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New York Times, Saturday, June 26, 2004

18th-century French inventor of a temperature scale

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times6/26/04 ( No. 19,954 )

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Across
1
Gets out of the way : MOVESASIDE
11
Bass output : ALES
15
They don't react well : INERTGASES
16
N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Ronnie : LOTT
17
Perilous thing to cross over : DANGERLINE
18
Prune : PARE
19
Tend to brood? : SIT
20
Mathematical extreme : LEAST
21
Incurred : RANUP
22
Grooming gizmo : TRIMMER
24
Three-time 55-Down champs : PACERS
25
What an optimist envisions : ROSYSCENARIO
28
Quoits pegs : HOBS
31
It can't be played on a trumpet, e.g. : CHORD
32
Fire : CAN
33
Revelation response : AHA
34
18th-century French inventor of a temperature scale : REAUMUR
36
Boric acid target : ANT
37
Common rugby score : NIL
38
Baseball, slangily : APPLE
39
Estimate follower : ORSO
40
Take a city bus, perhaps : GOACROSSTOWN
44
Podiatric concern : ARCHES
45
Enthusiastic show of approval : OVATION
49
Worked (up) : RILED
50
Persona non grata : LEPER
52
Cry of horror, in poetry : ONO
53
Director Reitman : IVAN
54
Statistical calculation : COVARIANCE
56
Campbell of "Wild Things" : NEVE
57
Movie mini-marathon : TRIPLEBILL
58
Looking like rain : GRAY
59
Passing events : RELAYRACES
Down
1
Thick : MIDST
2
Pleasant way to walk : ONAIR
3
Twenty, in Trieste : VENTI
4
Bit of work : ERG
5
One associated with fire : STELMO
6
Goes along : AGREES
7
Figures in major-league baseball : SALARYCAPS
8
Protector of the dead, in myth : ISIS
9
Something hammered out : DENT
10
Liverpool-to-Nottingham dir. : ESE
11
Some wool : ALPACA
12
Auto garage courtesy : LOANERCAR
13
Tuscan ancients : ETRURIANS
14
Boards : STEPSONTO
21
Weary worker's wish : RANDR
23
"___ Brown" (Judi Dench film) : MRS
24
Its highest point is Huascarán : PERU
26
Holy Arks' homes : SHULS
27
"Get your pretty self over here!" : COMETOPAPA
28
Cooling one's jets? : HANGARING
29
Belle of Louisville's beat : OHIORIVER
30
Mountain-climber's hood : BALACLAVA
34
Rose on the hind legs, with "up" : RARED
35
"Odyssey," e.g. : EPOS
39
Home to Queens U. : ONT
41
President Ford's chief of staff : CHENEY
42
Too : OVERLY
43
Less trusting : WARIER
46
Column choice : IONIC
47
Frère de la mère : ONCLE
48
Present times : NOELS
50
It may be tribal : LORE
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Set, Egyptian god of ___ : EVIL
54
Hdqrs. : CTR
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See 24-Across : ABA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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