V-2

New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 2011

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has mirror symmetry There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: This lovely grid has two unchecked squares but like most such puzzles, they're not really unchecked. 19 Vs is a lot. Peter Collins also shares the record for most Vs in a daily puzzle. If that were his first V puzzle, this would be his V-2.
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Across Down
1. Desert Storm transports : HUMVEES
8. Is sociable : MIXES
13. Annoyed with persistent petty attacks : CHIVIED
20. Qualify : ENTITLE
21. Contest site : ARENA
22. 1994 Red Hot Chili Peppers album : OUTINLA
23. Rabbi or mullah : TEACHER
24. Like most Western music : TONAL
25. Went over completely : SPANNED
26. March ___ : HARE
27. John McCain and John Kerry : VIETNAMVETS
30. Dog command : COME
31. Gig for a deejay : RAVE
33. Sped : FLEW
34. For-EV-er : EONS
35. Steeplechase, e.g. : RACE
36. Idle : ATREST
38. Emulated a hungry wolf : DROOLED
40. Common rolls : SEVENS
42. River crossed by the Longfellow Bridge : CHARLES
44. Clogs at the bottom? : SOLES
45. Arrive at by air : FLYINTO
46. Repair shop figs. : ESTS
47. British P.M. after Lloyd George : LAW
49. Ward, to the Beaver : DAD
50. Payday, often: Abbr. : FRI
51. Crash-investigating org. : NTSB
52. Striped stones : AGATES
55. What "Arf! Arf!" or "Meow!" may mean : FEEDME
57. "The Real World" airer : MTV
60. 2009 hit film with subtitled scenes : AVATAR
62. Earn : GARNER
63. Word on either side of "à" : VIS
66. Contributes : CHIPSIN
68. Transfer, as at a nursery : REPOT
70. "The Charge of the Light Brigade" figure : COSSACK
72. Block component : CELL
73. "Wedding Crashers" co-star, 2005 : VINCEVAUGHN
76. Evolutionary chart : TREE
77. Key of Chopin's "Polonaise-Fantaisie" : AFLAT
79. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, once, on "S.N.L." : COANCHORS
80. "Spider-Man" director : RAIMI
81. "Get lost!" : BEATIT
83. Ft. Collins setting : MST
84. Abbr. on a currency exchange board : EUR
85. Toy company behind yo-yos : DUNCAN
86. Entered carefully : EDGEDIN
88. Canyonlands National Park features : MESAS
90. Bands on the run? : TENDONS
91. Aircraft control surface : ELEVON
93. Good name for a surveyor? : ROD
94. Some Muslims : SUNNIS
95. Those near and dear : LOVEDONES
98. Quality of new-fallen snow : WHITENESS
101. "___ Pieces" (Peter and Gordon hit) : IGOTO
102. Congolese river : UELE
104. Nondemocratic rule : FIAT
105. Short answers? : RSVPS
106. Kind of scan, for short : MRI
107. Keepers of the flame? : VESTALVIRGINS
111. E.R. readout : EEG
112. Old nuclear watchdog: Abbr. : AEC
113. Dutch city ESE of Utrecht : EDE
114. Toil : SLAVE
115. The Beavers of the N.C.A.A. : OSU
116. QB's miscue : INT
117. Newcastle-to-London dir. : SSE
118. Play that introduced the word "robot" : RUR
119. Anathematic : HATED
120. Break, of a sort : NAP
121. Some Windows systems : NTS
1. Eighth Hebrew letter : HETH
2. Discovers : UNEARTHS
3. Post-flood locale : MTARARAT
4. The other way around : VICEVERSA
5. Old verb ending : ETH
6. About 16,900 ft., for 3-Down : ELEV
7. Letter's end? : SERIF
8. The situation : MATTERS
9. Tree with very hard timber : IRONWOOD
10. TV title character who said "I'm not an Amazon" : XENA
11. Covered, as cookware : ENAMELED
12. Some gunfire : SALVOES
13. Overhead ___ : COSTS
14. Cadence syllables : HUPS
15. "Let's make ___ true Daily Double" : ITA
16. Plant with purple flowers : VINCAVINE
17. Name of 13 popes : INNOCENT
18. Gold and silver, but not bronze : ELEMENTS
19. ___ City, Fla. : DADE
28. Antiquity, poetically : ELD
29. Demise : END
32. Course for new U.S. arrivals : ESL
35. King on un trono : REY
36. A-one service? : ACE
37. Setting for part of 2005's "Munich" : TELAVIV
39. Royal name in Norway : OLAV
40. Use for skating : SLIDEON
41. Break down : SOB
43. Infernal : SATANIC
45. Big name in mustard : FRENCHS
48. Sloppy, as a kiss : WET
50. Sword: Fr. : FER
53. ___-X : GAS
54. "Oh, joy!," e.g., typically : SARCASM
55. Inane : FATUOUS
56. ___ Miller (Julie Christie title role with 57-Down) : MRS
57. Warren Beatty title role with 56-Down : MCCABE
58. Group with a board of governors : THEFED
59. Weekly since 1955, with "The" : VILLAGEVOICE
61. Type in again, as a password : REENTER
62. "After you" : GOAHEAD
63. Vessel seen just below the surface? : VARICOSEVEIN
64. Hired gun, in gang slang : ICEMAN
65. Coils : SKEINS
67. Clotting agent : PLATELET
69. Plastic used in piping : PVC
71. Subs : STANDINS
74. Marcel Marceau, e.g. : NOM
75. [This makes me mad!] : GRR
78. Satisfied, for a while at least : TIDEDOVER
80. #2's : RUNNERSUP
82. Home recorder : TIVO
85. Repair shop job : DENT
87. Teetotaler : NONUSER
89. U.S.S.R. part: Abbr. : SOV
90. What may help one live and learn? : TUITION
92. Classic hair removal brand : NEET
94. Catch some flies : SHAG
95. Some beans : LIMAS
96. Meanies : OGRES
97. Hack : SLASH
98. Overly caffeinated : WIRED
99. Pooped : SPENT
100. Some NCOs : SSGTS
103. "___ Enchanted" (2004 film) : ELLA
104. V : FIVE
108. U.R.L. ender : EDU
109. Brewhouse fixture : VAT
110. Code-breaking grp. : NSA

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