Mar 8, 2009

Sunday March 1, 2009 Newsday Stan Newman

Theme: BALONEY SANDWICHES: But not entirely edible (Blogged by Argyle)

23A: Baloney sandwich: BAGUETTE HOKUM BAGUETTE

43A: Baloney sandwich: WHEAT TOMFOOLERY WHEAT

71A: Baloney sandwich: SOURDOUGH ROT SOURDOUGH

92A: Baloney sandwich: BAGEL BALDERDASH BAGEL

118A: Baloney sandwich: ROLL HORSEFEATHERS ROLL

(Note from C.C.: Click March 1, 2009 Sunday for this Newsday puzzle. S.N. is Stan the Man himself. Click on the bottom PDF file if you want to print out the puzzle.)


1A: What “-phile” means: LOVER e.g., audiophile, a person who is especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction. Anglophile likes anything English.

6A: Hole punchers: AWLS examples

10A: Great weight: HEFT noun form

14A: Informal farewells: TATAS Chiefly British

19A: Wine’s nose: AROMA

20A: Emphatic denial: THAT’S A LIE

22A: Cologne’s river: RHINE Cologne, Germany

23A: Baloney sandwich: BAGUETTE HOKUM BAGUETTE traditional HOKUM - out-and-out nonsense; bunkum. It is thought the term, hokey came from hokum.

26A: Winter bugs: FLUS FLU is the brief form of influenza. We have a woman on a local radio station that would read “flus” and pronounce it as rhyming with “plus”.

27A: “___ the fields we go…: O’ER

28A: Zilch: NIL

29A: Two-Oscar actor: LEMMON Jack Lemmon, Best Supporting Actor for Mister Roberts (1955) and Best Actor for Save the Tiger (1973)

30A: Yale student: ELI Hard to believe that William F. Buckley and George H. Bush both went to Yale.

31A: Theater genre: COMEDY tragedy and comedy masks

33A: Hair cutter: RAZOR

36A: Gershwin’s “Concerto ___”: IN ‘F’ Excerpt (2:57 min.)

37A: Flip-chart holder: EASEL

39A: Bake-sale sponsor: PTA

40A: Beer maker: BREWER

42A: Half of CDIV: CCII 404/2=202

43A: Baloney sandwich: WHEAT TOMFOOLERY WHEAT Tomfoolery is foolish or silly behavior. A simpleton can be described as a Tom fool but why should Tom be singled out for this degradation? There seems to be no answer. Tom appears to have been chosen for no identifiable reason, similar to "John Doe".

47A: Mail ctr.: GPO mail center - General Post Office, the main post office that also has branch post offices.

48A: Part of IRS: INT Internal Revenue Service

49A: Off-Broadway award: OBIE From O.B., abbreviation for off-Broadway.

50A: Close down: END

53A: Swanky sports suite: SKY BOX Interior view

57A: “Face the Nation” network: CBS Columbia Broadcasting System

60A: Builds: ERECTS

64A: Move suddenly: DART

66A: Wasn’t consistent: YOYOED vacillated

68A: Computer program, for short: APP An application program is used for a particular application (opposed to system program).

70A: Moral values: ETHIC

71A: Baloney sandwich: SOURDOUGH ROT SOURDOUGH Something absurd or fatuous is ROT. Making your own sourdough is delicious.

75A: Fire-gone conclusion: EMBER Nice take on fore-gone conclusion.

76A: Feel bad about: RUE

77A: Aussie gal: SHEILA Chosen for no identifiable reason, similar to "John Doe" and “Tom the Fool”.

78A: Internalize anger: STEW

79A: European capital, to natives: LISBOA Portuguese for Lisbon, seaport and capital of Portugal

81A: AMA members: MDS American Medical Association members are Medic─źnae Doctors in New Latin; is that the proper way to make a plural in New Latin, by adding an “S”.

83A: Doing nothing: IDLING

85A: Chapter of history: ERA

86A: Do nothing: LOLL

88A: Soviet space station: MIR

90A: Expected: DUE

92A: Baloney sandwich: BAGEL BALDERDASH BAGEL Balderdash is senseless, stupid talk or writing. It once meant a muddled mixture of liquors.

102A: Greek goddess of strife: ERIS Goddess of discord; sister of Ares, god of war.

103A: Isn’t caught by: EVADES

104A: “Bali __”: HAI Bali Ha'i, also spelled Bali Hai, is a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. It is the name of a fictional island with two volcanoes.

105A: Nomad: ROVER

107A: Dash lengths: EMS In printing, the space needed for an “M” is used as the measure of a dash.

108A: Deliver a speech: ORATE

109A: Frisked, with “down”: PATTED Just watch the TV show, “COPS”, you’ll get the idea.

