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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 Down
1. Incited, with "on" : EGGED
6. Extort : WREST
11. City lying almost on the equator : QUITO
12. Dawns : AURORAS
15. One needing three more wins to become champ : QUARTERFINALIST
18. Western Indian : UINTA
19. Whence many an icicle hangs : EAVES
20. In spite of, for short : THO
21. Claire and Balin : INAS
22. Has more than half a loaf : LAZES
23. Unwitting accomplice : TOOL
24. Mythical bird : ROC
25. Double agent : MOLE
26. Saki : MUNRO
27. Foreign trait of behavior : EXOTICISM
30. Summer ___, Canyon's bride : OLSEN
31. A memorable Josip : BROZ
32. Time beyond measure : EONS
34. Resort lake (193 sq. mi.) : TAHOE
37. Like some jet fighter seats : EJECTABLE
42. Bushbuck's cousin : ELAND
43. Approve informally : OKAY
44. Mother's command : EAT
45. "Leave all ___ to the gods": Horace : ELSE
46. Pug's fists : DUKES
48. Put ___ writing : INTO
49. These score six pts. : TDS
50. Expressways : PIKES
51. Thirteen tarts, at times : DOZEN
52. Lack of enthusiasm : HALFHEARTEDNESS
55. Grommets : EYELETS
56. Hagiographist's subject : SAINT
57. Seek a well site : DOWSE
58. Indian attendants : SYCES
1. March or September event : EQUINOX
2. Camellike creature of S.A. : GUANACO
3. Measures the circumference : GIRTS
4. This makes Henri a girl : ETTA
5. Bucks fawn over her : DOE
6. Postpone : WAIVE
7. Poems, in poesy : RUNES
8. Periods for geologists : ERAS
9. Energy source : SOL
10. Large sea snails : TRITONS
13. Like a superannuated salt : ASHORE
14. Plant offshoot : STOLON
15. Quantity for Richard Hoe : QUIRE
16. Attain : REALIZE
17. Daunts : FAZES
22. Bonkers : LOCO
23. Arkansas River city : TULSA
25. Bogged down : MIRED
26. ___ Python : MONTY
28. Choice entree : TBONE
29. Most likely to inherit the earth : MEEKEST
33. Edible tubers : OCAS
34. Develop a bite : TEETHE
35. From dawn to dusk : ALLDAY
36. Bugged : HASSLED
38. Hidden difficulty : JOKER
39. C6H6 : BENZENE
40. Avant-garde styles : LATESTS
41. Jackets or colllars : ETONS
46. Famines after feasts, in a way : DIETS
47. Edict : UKASE
48. Architectural style : IONIC
50. Sigh of relief : PHEW
51. European invasion date : DDAY
53. Ziegfeld : FLO
54. 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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