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FIVE-STRING

New York Times, Sunday, September 30, 2007

Author:
Kelsey Blakley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kelsey Blakley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Blakley. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne 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 TimesNo. 0930 ( 21,145 )
Across
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
Down
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

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

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