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New York Times, Thursday, August 26, 2021

Need for making pochoir prints

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 83, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Vengsarkar.
Ashish Vengsarkar notes:
Hope you enjoyed the twist and used the missing letters to find the hidden cross country. The first two crossings were probably the hardest to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fantastic seed concept; some awesome finds where dropping a letter out of a country forms a drastically different word or phrase. I've played ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times8/26/21 ( No. 26,224 )
Across
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Pink alcoholic drink, for short : COSMO
6
Spree : JAG
9
"Not a chance!" : NOWAY
15
Music rights org. : ASCAP
16
Absorbed, as a loss : ATE
17
Where to turn for self-knowledge : INWARD
18
Important map information : SCALE
19
Measure of conductance : MHO
20
Bikes without pedaling : COASTS
21
It comes first in China, but second in the U.S. : SURNAME
23
Important part of a taxi : HORN
24
Suffix with infant : ILE
25
Need for making pochoir prints : STENCIL
27
Raid shelfmate : DCON
31
2019 World Series champs : NATS
33
Coach : TRAIN
34
"Uh-oh. Better get ___" (auto repair slogan) : MAACO
35
Poker declaration : IRAISE
37
Together, in music : ADUE
39
Indefinite ordinal : NTH
40
One way to run ... or a hint to four geographical intersections found in this grid : CROSSCOUNTRY
44
O'er and o'er : OFT
46
Real first name of Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus : OTTO
47
Pangs : THROES
50
V.I.P.s : ALIST
52
Cover story : ALIBI
55
Neat and orderly : RULY
56
Datum : FACT
57
English channel, familiarly : THEBEEB
59
Animal house : DEN
60
Statue of Ganesha, e.g. : IDOL
62
Found an occasion : MADETIME
64
Wiggle room : MARGIN
67
Apposite : APT
68
Media exec Robert : IGER
69
Small storage unit : ONEMEG
70
Part of STEM: Abbr. : SCI
71
Naming, informally : IDING
72
First airline to complete a round-the-world flight : PANAM
73
L.A. winter hrs. : PST
74
Meshlike : NETTY
Down
1
First space probe to enter Saturn's orbit : CASSINI
2
Kissing-related : OSCULAR
3
Strategy that stokes fear : SCARETACTIC
4
Bad start? : MAL
5
Warms up the crowd, in a way : OPENS
6
Signal-blocking device : JAMMER
7
To whom the Greeks dedicated the Parthenon : ATHENA
8
Bygone Chevrolet division : GEO
9
Actor Williamson who played Merlin in "Excalibur" : NICOL
10
___ about : ONOR
11
Title character in a classic John Cleese comedy : WANDA
12
Functioned as : WAS
13
"A jealous mistress," per Emerson : ART
14
Sari measure: Abbr. : YDS
22
Validate, with "to" : ATTEST
23
One studying the Vedas : HINDU
26
"Bye now!" : CIAO
28
"Capisce?," in '70s slang : CANYOUDIGIT
29
Bat Appreciation Month, appropriately: Abbr. : OCT
30
Japanese dance/drama : NOH
32
Dear fellow : SIR
34
Drug in "Breaking Bad" : METH
36
Pipe buildup : SOOT
38
Loose : UNTIED
41
Lesley of "60 Minutes" : STAHL
42
Suitable-sounding name for a kid on Santa's naughty list? : COLE
43
Elem. school basics : RRR
44
Bungler : OAF
45
Where some keys are found: Abbr. : FLA
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U, V, W or Y, but not X : ELEMENT
49
Jargony rationale for a business merger : SYNERGY
51
Blot : STIGMA
53
Predecessors of Lenovos : IBMPCS
54
"Amscray!" : BEATIT
57
Grab by pinching, as an ice cube : TONG
58
Hippie happening : BEIN
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Per ___ : DIEM
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Current event : TIDE
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Swab : MOP
65
Carrier to Japan : ANA
66
Rapper MC ___ : REN
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Shakespeare's "poor venomous fool" : ASP

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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