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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Saturday, April 17, 1982

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has supersymmetry.
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,848
Across
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Warming up for gymnastics : FLEXING
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Awkward skiers' leggings, often : SPLINTS
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Of a vocabulary : LEXICAL
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Nutritional need : PROTEIN
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Defeat democratically : OUTVOTE
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Fairness : HONESTY
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Summit: Comb. form : ACR
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Cop's activity : NABBING
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Small amount : TAD
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Word with stone or stool : TOAD
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Former president of Italy : LEONE
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Type of curve : SINE
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TV V.I.P. : EMCEE
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Instrument for Jimmy Heath : SAX
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Early Norse gods : VANIR
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Latin case : DATIVE
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Drums of African origin : CONGAS
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Tight spot : FIX
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Word with maid or man : OLD
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Change a card catalogue : REFILE
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Three-masted ships : XEBECS
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Auto parts : AXLES
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Kind of monger : WAR
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Greek legist : SOLON
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"Little piggy" items : TOES
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Short end thread : THRUM
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Stranger: Comb. form : XENO
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Glaciologist's topic : ICE
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Commuters, collectively : TRAFFIC
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Stir : ADO
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Inborn : NATURAL
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U.S.S. Enterprise, e.g. : FLATTOP
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"Pineapple" : GRENADE
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She married Leo : LARAINE
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Garden implement : SPRAYER
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Lured : ENTICED
Down
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Offered securities for sale : FLOATED
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Opacity in the cornea : LEUCOMA
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Take out : EXTRACT
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One-eighth of CXII : XIV
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Representation : ICON
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Brazilian port : NATAL
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Ecclesiastical lands : GLEBES
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Mysterious one : SPHINX
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Disposed : PRONE
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Pine : LONG
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Ending for Brooklyn or Jacob : ITE
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At home, as a hoopoe : NESTING
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Shakespearean queen : TITANIA
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Tube host Tom et al. : SNYDERS
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Neckpiece : BOA
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Places in a pantheon : DEIFIES
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Place for child's play : SANDBOX
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War, famine and pestilence : EVILS
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Grand slams in old card games : VOLES
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Devonshire river : EXE
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Wally or Archibald : COX
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TV producers' concerns : RATINGS
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Skin of a plum : EXOCARP
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More nimble-footed : FLEETER
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Follower of Parmenides : ELEATIC
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Overlook an offense : CONDONE
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Emulated Paul Pry : SNOOPED
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Ahab, e.g. : WHALER
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Sandy's greeting : ARF
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Vex : RUFFLE
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Word with school or union : TRADE
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Capital of Lombardy : MILAN
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Serving platter : TRAY
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Drayman's vehicle : CART
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Actress Merkel : UNA
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Skater Babilonia : TAI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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