FIVE-STRING

New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 2007

Author: Kelsey Blakley
Editor: Will Shortz
Kelsey Blakley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Blakley. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Nine theme answers contains all five vowels, once each, in order.
1
E
2
D
3
E
4
N
5
B
6
O
7
A
8
S
9
O
10
S
11
H
12
A
13
T
14
H
15
R
16
O
17
A
18
T
19
D
E
M
I
20
L
Y
N
N
21
R
O
O
M
22
R
O
A
R
E
R
23
G
A
M
E
24
M
I
S
C
O
25
N
D
U
C
T
26
A
U
N
T
I
E
27
A
N
A
C
I
N
28
H
O
P
E
S
29
R
30
I
D
S
31
H
O
E
32
R
E
S
E
C
T
33
O
K
R
A
34
F
A
C
E
T
35
I
O
U
S
36
A
Z
37
U
R
38
L
39
O
O
K
E
D
O
N
40
H
41
A
42
L
43
F
S
E
R
I
44
O
45
U
S
L
Y
46
I
N
T
47
A
48
C
49
T
50
O
L
E
O
51
N
T
W
T
52
E
L
53
E
54
V
S
55
E
L
O
I
56
P
A
T
R
57
O
58
L
59
E
N
E
60
R
G
E
T
I
C
61
R
I
D
E
62
I
N
S
63
M
A
64
S
65
E
R
E
66
A
N
O
67
I
N
T
E
D
68
G
A
T
H
69
E
R
I
N
70
G
71
C
L
O
U
D
S
72
I
73
N
74
C
A
R
E
O
F
75
D
O
E
76
S
N
L
77
F
78
L
79
A
80
D
A
H
L
81
N
E
T
82
R
83
E
S
U
L
84
T
85
T
E
86
D
I
U
M
87
E
T
U
I
88
I
S
S
E
L
89
L
I
V
90
Y
91
O
D
A
Y
92
D
O
G
L
93
E
G
94
W
A
95
N
D
E
R
I
96
N
97
G
S
O
U
L
98
E
T
H
99
Y
100
L
E
N
E
101
A
P
E
R
102
T
103
A
104
K
E
I
T
O
U
T
105
P
106
E
107
A
T
108
G
E
109
T
110
S
111
B
112
Y
113
A
C
E
114
E
H
U
D
115
S
H
A
R
I
116
A
E
O
L
I
A
117
S
T
A
118
N
N
O
119
W
120
A
T
E
R
I
N
121
G
T
R
O
U
G
H
122
S
U
N
U
N
U
123
I
S
A
W
124
O
G
L
E
125
L
E
G
O
126
O
P
E
N
E
R
127
G
A
G
S
128
T
S
O
S
129
E
S
S
O
© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Starting point : EDEN
5. Wraps on stage : BOAS
9. Org. that inspects factories : OSHA
13. Frog's place : THROAT
19. ___-pointe (ballet position) : DEMI
20. Footballer-turned-politician Swann : LYNN
21. Inn's offering : ROOM
22. Hungry lion, e.g. : ROARER
23. *Ice hockey penalty : GAMEMISCONDUCT
26. Mame, e.g. : AUNTIE
27. Motrin rival : ANACIN
28. They may be high before a competition : HOPES
29. Purges : RIDS
31. Companion of a spade : HOE
32. Surgically excise : RESECT
33. Pod that's sometimes pickled : OKRA
34. *Tongue-in-cheek : FACETIOUS
36. Côte d'___ : AZUR
38. Observed : LOOKEDON
40. *Somewhat in jest : HALFSERIOUSLY
46. Unbroken : INTACT
50. Dinner spread : OLEO
51. Food label abbr. : NTWT
52. Rocky Mtn. highs? : ELEVS
55. Patron saint of metalworkers : ELOI
56. Not skip a beat? : PATROL
59. Go-go-go : ENERGETIC
61. Not go by one's own locomotion : RIDE
62. Connections : INS
63. Family V.I.P.'s : MAS
65. "Myself was stirring ___ the break of day": Shak. : ERE
66. Oiled, in a manner : ANOINTED
68. *Sign of coming danger : GATHERINGCLOUDS
72. To be handled by : INCAREOF
75. ___-eyed : DOE
76. "TV Funhouse" show, for short : SNL
77. Key holder?: Abbr. : FLA
80. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" author, 1970 : DAHL
81. Upshot : NETRESULT
85. Lack of variety : TEDIUM
87. Special case? : ETUI
88. Dan ___, former N.B.A. star and coach : ISSEL
89. Roman historian : LIVY
91. Jazzy Anita : ODAY
92. Sharp bend : DOGLEG
94. *Drifter : WANDERINGSOUL
98. Colorless, flammable gas : ETHYLENE
101. Imitator : APER
102. *What "dele" means : TAKEITOUT
