MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, April 25, 2010

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 177 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the seven circled letters can be arranged to spell a common word, which is missing from seven of the clues, as indicated by [ ]. Connect the seven letters in order with a line and you will get an outline of the object that the word names.
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Across Down
1. Tubs : FATSO
6. Dead : KAPUT
11. Large amount : SCAD
15. Imported cheese : EDAM
19. Tribe of Israel : ASHER
20. Resident of a country that's 97% mountains and desert : OMANI
21. Sailor's direction : ALEE
22. "Here I ___ Worship" (contemporary hymn) : AMTO
23. [ ] : CHEERLEADINGFORMATION
27. Fling : TOSS
28. English connections : ANDS
29. "Le Déjeuner des Canotiers," e.g. : RENOIR
30. You may get a charge out of it : TNT
31. Gwen who sang "Don't Speak," 1996 : STEFANI
33. Top of a mountain? : SKICAP
35. Saintly glows : AURAE
37. [ ] : IMAGEONADOLLARBILL
41. Leaving for : OFFTO
44. "Go on!" : DOIT
45. "A pity" : ALAS
46. Charles, for one : ROI
47. Very friendly (with) : TIGHT
49. Start of a famous J.F.K. quote : ASKNOT
52. Price part: Abbr. : CTS
55. [ ] : YOGAPOSE
58. Pizza orders : SLICES
59. Glossy black birds : DAWS
60. New York City transport from the Bronx to Coney Island : DTRAIN
61. Throat soother : HOTTEA
63. Like clogs : SLIPON
65. After, in Avignon : APRES
66. Paris attraction that features a [ ] : THELOUVRE
69. Passes over : OMITS
70. Football shoes : CLEATS
72. Nervousness : UNEASE
73. Low clouds : STRATI
75. Fannie ___ (some investments) : MAES
76. Prenatal procedures, informally : AMNIOS
78. [ ] : CARDGAME
80. Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : ENS
81. Snow fall : FLAKES
82. Run ___ of : AFOUL
84. Willy who wrote "The Conquest of Space" : LEY
85. Whites or colors, e.g. : LOAD
86. NASA's ___ Research Center : AMES
87. Trumpet : BLARE
89. [ ] that was the creation of an architect born 4/26/1917 : GLASSDESIGNBYIMPEI
97. Humdingers : LULUS
98. Atomic centers : NUCLEI
99. Mozart's birthplace : AUSTRIA
103. Network that airs "WWE Raw" : USA
104. Breakdown of social norms : ANOMIE
106. Naval officer: Abbr. : CMDR
108. Bop : CONK
109. [ ] : THREEDIMENSIONALSHAPE
114. O'Neill's "Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
115. "___ Death" (Grieg movement) : ASES
116. Flat storage place : CDROM
117. Headless Horseman, e.g. : RIDER
118. Way: Abbr. : SYST
119. Larry who played Tony in "West Side Story" : KERT
120. Compost units : HEAPS
121. Professional grps. : ASSNS
1. Almanac tidbits : FACTS
2. "Give it ___" : ASHOT
3. "___ Foolish Things" (1936 hit) : THESE
4. Deems worthy : SEESFIT
5. Canadian-born hockey great : ORR
6. Walter of "Star Trek" : KOENIG
7. "Diary of ___ Housewife" : AMAD
8. Crash sites? : PADS
9. Prefix with sex : UNI
10. Cookie holder : TIN
11. Seattle's ___ Field : SAFECO
12. Like some cell growth : CLONAL
13. Part of a Virgin Atlantic fleet : AEROPLANE
14. Prefix with monde : DEMI
15. "Let's ___!" : EAT
16. Composer Shostakovich : DMITRI
17. Like Berg's "Wozzeck" : ATONAL
18. Williams of TV : MONTEL
24. Smallville girl : LANA
25. Sudoku feature : GRID
26. Genesis landing site : ARARAT
32. "I love," in Latin : AMO
33. Tizzy : SNIT
34. "Krazy" one : KAT
36. Financial inst. that bought PaineWebber in 2000 : UBS
38. Upper hand : EDGE
39. "I'm impressed!" : OOH
40. At ___ for words : ALOSS
41. Suffix with contradict : ORY
42. Nutritional regimen : FOODPLAN
43. Parts of some Mediterranean orchards : FIGTREES
47. French pronoun : TOI
48. Exists no more : ISNT
49. High: Lat. : ALTUS
50. It doesn't hold water : SIEVE
51. 1980s Chrysler debut : KCAR
52. April first? : CAPITALA
53. Double-crosser : TWOTIMER
54. Payroll stub IDs : SSNS
56. Fields : AREAS
57. History : PAST
58. Covered walkways : STOAS
59. Joltin' Joe : DIMAG
61. "Thin Ice" star Sonja : HENIE
62. Bars from the refrigerator : OLEOS
64. "___, is it I?" : LORD
65. Tip-top : ACME
67. Pinup boy : HUNK
68. "___ Wood sawed wood" (start of a tongue twister) : ESAU
71. Light lunch : SALAD
74. Bygone daily MTV series, informally : TRL
77. Clapped and shouted, e.g. : MADENOISE
78. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
79. Ophthalmologist's study : EYE
81. Anatomical cavities : FOSSAE
82. Both: Prefix : AMBI
83. Tina of "30 Rock" : FEY
85. Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
86. "Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANE
87. Wanna-___ (imitators) : BES
88. They're nuts : LITCHIS
89. Sitting areas, slangily? : GLUTES
90. How rain forests grow : LUSHLY
91. Bells and whistles, maybe : ALARMS
92. Kind of romance : SUMMER
93. Least friendly : ICIEST
94. Valley : GLEN
95. House keepers : MADAMS
96. Knitting loop : PURL
100. Some have forks : ROADS
101. How some people solve crosswords : INPEN
102. Singer/actress Karen of Broadway's "Nine" : AKERS
105. Neighbor of Sask. : NDAK
106. Mrs. Dithers of "Blondie" : CORA
107. Run before Q : MNOP
110. Ballpark fig. : EST
111. Brown, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
112. Chemical suffix : IDE
113. Spanish Mrs. : SRA

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