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"CHEE WHIZ!"

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 2014

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

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 ... read 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 ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0803 ( 23,644 )
Across
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
Down
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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
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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
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It's a lock : TRESS
19
Seasonal cookie eater : SANTA
22
Italian town with Giotto frescoes : ASSISI
25
Roast locale : DAIS
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Drink since 1948 : HIC
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Trail to follow : TRACE
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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
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Loser to Pierce in 1852 : SCOTT
48
Comic Mandel : HOWIE
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Holding one's breath, for hiccups : REMEDY
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Mimic's business : APERY
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Emergency key : ESC
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Home of Merlin, in Arthurian legend : WALES
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Decorator's creation : MOTIF
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Did away with : ERASED
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Tuxedo accouterments : STUDS
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Chinese dynasty preceding the Three Kingdoms : HAN
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Go at : ASSAIL
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Game on the line? : TROUT
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Pack member : HYENA
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Fast pitch : SPIEL
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Moonshine : HOOCH
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Sound investment? : YACHT
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Workers in booths, maybe : DJS
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Many moons : AGES
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Pack carrier : MULE
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Independent sort : ROGUE
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Classical work accompanied by a musical instrument : LYRICPOEM
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One jumping on the bandwagon, say : LATECOMER
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Suffix with orange : ADE
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Citation abbr. : IBID
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Bump, as one's toe : STUB
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Place for a potted plant : SILL
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Not loose : CAUGHT
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Boston Garden legend : ORR
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"Having fun ___?" : YET
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Billy of "Titanic" : ZANE
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Displays disuse : RUSTS
94
Kaffiyeh wearers : ARABS
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Film title character who likes to high-five : BORAT
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Shakers and others : SECTS
97
Lugs : TOTES
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Police, in slang : FIVEO
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Ex-Disney chief Michael : OVITZ
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Witherspoon of "Mud" : REESE
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Agenda makeup : ITEMS
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Kazakhstan's ___ Sea : ARAL
104
Meter site : TAXI
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Basse-Terre, par exemple : ILE
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Unagi, in a sushi bar : EEL
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Sot's woe : DTS
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W.C. sign : MEN
112
One half of an iconic 1981 Rolling Stone cover : ONO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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