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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 1981

53-Across : Relative of "Well, look who's here!"

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jim Modney has 14 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,477
Across
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What a deceiver weaves : WEB
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Quench : SLAKE
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County in N.C. : ASHE
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___ follicle : HAIR
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Electrician, at times : WIRER
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Police team : SWAT
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Work, hobbies, social events, etc. : ACTIVITIES
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Quinine byproduct : SALT
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"Go to Hades!" : THEDEVILTAKEYOU
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U.S. Olympic diver Louganis : GREG
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Hold back : STEM
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Salad of a sort : COLESLAW
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Safari sights : ZEBRAS
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___ yellow, an acid dye : AZO
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These rolled in Robespierre's day : TETES
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Guanaco's cousin : LLAMA
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Christie novel : NORM
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Demons, in Glasgow : DEILS
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Arthurian lady : ENID
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Quarterback ___, gridiron play : SNEAK
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Squirrels' nests : DRAYS
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Time period : ERA
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In which King was once the queen : TENNIS
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Least shapely : DUMPIEST
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Atahualpa was one : INCA
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Role for a Zimbalist : GMAN
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Relative of "Well, look who's here!" : SPEAKOFTHEDEVIL
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Powder : TALC
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Adulator's forte : FLATTERING
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Earthenware jug : OLLA
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Englishman's stunning defeat : FACER
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Proceeds : TAKE
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Common follower : WEAL
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This may be tall or short : STORY
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Belgian-French river : LYS
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"How's that again?" : WHAT
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"To ___ his own" : EACH
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Snack : BITE
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Turned : SWIVELED
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Pressed a suit : LITIGATED
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A spore is at its core : ARIL
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Young guinea fowls that sound poetic : KEETS
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Not genuine : ERSATZ
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Construct : ASSEMBLE
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What a ruler holds : SWAY
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Lucifer lost this : HALO
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"___, Brute?" : ETTU
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Raised strip : RIDGE
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Former Russian distance : VERST
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Backbone of a ship : KEEL
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"Thou ___ not then be false ... " : CANST
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Fresh air : OZONE
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Oscar winner for "Two Women" : LOREN
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Like events on Walpurgis Night : WEIRD
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Indian V.I.P.'s wife : RANEE
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Arabian V.I.P.'s : AMIRS
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Egyptian V.I.P. : SADAT
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Member of "The Gashouse Gang" : SLAUGHTER
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Demonic : MANIACAL
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Crossword-puzzle pattern's characteristic : SYMMETRY
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Eccentricity : KINK
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Black-suit item : SPADE
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Flouts : SCOFFS
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Exanimate : INERT
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Key for Elgar : AFLAT
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Lade : STOW
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Picket : PALE
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O'Neill's mother : ELLA
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Tijuana tidbit : TACO
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Container for a nostrum : VIAL
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___ cap (mushroom) : INKY
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Shirt sizes: Abbr. : LGES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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