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UH-OH!

New York Times, Sunday, February 19, 2017

The average size of its stores is 300,000 square feet

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Haight.
Bruce Haight notes:
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Sound change, from UH to OH, thus UH-OH! I laughed at NO GOATS NO GLORY, the motto of the saddest goatherder in the world. It's a great base phrase, "no guts no glory," and the change in ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times2/19/17 ( No. 24,575 )
Across
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Bloblike "Star Wars" character : JABBA
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Give over : CEDE
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Great shakes? : HULAS
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Low rolls : TWOS
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Auto feature : ALARM
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Julia of Hollywood : RAUL
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Ham-handed : INEPT
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Enthralled : RAPT
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Office for decoding messages? : NOTECRACKERSUITE
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The average size of its stores is 300,000 square feet : IKEA
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Had more than an inkling : KNEW
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"Rats!" : AWHECK
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Bringing to mind : EVOKING
31
"Indubitably!" : YES
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Anxious condition, briefly : OCD
33
What one might sit in at a Cheech & Chong movie? : STONEDSILENCE
37
"Puppy Love" singer, 1960 : ANKA
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Election Day affirmation : IVOTED
39
Oomph : GAS
40
Hauled (away) : CARTED
42
WikiLeaks associates : HACKERS
45
Inspiration : MUSE
46
Herder's mantra? : NOGOATSNOGLORY
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Virtual dog or cat, maybe : NEOPET
50
Glaciate : ICEUP
51
Fake news site, with "The" : ONION
52
Sign on a jar at a bar : TIPS
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Mass. neighbor : CONN
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In a pretentious manner : ARTILY
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Series opener : PARTI
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Fall behind : OWE
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Quality control problem at Oscar Mayer? : HOTDOGBONE
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Title of a book about Southern Reconstruction? : DIXIECOPES
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Nav. rank : ENS
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Word before or after nothing : DOING
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Doohickeys : GIZMOS
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Sword handle : HILT
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They may be decorated for the holidays : FIRS
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Sauce : BOOZE
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Nickname for a Miami 12-time N.B.A. All-Star : DWADE
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Goddess usually pictured with a helmet : ATHENA
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Two sights in a yacht's galley? : BREADANDBOATER
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Prey for a heron or garter snake : TOAD
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French pilgrimage site : LOURDES
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Stranger : EERIER
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Off-road transport, informally : ATV
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___ Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock : DWAYNE
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Sound heard by an exam proctor, say : PSST
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Helpful things for killing time nowadays? : PHONEANDGAMES
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Fraternity letter : ETA
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Number of French kings named Charles : DIX
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Catch's partner : RELEASE
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Prefix with therapy : IMMUNO
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Draw : LURE
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"Sign me up!" : IMIN
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Pigeon trainer, at times? : HOMINGBIRDFEEDER
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Crook, e.g. : CANE
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Book of ___ (ancient Jewish text) : ENOCH
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"Who ___?" : ELSE
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Kind of pad : STENO
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Past partners : EXES
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1988 Olympics site : SEOUL
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Studied : READ
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Ancient manuscript : CODEX
Down
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Of poor quality, in modern slang : JANKY
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Set apart : ALONE
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College in Lewiston, Me. : BATES
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Steep : BREW
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Big movie theater chain : AMC
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Miniature lobster lookalikes : CRAWDADS
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Every : EACH
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They may be put up before a fight : DUKES
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President-___ : ELECT
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Starts of many emails : HIS
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Burma's first prime minister : UNU
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Warm welcome at Waikiki : LEI
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Exams for some H.S. students : APTESTS
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Singer/guitarist ___ Ray Vaughan : STEVIE
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Early wheels : TRIKE
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Rousing : WAKINGUP
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Unsolved crime : OPENCASE
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Theater backdrop : STAGESET
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Clamor : RACKET
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Onetime MGM rival : RKO
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Trite : OLD
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Coming up : ONTAP
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Canon rival : NIKON
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Hardly ___ : EVER
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Fishing vessel : DORY
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In the neighborhood : AROUND
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Changing room? : COCOON
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Go-betweens : AGENTS
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Fine-tuning : HONING
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Acrobatic : AGILE
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Be overly sweet : CLOY
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Hip-hop's ___ Def : MOS
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Cubbyhole : NICHE
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Performing beneath one's usual level : NOTON
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Late times, in ads : NITES
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Bigger than big : EPIC
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The Bee Gees, for much of their career : TRIO
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Ancient market : AGORA
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Ruth's 2,214 : RBIS
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Circular things that arrive in square boxes : PIZZAS
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Lumberjacks : AXMEN
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Narcotic : OPIATE
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One carrying a torch? : WELDER
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Ending with poly- : ESTER
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Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
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Certain vacuum tube : DIODE
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"Actually, come to think of it ..." : OHWAIT
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Egg on : GOAD
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Hiking group, with "the"? : FED
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Greek city mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles : BEREA
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Backs, anatomically : DORSA
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With consequences : ATAPRICE
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As much as possible : TOTHEMAX
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Motor oil brand : HAVOLINE
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"The Lord of the Rings" actor Billy : BOYD
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Step up or down : RUNG
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Relied (on) : DEPENDED
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Theme for an annual city-magazine issue : BESTOF
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The inside track : LANEONE
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Narc's org. : DEA
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Arroyos : WASHES
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Spanish kids : NENES
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Cold War flier : MIG
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Glow in the dark? : EMBER
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"Say cheese!" : SMILE
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Dressed to the nines, with "up" : DUDED
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Goddess of peace : IRENE
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Canon rival : XEROX
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___ Major : URSA
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Mother of Artemis : LETO
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Farm call : MOO
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Post-O.R. stop : ICU
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Grp. of Senators : NHL
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