STRING QUINTET

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1997

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Each of the four long theme answers contains a string of five consecutive different vowels.
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A
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S
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H
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M
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D
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C
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O
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© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Red-faced : ASHAMED
8. Metal found in meteors : COBALT
14. Defiled : TARRED
20. 1963 Hepburn-Grant film : CHARADE
21. Social instability due to a breakdown in values : ANOMIE
22. Mandarin, e.g. : ORANGE
23. Like some Greek odes : MONODIC
24. Standup comedian who wrote "Letters From an Adult Child" : LOUIEANDERSON
26. Byrnes and Hall : EDDS
27. Exaction : TOLL
29. Long, in a way : TENTOONE
30. Badminton call : LET
32. "ER" doc : ROSS
34. John Hancock: Abbr. : SIG
35. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
39. Before, once : ERE
41. Joins, as long-lost friends : REUNITES
45. Shoe with a puckered seam : MOC
47. Construction piece : TNUT
48. Summarizes concisely : LEAVESMINUTIAEOUT
52. "___ y Plata" (Montana's motto) : ORO
53. Choose by divine election : ANOINT
54. Is suitable (for) : DOES
55. Plastics workers : DRAWMEN
57. Needle : TAUNT
58. Slow : POKY
61. Football positions: Abbr. : RTS
63. Stairmaster part : TREAD
64. Give out : EMIT
65. "Oh, ___!" : MAMA
66. Fly-by-night : TRANSIENT
68. ___ vu : DEJA
69. U.S. foreign aid, mostly : OVERSEAIOUS
71. 70's TV detective : TOMA
74. Lump together : AGGREGATE
76. Heads up : RUNS
77. Some retreats : SPAS
78. Not miss ___ : ABEAT
79. Superlative : ACE
80. Appreciates : GETS
81. Stares absent-mindedly : MOONS
82. One of the Bobbsey twins of fiction : FLOSSIE
84. Object of decoration : HERO
86. Redline : DELETE
87. Org. for advocates : ABA
88. "Sleeping Gypsy," "The Snake Charmer," etc. : HENRIROUSSEAUOILS
93. "At Random" autobiographer : CERF
95. Port with a natural harbor : RIO
96. Crabwise : SIDEWAYS
97. 50's political inits. : AES
98. Land : ENDUP
100. School of whales : GAM
102. Sci. course : ANAT
103. Arles water : EAU
105. Mine railway : TRAMROAD
109. Quartet for first graders : ABCD
111. "...or ___ me?" : ISIT
114. Tree surgeon, maybe : SEQUOIAEXPERT
118. Odds and ends : RUMMAGE
120. Hardened : INURED
121. Theater area : RIALTO
122. Unusual house shape : OCTAGON
123. Ticks off : STEAMS
124. Clerk : SELLER
125. Kind of sandwich : WESTERN
1. Ne plus ultra : ACME
2. Like plowhorses : SHOD
3. Try to get mystical messages : HANDLEAOUIJABOARD
4. Was mentioned : AROSE
5. Magazine since 1952 : MAD
6. Bowdlerize, with "out" : EDIT
7. Politesse : DECORUM
8. Reports by phone : CALLSIN
9. "Double Fantasy" artist : ONO
10. Spell : BOUT
11. Flandre friend : AMIE
12. Bank rights : LIENS
13. Late afternoon, usually : TEATIME
14. Kind of list : TODO
15. "There ___ losers..." : ARENO
16. Most collectible : RAREST
17. Hospital V.I.P.'s : RNS
18. Something that can get in the way : EGO
19. Place for a VCR : DEN
25. Useless : NOGOOD
28. She was Jennifer on "WKRP" : LONI
31. Fictional detective Philip : TRENT
33. Room in the game Clue : STUDY
36. Popular feature in poetry : ONOMATOPOEIAUSAGE
37. Emulated a siren : LURED
38. College founded by a king : ETON
39. Pleased as punch : ELATED
40. Switch tags : RENAME
42. Incomparable ending : EST
43. Montgomery's field: Abbr. : ETO
44. Code word for "S" : SIERRA
46. Seaplane inventor Glenn : CURTISS
49. Grape yields : VINTAGES
50. Early influence on Baryshnikov : ASTAIRE
51. Car weight without fuel or load : TARE
56. Traveled unaccompanied : WENTSOLO
58. Asphalt : PAVE
59. "Animal House" frat man : OMEGA
60. Urdu is spoken here : KARACHI
62. Muzzle : SNOUT
65. Old French headdress : MORTIER
66. Peg with a concave top : TEE
67. Stars : SUNS
70. Directs : STEERS
72. Three-time A.L. M.V.P. : MANTLE
73. Review, as damage : ASSESS
75. Cut : GASH
78. Harry's Veep : ALBEN
80. Edam relative : GOUDA
81. River at Liège : MEUSE
82. Veneer : FACE
83. Poser : ENIGMA
85. Former French toastee? : ROI
86. "Midnight Lace" actress, 1960 : DAY
89. Lions : ROARERS
90. Bill collector? : SENATOR
91. Med lab specimen : SWAB
92. Admit a mistake, so to speak : EATCROW
94. Old Ford model : FUTURA
99. Intro : PROEM
101. Daring : MOXIE
104. Set sights on : AIMAT
106. Boosts : AIDS
107. "Be ___!" : APAL
108. Big name in computers : DELL
110. Chief, in Italian : DUCE
112. Sikorsky or Stravinsky : IGOR
113. Where Dollywood is: Abbr. : TENN
114. Familial moniker : SIS
115. Tolkien creature : ENT
116. "___ hora es?" : QUE
117. Part of an itin. : RTE
119. A lot of Colo. : MTS

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