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V-2

New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 2011

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

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
Jim Horne 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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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 22,391 )
Across
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
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Aircraft control surface : ELEVON
93
Good name for a surveyor? : ROD
94
Some Muslims : SUNNIS
95
Those near and dear : LOVEDONES
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Quality of new-fallen snow : WHITENESS
101
"___ Pieces" (Peter and Gordon hit) : IGOTO
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Congolese river : UELE
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Nondemocratic rule : FIAT
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Short answers? : RSVPS
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Kind of scan, for short : MRI
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Keepers of the flame? : VESTALVIRGINS
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E.R. readout : EEG
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Old nuclear watchdog: Abbr. : AEC
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Dutch city ESE of Utrecht : EDE
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Toil : SLAVE
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The Beavers of the N.C.A.A. : OSU
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QB's miscue : INT
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Newcastle-to-London dir. : SSE
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Play that introduced the word "robot" : RUR
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Anathematic : HATED
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Break, of a sort : NAP
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Some Windows systems : NTS
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Eighth Hebrew letter : HETH
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Discovers : UNEARTHS
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Post-flood locale : MTARARAT
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The other way around : VICEVERSA
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Old verb ending : ETH
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About 16,900 ft., for 3-Down : ELEV
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Letter's end? : SERIF
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The situation : MATTERS
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Tree with very hard timber : IRONWOOD
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TV title character who said "I'm not an Amazon" : XENA
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Covered, as cookware : ENAMELED
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Some gunfire : SALVOES
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Overhead ___ : COSTS
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Cadence syllables : HUPS
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"Let's make ___ true Daily Double" : ITA
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Plant with purple flowers : VINCAVINE
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Name of 13 popes : INNOCENT
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Gold and silver, but not bronze : ELEMENTS
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___ City, Fla. : DADE
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Antiquity, poetically : ELD
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Demise : END
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Course for new U.S. arrivals : ESL
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King on un trono : REY
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A-one service? : ACE
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Setting for part of 2005's "Munich" : TELAVIV
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Royal name in Norway : OLAV
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Use for skating : SLIDEON
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Break down : SOB
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Infernal : SATANIC
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Big name in mustard : FRENCHS
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Sloppy, as a kiss : WET
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Sword: Fr. : FER
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___-X : GAS
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"Oh, joy!," e.g., typically : SARCASM
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Inane : FATUOUS
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___ Miller (Julie Christie title role with 57-Down) : MRS
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Warren Beatty title role with 56-Down : MCCABE
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Group with a board of governors : THEFED
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Weekly since 1955, with "The" : VILLAGEVOICE
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Type in again, as a password : REENTER
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"After you" : GOAHEAD
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Vessel seen just below the surface? : VARICOSEVEIN
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Hired gun, in gang slang : ICEMAN
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Coils : SKEINS
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Clotting agent : PLATELET
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Plastic used in piping : PVC
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Subs : STANDINS
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Marcel Marceau, e.g. : NOM
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[This makes me mad!] : GRR
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Satisfied, for a while at least : TIDEDOVER
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#2's : RUNNERSUP
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Home recorder : TIVO
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Repair shop job : DENT
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Teetotaler : NONUSER
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U.S.S.R. part: Abbr. : SOV
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What may help one live and learn? : TUITION
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Classic hair removal brand : NEET
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Catch some flies : SHAG
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Some beans : LIMAS
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Meanies : OGRES
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Hack : SLASH
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Overly caffeinated : WIRED
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Pooped : SPENT
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Some NCOs : SSGTS
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"___ Enchanted" (2004 film) : ELLA
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V : FIVE
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U.R.L. ender : EDU
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Brewhouse fixture : VAT
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Code-breaking grp. : NSA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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