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Jim Modney
Jim Modney

New York Times, Thursday, September 4, 1980

Author:
Jim Modney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, 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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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,258
Across
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When day meets night : DUSK
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Round pod : BOLL
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Engrave : ETCH
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This, in Toledo : ESTA
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Drug or heartwood : ALOES
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Half a child's toy : CHOO
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Word with red or sugar : BEET
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Cow catcher : RIATA
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Crooner Columbo: 1908–34 : RUSS
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Ideas generated by two-track minds? : TRAINSOFTHOUGHT
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Fuse : SMELT
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Novelist Haggard's title : SIR
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One place to catch a rapido at a stazione : ROMA
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Adverb applying to a caboose : BEHIND
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Call at a station : ALLABOARD
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Brown of songdom : LEROY
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What daydreamers gather : WOOL
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State flower of N.H. : LILAC
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Speck : MOTE
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Now and then: Abbr. : OCCAS
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Got off a Pullman : DETRAINED
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Big name in toy trains : LIONEL
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European industrial area : SAAR
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Place for a bust : NICHE
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Monopoly industry? : READINGRAILROAD
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Word with Minor or Major : URSA
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Col. Tibbets's mother, ___ Gay : ENOLA
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Hence : ERGO
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Air : MIEN
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Terminal : DEPOT
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"___ Death": Grieg : ASES
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Crest : PEAK
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Cloy : SATE
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Pond, in poesy : MERE
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Loan, e.g. : DEBT
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Employers : USERS
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Power for some trains : STEAM
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Porter's "___ Went to Haiti": 1939 : KATIE
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Perch in a club car : BARSTOOL
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Miscellany : OLIO
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Take it easy : LOAF
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Eastern Europeans : LETTS
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Yellowish brown : ECRU
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Ruffian : THUG
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Blackjack, in Soho : COSH
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Large number : HOST
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Master, in New Delhi : SAHIB
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Govt. agency established in 1935 : NLRB
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Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
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___ of honor : MAID
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Site of Van Gogh's bridge : ARLES
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Prefix with sphere : HEMI
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With 54 Down, nickname for an engine : IRON
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Renown : NOTE
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Recolored : DYED
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Off base sans a pass : AWOL
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Areas : LOCI
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Word form with motive : LOCO
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King often seen at Vegas : ALAN
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Information : DATA
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Having a skull : CRANIATE
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Prefix with conductor or trailer : SEMI
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Bordered : LINED
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Actress Moorehead: 1906–74 : AGNES
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Elite : CREAM
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See 30 Down : HORSE
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Avid : EAGER
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___ Parliament: 17th century : RUMP
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Railroad guided by Jay Gould : ERIE
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Sailing down to Rio : ASEA
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Cold and wet : DANK
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Clothing, in Madrid : ROPA
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Medicinal measure : DOSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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