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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Thursday, May 28, 1981

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, 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. 11,524

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Across
1
Totals : ADDS
5
Dull and unattractive : BLAH
9
Coffee, colloquially : JAVA
13
Hot stuff for a fence : LOOT
14
Cute Australian mammal : KOALA
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Freshly : ANEW
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Sino-Soviet river : AMUR
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Inclined : ATILT
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Circular motion : GYRE
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Antisocial cynics : MISANTHROPISTS
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Type of street or ticket : ONEWAY
23
Move : STIR
24
Hurry : HIE
26
Lawn piece : SOD
27
Cretan mountain : IDA
29
One of five Iroquoian groups : NATION
31
How a villain behaves : EVILLY
34
She lost her head in 1536 : ANNE
35
Ingredients in a love-hate relationship : MIXEDFEELINGS
39
Home, in Honduras : CASA
40
"___ as skies are blue . . . ": Shelley : ASLONG
41
Yankee infielder in 1975 : ALOMAR
44
U.S.A. rank : PVT
45
Egg-shaped ornaments : OVA
48
Bit of butter : PAT
49
Minus : LESS
52
Amatory : EROTIC
54
Benefactor : PHILANTHROPIST
57
Stone or Flintstone : FRED
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Faithful : LOYAL
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In ___ (completely) : TOTO
60
Scale starters : DORE
61
Pitcher or Picon : MOLLY
62
Danube tributary : ISAR
63
Measures of interest to a deejay : RPMS
64
Editing direction : STET
65
Luck, in Limerick : CESS
Down
1
Los ___, N.M. : ALAMOS
2
Game piece : DOMINO
3
Immersed : DOUSED
4
Kind of bed or boss : STRAW
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The two : BOTH
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Dens : LAIRS
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Fashion accessory : HATPIN
9
Sharp points : JAGS
10
Porter's "___ Goes" : ANYTHING
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Translations : VERSIONS
12
Veneration : AWE
14
Long-horned grasshopper : KATYDID
20
Guileless : NAIVE
21
George's lyrical brother : IRA
25
Compass direction : ENE
28
Code word for A : ALFA
30
Part of a chisel or file : TANG
31
Hurdle for a would-be LL.B. : EXAM
32
Bandleader Brown : LES
33
Bark : YELP
35
In fiction, diction was her affliction : MALAPROP
36
Weather-map feature : ISOTHERM
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Befitting a beau : LOVERLY
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Opening, for short : INTRO
39
Gown's partner : CAP
42
"The works" : ALL
43
Domains : REALMS
45
Lazy : OTIOSE
46
Scenes : VISTAS
47
Harrison and Ford : ACTORS
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Beezer : SNOOT
51
Word with life or hair : STYLE
53
Visual : OPTIC
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June 13, e.g. : IDES
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Sentry's command : HALT
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Successor to H.C.H. : FDR

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

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