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New York Times, Thursday, July 9, 2020

"___ is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice": William Jennings Bryan

Author:
Joe Kidd
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Kidd

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kidd. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
This rebus RINGs a bell … ah yes, a recent proposal crossword. I'd also seen variations on circles represent circle synonyms. I did ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Elizabeth C. Gorski has a history of cleverly using standard grid circles to mean round things like car wheels or, memorably, champagne bubbles.

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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0709 ( 25,811 )
Across
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Attempt : STAB
5
Test the water? : SIP
8
"___ luck!" : LOTSA
13
Off the wall : LOCO
14
Solheim Cup org. : LPGA
15
Choice on many surveys : OTHER
16
Writes "millenium" or "accomodate," e.g. : ERRS
17
Checked out : EYED
18
Rugby formation : SCRUM
19
Sounds a bit off : DOESNTRINGTRUE
22
Word containing itself twice : ESS
23
Some tech sch. grads : EES
24
Bending pipes : ELBOWS
26
Hora, for one : CIRCLEDANCE
29
Put in a snit : MIFF
30
Gymnasium equipment : MAT
32
Collection of five books : TORAH
34
Grimm creature : GNOME
37
Folk singer Phil : OCHS
39
French beans? : TETES
41
___ tradition : ORAL
42
Lipizzaner, e.g. : STEED
44
Effort : DOING
46
Response to "Who's a good boy?" : ARF
47
Something you don't want in the bed : WEED
49
Colorful bit of cereal : FROOTLOOP
51
Edwardian-era transport : HANSOM
53
___ deal : RAW
54
It "comes on little cat feet," per Carl Sandburg : FOG
55
Offer at the bar : THISROUNDISONME
61
Face of modern technology : EMOJI
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Vividly colored : NEON
64
Fume : BOIL
65
Bit of bedding : LINEN
66
Puffed up : SMUG
67
Stops on the road : INNS
68
Quick to anger : TESTY
69
Word with press or mess : KIT
70
Lug along : TOTE
Down
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Travel tirelessly? : SLED
2
Lawn care brand : TORO
3
One of many for a ranch : ACRE
4
Told what to do : BOSSED
5
Network of secret agents : SPYRING
6
"Can ___ an amen?" : IGET
7
Spanish clergyman : PADRE
8
Be routed : LOSEBIG
9
Like Claritin, for short : OTC
10
Caught off guard : THREWFORALOOP
11
Grinch's creator : SEUSS
12
SALT component : ARMS
14
Negative response to "Shall we?" : LETSNOT
20
Straight up : NEAT
21
German city where Einstein was born : ULM
25
___ importance (trivial) : OFNO
26
Unite in defense : CIRCLETHEWAGONS
27
Believability, for short : CRED
28
Consume, biblically : EATOF
30
Calendar pgs. : MOS
31
Quit stalling : ACT
33
One who has it coming? : HEIR
35
Damage : MAR
36
2003 Will Ferrell comedy : ELF
38
Perceived : SEEN
40
Sound followed by a whistle, in cartoons : SNORING
43
"___ is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice": William Jennings Bryan : DESTINY
45
Dress like : GOAS
48
"How could I be so silly?!" : DOH
50
Cheap : TWOBIT
51
Bud : HOMIE
52
Capital of Belarus : MINSK
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Perceived : FELT
56
Rig : SEMI
57
Bring to fullness : ROUNDOUT
58
Bad thing to do : NONO
59
Mojito garnish : MINT
60
If-then counterpart : ELSE
62
Travel quickly : JET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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