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New York Times, Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Certain mailing address, for short ... or a hint to 14 squares in this puzzle

Author:
Ori Brian and Zachary Spitz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Brian. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Spitz.
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© 2018, The New York Times2/21/18 ( No. 24,942 )
Across
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Damage beyond repair : TOTAL
6
Talk trash about : BASH
10
Cheerleader's handful : POMPOM
14
Jong who wrote "Fear of Flying" : ERICA
15
Amy Winehouse, vocally : ALTO
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Obama's stepfather ___ Soetoro : LOLO
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Ice cream parlor orders : MALTS
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Marx with a curly wig : HARPO
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Still competitive : INIT
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Belch fumes, say : POLLUTE
22
"Holy smokes!" : MAN
23
Genius Bar staffer : TECH
24
Ultraliberals, to ultraconservatives : POLAROPPOSITES
27
Ian McKellen's role in "X-Men" movies : MAGNETO
30
Instagram upload, for short : PIC
31
Busy hosp. sites : ERS
32
Soviet labor camp : GULAG
35
Game fish that can breathe air : TARPON
39
Place to board a bus or train : DEPOT
41
Certain mailing address, for short ... or a hint to 14 squares in this puzzle : POBOX
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"___ Means I Love You" (1968 top 10 hit by the Delfonics) : LALA
44
Underworld boss? : SATAN
46
Places for channel surfers : SOFAS
48
Long of "Alfie," 2004 : NIA
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Underworld boss : CAPO
51
Mixed martial arts cage shape : OCTAGON
53
One doing a locker room interview : SPORTSREPORTER
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___ Clooney, human rights lawyer : AMAL
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Survey : POLL
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Marsupial with a grasping tail : OPOSSUM
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Barely ahead : UPONE
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Bird in Egyptian hieroglyphics : IBIS
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It may be at the end of one's rope : NOOSE
68
Fizzling fireworks : DUDS
69
Explorer Hernando de ___ : SOTO
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Atlas close-up : INSET
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Goddess with cow's horns : ISIS
72
Merino mothers : EWES
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Pre-1917 autocrats : TSARS
Down
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Something to keep in a band? : TEMPO
2
Taken in tablet form, say : ORAL
3
Work with a plow : TILL
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Do something about : ACTUPON
5
End of a relay race : LASTLEG
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Scroogian exclamation : BAH
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Alternative to Dollar or Budget : ALAMO
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Leave in financial difficulty : STRAP
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Dr. Seuss book that introduces phonics : HOPONPOP
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Like cartoons on the editorial page : POLITICAL
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Claude who painted water lilies : MONET
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Coppers : POLICE
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Clothes closet pests : MOTHS
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"Dig in!" : EATUP
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Hershey's caramel candies : ROLOS
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Take a load off : SIT
27
Rx items : MEDS
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Geometry calculation : AREA
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Woman's erogenous zone : GSPOT
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Blood-typing letters : ABO
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Like a lot : GOFOR
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Summoned, as a butler : RANG
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Salk vaccine target : POLIO
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Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
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Like boorish behavior : TACTLESS
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Craft knife brand : XACTO
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"Street Dreams" rapper : NAS
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"Hurry up!" : STEPONIT
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Relative of a dolphin : PORPOISE
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Firebugs' felonies : ARSONS
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Mecca native : SAUDI
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Self-important, as an ass : POMPOUS
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"Amazing" magician : RANDI
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Nudge rudely : ELBOW
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Always saying "please," say : POLITE
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Baseball's Slammin' Sammy : SOSA
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___-friendly : USER
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"Miracle" team of 1969 : METS
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Call to the Coast Guard : SOS

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