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# Sending a Message

## New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 2022

Author:
Editor:
Will Shortz
Brazilian jiu-___
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Snell.
Notepad: This completed puzzle contains a 114-Across, comprising the eight shaded answers. Put these in order, one after the other. Then use this key to get a line spoken by 25-Across in "The 40-Across": A = R, B = I, C = J, D = P, E = A, G = H, I = O, J = C, K = L, L = U, N = T, O = Z, P = Y, R = M, S = E, T = D, U = S, V = G, X = N, Y = K.
Will Shortz notes:

Addison Snell, of Mountain View, Calif., is the C.E.O. of Intersect360 Research, a consulting firm in high-performance computing.

This is his second New York Times crossword, and his first Sunday.

I love meta-puzzles, and I was inspired by Jack Reuter's "Hidden Tactics" chess-themed puzzle on July 7, 2019. I wondered if it was possible to embed a cryptogram — a different newspaper ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love codes. In our household, we don't wrap presents, but rather hide them and give clues to their whereabouts. My poor kids have no idea that they're learning while having fun, decoding ... read more
 1S 2T 3A 4I 5R 6S 7G 8O 9I 10T 11E 12R 13D 14E 15S 16I 17R 18E 19W E N T U P 20A I R T I M E 21U S E N E T 22E L N I N O 23M A I T A I S 24M E L T E D 25A L A N T U 26R I N G 27S T E 28A M 29F I X 30R O W 31S E E N A 32T 33A L K 34A 35M A 36D 37N I 38S 39S A N 40I M I 41T 42A T I O N 43G A M E 44N U C L E 45I 46I R O N S 47P O R T I A 48J 49I T S U 50G N 51U 52A P T 53F R I E N D 54I N O I L 55E A S 56E D 57E 58P 59I 60A P S E 61G R U E L 62S 63T E L E 64L O 65O K S 66S I R 67E 68V E R S 69C 70L U N K 71D 72A 73M 74B 75Y S E X 76S H I N 77S 78C 79H E M E 80A 81E R O 82E T 83C 84P I N G 85S 86H I T O N 87S T R A Y 88S 89A 90N I 91E E K 92A V E R S 93M O N G O L 94C L A R 95K 96S I 97S T E R 98E N I G M A 99M A C H I N 100E 101C A S S I 102S 103W E E 104A N A S 105T U R 106B A N 107O L 108A 109S P 110Y 111D R A 112G 113S 114C R Y P T 115O 116G R A M 117O F Y O 118R E 119B L I 120N K A T 121A D R A T E 122F O L D E R 123A A M I L N E 124N E A T E N 125T R E A D S 126S M I L E D 127A S S E S S
© 2022, The New York Times10/30/22 ( No. 26,654 )
Across
1
Flight path? : STAIRS
7
Pain in the neck? : GOITER
13
Wish : DESIRE
19
Climbed, as 1-Across : WENTUP
20
TV schedule info : AIRTIME
21
Early online forum : USENET
22
Pacific harbinger of wet West Coast weather : ELNINO
23
Some tiki bar orders : MAITAIS
24
Out in the sun too long, maybe : MELTED
25
English computer scientist who pioneered the breaking of ciphers generated by the 98-Across : ALANTURING
27
Driver of some engines : STEAM
29
Bind : FIX
30
Part of a seat assignment : ROW
31
Observed during : SEENAT
33
___-Seltzer : ALKA
35
37
Leaf producer : NISSAN
40
2014 movie portraying the work of 25-Across, with "The" : IMITATIONGAME
44
Fission locales : NUCLEI
46
Set of clubs : IRONS
47
"The Merchant of Venice" character who favors wordplay : PORTIA
48
Brazilian jiu-___ : JITSU
50
Prey for a lion : GNU
52
Fitting : APT
53
Connect with on social media, maybe : FRIEND
54
How some popcorn is popped : INOIL
55
57
60
Location of the Chair of St. Peter within St. Peter's Basilica : APSE
61
Thin porridges : GRUELS
63
Modern prefix with health : TELE
64
Appearance : LOOKS
66
"My dear man …" : SIR
67
Civil rights leader Medgar : EVERS
69
Troublesome engine sound : CLUNK
71
Hoover, for one : DAM
74
One way to segment demographic data : BYSEX
76
Tibia's place : SHIN
77
Sly plan : SCHEME
80
Space-oriented engineering discipline, informally : AERO
