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V FORMATION

New York Times, Sunday, April 25, 2004

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski
V Formation

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 178, Blocks: 101 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 123 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0425 ( 19,892 )
Across
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Mount held sacred by pilgrims : FUJI
5
"Greatest Love ___" (#1 Whitney Houston song) : OFALL
10
Unloads (on) : DUMPS
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Livestock feed : MASH
19
Apple product for audiophiles : IPOD
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Psychologist's study : AUTISM
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Bivouac : ENCAMP
24
Big name in Art Deco : ERTE
25
K-12, in education : ELHI
26
One earning rewards : FREQUENTFLIER
28
"You ... will ... ___!" : OBEY
29
Warbler : SONGBIRD
31
"Faint heart ___ won ..." : NEER
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Firefly's young : GLOWWORM
34
Atlantic City hotspot, with "the" : TAJ
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O, for one : MAG
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Common project in shop class : BIRDHOUSE
40
Singer James : ETTA
41
Genetics lab study : RNA
42
Very recently : ADAYAGO
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Part of E.E.C.: Abbr. : EUR
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Hanoi holiday : TET
47
___ Electric Co. : EDISON
49
"Rouen Cathedral" painter : MONET
50
Derby : RACE
52
Set on : ASSAIL
55
Multicolored : PIED
57
George's lyrical brother : IRA
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Favorable position : CATBIRDSEAT
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Worthy of page one : NEWSY
66
Looped handle, in archaeology : ANSA
67
Shipped : SENT
69
Alphabet trio : RST
70
Safecracker : YEGG
72
"___ magic!" : ITS
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Transcript stat. : GPA
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Range maker : AMANA
75
Rowlands of "Another Woman" : GENA
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Puffin, for one : SEABIRD
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Online guffaw : LOL
78
Blow : ERUPT
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___-ovo vegetarian : LACTO
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Arm offerer : ESCORT
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N.Y.C. drive, with "the" : FDR
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Dennis of the N.B.A. : RODMAN
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Boy toy? : KEN
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Rev.'s address : SER
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Kind of special : EARLYBIRD
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Double-decker, e.g. : BUS
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Sanctioned : OKAYED
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Michael and others : TSARS
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Jumps (out) : BAILS
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Shoot the breeze : GAB
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Tip off : WARN
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Daddy-o : POPS
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Former sporty Pontiacs : SUNBIRDS
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"Tsk, tsk!" : FIE
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Judge Lance : ITO
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Make ___ dash for : AMAD
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"Strange Magic" band, for short : ELO
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Sniffish sort : SNOB
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Painter Magritte : RENE
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Foreign assembly : SENAT
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1996 Beatles hit : FREEASABIRD
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Spike's greeting : GRR
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Made like : APED
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Top : VERTEX
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Green land? : ERIN
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___ living (bring home the bacon) : EARNA
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Paris daily, with "Le" : FIGARO
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Classic cars, popularly : TBIRDS
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High ___ : TEA
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Chaotic condition : RIOTING
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
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Retriever : BIRDDOG
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Drive away : BANISH
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___-Caps (candy) : SNO
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Formerly : NEE
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Resisting : AVERSETO
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"I'll be back in ___!" : ASEC
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Swab : MATEY
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Mobutu ___ Seko of Zaire : SESE
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3-Down, for one : ORNITHOLOGIST
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They're tops : LIDS
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Pull an all-nighter : CRAM
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Palliate : SOOTHE
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"The Little Clock" poet Wylie : ELINOR
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Part of a pot : ANTE
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"Beetle Bailey" pooch : OTTO
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Like some neutrals : SWISS
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Guam's capital, old-style : AGANA
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Party : FIESTA
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Transfer, as a computer file : UPLOAD
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Artist born April 26, 1785 : JOHNJAMESAUDUBON
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"Gotcha" : IDIG
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Klutz : OAF
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Shed stuff : FUR
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Had a little lamb? : ATE
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Subject of a lic. : LIQ
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The Fighting Tigers of the Southeastern Conf. : LSU
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Can't stand : DETEST
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Locked up : UNFREE
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12th-century year : MCL
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Janis of stage and screen : PAIGE
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Troutlike fish : SMELT
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Persian cry : MEOW
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Garden spots : ARBORS
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Camper's jelly : STERNO
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"Yo!" : HEYMAN
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One of the Islas Baleares : MENORCA
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Tropical flower in florists' shops : PROTEA
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Modern, to Beethoven : NEU
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Alcatraz inmate : BIRDMAN
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Pink flamingo, for one : WADINGBIRD
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AARP target : AGEISM
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Stopped fooling around : GOTREAL
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Person likely to have binoculars : BIRDER
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Old antisubversive grp. : HUAC
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"Star Wars" character : YODA
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___ kwon do : TAE
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Project's end? : ILE
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To be, to Gigi : ETRE
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Authority : SAYSO
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Corralled animal : STEER
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Doctor's aid : PAGER
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Like some estates : INPROBATE
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Writer Quindlen : ANNA
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Egg holders : BIRDSNESTS
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Equilibriums : STASES
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3-Down work : WILDLIFEPAINTING
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Plot : STORYLINE
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Monogram on a scarf : YSL
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Like plastic slipcovers : TACKY
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St. Peter's station : GATE
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___ crossroads : ATA
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Lovers' conveyance : GONDOLA
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Downing St. V.I.P.'s : PMS
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Prairie home : TEEPEE
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Unpolished : CRASS
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Monk's title : FRA
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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Sit-up target : ABS
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Pet shop bagful : BIRDSEED
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Jell-O maker : KRAFT
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Novelist Malraux : ANDRE
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It helps you get a leg up : RUNG
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Peace disturbers : SNORERS
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U.S. general's command : GIS
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Egrets and herons : WATERBIRDS
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Sit : POSE
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Pinhead : BIRDBRAIN
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Go on and on : RANT
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Phone no. add-on : EXT
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Time piece : ARTICLE
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Golfers' delights : BIRDIES
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Ring events : RODEOS
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"Don't think so!" : NAH
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Capacity : ROOM
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Total disaster : FIASCO
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Flip : INVERT
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Attacks : GOESAT
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Garden fixtures : BIRDBATHS
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Pageant wear : SASHES
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Must : NEEDTO
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Big shooter : GEYSER
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Others, to Jorge : OTROS
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1965 Moody Blues hit : GONOW
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Classical opener? : NEO
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San ___, Italian Riviera city : REMO
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Kyrgyzstan range : ALAI
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"Lord, is ___?": Matthew : ITI
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Motor add-on : OLA
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Singer's job : GIG
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___ New York minute : INA
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Junior : SON
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Part of a chorus line? : TRA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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