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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Friday, May 1, 1981

Author: Jim Modney
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,497
Across Down
1. Jolt : SHOCK
6. Harsh speech : TIRADE
12. Sweet yeast bread : STOLLEN
14. Fools : DONKEYS
15. Loot : PILLAGE
16. Trees, to a botanist : ARBORES
17. New York island : ELLIS
18. Ford, Adams or Grant : ACTOR
20. Chalcopyrite, ___ of copper : ORE
21. Most devious : SLYEST
23. Arrested : RANIN
25. Davenport's location : IOWA
27. Cut ivories : TEETHE
31. Word with white or head : EGG
34. Loud noise on the Day of Judgment : CRACKOFDOOM
36. Movie plantation : TARA
38. Ukulele ___ (Cliff Edwards) : IKE
39. Emulated Tracy Caulkins : SWAM
40. Daybreak : CRACKOFDAWN
45. Org. supported by many hunters : NRA
46. Cross : HYBRID
47. Greek peak : OSSA
48. Provide income : ENDOW
50. Like Nike : WINGED
55. Aircraft housing : POD
58. Topi's relative : ELAND
60. Singer Liza's half-sister : LORNA
61. Howard Hughes was one : AVIATOR
63. Apocope : ELISION
65. Licenses : PERMITS
66. Roman legion subdivision : MANIPLE
67. Capers : ANTICS
68. Fairy-tale heavies : OGRES
1. Kind of photo : STILL
2. American ___, state tree of Del. : HOLLY
3. Stan's partner : OLLIE
4. Treasured work : CLASSIC
5. Powder holder : KEG
6. Where to see a Blue Jay : TORONTO
7. Succinctly : INBRIEF
8. Famous movie studio initials : RKO
9. Beginning for sphere or space : AERO
10. He wrote "Your Erroneous Zones" : DYER
11. To be, to Caesar : ESSE
12. Goddess of hope : SPES
13. Govt. aid to opera, drama, etc. : NEA
14. Computer fodder : DATA
19. Newly appointed disciplinarian's measure : CRACKDOWN
22. Craggy hill : TOR
24. Buntline and Calmer : NEDS
26. Abandoned tot : WAIF
28. Lewis's Gopher Prairie : TOWN
29. Frost : HOAR
30. Madame Bovary : EMMA
31. Impress clearly in the mind : ETCH
32. Great Lakes city : GARY
33. Seize : GRAB
35. New Zealand parrots : KEAS
37. Land unit : ACRE
41. Pertaining to motion : KINETIC
42. Small blocks of stock : ODDLOTS
43. Dir. from Albany to Binghamton : WSW
44. Carpenter's activity : NAILING
49. Sculls : OARS
51. Private's reply : NOSIR
52. Beef : GRIPE
53. Organic compounds : ENOLS
54. Sometimes it's Great : DANE
55. The O.M. : PAPA
56. Hot spot : OVEN
57. Scandal-sheet contents : DIRT
59. Rep.'s opponent : DEM
62. Buddy in Boulogne : AMI
64. Southeast Asian : LAO

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

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