"CHEE WHIZ!"

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 2014

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Ian Livengood notes: Cluing this puzzle was like watching paint dry. Quite literally, workmen were repainting my apartment as I monitored the progress. I credit some of the bouncy clues to the paint-induced buzz. I wonder why ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Now that's the way to do a sound change puzzle. Today, the 'CHEE' sound is added onto base phrases to produce kooky results, and both the base phrases and the resulting themers are quite good. WOUNDED KNEE -> ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Little muscle? : PEC
4. Like some turkeys : BASTED
10. First, second and third, but not fourth : BASES
15. Rescue squad member, for short : EMT
18. Tax law subjects : IRAS
20. Like much tax law : ARCANE
21. Gallery figure : ARTDEALER
23. Former Potala Palace resident : LAMA
24. German philosopher with an injury? : WOUNDEDNIETZSCHE
26. Gulf of ___ : ADEN
27. Court V.I.P.'s : DAS
28. Driver of "Girls" : ADAM
29. Models, in a way : SITS
30. Guy who's covered in mud? : FILTHYRITCHIE
35. "Impossible is nothing" sloganeer : ADIDAS
37. Spiced tea : CHAI
38. 72-Across, e.g., informally : ROOS
39. Models : POSES
41. Motor grp. : AAA
42. Chase scene staples : COPCARS
46. Request upon leaving? : LASTWISH
49. Ruckus : STIR
51. African-American martial art? : BLACKTAICHI
53. Iowa college : COE
55. Cabby's phrase on arrival : HEREWEARE
57. S O S, e.g. : PLEA
58. Some cries for attention : MEOWS
60. County north of San Francisco : MARIN
61. Citi Field precursor : SHEA
63. ___ valve : AORTIC
64. Only form that carbohydrates take? : THELONESTARCHYSTATE
69. "Absalom and Achitophel" poet : DRYDEN
70. Piddling : PUNY
71. Break ground? : OASIS
72. Baby 38-Across : JOEYS
73. In : AMID
75. Record label co-founded by Jay-Z : ROCAFELLA
79. "That will be ere the set of ___": "Macbeth" : SUN
80. Unsure answer to "Where were the 2014 Winter Olympics held?"? : IGUESSSOCHI
83. Group of two : DYAD
84. 7-Layer Burrito seller : TACOBELL
87. How seatbelts should be fastened : TIGHTLY
89. GPS course: Abbr. : RTE
90. Get off one's chest? : ARISE
91. End of the NATO phonetic alphabet : ZULU
92. Iroquois foe in the Beaver Wars : ERIE
94. Nuts : ABSURD
97. Actor Stanley's dinner reservation? : TABLEFORTUCCI
102. Filmmaker Nicolas : ROEG
103. Loads : ATON
105. "___ got an idea!" : IVE
106. Advance : SPOT
107. Film reviewed by Jughead's friend? : ARCHIERATEDMOVIE
113. Audubon's "The Birds of America," e.g. : TOME
114. Arm that's swung : BATTLEAXE
115. Parts of a party line : TENETS
116. Feel like : SEEM
117. Dr.'s relatives : STS
118. "Less Than Zero" author : ELLIS
119. Alarm clock button : SNOOZE
120. ___ Fields : MRS
1. Rice ___ : PILAF
2. Do away with : ERADICATE
3. Fine coat material : CAMELHAIR
4. Off-color : BAWDY
5. Like Super Bowl crowds : AROAR
6. "Pardon me," in Parma : SCUSI
7. Like 3-Down : TAN
8. Target of some passes : END
9. Wallace of "E.T." : DEE
10. Burglary, in police-speak : BANDE
11. Verdi's "Ernani! Ernani, involami," e.g. : ARIA
12. Flute section : STEM
13. D.C. summer setting : EDT
14. Declares, informally : SEZ
15. Rider of the war horse Babieca : ELCID
16. Celebrated Bombay-born conductor : MEHTA
17. It's a lock : TRESS
19. Seasonal cookie eater : SANTA
22. Italian town with Giotto frescoes : ASSISI
25. Roast locale : DAIS
31. Drink since 1948 : HIC
32. Trail to follow : TRACE
33. Stop on a wine tour? : CORK
34. Have over : HOST
35. Italian wine hub : ASTI
36. It disappears in the morning : DEW
39. Speed : PACE
40. Hazmat monitor : OSHA
41. Bit of fallout : ASH
43. Shakespeare character with a magic aphrodisiac : OBERON
44. Vanilla : PLAIN
45. ___ asada : CARNE
46. Whitman's dooryard flower : LILAC
47. Loser to Pierce in 1852 : SCOTT
48. Comic Mandel : HOWIE
50. Holding one's breath, for hiccups : REMEDY
52. Mimic's business : APERY
54. Emergency key : ESC
56. Home of Merlin, in Arthurian legend : WALES
58. Decorator's creation : MOTIF
59. Did away with : ERASED
61. Tuxedo accouterments : STUDS
62. Chinese dynasty preceding the Three Kingdoms : HAN
63. Go at : ASSAIL
64. Game on the line? : TROUT
65. Pack member : HYENA
66. Fast pitch : SPIEL
67. Moonshine : HOOCH
68. Sound investment? : YACHT
69. Workers in booths, maybe : DJS
73. Many moons : AGES
74. Pack carrier : MULE
75. Independent sort : ROGUE
76. Classical work accompanied by a musical instrument : LYRICPOEM
77. One jumping on the bandwagon, say : LATECOMER
78. Suffix with orange : ADE
80. Citation abbr. : IBID
81. Bump, as one's toe : STUB
82. Place for a potted plant : SILL
85. Not loose : CAUGHT
86. Boston Garden legend : ORR
88. "Having fun ___?" : YET
91. Billy of "Titanic" : ZANE
93. Displays disuse : RUSTS
94. Kaffiyeh wearers : ARABS
95. Film title character who likes to high-five : BORAT
96. Shakers and others : SECTS
97. Lugs : TOTES
98. Police, in slang : FIVEO
99. Ex-Disney chief Michael : OVITZ
100. Witherspoon of "Mud" : REESE
101. Agenda makeup : ITEMS
103. Kazakhstan's ___ Sea : ARAL
104. Meter site : TAXI
108. Basse-Terre, par exemple : ILE
109. Unagi, in a sushi bar : EEL
110. Sot's woe : DTS
111. W.C. sign : MEN
112. One half of an iconic 1981 Rolling Stone cover : ONO

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