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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

SOUNDS FAMILIAR

New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 1983

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,318
Across
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West Coast naval air base : ALAMEDA
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Absquatulates : SCATS
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Worthless rock, in mining : GANGUE
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Lets down one's hair : RELAXES
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Ace place : COURT
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Quercus fruit : ACORNS
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What analgesics are to pain : KILLERS
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Frenzied regattas on the Shannon? : WILDIRISHROWS
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Hide : SECRETE
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Unseats : DEPOSES
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Episcopacy : SEE
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In re : ASTO
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Flanders river : YSER
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SANE targets : NUKES
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Antiwar demonstrators' org. : SDS
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Koala ___ : BEAR
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Vapor : STEAM
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___ diem : PER
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Drivel : PAP
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Horse's armor : BARDES
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Cookie-jar pilferer : SNEAK
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Pendergast partisan, e.g. : DEMOCRAT
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Declare : ASSERT
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Like Schönberg's early work : TONAL
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Statue spot : ALCOVE
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Smashing events : RIOTS
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Peter of the 88's : NERO
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Fabulous : AESOPIC
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Benign bump on the skin : WEN
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Violinist Morini : ERIKA
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More like the Magi : SAGER
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Ruler ousted on Jan. 16, 1979 : SHAH
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Lode finds : ORES
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The Dark Ages? : KNIGHTTIMES
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Place for a chapeau : TETE
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English poet laureate: 1715–18 : ROWE
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Assyrian chief deity : ASHUR
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With full force : AMAIN
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Turner or Sorensen : TED
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Checkmates, in a way : STYMIES
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Seasoned : AGED
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"Ragged Dick" author : ALGER
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Package-deal features : TIEINS
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Schliemann find : SHERD
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Comical TV show : HEEHAW
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Routs : SCATTERS
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Square one : START
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A vacuum tube : TRIODE
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Maxwell's cousin : REO
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Prefix with cycle or form : UNI
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React to the heat : SWEAT
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Icky stuff : GLOP
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Rheine's river : EMS
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Grafters' items : CIONS
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Others, to Octavian : ALII
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Raven's haven : NEST
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Like Leroy Brown : BAD
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Prussian nobleman's glass : MONOCLE
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___ boy (Mel Ott) : MCGRAWS
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Times to put one's foot down? : BRAKINGPOINTS
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Closes again : RESEALS
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Lipase or amylase : ENZYME
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Hard red wheat : EMMER
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Takes a breath : INHALES
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Transferred property legally : DEEDED
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Poet Lizette Woodworth ___ : REESE
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Dixon or Leek : SEERESS
Down
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Focus of a Spielberg thriller : ARK
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Pearl Harbor remembrance : LEI
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Athletes' athletes : ALLSTARS
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Special delivery from a dating service? : MALEORDER
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Boardroom biggy : EXEC
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Orangeman's city : DERRY
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Size up : ASSESS
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___-fi : SCI
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Something easy to catch : COLD
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"The Age of Anxiety" poet : AUDEN
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Leave without a leg to stand on : TRIPUP
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Caressed : STROKED
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Range fuels : GASES
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Leipzig laments : ACHS
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Eur. land : NOR
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Wall Streeter predicting pay dirt? : GROSSPROPHET
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Not hitched : UNWED
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Slalom path : ESSES
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Common contraction : WERENT
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Rhone tributary : ISERE
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Asian holidays : TETS
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Swedish rock group : ABBA
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" . . . snarled and yelping ___": T. S. Eliot : SEAS
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Long long time : AEON
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Where parades are held to lionize heroes? : MANESTREETS
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Ward heelers : POLS
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Greet abruptly : ACCOST
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Feeder of Maumee Bay : ERIE
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Voiceless bird : STORK
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Unit of fineness for gold : KARAT
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Fannie follower : MAE
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Emulate Howard Hughes : AVIATE
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Dotty : TECHED
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Collected sayings of Christ : LOGIA
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Turner and Louise : TINAS
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What a kanone does : SKIS
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Of a region : AREAL
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Defeats : WORSTS
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X-rated : EROTIC
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Holiday hangover? : NEWYEARSDAZE
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Istanbul brass : AGHAS
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Madame Bovary : EMMA
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Babylonian or Phoenician : SEMITE
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Downs and Carey : HUGHS
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Tour highlight : SIGHT
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Poetic negative : NEER
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Involved with : INTO
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Compass pt. : ESE
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Type of poker : DRAW
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King's waterproof coat? : REIGNWEAR
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Oneirocritics' field : DREAMS
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Quantity bargain at a donut shop? : HOLESALE
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Fusses : ADOS
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Cried : WEPT
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Regretting : RUING
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Juicy-tidbit seeker : SNOOPER
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Powder-puff covering : TALC
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Outgo's opposite : INCOME
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Baghdad's river : TIGRIS
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Waned : EBBED
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W.W. I pivotal battle : MARNE
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Shaped tires : CONED
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Hypocrite in "Little Orphan Annie" : SLIME
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Actress Rich : IRENE
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Marceau, e.g. : MIME
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Davis Cup captain : ASHE
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Shakespeare contemporary : KYD
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Uno + uno + uno : TRE
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Guitarist Paul : LES
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Draft agcy. : SSS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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