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New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Post office inquiry

Author:
Dylan Schiff
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dylan Schiff

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Schiff.
Dylan Schiff notes:
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© 2022, The New York Times3/2/22 ( No. 26,412 )
Across
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The girl next door, for one : TROPE
6
Polite term of address : MAAM
10
Claire Dunphy of "Modern Family," for one : TVMOM
15
Act like some poles : REPEL
16
One joining in the chorus : ALTO
17
Energy-healing discipline : REIKI
18
Put in the pot : ANTED
19
Eager : KEEN
20
Record of the year : ANNAL
21
Three world capitals (5,4,10) : CAIROMEXICOCITY
24
My Chemical Romance genre : EMO
25
"Groovy!" : RAD
26
"Fancy ___!" : THAT
27
Like some meds : OTC
29
Hired security guard : RENTACOP
32
Sounds of hesitation : ERS
33
Pi follower : RHO
34
___ Lovelace, computer programming pioneer : ADA
35
Display one's humanity, in a way : ERR
37
Visible : SEEN
38
Three U.S. states (4,4,10) : OHIOWASHINGTON
43
Racing shape : OVAL
44
Metaphor for many a college dorm room : STY
45
Dug-out material : ORE
46
Gun, as an engine : REV
47
Club workers, informally : DJS
49
Malt shop selections : SODAPOPS
54
Sr.'s test : GRE
55
"Bummer!" : RATS
57
Cow's mouthful : CUD
58
Sorrow : WOE
59
Three countries (6,4,9) : PANAMALITHUANIA
63
Believe unquestioningly : EATUP
64
Speaker's quality : TONE
65
Going from 0 to 100, say : AGING
66
Line to the house : ASIDE
67
Put forth : EMIT
68
Role once played on TV by Jay Silverheels : TONTO
69
You, in Uruguay : USTED
70
Big name in little gumdrops : DOTS
71
Spurred (on) : EGGED
Down
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Post office inquiry : TRACER
2
Edit, in a way, as a computer file : RENAME
3
Possibility : OPTION
4
Jury member : PEER
5
Sir Walter Raleigh's goal : ELDORADO
6
Manage : MAKEDO
7
Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
8
Wiped out : ATEIT
9
French term of endearment : MONCHERI
10
Large expanses : TRACTS
11
Start of a Caesarean boast : VENI
12
Cookie with a green creme center : MINTOREO
13
"Well, alrighty!" : OKAYTHEN
14
"Cool" amount of cash : MIL
22
Colorful parrot : MACAW
23
Something a coxswain lacks : OAR
28
Pro's counterpart : CON
30
Follow closely : TAIL
31
Annoyance : PEST
36
Jean who wrote "Wide Sargasso Sea" : RHYS
37
Dance element : STEP
38
Part of a highway cloverleaf : OVERPASS
39
"Dig right in!" : HAVEATIT
40
Per the preceding discussion : ASSTATED
41
"Obvs!" : NODUH
42
Degree recipient : GRADUATE
43
United Nations, e.g.: Abbr. : ORG
47
Hung loosely : DRAPED
48
___ session : JAM
50
Stable electron configurations : OCTETS
51
Admitting to, as a mistake : OWNING
52
Ballet technique : POINTE
53
Neptune, for one : SEAGOD
56
Replay feature : SLOMO
60
Neutral lipstick shade : NUDE
61
Monogram part: Abbr. : INIT
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Brimming with anticipation : AGOG
63
___ de parfum : EAU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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