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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

Author: Jim Modney
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q W }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,264
Across Down
1. Verve : DASH
5. Second-generation Japanese-American : NISEI
10. Scene of the Nazarene's first two miracles : CANA
14. What "video" means : ISEE
15. Peruvian village pillaged by Pizarro : INCAN
16. Greek hero : AJAX
17. Great ___ (Lord Chancellor's position) : SEAL
18. Be conspicuous : GLARE
19. Rant's partner : RAVE
20. Double-dealers : CARDSHARPS
22. Supporters of the 18th Amendment : DRYS
23. Highbrow : ARTY
24. Fam. member : SIS
26. French : GALLIC
29. Spray or foam affecting the ozone : AEROSOL
33. Race track : OVAL
34. Kind of test : ACID
37. Sound from some sound sleepers : SNORE
38. "You ___ seen nothin' yet!" : AINT
39. Betting game : POKER
41. "Younger ___ Springtime" : THAN
42. Retreat for Brezhnev : DACHA
44. Center for 39 Across : RENO
45. Word with mackerel or smoke : HOLY
46. Reacted to snuff : SNEEZED
48. City in Texas or Russia : ODESSA
50. Beat man : COP
51. Plant disease : SMUT
52. Strip on the Mediterranean : GAZA
55. Fated : INTHECARDS
61. Hard blow : ONER
62. Measure of weight : CARAT
63. Baby-feeding finale : BURP
64. Horse or game : STUD
65. Idiot : AMENT
66. Bipedal wolf's stare : LEER
67. Nazi war criminal : HESS
68. ___ Gulf, in the Philippines : LEYTE
69. A result of backwash : EDDY
1. Paten : DISC
2. Oceanward : ASEA
3. Use a branding iron : SEAR
4. Controlled the situation completely : HELDALLTHECARDS
5. Final slug : NIGHTCAP
6. Embedded design : INLAY
7. Permanent mark : SCAR
8. Western hero : EARP
9. Actually existing : INESSE
10. Symbols of straightforwardness : CARDSONTHETABLE
11. Inharmonious : AJAR
12. Word with yard or blue : NAVY
13. Choppers : AXES
21. Hindu title of address : SRI
25. Agcy. collecting swarms of forms : IRS
26. Spurs : GOADS
27. Like Audubon's studies : AVIAN
28. Whaler's weapon : LANCE
29. Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
30. Districts in N.Y.C. and London : SOHOS
31. Hurdles on campus : ORALS
32. Singer Lotte : LENYA
35. Ribbed fabric : CORD
36. Forte of the Redskins : IKE
40. Railroad accommodation : ROOMETTE
43. Kind of dye : AZO
47. Heroic : EPICAL
49. Noble, in Versailles : DUC
51. "Can't! Don't! ___! Won't!": Kipling : SHANT
52. "Wow!" : GOSH
53. Prime the pot : ANTE
54. Olympian : ZEUS
56. Queen or King : NAME
57. Deuce topper : TREY
58. Regretted : RUED
59. Scott of 1857 Supreme Court case : DRED
60. Nimble : SPRY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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