GROUP FORMATION

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 2009

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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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.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It's open for dinner : MOUTH
6. High ball, in pool : STRIPE
12. Pond organism : ALGA
16. Sedaris of "Strangers With Candy" : AMY
19. Dish that may be served on a boat : SUSHI
20. Three-line poems : HAIKUS
21. Put into piles : SORT
22. Traversing : VIA
23. Contents of four answers found in this puzzle : GREEKLETTERS
25. It covers a lot of leg : KNEESOCK
27. Good for nothing?: Var. : FREEBEE
28. Alexander the Great conquered it : PERSIA
30. Rarely counterfeited bills : ONES
31. Fictional Plaza Hotel resident : ELOISE
33. Alexander the Great conquered it : IONIA
34. Group formed at C.C.N.Y. in 1910 : TAUDELTAPHI
36. Weapon with many warheads : MIRV
37. Roof of the World natives : TIBETANS
40. Monaco is one : PRINCEDOM
45. Given an eyeful, you might say : MACED
47. Accepting bribes : ONTHETAKE
48. Brazil's ___ Alegre : PORTO
49. "And all too soon, I fear, the king shall ___": "Richard II" : RUE
50. 1971 album dedicated to Buddy Holly : AMERICANPIE
52. Picasso's ___ Period, 1901-04 : BLUE
53. Surname of two British P.M.'s : PITT
54. Waterford purchase : VASE
55. Empties : DRAINS
57. Labor leader Chávez : CESAR
58. Bridal wish list : REGISTRY
62. Like some twisted ankles : ICED
63. Sam's Club rival : COSTCO
64. 1992 Damon Wayans comedy : MOMONEY
65. "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" sounds : OINKS
67. Womanizers, slangily : TOMCATS
68. Nitrogen compounds : AMINES
69. Weenie roast needs : BUNS
70. Cars that go toward other cars : TRADEINS
72. Subjects of pneumography : LUNGS
73. Fended (off) : WARDED
75. Something that's been clarified : OLEO
76. Tavern orders : ALES
77. Old cracker brand : HIHO
78. Co-organizer of the Montgomery bus boycott, 1955 : RALPHABERNATHY
84. Ill-looking : WAN
85. Renaissance painter Uccello : PAOLO
87. Bavaria and others, once : DUCHIES
88. Bout of revelry : SPREE
89. By and large : INTHEMAIN
91. Engine attachment : AIRHOSE
92. Claw alternative : PEEN
93. Group formed at Howard University in 1911 : OMEGAPSIPHI
94. Sci-fi author's creation : WORLD
96. Kentucky Derby drinks : JULEPS
98. Fire extinguisher's output : FOAM
101. Mideast hub : BEIRUT
103. Fill a box, say : EMPANEL
106. Jason Bourne, in the Bourne series : AMNESIAC
108. Four groups found in this puzzle : FRATERNITIES
112. Bounder : CAD
113. Umpire's wear : MASK
114. Retro headgear : FEDORA
115. Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
116. Have a bite of : TRY
117. Quelques-___ (some: Fr.) : UNES
118. 2000 Olympics locale : SYDNEY
119. Golfer who said "Never concede a putt" : SNEAD
1. "No ___" : MSG
2. First word in many church names : OUR
3. Pursue violent options : USEFORCE
4. 1980 double album by Springsteen : THERIVER
5. Raises : HIKES
6. C&W singer Wooley : SHEB
7. British art museum : TATE
8. Book of Hours entry : RITE
9. ___ & Tina Turner Revue : IKE
10. Determination : PURPOSE
11. Ruhr industrial city : ESSEN
12. Gets several views : ASKSAROUND
13. Actress Anderson : LONI
14. Social reformer Margaret Fuller, to Buckminster Fuller : GREATAUNT
15. "I already ___" : ATE
16. Skin So Soft seller : AVON
17. Lab test subjects : MICE
18. Asian bovines : YAKS
24. Sheltered side : LEE
26. Meryl Streep title role : SOPHIE
29. Most corrugated : RIPPLIEST
31. Novel on which "Clueless" is based : EMMA
32. Writer O'Flaherty : LIAM
33. Like final contracts : INKED
35. Mexican-style fast-food chain : DELTACO
37. Comfortably warm : TOASTY
38. Personal, as thoughts : INNER
39. Group formed at Miami University in 1839 : BETATHETAPI
41. Furies : IRES
42. Antihistamine brand : DRISTAN
43. Steals the show from, say : OUTACTS
44. Urban railways : METROS
46. Figures out intuitively : DIVINES
51. Legal precedents : CASES
52. No longer on vacation : BACK
53. Oscar winner for "GoodFellas" : PESCI
56. Remove the suds : RINSE
57. Inducements : COMEONS
58. Pointy-eared "Star Trek" character : ROMULAN
59. Highly respected : EMINENT
60. Round percussion instruments : GONGS
61. Term for a judge : YOURHONOR
63. Enigma machine, e.g. : CODER
64. Nyasaland, nowadays : MALAWI
66. ___-European : INDO
67. New Journalism pioneer Gay : TALESE
69. Areas of expertise : BAILIWICKS
71. Choir attire : ROBES
73. Liveryman's command : WHOA
74. Celtic priest of old : DRUID
79. Group formed at Trinity College in 1895 : ALPHACHIRHO
80. Wisconsin home of Lawrence University : APPLETON
81. Timberland limit : TREELINE
82. Villainous Uriah : HEEP
83. Desires : YENS
85. Product with a circular red, white and blue logo : PEPSI
86. Semiterrestrial organism : AMPHIBIAN
87. The Who's lead singer : DALTREY
90. Match played at the local arena : HOMEGAME
95. Elizabethan collars : RUFFS
96. Dean's 1960s singing partner : JAN
97. Apartments, e.g. : UNITS
98. Undisputed point : FACT
99. W.W. II general Bradley : OMAR
100. Red's pal in "The Shawshank Redemption" : ANDY
102. Slip (into) : EASE
103. English collar : ETON
104. French family member : MERE
105. Speak up? : PRAY
107. The Mustangs of the N.C.A.A. : SMU
109. Get a total : ADD
110. J.F.K. board info : ETA
111. Ground cover : SOD

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