111A: “Now ___ seen everything!”: I’VE

112A: ‘70s Minnelli musical: THE ACT It was a 1977 Broadway show, "concept musical" about a has-been movie star trying to make a comeback. Liza Minnelli won a Tony Award for Best Musical Actress.

114A: Totally: ALL tot ALLy, could we have a better clue here, please?

116A: Guerilla Guevara: CHE Ernesto "Che" Guevara 1928 – 1967, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theorist, and guerrilla leader. After death, his stylized image became countercultural symbol worldwide.

117A: Pet pest: FLEA

118A: Baloney sandwich: ROLL HORSEFEATHERS ROLL An euphemism for horses**t, rubbish; nonsense; bunk.

124A: “Oklahoma!” aunt: ELLER “Oklahoma!” is a theatrical musical and movie. The female lead's Aunt Eller Murphy is a peppy and friendly middle-aged ranch owner who pretty much knows everyone, and everyone respects her. song (you may have to turn up the volume.)

125A: Highest point in Wash.: MT RAINIER Finally a gimme for the you West Coasters. Mount Rainier in the state of Washington

126A: Dogma: TENET

127A: Caterpillar competitor: DEERE Cat dozer, John Deere dozer

128A: Plaintiff: SUER

129A: Hay bundle: BALE A painting of hay bales.

130A: None too trusting: LEERY


1D: Tuition add-on: LAB FEE

2D: Unwritten rules: ORAL LAW

3D: Chic: VOGUISH I checked; it is a word.

4D: Ostrich kin: EMUS

5D: Soul singer Corinne Bailey ___: RAE British singer: one of her songs.


7D: Cabbie’s query: WHERE TO

8D: __-di-dah: LAH

9D: Like some stares: STONY

10D: Drag along: HAUL

11D: Massachusetts state tree : ELM

12D: Minor misstatement: FIB Is that what Sen. Burris made; some minor misstatements?

13D: It may be bagged: TEA Good clue.

14D: More devoted: TRUER Not so good clue.

15D: Throat-clearing sound: AHEM

16D: Chickadee relatives: TITMICE Two chickadees and a tufted titmouse at the feeder.

17D: Cather title character: ANTONIA The final book(first published in 1918) of Willa Cather's prairie trilogy, My Antonia, is considered her greatest accomplishment. Antonia is a bold and free-hearted young woman.

18D: Deemed appropriate: SEEN FIT

21D: Snow board: SKI

24D: Overly: TOO

25D: “Goodness gracious!”: GLORY BE

31D: Gives it up (for) : CLAPS It took awhile to get the clue. Applauds.

32D: Stop up: DAM

33D: Fam. Member: REL Family member; relative.

34D: Leave agape: AWE

35D: Zilch: ZERO

38D: Brain-scan letters: EEG electroencephalogram

40D: Good, in Grenoble: BON Grenoble, France, map

41D: Coll. marchers: ROTC College marchers, (not the protesters but the protestees) Reserve Officers Training Corps

42D: Party-snack brand: CHEETOS Cheese puffs; I prefer the chrunchy.

44D: 1964 Summer Olympics site: TOKYO Tokyo, Japan map

45D: Repairperson: FIXER

46D: Cable-ready: WIRED

50D: ‘50s Ford: EDSEL Late ‘50s lemon: never before a car like it

51D: Singer Judd: NAOMI Ashley, Wynonna, Naomi

52D: Defeats decisively: DRUBS

54D: Part of FYI: YOUR For Your Information

55A: Mild oath: BY GUM

56D: Showed pleasure: OOHED

58D: Founded: BASED

59A: Turn bad: SPOIL

61D: Water-park slide: CHUTE

62D: Princeton athlete: TIGER

63D: Dull sound: SCHWA From German Schwa, ultimately from Hebrew. shewa "a neutral vowel quality," literary "emptiness." for pronunciation

65D: Multiplies by three: TREBLES Yes, I had triples first.

67D: Requirements: DOS As in, DOS and don'ts, customs, rules, or regulations. The do’s are needed and the don’ts are inadvisable.

69D: Hungarian dog: PULI What a puli dog looks like. Wait, I still can’t tell. They are suppose to be a sheep herding dog.

72D: Be overly avid: DROOL Presents a rather crude picture, hey?

73D: Bronze place: THIRD An obvious answer…once you get it. Gold medal, silver medal, and bronze medal.

