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New York Times, Thursday, August 10, 2023

Author:
Natan Last and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
Someone who sees the big picture
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Last. Thursday freshness: 57%
Jeff Chen notes:
What an entertaining two-way rebus, the ID and EGO fighting each other in a battle over IMPULSE CONTROL. Not having taken any ... read more
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EGOID
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EGOID
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© 2023, The New York Times8/10/23 ( No. 26,938 )
Across
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Race that winds down in the winter? : SLALOM
7
Weigh (down) : BOG
10
Cup holder : BRA
13
Long line of travelers : CARAVAN
15
Long line on a face : UNIBROW
17
1998 film featuring N.B.A. star Ray Allen : HEGOTGAME
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Someone who sees the big picture : MOVIEGOER
19
Nintendo Switch forerunner : WII
20
Strike ... or something that can be batted : LASH
22
Dead lines? : ELEGY
23
All over : ANEW
25
Singers : STOOLIES
28
Excellent credit rating : AAA
30
Familiar with : UPON
31
"Miracle Workers" airer : TBS
34
Dish near a water cooler? : OFFICEGOSSIP
38
Face of a two-year-old, perhaps : POUT
39
Durango dirección : NORTE
40
Anyone born in late July or early August : LEO
41
Yoga pose that stretches the abdominals : COBRA
42
Islands atop coral reefs : CAYS
43
Only person whose first and last name together is listed as an adjective in Merriam-Webster : RUBEGOLDBERG
45
Who's "Comin'," in a Laura Nyro tune : ELI
46
Sport in a ring : SUMO
47
Greek prefix meaning "equal" : ISO
48
Steno supplies : NOTEPADS
51
Caterwaul : YOWL
55
___ Carta : MAGNA
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Piece of work : TASK
59
Expert : PRO
60
With 63-Across, Freudian concept of resisting temptation ... or a hint to four squares in this puzzle : IMPULSE
63
See 60-Across : CONTROL
65
Certain gastropod : SEASLUG
66
"The meeting hasn't started yet, has it?" : AMILATE
67
MSNBC competitor : CNN
68
Phi ___ (college group, familiarly) : SIG
69
Used acid, say : ETCHED
Down
1
Most common vowel sound in English : SCHWA
2
Stored, as supplies : LAIDIN
3
___ Abrams, role on "Glee" : ARTIE
4
Trail : LAG
5
Ellipse : OVAL
6
Title lyric that precedes "There'll be days like this" in a Shirelles classic : MAMASAID
7
Hindquarters : BUM
8
Yoko from Tokyo : ONO
9
Yield : GIVEIN
10
Ones who've answered "Yes!" : BRIDESTOBE
11
Nicolas who directed "The Man Who Fell to Earth" : ROEG
12
Somewhat off : AWRY
14
Smart thermostat brand : NEST
16
Digestive fluid : BILE
21
Accommodations that a bank might float a loan for? : HOUSEBOAT
24
Stands by : WAITS
26
Codeine or methadone : OPIOID
27
Hack (off) : LOP
29
Flying ___ : ACE
32
Vice president after Jefferson : BURR
33
Animal whose skull is the subject of Georgia O'Keeffe's "Summer Days" : STAG
34
Back then : ONCE
35
Suckling on a farm : FOAL
36
Its home is on the range : FRYINGPAN
37
Downturn : SLUMP
38
N'awlins lunch, maybe : POBOY
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Some investments, for short : CDS
43
Lament : RUE
44
Agile and flexible : LISSOME
46
Stable arrangement : STALLS
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Responsibility : ONUS
50
Immigration policy established in 2012, for short : DACA
52
Media mogul whose production company is her name in reverse : OPRAH
53
Took down : WROTE
54
Was amused, in textspeak : LOLED
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Catchall category: Abbr. : MISC
56
"Couldn't agree more!" : AMEN
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Move the needle? : KNIT
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___ generis : SUI
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What's added atop a croque-monsieur to make it a croque-madame : EGG
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Dr. Mom's specialty, for short : TLC

Answer summary:
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