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New York Times, Thursday, December 1, 2022

Author:
Daniel Mauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
Destination of mail sent to ZIP codes 09002, 09003, 09004, etc., in brief
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Daniel Mauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Mauer. Thursday freshness: 99%
Daniel Mauer notes:
Technically, this is a low-key Rocky Horror (Picture) Show theme, inspired by the memorable lyric: "So come up to the lab / and see ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ALMOST THERE … WAIT FOR IT … NOT QUITE YET … Today's theme forms a waiting list! What do you mean that my pun, IT'S A NO GO? ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Correction from NYT: An earlier version of the clue for 28-Down misidentified the city in New South Wales. It is Sydney, not Canberra.

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© 2022, The New York Times12/1/22 ( No. 26,686 )
Across
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First half of this puzzle's theme ... : ANTICI
7
GQ or S.I. : MAG
10
Sky: Fr. : CIEL
14
Betray … or ignite : TURNON
15
Destination of mail sent to ZIP codes 09002, 09003, 09004, etc., in brief : APO
16
Generous words at a bar : ONME
17
Myers-___ Type Indicator (personality assessment) : BRIGGS
18
Characters rarely depicted in "Peanuts" cartoons : GROWNUPS
20
"Afraid that ain't happening" : ITSANOGO
22
Source of iridescence in many mollusks : NACRE
23
Same old, same old : RUT
24
27
Altered states : TRANCES
29
First word spoken on the moon, 1969 : HOUSTON
30
Female lobsters : HENS
31
Toi et moi : NOUS
32
Riches of El Dorado : ORO
33
… : WAITFORIT
38
A as in Argentina : UNA
41
McKenzie of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords : BRET
42
Slope up or down : RAMP
46
Self-driving car's array : SENSORS
48
Bird or kitty, at times : PREENER
51
53
Inverness negative : NAE
54
Unnerve : DAUNT
55
Residents of the Sagebrush State : NEVADANS
57
Really put oneself out there : BAREDALL
59
Elite groups : ALISTS
60
The wheel was a good one : IDEA
61
___ Maria (coffee liqueur) : TIA
62
Ora segment : MINUTO
63
Behave like a certain surface-feeding shark : BASK
64
Whitney who patented the cotton gin : ELI
65
… and the end of the theme (finally!) : PATION
Down
1
When some vaccines are first given : ATBIRTH
2
Cultivate, physically or spiritually : NURTURE
3
Isolde's love : TRISTAN
4
Teri Garr's "Young Frankenstein" role : INGA
5
About half of a sidecar : COGNAC
6
Step on it! : INSOLE
7
Myopic "Mr." of old cartoons : MAGOO
8
Financing initialism : APR
9
Hit the road with roadies, perhaps : GOONTOUR
10
Mollusks with iridescence not created by 22-Across : CONCHS
11
Desensitize against through experience : INURETO
12
___ penguin : EMPEROR
13
Article in Paris Match : LES
19
1960s dance : WATUSI
21
Ball club V.I.P.s, in brief : GMS
25
"Amscray!" : SHOO
26
Co-producer of Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy" : ENO
28
Sydney's state: Abbr. : NSW
31
Modern digital asset, in brief : NFT
34
Teem : ABOUND
35
Vex : IRRITATE
36
Experiment with : TEST
37
Half of sei : TRE
38
Fleet inits. : USN
39
One of many genres for Yoko Ono : NEODADA
40
Giant star in Scorpius : ANTARES
43
Chinese American fashion designer with a Dolly Girl line : ANNASUI
44
Had every intention of doing it : MEANTTO
45
Persist : PRESSON
47
Sound a little rusty, maybe : SQUEAK
48
Joe-___ weed : PYE
49
Make over : REVAMP
50
Latin list ender : ETALIA
52
China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
56
Force : DINT
57
Accessory for running or dribbling : BIB
58
Start of many a rap name : LIL

Answer summary:
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