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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Thursday, April 12, 1984

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { K Q }, Scrabble score: 337 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,574
Across
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R.P.I. room : LAB
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Steel-plow entrepreneur : DEERE
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Learning methods : ROTES
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Garb for Omar : ABA
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Lumberjack : AXMAN
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Super Bowl or World Series : EVENT
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Coiffure items : BOBBYPINS
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Aussie songbird : REDDY
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Promised the moon : OVERSOLD
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Muffet morsel : CURD
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Change from E.S.T. to D.S.T. : RESET
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Like Warbucks : MONEYED
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Apocalypse omen : WAR
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Levy : TAX
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G.I.'s first letter : ABLE
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Direction for Drake : AFT
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Take ten : RELAX
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Blue-winged quacker : TEAL
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Jumbled mass : CLOT
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Cartesian graph line : XAXIS
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Appease fully : SATE
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Mute actor : MIME
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Kitchen gadget : TIMER
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Type of herring : RED
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Bombeck : ERMA
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Some sighs : AHS
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18th Amendment foe : WET
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Model builder's material : STYRENE
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City named "The Peace" : LAPAZ
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Away : GONE
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Put into words : VOCALIZE
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Fight a knight : JOUST
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Copper's persuader : BILLYCLUB
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Word with tube : INNER
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Imbue : ENDUE
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Postulate a flat world : ERR
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Like Oscar Madison : MESSY
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Given medicine : DOSED
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Celebes, for one : SEA
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Dig trenches : LABOR
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Word with ground or board : ABOVE
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Creatures in arms or woods : BABES
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Sun, to Shelley : DAYSTAR
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Montreal ballplayer : EXPO
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Author Ludwig : EMIL
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Cape Town dollar : RAND
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Printers' measures : ENS
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Network déjà vu : RERUN
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Yields to esurience : OVEREATS
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Plaything named for the 26th President : TEDDYBEAR
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Sometimes it's bitter : END
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Junior's room, often : STY
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Steep : BREW
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Tricia or Archibald : COX
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Proverb : MAXIM
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Bring glad tidings : ELATE
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Struck out : DELED
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"Oedipus ___" : REX
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Yellow streakers in Gotham : TAXIS
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High points : ACMES
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She toys with the boys : FLIRT
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Heaters' kin : TOMMYGUNS
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Shaping machine : LATHE
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Hybrid garden flowers : TEAROSES
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Put in stitches : SEW
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Passed the baton : RELAYED
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Chemical ending : ANE
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Apply a powder : TALC
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Ingress : ENTRY
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Dock supports : PILES
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Cerulean shade : AZURE
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Savanna sight : ZEBRA
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Asti export : VINO
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Auto pioneer : OLDS
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Inkling : CLUE
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Conrad's "Lord ___" : JIM
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"___ man's meat. . . " : ONE
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Pallet : BED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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