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New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 2007

French astronomer who wrote the seminal "Celestial Mechanics"

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Farmer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {JVW} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times3/17/07 ( No. 20,948 )
Across
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Racetrack habitué : RAILBIRD
9
They have many cuts, typically : ALBUMS
15
Masters of verse : EDGARLEE
16
"The Night Listener" novelist : MAUPIN
17
Bars on bases : CANTEENS
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Olympic skating champion between Kristi and Tara : OKSANA
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Operator of 17-Across, for short : USO
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An old secretary might sit in one : ANTIQUESHOP
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Swings : STROKES
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Plays out : UNREELS
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Sites for fights : ARENAS
26
Smidgen : BIT
27
It's sometimes mined : DATA
28
Sophia Loren/Paul Newman comedy, 1965 : LADYL
29
Con game : MONTE
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"Who ___?!" : DAT
32
Result of running off? : XEROXCOPY
35
One of four in mythology: Abbr. : SYL
38
Pomade alternative : GELEE
39
Some Russians until the Emancipation Manifesto of 1861 : SERFS
43
Conference member : TEAM
45
Tolstoy's "Voyna i ___" : MIR
46
Paris Opera debut of 1928 : BOLERO
47
"Hair of the dog" alternative : ASPIRIN
49
Packhorse or mule : SUMPTER
50
Seniors : GOLDENAGERS
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Flash : SEC
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Brought honor to : GRACED
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Allow : LEGALIZE
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Surround : ENCASE
57
Roast ingredient? : ONELINER
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Critic with an opposable thumb? : ROEPER
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Dead center? : MORTUARY
Down
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Potential result of a conflict of interest : RECUSAL
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Magazine of the National Space Society : ADASTRA
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Winked at : IGNORED
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Like 2-Down: Abbr. : LAT
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Line delivered before lines are delivered : BREAKALEG
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Actress Graff and others : ILENES
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Habitation obligations : RENTS
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Lucy-___ Museum in Jamestown, N.Y. : DESI
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Become : AMOUNTTO
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Aviation entrepreneur Sir Freddie ___ : LAKER
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Smacked : BUSSED
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Looming in the distance : UPAHEAD
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Ricoh rival : MINOLTA
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Criticizes impatiently : SNAPSAT
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Preserves fruit : QUINCE
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Cameo choice : ONYX
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One working on a canvas? : BOXER
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Actor Alfred of stage and screen : MOLINA
30
Hydrotherapy option : EPSOMSALT
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Prompt : REMINDER
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Small protest : YELP
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Arrange alternately : STAGGER
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What a politician often avoids saying : YESORNO
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French astronomer who wrote the seminal "Celestial Mechanics" : LAPLACE
40
Strong Greek wine : RETSINA
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Spoilage slower : FREEZER
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Potter's field? : SORCERY
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Mutual fund category : MIDCAP
46
Fast food : BURGER
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Her "Don't You Know" was a #1 R & B hit : REESE
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"I ___ reason not to" : SEENO
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Grab, slangily : GLOM
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N.Y.C. educ. inst. since 1926 : LIU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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