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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Saturday, February 14, 1981

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,421

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Across
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"___ girl!" : ATTA
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Waned : EBBED
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Govt. cost-of-living barometer : CPI
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" . . . the loveliest woman ___": Yeats : BORN
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Put forth effort : LAYTO
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Voiceless consonant : SURD
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Stertorous : LOUD
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Honeybunch : SWEETIEPIE
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"Love Is ___": Irving Stone : ETERNAL
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Grub : LARVA
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Pastures : LEAS
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Long-stemmed drinking glasses : TALLBOYS
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Dagger's partner : CLOAK
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Branching : RAMOSE
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B'way hit by Schisgal: 1964 : LUV
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Inflame with love : ENAMOR
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"___ Harrington," Meredith novel : EVAN
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Expert : ACE
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Bother : DISTURB
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Japanese woman diver : AMA
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Southwest sight : MESA
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Bogyman : SCARER
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Court stroke : LOB
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Bluegills : BREAMS
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Employers : USERS
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Sometimes they're polished : TOENAILS
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Arabian spirits : JINN
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Current movie maker : ALLEN
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Dickens character : TINYTIM
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Lover : HEARTTHROB
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Cookbook verb : DICE
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These may be wild : OATS
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Activate : RAISE
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Dir. from Reno to Niagara Falls : ENE
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Gather : AMASS
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Split : RENT
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Habile : ABLE
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Binge : TOOT
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Sweethearts : TRUELOVES
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Painter ___ del Sarto : ANDREA
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Lanchester and Maxwell : ELSAS
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Weep and wail : BAWL
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Lucky draw in a tournament : BYE
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Busy time on the Riviera : ETE
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Telegraph message part : DOT
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Copper: Comb. form : CUPRO
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Secret : PRIVY
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New slants : IDEAS
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Naval engineer : SEABEE
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Troubles : ILLS
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Like Goya's "Maja" : NAKED
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Gongs : TAMTAMS
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Love affairs : AMOURS
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Actor Peter: 1904–64 : LORRE
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Word with shell or bake : CLAM
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She wrote "Kiss the Boys Goodbye" : LUCE
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Picaresque character : RASCAL
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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Sweetheart : VALENTINE
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Cupid : AMOR
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Collars : NABS
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Bear : BRUIN
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Doubleday and Dean : ABNERS
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Rave's partner : RANT
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Talk-show host : SNYDER
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Honeymooner's lake in the West : TAHOE
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New York city : OLEAN
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Fill with joy : ELATE
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Agrees : JIBES
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Word with pot or up : TOSS
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Object of devotion : ICON
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Become tender or gentle : MELT
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Singing syllable : TRA
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Emoter : HAM
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Brook's cousin : RIA

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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