105. ___ moss : PEAT
108. Does just all right : GETSBY
113. Top-notch : ACE
114. Israeli statesman Barak : EHUD
115. Actress/spokeswoman Belafonte : SHARI
116. Ancient Greek region : AEOLIA
117. Tin: Prefix : STANNO
119. *Barnyard fixture : WATERINGTROUGH
122. New Hampshire senator John : SUNUNU
123. 1965 movie "___ What You Did" : ISAW
124. Give a come-hither look : OGLE
125. Toy company whose name is an anagram of 124-Across : LEGO
126. Corkscrew, e.g. : OPENER
127. One-liners : GAGS
128. General ___ chicken : TSOS
129. Bygone U.S. gas brand : ESSO
1. Annual literary award : EDGAR
2. Silas of the Continental Congress : DEANE
3. Thompson and Lazarus : EMMAS
4. Relative of 26-Across : NIECE
5. Jewish crêpe : BLINTZE
6. Exclamations of exasperation : OYS
7. Religious recluse : ANCHORITE
8. Derisive gesture : SNOOK
9. Periods in prison, e.g. : ORDEALS
10. Old French coins : SOUS
11. Ad follower : HOC
12. City of New Orleans operator : AMTRAK
13. *Professional courtesy in pricing : TRADEDISCOUNT
14. First word spoken to earth from the lunar surface : HOUSTON
15. Dashed : RAN
16. Maker of Bug-B-Gon : ORTHO
17. Fivesome seen in order in the answer to each starred clue : AEIOU
18. Shady sorts? : TREES
24. Biotite and phlogopite : MICAS
25. Home of "The Diane Rehm Show" : NPR
30. Put away for good : ICE
34. Christopher Morley novel "Kitty ___" : FOYLE
35. Future residents : INTERNS
37. Banquet holder : URN
39. Designer Cassini : OLEG
40. Some cliff dwellers : HOPI
41. English playwright Ayckbourn : ALAN
42. "I'm game!" : LETS
43. Backing : FOR
44. Landlord, e.g. : OWNER
45. Development sites : UTERI
47. Came down : ALIT
48. Word with bar or color : CODE
49. One-to-one, e.g. : TIED
53. Card catalog abbr. : ETAL
54. Chiantis, e.g. : VINOS
57. Poet who wrote "The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on" : OMAR
58. *Time during a graveyard shift : LATENIGHTHOUR
60. Tears to pieces : RENDS
64. Arch sites : SHOES
67. Nothing doing? : IDLE
68. Sea of ___ : GALILEE
69. Newts : EFTS
70. Stephen Jay ___, author of "The Panda's Thumb" : GOULD
71. Role in "The Color Purple" : CELIE
72. Carded, say : IDED
73. Grp. conducting Operation Deny Flight : NATO
74. Repeated cry at a beer blast : CHUG
77. Cousin of Spot : FIDO
78. Beach bash : LUAU
79. ___ nitrate : AMYL
82. Lick again : REWET
83. Flair : ELAN
84. Nielsens : TVRATINGS
86. To-___ : DOS
90. Small bark : YIP
93. Saint-___, capital of France's Loire department : ETIENNE
95. 4-Down's brothers : NEPHEWS
96. Brings to naught : NEGATES
97. Feminist Germaine : GREER
99. Crossword solver, presumably : YOU
100. Philosopher Wittgenstein : LUDWIG
102. Italian poet Torquato ___ : TASSO
103. Misbehave : ACTUP
104. "The Family Circus" cartoonist : KEANE
106. Side flap : EAR
107. Rampaging : ARIOT
109. "A Confederacy of Dunces" author : TOOLE
110. Pivots : SLUES
111. "American Pie" actor Jason : BIGGS
112. Uneducated boor : YAHOO
115. Unaccompanied : STAG
118. Novice, maybe : NUN
120. Simile's center : ASA
121. Day-___ : GLO

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