
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Trip-inducing chemical : LSD
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Wimbledon court surface : GRASS
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___ tree : UPA
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Roman emperor : TITUS
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Northern ___ : SPY
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Racer's concern: Abbr. : MPH
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French school : ECOLE
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Domain : SPHERE
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Humbled : DEMEANED
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One who takes notice : HEEDER
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Obscure : UNCLEAR
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French conjunctions : ETS
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Drunkard : SOT
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W.W. II initials : ETO
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Throw into turmoil : DISRUPT
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Heavy-footed : LEADEN
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More even : STEADIER
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Royal fur : ERMINE
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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Compass point : NNE
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Marijuana : POT
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Namely : TOWIT
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Talk, today : RAP
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City in Spain : CADIZ
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Caesar : SID
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Bowery figures : WINOS
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Chemical suffix : INE
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Amino et al. : ACIDS
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Stupid : DENSE
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Campus initials : SDS
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Menu item : SALAD
Down
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Kind of cake : OAT
2
Neighbor of Ecuador : PERU
3
Live ___ (have a ball) : ITUP
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Feral : UNTAMED
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___ jongg : MAH
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Husband of Gudrun : ATLI
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Defeated : BESTED
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Hermes's staff : CADUCEUS
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S. A. country: Abbr. : ARG
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Valuable mammal : FURSEAL
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Golf hazard : TRAP
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___ does it : EASY
13
Literary initials : RLS
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Hospital specialist : THERAPIST
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Sleepy : SOMNOLENT
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Introduction : PRELUDE
27
Desk : LECTERN
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Casts off : SHEDS
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Word with jury or point : PETIT
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Wiesbaden's state : HESSE
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"___ say more?" : NEEDI
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Corroded : EATEN
34
Loafer : DRONE
39
Cotton disease : STENOSIS
43
Herbs of India : RAMTILS
45
New World : AMERICA
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Activate a toy again : REWIND
51
Window part : PANE
52
Norse god : ODIN
54
March date : IDES
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Indigo : ANIL
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Zoological suffix : PODA
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Rude fellow : CAD
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Tappan ___ : ZEE
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Lived : WAS
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Papal title: Abbr. : SSD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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