74D: Motown music: R AND B Rhythm and Blues

80D: Fujimori of Peru: ALBRTO Alberto Fujimori is a Peruvian of Japanese descent born in Lima, Peru, in1938. He served as President from 1990 to 2000 and was credited with uprooting terrorism in Peru and restoring its macroeconomic stability. Unfortunately, he also was charged with human rights violations. under arrest

82D: “Peter Pan” pirate: SMEE

84D: Basketball position: GUARD

87D: Igneous-rock source: LAVA

89D: Apr. payee: IRS April 15, pay to the order of Internal Revenue Service (Why in the world is it called a service?

91D: Swelled head: EGO

92D: Clearly embarrassed: BEET RED

93D: Shirt part: ARM HOLE

94D: Coveted ballet role: GISELLE The role of Giselle is one of the most sought-after in ballet. To win the role, a ballerina must have near perfect technique, outstanding grace, and great drama skills. Giselle revolves around the themes of forest spirits, forces of nature, and death. The second act of the ballet, in which everyone is wearing white, is known as the "white act." First performed in Paris in 1841.

95A: Back muscle, for short: LAT LATissimus dorsi muscles.

96D: Five-star monogram: DDE Dwight David Eisenhower was a five star General.

97D: Light-dawning cry: A-HA

98D: Small bag: SATCHEL Satchel Paige

99D: Informal greeting: HI THERE

100D: Fiend: EVIL ONE

101D: Evening device: LEVELER This clue bedeviled me.

106D: Houses, land, etc.: REALTY

108D: Painter’s pigment: OCHER

109D: Back-up strategy: PLAN B

110D: -arian relative: -EER -arian: denoting a person who supports, advocates, or practices a doctrine, theory, or set of principles associated with the base word: authoritarian; librarian; vegetarian.
-EER: denoting a person who produces, handles, or is otherwise significantly associated the base word (auctioneer; engineer; mountaineer; pamphleteer).

113D: Oriole, for one: ALER American Leaguer

114D: A great distance: AFAR

115D: Orchid product: LEI OK, more like a product that uses orchids.

117D: For the asking: FREE

119D: B&B offerings: RMS Bed and Breakfast inns, often in a private house and you are treated more like a guest than a customer. You can get a ROOM and something to eat in the morning.

120D: Alphabetic trio: STU

121D: Afore: ERE

122D: Acapulco aunt: TIA

123D: Mo. City: STL Saint Louis, Missouri. Looks funny spelled out, doesn’t it?



DoesItinInk said...

Thanks, Argyle, for all the hard work!

This was a wonderful puzzle, and I loved how the theme was constructed! It was very challenging but in ways that delighted rather than frustrated me. I did have a few problems with 23A where I thought “hokey” rather than HOKUM was the answer. That cost me the only two errors I had in the puzzle. There were only a few guesses such as 124A ELLER. Really, what kind of name is that? Ellen, yes. ELLER, no! I immediately knew the answer to 127A “caterpillar competitor” even with no crosses. Cute! SCHWA was a new one for me.

Jack LEMMON was a favorite actor of mine when I was young. I loved him with Fred MacMurray and Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment, but I remember him most for his role as Ens. Pulver in Mr. Roberts.

I was totally unfamiliar with Corinne Bailey RAE but enjoyed her Like A Star.

LAH-di-dah always brings to mind Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tifany’s.

C.C. Burnikel said...

I ditto what Ink said on the theme, very creative. Whenever I think of Stan Newman, I think of a well-manicured green. No bumpy ride. If you read the breaks right, the ball will go into the hole. Great links and write-up. To steal a word from Dennis, "outstanding".

Argyle said...

Good Daylight Savings Morning,

DoesItinInk, what did you think about Jack Lemmon in Glengarry Glen Ross. I wonder if this is the movie with the most F-bombs of all time!

JD said...

Hi Argyle,
Thanks for doing this. I loved this challenging c/w. It took up most of last evening and I went to bed without drool/trebels/lisboa-- just 4 little squares.Ember, schwa and armhole( all good clues) took way too long to figure out.I had "By God" for By Gum; roe didn't look right, but DDS did. Do dentists belong to the AMA?Had R and B (randb), but didn't grok it until I saw it here.I "G'd" Che, Eller, Antonia, Albrto, and titmice.Ate a worm for Che!

113D BAD clue, BAD abbreviation!

Crockett1947 said...

Nice complete write-up, argyle! Well done! This was a fun puzzle to do, but I had to G a bit to finish it.

Once I figured out how the theme answers worked, it helped me finish the puzzle easier.

Have a great Sunday, all. A bit of snow on the ground this morn.

maria said...

Argyle, you certainly did a good job and i enjoyed reading your post.
The puzzle was over my head ,with all that Americana ,hokum pokum, balderdash etc.
First off, i could not print it, had to do it online, that takes away half the fun for me, and i prefer Mortadella to Baloney !

