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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Saturday, September 12, 1981

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jim Modney has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,631
Across
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Incited, with "on" : EGGED
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Extort : WREST
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City lying almost on the equator : QUITO
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Dawns : AURORAS
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One needing three more wins to become champ : QUARTERFINALIST
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Western Indian : UINTA
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Whence many an icicle hangs : EAVES
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In spite of, for short : THO
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Claire and Balin : INAS
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Has more than half a loaf : LAZES
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Unwitting accomplice : TOOL
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Mythical bird : ROC
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Double agent : MOLE
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Saki : MUNRO
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Foreign trait of behavior : EXOTICISM
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Summer ___, Canyon's bride : OLSEN
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A memorable Josip : BROZ
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Time beyond measure : EONS
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Resort lake (193 sq. mi.) : TAHOE
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Like some jet fighter seats : EJECTABLE
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Bushbuck's cousin : ELAND
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Approve informally : OKAY
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Mother's command : EAT
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"Leave all ___ to the gods": Horace : ELSE
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Pug's fists : DUKES
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Put ___ writing : INTO
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These score six pts. : TDS
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Expressways : PIKES
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Thirteen tarts, at times : DOZEN
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Lack of enthusiasm : HALFHEARTEDNESS
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Grommets : EYELETS
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Hagiographist's subject : SAINT
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Seek a well site : DOWSE
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Indian attendants : SYCES
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March or September event : EQUINOX
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Camellike creature of S.A. : GUANACO
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Measures the circumference : GIRTS
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This makes Henri a girl : ETTA
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Bucks fawn over her : DOE
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Postpone : WAIVE
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Poems, in poesy : RUNES
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Periods for geologists : ERAS
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Energy source : SOL
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Large sea snails : TRITONS
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Like a superannuated salt : ASHORE
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Plant offshoot : STOLON
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Quantity for Richard Hoe : QUIRE
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Attain : REALIZE
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Daunts : FAZES
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Bonkers : LOCO
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Arkansas River city : TULSA
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Bogged down : MIRED
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___ Python : MONTY
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Choice entree : TBONE
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Most likely to inherit the earth : MEEKEST
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Edible tubers : OCAS
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Develop a bite : TEETHE
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From dawn to dusk : ALLDAY
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Bugged : HASSLED
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Hidden difficulty : JOKER
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C6H6 : BENZENE
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Avant-garde styles : LATESTS
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Jackets or colllars : ETONS
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Famines after feasts, in a way : DIETS
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Edict : UKASE
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Architectural style : IONIC
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Sigh of relief : PHEW
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European invasion date : DDAY
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Switchback's relative : ESS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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