Jim Modney
Jim Modney 

New York Times, Friday, July 10, 1981

Author: Jim Modney
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York Times
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1. Take effect : TELL
5. Chums : PALS
9. Teasdale : SARA
13. "Aïda" highlight : ARIA
14. Paris kidnapped her : HELEN
15. ___ Bator (Mongolian capital) : ULAN
16. Car for a V.I.P. : LIMO
17. "___ Billy Joe" : ODETO
18. Word with saw or shell : BAND
19. V : CENTEROFGRAVITY
22. Emulate Mark Spitz : SWIM
23. Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
24. Kitchen device : SQUEEZER
28. Spot for a bulb : SOCKET
32. Absent : OUT
33. Electric motor part : ROTOR
35. Sordid; squalid : MANGY
36. Soaks : RETS
38. "Absolutely not!" : NEVER
40. Follower of love : LORN
41. Concocts : BREWS
43. Place tableware in a different way : RESET
45. Word with honey or Sea : BEE
46. Ancient Aramaic language : SYRIAC
48. Frank and Evelyn : DIARISTS
50. Invalid : NULL
52. Glide along easily : SCUD
53. OA : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
60. Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
61. Jibe : AGREE
62. Perry's creator : ERLE
63. Tease : RIDE
64. Bellows : ROARS
65. This pair beats two kings : ACES
66. Scent : ODOR
67. Fast planes : SSTS
68. Former emcee Ted : MACK
1. Powder not found in kegs : TALC
2. Great Lakes city : ERIE
3. Draw : LIMN
4. Chinese philosopher : LAOTSE
5. Hiker's device : PEDOMETER
6. Hebrew letter : ALEF
7. Released : LETGO
8. Bar slugs : SNORTS
9. Unspoken, but thought : SUBVOCAL
10. Jai ___ : ALAI
11. Deliver a diatribe : RANT
12. Williams or Rooney : ANDY
14. Where heaven and earth meet : HORIZON
20. Jug : EWER
21. It splits energetically : ATOM
24. Rowans or service trees : SORBS
25. Part of an interview : QUERY
26. Complete : UTTER
27. Wandered : ROVED
29. Lumps : KNOBS
30. Plumed bird : EGRET
31. Soprano who joined the Met in 1974 : TYNES
34. Rebels : RESISTERS
37. Pro who cons : SWINDLER
39. Expanses : REACHES
42. Author Bellow : SAUL
44. Correct : TRUE
47. Acquits : CLEARS
49. "___ of Jeanie . . . " : IDREAM
51. The Word : LOGOS
53. Subject of Katz's "Days of Wrath" : MORO
54. Footnote word : IBID
55. Bird in "Alice in Wonderland" : DODO
56. Campus rushers : FRAT
57. Cousin of a beluga : ORCA
58. Highlander's name : ALEC
59. Newspaper's city ___ : DESK

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