10/14/10

MGWCC #124 -- Friday, October 15th, 2010 -- "Pattern Test"

Good afternoon, crossword fans -- welcome to Week 124 of my contest. If you're new to the contest and would like to enter, please see the site FAQ on the left sidebar for instructions.



LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:


Is it "Ha Month" or "Pattern Recognition Month"? For the second week in a row, 300+ solvers spotted the common thread among theme entries to arrive at the name of a famous comedian. This week is was LOUIE ANDERSON, whose name contains the five main vowels in consecutive (though non-alphabetic) order. This odd quality he shares with the four theme entries:

MINUTIAE OUTLINE
MAUI OENOPHILE
UNDERSEA OUIJA
SEQUOIA ENGINEER

Mike Buckley says:

My cat just miaoued.


Referencing an e-mail published in last week's post, Amy Reynaldo writes:

I'm doing a Delfin: 59 seconds of solving, plus a few seconds to click the link. While the page was loading I thought of Louie Anderson, so I checked to see that he was on your list.




















And finally, Steve Blumenthal notes an amusing coincidence:

Did you know that "The Louie Show" was set in Duluth?

Amusing since "The Louie Show" was Anderson's short-lived 1996 sitcom, and DULUTH is 10-down.

This week's winner, whose name was chosen at random from the 302 correct entries received, is Neil Gibson of Arlington, Va. Neil has selected as his prize an autographed copy of Sip & Solve Hard Crosswords.


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THIS WEEK'S INSTRUCTIONS:


This week's contest answer is the entry in the grid that illustrates the theme gimmick. E-mail this entry (the actual entry in the grid, not its clue number) to me at crosswordcontest@gmail.com by Tuesday at noon ET. Please put the contest answer in the subject line of your e-mail.

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Solve well, and be not led astray by words intended to deceive.

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