82
What "..." sometimes means : ETC
84
Troublesome engine sounds : PINGS
86
Arrive at, as an idea : HITON
87
Ones without owners : STRAYS
89
What a "Wheel of Fortune" contestant might buy when looking for _NSP_RAT_ON : ANI
91
Startled squeal : EEK
92
Forthrightly asserts : AVERS
93
Genghis Khan, notably : MONGOL
94
Herbert Hoover's middle name : CLARK
96
Many a maid of honor : SISTER
98
W.W. II-era encoding device : ENIGMAMACHINE
101
Currant-flavored liqueur : CASSIS
103
Itsy-bitsy : WEE
104
Santa ___ (desert winds) : ANAS
105
Wear for a Sufi scholar : TURBAN
107
Hello in São Paulo : OLA
109
One with an inside job : SPY
111
Takes seemingly forever : DRAGS
114
Sort of encoded message found in this puzzle's grid [SEE NOTE] : CRYPTOGRAM
117
From long, long ago : OFYORE
119
Express momentary uncertainty over : BLINKAT
121
122
Icon to click for more icons : FOLDER
123
Eeyore's creator : AAMILNE
124
Tidy : NEATEN
125
126
Failed to maintain a poker face, perhaps : SMILED
127
Figure the worth of : ASSESS
Down
1
Curse : SWEAR
2
Rat out : TELLON
3
Longtime media figure suspected of being the inspiration for "The Devil Wears Prada" : ANNAWINTOUR
4
Have ___ for : ITIN
5
Wilbur is one, in "Charlotte's Web" : RUNT
6
Like some insurance benefits : SPOUSAL
7
Designer Versace : GIANNI
8
It's for paper shapers : ORIGAMI
9
Cousin of Gomez Addams : ITT
10
11
Send off : EMIT
12
Moves from a table to a booth, say : RESEATS
13
14
Ending with legal or Senegal : ESE
15
___-service : SELF
16
Implies : INTIMATES
17
Go over, as a cold case : REEXAMINE
18
When you should be off, in brief : ETD
20
Cosette, to Marius, in "Les Misérables" : AMIE
26
Pull out : RENEGE
28
Comedian Wong : ALI
32
34
Polar expedition attire : ANORAK
36
38
Frequent victim of Calvin's pranks in "Calvin and Hobbes" : SUSIE
39
Crew vessel : SCULL
41
Add chocolate sauce and a cherry to, say : TOP
42
Pre-deal payment : ANTE
43
Come to ___ : GRIPS
45
Rude way to break up with someone : INATEXT
48
Celebratory dances : JIGS
49
Letters on a crucifix : INRI
51
One accepting the terms and conditions : USER
56
Transports from Midway Airport to the Loop : ELS
58
Nose-dives : PLUNGES
59
Na+, for one : ION
62
Its in French : SES
65
Rubber-stamps : OKS
68
Migration formation : VEE
69
Ho ___ Minh : CHI
70
Word after party or date : LINE
71
Worsen significantly : DETERIORATE
72
Emotion felt con el corazón : AMOR
73
___ Wearhouse (retail chain) : MENS
74
Alvin ___, first African American to be elected Manhattan's district attorney : BRAGG
75
Cellist who performed at the Biden/Harris inauguration : YOYOMA
76
Attitude : SPIRIT
78
Some back-and-forths : CHATS
79
They generate a lot of buzz : HIVES
80
Makes right : ATONESFOR
81
Pulitzer Prize-winning W.W. II correspondent : ERNIEPYLE
83
Class for which trig is a prereq : CALC
85
Mountain cover : SKICAP
87
Bird of the Baltic : SMEW
88
Runs down, in a way : SLANDERS
90
"I'm good, thanks" : NAH
94
Honeydew relatives : CASABAS
95
One of 14 in a fist : KNUCKLE
97
Carlos in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame : SANTANA
99
End of Q1, on co. reports : MAR
100
Bank run, perhaps : ERRAND
102
Some writing surfaces : SLATES
106
Memory part : BYTE
108
Affirmations from the congregation : AMENS
110
Sci-fi character who was originally a puppet before C.G.I. : YODA
112
Rock subgenre associated with David Bowie and Elton John : GLAM
113
___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
115
Laudatory works : ODES
116
French for "fat" : GRAS
117
O'er and o'er : OFT
118
Side in checkers : RED
120
Love of soccer? : NIL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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