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MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, April 25, 2010

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 177 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the seven circled letters can be arranged to spell a common word, which is missing from seven of the clues, as indicated by [ ]. Connect the seven letters in order with a line and you will get an outline of the object that the word names.
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0425 ( 22,083 )
Across
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Tubs : FATSO
6
Dead : KAPUT
11
Large amount : SCAD
15
Imported cheese : EDAM
19
Tribe of Israel : ASHER
20
Resident of a country that's 97% mountains and desert : OMANI
21
Sailor's direction : ALEE
22
"Here I ___ Worship" (contemporary hymn) : AMTO
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[ ] : CHEERLEADINGFORMATION
27
Fling : TOSS
28
English connections : ANDS
29
"Le Déjeuner des Canotiers," e.g. : RENOIR
30
You may get a charge out of it : TNT
31
Gwen who sang "Don't Speak," 1996 : STEFANI
33
Top of a mountain? : SKICAP
35
Saintly glows : AURAE
37
[ ] : IMAGEONADOLLARBILL
41
Leaving for : OFFTO
44
"Go on!" : DOIT
45
"A pity" : ALAS
46
Charles, for one : ROI
47
Very friendly (with) : TIGHT
49
Start of a famous J.F.K. quote : ASKNOT
52
Price part: Abbr. : CTS
55
[ ] : YOGAPOSE
58
Pizza orders : SLICES
59
Glossy black birds : DAWS
60
New York City transport from the Bronx to Coney Island : DTRAIN
61
Throat soother : HOTTEA
63
Like clogs : SLIPON
65
After, in Avignon : APRES
66
Paris attraction that features a [ ] : THELOUVRE
69
Passes over : OMITS
70
Football shoes : CLEATS
72
Nervousness : UNEASE
73
Low clouds : STRATI
75
Fannie ___ (some investments) : MAES
76
Prenatal procedures, informally : AMNIOS
78
[ ] : CARDGAME
80
Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Snow fall : FLAKES
82
Run ___ of : AFOUL
84
Willy who wrote "The Conquest of Space" : LEY
85
Whites or colors, e.g. : LOAD
86
NASA's ___ Research Center : AMES
87
Trumpet : BLARE
89
[ ] that was the creation of an architect born 4/26/1917 : GLASSDESIGNBYIMPEI
97
Humdingers : LULUS
98
Atomic centers : NUCLEI
99
Mozart's birthplace : AUSTRIA
103
Network that airs "WWE Raw" : USA
104
Breakdown of social norms : ANOMIE
106
Naval officer: Abbr. : CMDR
108
Bop : CONK
109
[ ] : THREEDIMENSIONALSHAPE
114
O'Neill's "Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
115
"___ Death" (Grieg movement) : ASES
116
Flat storage place : CDROM
117
Headless Horseman, e.g. : RIDER
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Way: Abbr. : SYST
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Larry who played Tony in "West Side Story" : KERT
120
Compost units : HEAPS
121
Professional grps. : ASSNS
Down
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Almanac tidbits : FACTS
2
"Give it ___" : ASHOT
3
"___ Foolish Things" (1936 hit) : THESE
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Deems worthy : SEESFIT
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Canadian-born hockey great : ORR
6
Walter of "Star Trek" : KOENIG
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"Diary of ___ Housewife" : AMAD
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Crash sites? : PADS
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Prefix with sex : UNI
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Cookie holder : TIN
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Seattle's ___ Field : SAFECO
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Like some cell growth : CLONAL
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Part of a Virgin Atlantic fleet : AEROPLANE
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Prefix with monde : DEMI
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"Let's ___!" : EAT
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Composer Shostakovich : DMITRI
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Like Berg's "Wozzeck" : ATONAL
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Williams of TV : MONTEL
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Smallville girl : LANA
25
Sudoku feature : GRID
26
Genesis landing site : ARARAT
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"I love," in Latin : AMO
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Tizzy : SNIT
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"Krazy" one : KAT
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Financial inst. that bought PaineWebber in 2000 : UBS
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Upper hand : EDGE
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"I'm impressed!" : OOH
40
At ___ for words : ALOSS
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Suffix with contradict : ORY
42
Nutritional regimen : FOODPLAN
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Parts of some Mediterranean orchards : FIGTREES
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French pronoun : TOI
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Exists no more : ISNT
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High: Lat. : ALTUS
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It doesn't hold water : SIEVE
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1980s Chrysler debut : KCAR
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April first? : CAPITALA
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Double-crosser : TWOTIMER
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Payroll stub IDs : SSNS
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Fields : AREAS
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History : PAST
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Covered walkways : STOAS
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Joltin' Joe : DIMAG
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"Thin Ice" star Sonja : HENIE
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Bars from the refrigerator : OLEOS
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"___, is it I?" : LORD
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Tip-top : ACME
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Pinup boy : HUNK
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"___ Wood sawed wood" (start of a tongue twister) : ESAU
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Light lunch : SALAD
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Bygone daily MTV series, informally : TRL
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Clapped and shouted, e.g. : MADENOISE
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Ophthalmologist's study : EYE
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Anatomical cavities : FOSSAE
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Both: Prefix : AMBI
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Tina of "30 Rock" : FEY
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANE
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Wanna-___ (imitators) : BES
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They're nuts : LITCHIS
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Sitting areas, slangily? : GLUTES
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How rain forests grow : LUSHLY
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Bells and whistles, maybe : ALARMS
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Kind of romance : SUMMER
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Least friendly : ICIEST
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Valley : GLEN
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House keepers : MADAMS
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Knitting loop : PURL
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Some have forks : ROADS
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How some people solve crosswords : INPEN
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Singer/actress Karen of Broadway's "Nine" : AKERS
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Neighbor of Sask. : NDAK
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Mrs. Dithers of "Blondie" : CORA
107
Run before Q : MNOP
110
Ballpark fig. : EST
111
Brown, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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