VEE FORMATION

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1998

Author: Rich Silvestri
Editor: Will Shortz
Richard Silvestri
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Say You, Say Me" singer, 1985 : RICHIE
7. Gets rid of : SCRAPS
13. Goalie's area : CREASE
19. 1804 symphony : EROICA
20. Chiang Kai-shek's capital : TAIPEI
21. Lizard : SAURIAN
22. Salesman's sprees? : VENDERBENDERS
24. Puts forward : ASSERTS
25. In addition : ELSE
26. Gridiron specialist : PUNTER
27. Prepare mushrooms : SAUTE
29. Full deck, to Caesar? : LII
30. Scottish landowner : LAIRD
32. B.&O. stop : STA
33. Seat option : AISLE
34. Saltimbocca base : VEAL
35. Tilde wearers : ENS
36. Fall wear? : OCTOBERVEST
40. Wallop : PASTE
41. C14H9Cl5 : DDT
42. Best Actress of 1987 : CHER
43. Minimum : LEAST
44. Took five : PAUSED
45. Little bit : TAD
46. Potato chip brand : LAYS
47. Roper undertaking : POLL
48. Peter Pan's loss : SHADOW
52. "Red Red Wine" and "Gitarzan"? : VINETUNES
55. Long haul : TREK
59. Flush : COLOR
60. Aurifies : GILDS
61. Prime time for Nick : NITE
62. Hot issue? : LAVA
63. Like the Kara Kum : ARID
64. Groundwork : BASIS
65. Boy-meets-girl event : MIXER
66. Construction piece : IBAR
67. Called up : RANG
68. Send out : EMIT
69. Something to read : METER
70. Insinuating : SNIDE
71. Take off : FLEE
72. Akin to barrel-chested? : VATHEADED
74. "I'll Take ___" (Bob Hope film) : SWEDEN
75. Not walk straight : REEL
77. Suffered a sell-off : SLID
78. Little white thing : LIE
79. Rock group? : GRAVEL
82. Be a cast member of : ACTIN
84. Tops : AONE
85. Cookbook abbr. : TBS
88. Actor Burton : LEVAR
89. Obnoxious Presidential advisers? : VILECABINET
91. Take a loss on, so to speak : EAT
92. Child's appliance : OVEN
93. Dungeons & Dragons sort : GAMER
94. Attorney's deg. : LLD
95. Judge Kenneth : STARR
97. To be, in Barcelona : SER
98. Kafka hero Gregor : SAMSA
99. Captivate : ENAMOR
102. Florentine flower : ARNO
103. Confuse : SNARLUP
105. The Bible? : REVERENCEBOOK
108. Holiday quenchers : EGGNOGS
109. One by one? : ELEVEN
110. Jazz star : MALONE
111. Annette, in "Beach Blanket Bingo" : DEEDEE
112. Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
113. Like some college programs : PREMED
1. Made merry : REVELED
2. Greatest source of 1840's immigration : IRELAND
3. Be composed (of) : CONSIST
4. It's quarry : HIDER
5. Water cooler : ICE
6. Clanton foe : EARP
7. Loud speaker : STENTOR
8. Magdalene College student : CANTAB
9. Subject of a Car and Driver rating : RIDE
10. Takeoff artist : APER
11. Part of w.p.m. : PER
12. Pantywaists : SISSIES
13. Societal division : CASTE
14. Con : RUSE
15. Poetic preposition : ERE
16. Close : AIRLESS
17. Fill to the brim : SATIATE
18. Put fodder away : ENSILED
21. ___ Ste. Marie : SAULT
23. Without a cent : BUSTED
28. Helper, in brief : ASST
31. No, for one : DOCTOR
33. "Halt!" to a salt : AVAST
34. Queue at the bank? : VAULTLINE
37. Plug in the mouth : CHAW
38. Veldt sights : ELANDS
39. Spanish royalty : REYES
40. Bud : PAL
44. Conundrum : POSER
46. Bebe Neuwirth TV role : LILITH
47. Man of Principle : PETER
48. Winter wear : SCARF
49. Every 60 minutes : HORAL
50. Dior creation : ALINE
51. L.A. team vehicle? : DODGERVAN
52. Short stay : VISIT
53. One way to stand : UNITED
54. Put the kibosh on : NIXED
56. Overzealous : RABID
57. Duck : EVADE
58. An original Mouseketeer : KAREN
60. Anwar's predecessor : GAMAL
64. Cut at an angle : BEVEL
65. Saudi city : MEDINA
69. Kind of acid : MALIC
70. Candy, in Canterbury : SWEETS
73. Ethyl acetate, e.g. : ESTER
74. Fourier series function : SINE
76. It's always in verse : EER
78. Tower site : LONDON
79. Made annotations : GLOSSED
80. Whodunit motive, perhaps : REVENGE
81. Garden-variety : AVERAGE
82. Prepares for a shoot : AIMS
83. Given the go-ahead : CLEARED
84. Minor malady : AILMENT
85. Dainty restaurant : TEAROOM
86. Without exception : BARNONE
87. Flattered : STROKED
89. Improvises chords : VAMPS
90. Strident sounds : BLARES
93. Distance between rails : GAUGE
96. Put off : TABLE
98. Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
99. Balanced : EVEN
100. Gulf of Finland feeder : NEVA
101. Dudley Do-Right's org. : RCMP
104. Three min. in the ring : RND
106. TV Tarzan : ELY
107. Musician's pride : EAR

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