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STRING QUINTET

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1997

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 66 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Each of the four long theme answers contains a string of five consecutive different vowels.

1
A
2
S
3
H
4
A
5
M
6
E
7
D
8
C
9
O
10
B
11
A
12
L
13
T
14
T
15
A
16
R
17
R
18
E
19
D
20
C
H
A
R
A
D
E
21
A
N
O
M
I
E
22
O
R
A
N
G
E
23
M
O
N
O
D
I
C
24
L
O
U
I
E
A
25
N
D
E
R
S
O
N
26
E
D
D
S
27
T
O
28
L
L
29
T
E
N
T
O
O
N
E
30
L
E
31
T
32
R
O
S
33
S
34
S
I
G
35
O
S
36
O
37
L
38
E
39
E
40
R
E
41
R
42
E
U
N
I
T
43
E
44
S
45
M
O
46
C
47
T
N
U
T
48
L
E
A
49
V
E
S
M
I
N
U
T
I
50
A
E
O
U
51
T
52
O
R
O
53
A
N
O
I
N
T
54
D
O
E
S
55
D
R
A
56
W
M
E
N
57
T
A
U
N
T
58
P
59
O
60
K
Y
61
R
T
62
S
63
T
R
E
A
D
64
E
M
I
T
65
M
A
M
A
66
T
R
A
N
67
S
I
E
N
T
68
D
E
J
A
69
O
V
E
R
70
S
E
A
I
O
U
S
71
T
O
72
M
73
A
74
A
G
75
G
R
E
G
A
T
E
76
R
U
N
S
77
S
P
A
S
78
A
B
E
A
T
79
A
C
E
80
G
E
T
S
81
M
O
O
N
S
82
F
L
O
S
S
I
83
E
84
H
E
85
R
O
86
D
E
L
E
T
E
87
A
B
A
88
H
E
N
89
R
I
R
O
U
90
S
91
S
92
E
A
U
O
I
L
S
93
C
E
R
94
F
95
R
I
O
96
S
I
D
E
W
A
Y
S
97
A
E
S
98
E
N
D
U
99
P
100
G
A
101
M
102
A
N
A
T
103
E
104
A
U
105
T
R
106
A
M
R
O
107
A
108
D
109
A
B
C
110
D
111
I
S
112
I
113
T
114
S
115
E
116
Q
U
O
I
A
E
X
P
E
117
R
T
118
R
U
119
M
M
A
G
E
120
I
N
U
R
E
D
121
R
I
A
L
T
O
122
O
C
T
A
G
O
N
123
S
T
E
A
M
S
124
S
E
L
L
E
R
125
W
E
S
T
E
R
N
© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1019 ( 17,512 )
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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