0116-23 NY Times Crossword 16 Jan 23, Monday

Constructed by: Michael Paleos
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Reveal Answer(s): Mail It In

Themed answers each end with a term related to one’s MAIL:

  • 35A With 37-Across, perform perfunctorily … or a hint to the ends of 16-, 25-, 41- and 55-Across : MAIL …
  • 37A See 35-Across : … IT IN
  • 16A The “e,” but not the “B,” of eBay : LOWERCASE LETTER
  • 25A Traveler’s proof of entry : PASSPORT STAMP
  • 41A “Madam President” or “Your Honor” : TERM OF ADDRESS
  • 55A Test boundaries : PUSH THE ENVELOPE

Bill’s time: 5m 04s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

My wife and I are in Ireland right now, starting off the New Year with family. I just managed to slip away to solve the puzzle, and write up this abbreviated post. I will get to the full post just as soon as I can.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bill

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Droops : SAGS
5 Erica who wrote “Fear of Flying” : JONG
9 Most common street name in the U.S. : MAIN
13 Amo, amas, ___ … : AMAT
14 State plainly : AVER
15 Large group of people : HORDE
16 The “e,” but not the “B,” of eBay : LOWERCASE LETTER
19 Popular video hosting service that works like clockwork? : TIKTOK
20 “Be my guest” : GO AHEAD
21 Put ___ fire : OUT A
24 Bobby of the Boston Bruins : ORR
25 Traveler’s proof of entry : PASSPORT STAMP
31 Parcel out : ALLOT
32 Peels, as an apple : PARES
33 It’s bandaged in a classic van Gogh self-portrait : EAR
35 With 37-Across, perform perfunctorily … or a hint to the ends of 16-, 25-, 41- and 55-Across : MAIL …
36 Clearheaded : SOBER
37 See 35-Across : … IT IN
38 Insta post : PIC
39 Like Santa’s little helpers : ELFIN
40 Venue for a basketball or hockey game : ARENA
41 “Madam President” or “Your Honor” : TERM OF ADDRESS
44 Bird that has calf muscles : EMU
45 Opposite of the Russian “da” : NYET
46 Style of New York City’s Chrysler Building : ART DECO
50 Many October babies : LIBRAS
55 Test boundaries : PUSH THE ENVELOPE
58 High, like many a Woodstock attendee : ON POT
59 Body part covered by a mullet : NAPE
60 One side of a storefront sign : OPEN
61 Irritating sort : PEST
62 Not just yours or mine : OURS
63 Message that might include an emoji or a GIF : TEXT

Down

1 Mineral sprinkled on icy roads : SALT
2 Mine, in Montréal : A MOI
3 Stare stupidly : GAWK
4 [Cancel previous edit] : STET
5 Raise aggressively, as prices : JACK UP
6 Eggs, scientifically : OVA
7 The Legend of Zelda console, for short : NES
8 One of the Brady Bunch : GREG
9 Winged Godzilla nemesis of Japanese film : MOTHRA
10 Spanish paintings and such : ARTE
11 Brainstorming product : IDEA
12 Self-description for a D&D enthusiast, maybe : NERD
15 Trick-taking game named for a card suit : HEARTS
17 Chicken’s perch : ROOST
18 Not as tight : LOOSER
22 Fill fuller, as a glass or a gas tank : TOP OFF
23 “The ___ Nights,” collection of stories that includes Aladdin and Ali Baba : ARABIAN
25 One of a braid-y bunch? : PLAIT
26 Wonderland girl : ALICE
27 Note between fa and la : SOL
28 In fashion : TRENDY
29 Parcels (out) : METES
30 “It ___ me to say this …” : PAINS
31 What a guitar cable might plug into : AMP
34 Microscopic messenger : RNA
36 Exhibit poor posture : SLOUCH
37 Wrath : IRE
39 ___ Till, namesake of a landmark hate-crime law of 2022 : EMMETT
40 Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
42 Spicy cinnamon candy : RED HOT
43 Digs deep (into) : DELVES
46 Each : A POP
47 Old Norse character : RUNE
48 Rx amts. : TSPS
49 Wine: Prefix : OENO-
51 Dab, as spilled ink : BLOT
52 Only weapon in Clue that isn’t metallic : ROPE
53 High point : APEX
54 Outbox folder : SENT
56 ___ de parfum : EAU
57 “All Things Considered” broadcaster : NPR