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GROUP FORMATION

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 2009

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 122 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne 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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M
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A
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L
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G
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M
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Y
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H
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V
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G
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L
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K
N
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S
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F
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P
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E
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I
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TAU
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DELTA
PHI
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T
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BETA
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P
R
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D
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O
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M
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M
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C
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D
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O
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THETA
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P
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R
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C
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PI
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B
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P
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V
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D
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R
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C
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R
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C
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M
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Y
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O
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K
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B
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ALPHA
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A
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RHO
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P
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OMEGA
PSI
PHI
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O
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D
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J
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M
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T
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U
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S
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D
© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0802 ( 21,817 )
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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