# GROUP FORMATION

### New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 2009

 Author: Patrick Berry Editor: Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
2147/11/19998/13/20162
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711241669492
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.54980

## This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 122 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: I have shown the Greek letters in the grid but to read the crossing answers, you must spell those letters out. So, for example, 39 Down is β θ π but the crossing answers are TI[BETA]NS, ON[THETA]KE, and AMERICAN[PI]E.
 1M 2O 3U 4T 5H 6S 7T 8R 9I 10P 11E 12A 13L 14G 15A 16A 17M 18Y 19S U S H I 20H A I K U S 21S O R T 22V I A 23G R E E K 24L E T T E R S 25K N E E 26S O C K 27F R E E B E E 28P E 29R S I A 30O N E S 31E 32L O I S E 33I O N I A 34TAU 35DELTA PHI 36M I R V 37T 38I 39BETA N S 40P R 41I N C E 42D 43O 44M 45M A C E 46D 47O N THETA K E 48P O R T O 49R U E 50A M E R I 51C A N PI E 52B L U E 53P I T T 54V A S E 55D 56R A I N S 57C E S A R 58R 59E 60G I S T R 61Y 62I C E D 63C O S T C O 64M O M O N E Y 65O 66I N K S 67T O M C A T S 68A M I N E S 69B U N S 70T 71R A D E I N S 72L U N G S 73W A R D E 74D 75O L E O 76A L E S 77H I H O 78R 79ALPHA B E R N 80A 81T 82H 83Y 84W A N 85P 86A O L O 87D U CHI E S 88S P R E E 89I N T 90H E M A I N 91A I RHO S E 92P E E N 93OMEGA PSI PHI 94W O 95R L D 96J 97U L E P S 98F 99O 100A M 101B 102E I R U T 103E 104M 105P A N E L 106A M N E 107S I A C 108F R 109A T E R N I T I 110E 111S 112C A D 113M A S K 114F E D O R A 115T O N T O 116T R Y 117U N E S 118S Y D N E Y 119S N E A D
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