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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
1. When day meets night : DUSK
5. Round pod : BOLL
9. Engrave : ETCH
13. This, in Toledo : ESTA
14. Drug or heartwood : ALOES
16. Half a child's toy : CHOO
17. Word with red or sugar : BEET
18. Cow catcher : RIATA
19. Crooner Columbo: 1908–34 : RUSS
20. Ideas generated by two-track minds? : TRAINSOFTHOUGHT
23. Fuse : SMELT
24. Novelist Haggard's title : SIR
25. One place to catch a rapido at a stazione : ROMA
28. Adverb applying to a caboose : BEHIND
33. Call at a station : ALLABOARD
38. Brown of songdom : LEROY
39. What daydreamers gather : WOOL
40. State flower of N.H. : LILAC
42. Speck : MOTE
43. Now and then: Abbr. : OCCAS
45. Got off a Pullman : DETRAINED
47. Big name in toy trains : LIONEL
49. European industrial area : SAAR
50. "Mamma ___!" : MIA
52. Place for a bust : NICHE
56. Monopoly industry? : READINGRAILROAD
63. Word with Minor or Major : URSA
64. Col. Tibbets's mother, ___ Gay : ENOLA
65. Hence : ERGO
66. Air : MIEN
67. Terminal : DEPOT
68. "___ Death": Grieg : ASES
69. Crest : PEAK
70. Cloy : SATE
71. Pond, in poesy : MERE
Down
1. Loan, e.g. : DEBT
2. Employers : USERS
3. Power for some trains : STEAM
4. Porter's "___ Went to Haiti": 1939 : KATIE
5. Perch in a club car : BARSTOOL
6. Miscellany : OLIO
7. Take it easy : LOAF
8. Eastern Europeans : LETTS
9. Yellowish brown : ECRU
10. Ruffian : THUG
11. Blackjack, in Soho : COSH
12. Large number : HOST
15. Master, in New Delhi : SAHIB
21. Govt. agency established in 1935 : NLRB
22. Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
26. ___ of honor : MAID
27. Site of Van Gogh's bridge : ARLES
29. Prefix with sphere : HEMI
30. With 54 Down, nickname for an engine : IRON
31. Renown : NOTE
32. Recolored : DYED
33. Off base sans a pass : AWOL
34. Areas : LOCI
35. Word form with motive : LOCO
36. King often seen at Vegas : ALAN
37. Information : DATA
41. Having a skull : CRANIATE
44. Prefix with conductor or trailer : SEMI
46. Seed covering : ARIL
48. Bordered : LINED
51. Actress Moorehead: 1906–74 : AGNES
53. Elite : CREAM
54. See 30 Down : HORSE
55. Avid : EAGER
56. ___ Parliament: 17th century : RUMP
57. Railroad guided by Jay Gould : ERIE
58. Sailing down to Rio : ASEA
59. Cold and wet : DANK
60. Clothing, in Madrid : ROPA
61. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
62. 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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