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New York Times, Thursday, July 11, 2019

It "lives from constraints and dies from freedom," per Leonardo da Vinci

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York Times7/11/19 ( No. 25,447 )
Across
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Takes out : OFFS
5
Deckhand : SWAB
9
Covertly drops a line to : BCCS
13
Make faces, perhaps : DRAW
14
Window's counterpart : AISLE
16
___-chic (hippie-influenced style) : BOHO
17
RED ROOT : DEZIMOTSUC
19
Groan-inducing dice roll : CRAP
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Note below F, perhaps? : SEEME
21
Judean king : HEROD
23
Undefined degree : NTH
24
Certain red wine, to connoisseurs : CAB
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SLIP UP : STNEDUTS
28
Kind of scenario : WHATIF
31
Comfort : SOLACE
32
Give a good beatin' : WHUP
33
Ornamental pond fish : KOI
35
One of many in Jesus' crown : THORN
37
Line of clothing : HEM
38
DIAPER : DEGNEVA
41
Org. whose members meet in an alley : PBA
42
Live in a studio : ONAIR
44
"___: Cyber" (2010s TV spinoff) : CSI
45
Symbol of England : LION
46
Altogether : INTOTO
49
Long-handled weapon : POLEAX
51
WENT ON : GNITSIXE
53
Fortune : LOT
54
It "lives from constraints and dies from freedom," per Leonardo da Vinci : ART
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Went after : SETAT
57
Tennis star Naomi : OSAKA
61
"I dare you!" : DOIT
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NAME TAG : RETEPTNIAS
65
Blood moon, to some : OMEN
66
Slightly brown : SAUTE
67
Old Dodge : OMNI
68
Cause of class struggle? : TEST
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Video file extension : MPEG
70
Handful of golfers? : TEES
Down
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Figures at a racetrack : ODDS
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Let go : FREE
3
Rattle : FAZE
4
Stretchy headwear : SWIMCAP
5
___ João de Meriti, Brazil : SAO
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Employed by : WITH
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They may be packed for a trip in the mountains : ASSES
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Says quickly without thinking : BLURTS
9
___ World Service : BBC
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Thanksgiving centerpiece : CORNUCOPIA
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One talking on and on and on : CHATTERBOX
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They outrank frosh : SOPHS
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Affordable, in company names : ECONO
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It may be well done : MEAT
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"Keep Climbing" sloganeer : DELTA
25
Need for a triathlon : BIKE
27
- : DAH
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"Well, I guess if everyone else is ..." : WHENINROME
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History and literature, e.g. : HUMANITIES
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Problem for a mariner : FOG
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"Am I supposed to know this person?" : WHO
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Close of business? : INC
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Old ___, "Game of Thrones" caretaker : NAN
38
Rubbish : DROSS
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Subj. of some thought experiments : ESP
40
Six-stringed instrument : VIOL
43
___ Tech, notable bankruptcy of 2016 : ITT
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"I'd rather we skip it" : LETSNOT
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Strata : TIERS
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Yoked pair : OXTEAM
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Pillage : LOOT
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Gal in "Wonder Woman" : GADOT
52
Gobble : EATUP
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Place for un béret : TETE
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"Je t'___" (French for "I love you") : AIME
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Xanadu resident : KANE
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Without change : ASIS
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It may be placed in mines : TNT
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Coatroom item : PEG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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