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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Friday, July 10, 1981

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, 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.
David Steinberg notes:

In 49-Down clue, "Jeanie" should be "Jeannie"; left as in the original.

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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,567

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Take effect : TELL
5
Chums : PALS
9
Teasdale : SARA
13
"Aïda" highlight : ARIA
14
Paris kidnapped her : HELEN
15
___ Bator (Mongolian capital) : ULAN
16
Car for a V.I.P. : LIMO
17
"___ Billy Joe" : ODETO
18
Word with saw or shell : BAND
19
V : CENTEROFGRAVITY
22
Emulate Mark Spitz : SWIM
23
Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
24
Kitchen device : SQUEEZER
28
Spot for a bulb : SOCKET
32
Absent : OUT
33
Electric motor part : ROTOR
35
Sordid; squalid : MANGY
36
Soaks : RETS
38
"Absolutely not!" : NEVER
40
Follower of love : LORN
41
Concocts : BREWS
43
Place tableware in a different way : RESET
45
Word with honey or Sea : BEE
46
Ancient Aramaic language : SYRIAC
48
Frank and Evelyn : DIARISTS
50
Invalid : NULL
52
Glide along easily : SCUD
53
OA : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
60
Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
61
Jibe : AGREE
62
Perry's creator : ERLE
63
Tease : RIDE
64
Bellows : ROARS
65
This pair beats two kings : ACES
66
Scent : ODOR
67
Fast planes : SSTS
68
Former emcee Ted : MACK
Down
1
Powder not found in kegs : TALC
2
Great Lakes city : ERIE
3
Draw : LIMN
4
Chinese philosopher : LAOTSE
5
Hiker's device : PEDOMETER
6
Hebrew letter : ALEF
7
Released : LETGO
8
Bar slugs : SNORTS
9
Unspoken, but thought : SUBVOCAL
10
Jai ___ : ALAI
11
Deliver a diatribe : RANT
12
Williams or Rooney : ANDY
14
Where heaven and earth meet : HORIZON
20
Jug : EWER
21
It splits energetically : ATOM
24
Rowans or service trees : SORBS
25
Part of an interview : QUERY
26
Complete : UTTER
27
Wandered : ROVED
29
Lumps : KNOBS
30
Plumed bird : EGRET
31
Soprano who joined the Met in 1974 : TYNES
34
Rebels : RESISTERS
37
Pro who cons : SWINDLER
39
Expanses : REACHES
42
Author Bellow : SAUL
44
Correct : TRUE
47
Acquits : CLEARS
49
"___ of Jeanie . . . " : IDREAM
51
The Word : LOGOS
53
Subject of Katz's "Days of Wrath" : MORO
54
Footnote word : IBID
55
Bird in "Alice in Wonderland" : DODO
56
Campus rushers : FRAT
57
Cousin of a beluga : ORCA
58
Highlander's name : ALEC
59
Newspaper's city ___ : DESK

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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