I am going to tackle the NYT puzzle next and for good measure i will re-do The Cruciverbalist which is on the Miami Herald today .

Ha, haa, and ta, taa.

DoesItinInk said...

@Argyle…I have never seen Glengarry Glen Ross which came out in 1992. There was a period of time when I was busy being a single parent…I adopted my first daughter in 1987, my second in 1989 and my third in 1992…and saw either no films at all or saw only Disney movies. (There was one summer when we saw 101 Dalmatians a dozen times at the local $1 movie theatre because my middle daughter – pictured here as a young soccer player – loved it so much!) It was only about six years ago when my youngest was in upper grade school that I felt comfortable going to a multiplex, allowing them to see a “kid” movie while I saw a film in which I was interested. So there was a big gap in my film viewing.

WM said...

Argyle@ Most stellar job!!! After yesterday's crash and burn, I had trouble starting out and pulled a couple of answers from One-Across to give me some letters to work with...walked away from it a few times but ultimately finished, much to my surprise.

Figuring out the theme answers was very easy and helped. I had DRS for MDS and wanted ELLIE FOR ELLER for a bit but knew it had to OCHRE(which is often spelled OCHER). EDSEL was a given because I had a friend whose dad used to actually collect Edsels, loved them, and as everyone else hated them, they were easy to pick up for a song.

The only place I scratched my head until this morning was SCHWA... could absolutely not believe that was a word. I rechecked all the surrounding answers, couldn't find anything to change and figured you would set me straight this morning. Was I surprised that it was correct!!! 80)

Also, just a thought on the unknown TOM...there is the story of Lady Godiva who rode through town on the back of a horse covered in only her hair...All of the townspeople were ordered to stay inside and not look at her. Some fellow named TOM, couldn't resist, peeked, came to a bad end and the term PEEPING TOM came about...this could be a ye olde English "urban" myth...but just thought I would throw it in.

This is quite a bite of fun to have alternate puzzles and great blogs like Argyles...many many thanks!

tobylee said...

I am not worthy! I could not get one theme answer. I am not sure I do yet! I was able to do many of the other answers, but Aler, RandB I didn't understand until I got here. I thought that I was wrong with 99 down, I kept reading hit here, instead of hi there. Duh!!!I really appreciate the effort to get us another puzzle that we can share like this. Thanks for all the hard work Argyle.

embien said...

No time today. The online applet wouldn't work for me (the crossword applet is unsigned and my Internet Explorer APP wouldn't load it due to security. So I did it on paper after printing the puzzle out. I had some markovers, but eventually no errors (and I never Google).

I liked the theme entries a lot, though I initially had trouble with the first BAGUETTE since I couldn't parse ORAL LAW and couldn't see VOGUISH as a word. Plus I initially put in RHEA instead of EMUS, not recognizing that 4d: Ostrich kin could be plural.

I initially had DORITOS instead of CHEETOS for the party snack because I totally blew the Roman numeral bit and had D as the initial letter. Once I reread the clue, CCII it was and that meant CHEETOS. Argggh.

I still have a hard time believing that SCHWA is a real word--I've never heard of it, though it had to be correct due to the good as gold crosses.

Hope @kazie shows up here to educate us on 77a: Aussie gal (SHEILA). I think this same word was in a recent NY Times syndicated puzzle, clued as Aussie lass.

Nice blog, @argyle, I enjoyed reading it!

carol said...

Argyle - great job as usual!! I had both fun and fits with this puzzle and I put it down, picked it up, yelled at it, yelled at myself and ultimately solved all but 4 words.

SCHWA, as mentioned by others, was just plain weird! I also had a problem with ELLER, because I just could not believe that would actually be a name. (obviously I did not see Oklahoma)

Jack Lemmon was also one of my favorite actors. I have watched his movies many times and never tire of them. I have not seen Glengarry Glen Ross.

Hey Crockett, how about that dusting of snow this morning??? It is too *#@% late in the year for snow!! IMHO. - and all you Mid-west, East Coast people try to keep a straight face!

Linda said...

Argyle: You da man!

A "Schwa" is that up-side-down "e" diacritical mark for an un-accented syllable such as the "a" in "ahead, about around etc..."

Re "TaTa". The funniest bumper sticker I ever saw was a pink ribbon over the words, "Save the tatas."

T. Frank said...

Great puzzle, CC. Started at 7:00 PM and finished at 8:30. Two mistakes: I had loaf for loll and loves for lover at 1a.

Thanks for steering me to it.


Argyle said...

mark of a schwa

There are many entries stating that schwa is a diacritical mark but I am still unable to find a dictionary that says a schwa is a dull sound.

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