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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Thursday, January 22, 1981

44-Down : Men who are too familiar

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F G J Q }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,398
Across
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Term of endearment : BABY
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Biblical queen : SHEBA
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Bear's lair : CAVE
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Dud : LEMON
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Follow orders : OBEY
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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"My Fair Lady" girl : ELIZA
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Sky-clad : NUDE
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Elvis Presley, e.g. : ROCKANDROLLSTAR
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Word with head or tail : END
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Te in "Te amo" : YOU
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"Familiarity begets ___": Marmion : BOLDNESS
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Horror-movie character : ZOMBIE
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Dir. from Albuquerque to Denver : ENE
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Missilemen : ROCKETEERS
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Kin of epsilons : ETAS
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LeFlore of the White Sox : RON
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Office copy, for short : STAT
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Nadir : ROCKBOTTOM
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Soissons saison : ETE
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Baseball or softball : SPHERE
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Politico with his mouth open : TWADDLER
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Female swan : PEN
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What O'Neill called "Dat ole davil" : SEA
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Advice to an upstart : DONTROCKTHEBOAT
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Mine, in Paris : AMOI
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Wavy pattern in fur : MOIRE
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Glaswegian hillside : BRAE
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Chagall or Blitzstein : MARC
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Record : ENTER
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Whar "'Omer smote" : LYRE
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Weaponry : ARMS
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Culinary herbs : LEEKS
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Arithmetic for Rooney : EXES
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Silvertip, e.g. : BEAR
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Voice in the old village choir : ALTO
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Special-interest group : BLOC
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Took part in a tug of war : YANKED
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Like most models : SLENDER
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Artist who depicted flappers : HELD
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Turkish official : EMIR
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This guy is no doll : BOZO
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Study critically : ANALYZE
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Eats : CONSUMES
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Touch at one end : ABUT
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Hindu scriptures : VEDA
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His pupils are on the watch : EYER
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Sothern from a Northern state : ANN
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Spoils : LOOT
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Tummy enlargers : BEERS
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Dominant : ONTOP
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Cary Grant at birth : LEACH
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Order : SORT
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Mexican War hero : SCOTT
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Asian climbing plant : BETEL
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Stormy; fuming : IRATE
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Depside is one : ESTER
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Cognize : KNOW
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They have reservations : SKEPTICS
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Rabbit or fox : BRER
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Greek sweet drink : OENOMEL
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Men who are too familiar : MASHERS
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Aberdeen's river : DEE
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Dilettantes do this : DABBLE
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Toledo lady : DAMA
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Jerusalem's Mosque of ___ : OMAR
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Standard : NORM
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Word with nose or pine : CONE
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Franklin flew one : KITE
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Arduous journey : TREK
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Long-horned antelope : ORYX
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Swiss river : AARE
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Items in a golf bag : TEES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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