V FORMATION

New York Times, Sunday, April 25, 2004

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
V Formation
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 101 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 123 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mount held sacred by pilgrims : FUJI
5. "Greatest Love ___" (#1 Whitney Houston song) : OFALL
10. Unloads (on) : DUMPS
15. Livestock feed : MASH
19. Apple product for audiophiles : IPOD
20. Psychologist's study : AUTISM
22. Bivouac : ENCAMP
24. Big name in Art Deco : ERTE
25. K-12, in education : ELHI
26. One earning rewards : FREQUENTFLIER
28. "You ... will ... ___!" : OBEY
29. Warbler : SONGBIRD
31. "Faint heart ___ won ..." : NEER
32. Firefly's young : GLOWWORM
34. Atlantic City hotspot, with "the" : TAJ
35. O, for one : MAG
38. Common project in shop class : BIRDHOUSE
40. Singer James : ETTA
41. Genetics lab study : RNA
42. Very recently : ADAYAGO
44. Part of E.E.C.: Abbr. : EUR
45. Hanoi holiday : TET
47. ___ Electric Co. : EDISON
49. "Rouen Cathedral" painter : MONET
50. Derby : RACE
52. Set on : ASSAIL
55. Multicolored : PIED
57. George's lyrical brother : IRA
59. Favorable position : CATBIRDSEAT
62. Worthy of page one : NEWSY
66. Looped handle, in archaeology : ANSA
67. Shipped : SENT
69. Alphabet trio : RST
70. Safecracker : YEGG
72. "___ magic!" : ITS
73. Transcript stat. : GPA
74. Range maker : AMANA
75. Rowlands of "Another Woman" : GENA
76. Puffin, for one : SEABIRD
77. Online guffaw : LOL
78. Blow : ERUPT
80. ___-ovo vegetarian : LACTO
82. Arm offerer : ESCORT
84. N.Y.C. drive, with "the" : FDR
85. Dennis of the N.B.A. : RODMAN
87. Boy toy? : KEN
88. Rev.'s address : SER
89. Kind of special : EARLYBIRD
92. Double-decker, e.g. : BUS
93. Sanctioned : OKAYED
96. Michael and others : TSARS
99. Jumps (out) : BAILS
100. Shoot the breeze : GAB
101. Tip off : WARN
102. Daddy-o : POPS
104. Former sporty Pontiacs : SUNBIRDS
106. "Tsk, tsk!" : FIE
107. Judge Lance : ITO
108. Make ___ dash for : AMAD
109. "Strange Magic" band, for short : ELO
110. Sniffish sort : SNOB
111. Painter Magritte : RENE
112. Foreign assembly : SENAT
114. 1996 Beatles hit : FREEASABIRD
118. Spike's greeting : GRR
119. Made like : APED
120. Top : VERTEX
122. Green land? : ERIN
124. ___ living (bring home the bacon) : EARNA
126. Paris daily, with "Le" : FIGARO
129. Classic cars, popularly : TBIRDS
132. High ___ : TEA
133. Chaotic condition : RIOTING
136. Daughter of Cadmus : INO
137. Retriever : BIRDDOG
140. Drive away : BANISH
142. ___-Caps (candy) : SNO
143. Formerly : NEE
144. Resisting : AVERSETO
146. "I'll be back in ___!" : ASEC
147. Swab : MATEY
149. Mobutu ___ Seko of Zaire : SESE
150. 3-Down, for one : ORNITHOLOGIST
157. They're tops : LIDS
158. Pull an all-nighter : CRAM
159. Palliate : SOOTHE
160. "The Little Clock" poet Wylie : ELINOR
161. Part of a pot : ANTE
162. "Beetle Bailey" pooch : OTTO
163. Like some neutrals : SWISS
164. Guam's capital, old-style : AGANA
165. Operatic prince : IGOR
1. Party : FIESTA
2. Transfer, as a computer file : UPLOAD
3. Artist born April 26, 1785 : JOHNJAMESAUDUBON
4. "Gotcha" : IDIG
5. Klutz : OAF
6. Shed stuff : FUR
7. Had a little lamb? : ATE
8. Subject of a lic. : LIQ
9. The Fighting Tigers of the Southeastern Conf. : LSU
10. Can't stand : DETEST
11. Locked up : UNFREE
12. 12th-century year : MCL
13. Janis of stage and screen : PAIGE
14. Troutlike fish : SMELT
15. Persian cry : MEOW
16. Garden spots : ARBORS
17. Camper's jelly : STERNO
18. "Yo!" : HEYMAN
21. One of the Islas Baleares : MENORCA
23. Tropical flower in florists' shops : PROTEA
27. Modern, to Beethoven : NEU
30. Alcatraz inmate : BIRDMAN
33. Pink flamingo, for one : WADINGBIRD
36. AARP target : AGEISM
37. Stopped fooling around : GOTREAL
38. Person likely to have binoculars : BIRDER
39. Old antisubversive grp. : HUAC
43. "Star Wars" character : YODA
46. ___ kwon do : TAE
48. Project's end? : ILE
51. To be, to Gigi : ETRE
53. Authority : SAYSO
54. Corralled animal : STEER
55. Doctor's aid : PAGER
56. Like some estates : INPROBATE
58. Writer Quindlen : ANNA
60. Egg holders : BIRDSNESTS
61. Equilibriums : STASES
63. 3-Down work : WILDLIFEPAINTING
64. Plot : STORYLINE
65. Monogram on a scarf : YSL
68. Like plastic slipcovers : TACKY
71. St. Peter's station : GATE
74. ___ crossroads : ATA
75. Lovers' conveyance : GONDOLA
79. Downing St. V.I.P.'s : PMS
81. Prairie home : TEEPEE
83. Unpolished : CRASS
84. Monk's title : FRA
86. Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
90. Sit-up target : ABS
91. Pet shop bagful : BIRDSEED
94. Jell-O maker : KRAFT
95. Novelist Malraux : ANDRE
97. It helps you get a leg up : RUNG
98. Peace disturbers : SNORERS
100. U.S. general's command : GIS
101. Egrets and herons : WATERBIRDS
103. Sit : POSE
105. Pinhead : BIRDBRAIN
111. Go on and on : RANT
113. Actress Gardner : AVA
115. Phone no. add-on : EXT
116. Time piece : ARTICLE
117. Golfers' delights : BIRDIES
121. Ring events : RODEOS
123. "Don't think so!" : NAH
125. Capacity : ROOM
126. Total disaster : FIASCO
127. Flip : INVERT
128. Attacks : GOESAT
130. Garden fixtures : BIRDBATHS
131. Pageant wear : SASHES
134. Must : NEEDTO
135. Big shooter : GEYSER
138. Others, to Jorge : OTROS
139. 1965 Moody Blues hit : GONOW
141. Classical opener? : NEO
145. San ___, Italian Riviera city : REMO
148. Kyrgyzstan range : ALAI
151. "Lord, is ___?": Matthew : ITI
152. Motor add-on : OLA
153. Singer's job : GIG
154. ___ New York minute : INA
155. Junior : SON
156. Part of a chorus line? : TRA

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