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"WELL, GOLLY!"

New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 2014

Author:
Jim Peredo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 66 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Peredo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Peredo notes:
The idea for this puzzle came from out of the blue, as long as you define "out of the blue" as "Ian Livengood's 'Chee Whiz!' puzzle of 8/3/14." While solving that puzzle, adding CHEE ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sometimes a puzzle surprises me, and that's a very welcome occurrence after ten years of solving. Reading a title like "WELL, GOLLY," my mind immediately went to Ian's very recent puzzle ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1214 ( 23,777 )
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Bed cover : LINEN
6
Flips : UPENDS
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Symbol in the logo of "The Big Bang Theory" : ATOM
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___ test : DNA
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Drops : OMITS
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Title hunter of a 1922 film : NANOOK
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"___ chance!" : NOTA
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It may be beaten, with "the" : RAP
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Religious rituals for cats? : KITTYLITURGY
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Web browsers : NETIZENS
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"Off the hook" : INSANE
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Cookware brand : TFAL
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Tofurky, to turkey, e.g. : ANALOGUE
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Nagging question? : CANI
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Demanding sort : DIVA
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Having left the company, maybe : AWOL
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Seeds : SOWS
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"Let's Be Cops" org. : LAPD
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Master of Japanese writing? : KANJIARTIST
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Sound before a big blow? : ACHOO
49
Orbitz offering : CARRENTAL
51
Poet who wrote "Let us not speak of them, but look, and pass on" : DANTE
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Strange pond scum? : WEIRDALGAE
54
Ingredient in some London pies : EEL
55
Jim of children's TV : HENSON
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Shred : TATTER
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"Zounds!" : EGADS
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Swear : AVER
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Day care attendee : TOT
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The tiniest amount : ONEIOTA
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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"Gilgamesh," e.g. : EPIC
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Turns down : DIPS
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"Grant your own damn wishes," e.g.? : GENIEJERKREACTION
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"Do the Right Thing" pizzeria : SALS
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Fire proof? : SOOT
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Part of E.U.: Abbr. : EUR
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Former auto exec Lee : IACOCCA
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Way of the East : TAO
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Former White House press secretary Perino : DANA
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Cop (to) : ADMIT
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Markdown marker : REDTAG
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Futilely : INVAIN
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Born abroad? : NEE
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"How deep is your love?" or "You should be dancing"? : BEEGEELINE
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Abnormal swelling : EDEMA
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Olive Garden starter : ANTIPASTO
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Full complement for a Quidditch team : SEVEN
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Comment from a driver who finally reached his destination? : GPSILOVEYOU
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Jog : TROT
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Stop what you're doing : REST
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Goggle : GAPE
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___ bean : MUNG
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Per : APOP
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Arsenal workers : ARMORERS
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Viet ___ : CONG
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Closest friend, slangily : BESTIE
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Discusses at length : GOESINTO
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Surprised comment upon rummaging through a tea chest? : OHDARJEELING
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Cause of wear and tear : USE
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Chef Paula : DEEN
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See 80-Down : PENTAD
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Calrissian of "Star Wars" : LANDO
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"Just ___" : ASK
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Start to go down the drain : EDDY
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Literary prefaces : PROEMS
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Convinces : SWAYS
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Deity in the Edda : LOKI
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"Sure, put me down for that" : IMIN
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Cavils : NITS
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James of jazz : ETTA
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"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" group : NSYNC
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College for a Brit : UNI
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"Tennessee Waltz" singer : PATTIPAGE
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Sufficient, informally : ENUF
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Santa Claus-tracking org. : NORAD
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Descriptive of dingos and jackals : DOGLIKE
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Blue expanse : SKY
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Actress Paquin : ANNA
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It might be clipped and filed : TOENAIL
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Capital on a river of the same name : OTTAWA
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Like early Sears business : MAILORDER
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Leftover bit : DREG
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When doubled, part of many a Robin Williams tribute : NANU
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Abbey area : APSE
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Faithful, in old poetry : LEAL
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Korda who directed "Sahara" : ZOLTAN
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Chemical compound often labeled "S" : NACL
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Barn attachments : VANES
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Pot money : ANTE
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Took care of : SAWTO
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Blue expanse : OCEAN
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Some queenly attire : WHITEGLOVES
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Fighter pilots fly them : SORTIES
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Friday night series? : DRAGNET
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Veracruz's capital : JALAPA
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Not learned : INSTINCTIVE
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Keep a low profile? : STOOP
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Circus sights : TENTS
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Classic theater : ODEON
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Play again : REAIR
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Mosaicist or glassblower : ARTISAN
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About 2 1/2 acres : HECTARE
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Made a false move? : DEKED
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End of a famous boast : VICI
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"___ Flux," 2005 sci-fi film : AEON
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Most chill-inducing : EERIEST
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Many a bored student : DOODLER
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Actress Woodward : JOANNE
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Relative of the cha-cha : RUMBA
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Brain-freeze drinks : ICEES
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Larsson who wrote "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : STIEG
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U.S.'s first grocery chain : AANDP
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University of Miami athletes, for short : CANES
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Means : AGENT
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Transportation service for the disabled : DIALARIDE
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Alphabetical 119-Across : AEIOU
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Any four-letter word : TETRAGRAM
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Pals : AMIGOS
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Dict. info : ETYM
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Hair gel, e.g. : GOOP
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Sidestepped : AVERTED
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Ending with cow or hole : PUNCHER
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Warmed up the crowd (for) : OPENED
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"___ honest ..." : TOBE
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"Heaven forbid!" : GODNO
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Strips : PEELS
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Rarity in un desierto : AGUA
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One of the friends on "Friends" : ROSS
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Deferential : MEEK
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Electronics giant : SONY
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___ the Great of children's lit : NATE
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Picnic side dish : SLAW
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Brown who founded The Daily Beast : TINA
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Annual "500" : INDY
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Vanity cases? : EGOS
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Antithesis: Abbr. : OPP
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Attorneys' degs. : JDS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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