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New York Times, Thursday, March 29, 2018

French astronomer/mathematician who wrote "Traité de Mécanique Céleste"

Author:
Claire Muscat and David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JV} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Muscat. This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Steinberg.
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© 2018, The New York Times3/29/18 ( No. 24,978 )

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Across
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Tucked in, say : SNUG
5
The answer to this clue is located on one : EDGE
9
Laborious tasks : SLOGS
14
Hatcher on TV : TERI
15
___ monster : GILA
16
Summer camp craft : CANOE
17
Complete blocks : EMBARGOES
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Scramble : ADDLE
20
Light deli offering : LEANCORNEDBEEF
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Kind of ray : MANTA
23
Apple platform : IOS
24
Dash letters : MPH
26
___ place : ONES
27
Suburban spreads : LAWNS
30
Powdered ingredient in sweet teas and smoothies : TARO
31
An end to terrorism? : QAEDA
33
Premium 11-Down service : HBONOW
35
Traditional grave : BURIALMOUND
37
Twisted locks : PLAITS
39
A who-o-o-ole bunch of : LOTSA
40
Homer, for one : BARD
41
___ manual : USERS
43
Puts blades to blades, say : MOWS
47
Letters on a beach bottle : SPF
48
Andre Young a.k.a. Dr. ___ : DRE
49
Endangerment : PERIL
50
It's longer for women than it is for men : LIFEEXPECTANCY
55
Roll with a hole : BAGEL
56
One with serious acne, pejoratively : PIZZAFACE
57
Facebook Messenger precursor : ICHAT
58
Jambalaya ingredient, at times : OKRA
59
Some fraternity members : ETAS
60
Prefix with fluoride : TETRA
61
Reason for mending : TEAR
62
Departed : WENT
Down
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Patron of the high seas : STELMO
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___ lion (mythical hunter) : NEMEAN
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Suave : URBANE
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Menace in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" : GIANTSQUID
5
Breakfast item in a box : EGGO
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J'adore perfume maker : DIOR
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Place for a stream : GLEN
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Gently acclimate : EASEIN
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Cut protections : SCABS
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Haul aboard : LADE
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Way some movies are seen : ONDEMAND
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Driving instructor? : GOLFPRO
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Intuit : SEE
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Descendant of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company : RCA
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Get drunk quickly, in a way : DOSHOTS
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Modus operandi : HOW
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Time off : LEISURE
28
Law with bldg. requirements : ADA
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Pixar film set in 2805 : WALLE
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"... just for example" : TONAMEAFEW
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Bust, maybe : ART
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Tour aid : BUS
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Concern for a bouncer : BARFIGHT
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"Eat ___ Chikin" (Chick-Fil-A slogan) : MOR
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"Mystery!" network : PBS
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French astronomer/mathematician who wrote "Traité de Mécanique Céleste" : LAPLACE
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Vamp : SEXPOT
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Like the Taj Mahal : ORNATE
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Like good spellers? : WICCAN
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Maximally wily : SLYEST
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It's triangle-shaped : DELTA
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Org. that might put on a school carnival : PTA
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Source of a nightmare : FEAR
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Diving position : PIKE
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It begins "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia ..." : EZRA
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Drug ___ : CZAR
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Fell for the joke : BIT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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