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New York Times, Saturday, August 27, 2005

Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista ___, after whom a comet is named

Author:
Byron Walden
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {FQVXYZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times8/27/05 ( No. 20,381 )
Across
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Hopping good times : POTATOSACKRACES
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Has no pressing obligations : ISATONESLEISURE
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Placement pros : CONTROLPITCHERS
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Former Solicitor General Ted : OLSON
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Nudges : POKESAT
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O.T. book : NEH
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Didn't cover for : TOLDON
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Dig, for example : SITE
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Modern rock genre : EMO
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Restaurant seen in "Manhattan" : ELAINES
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D.C. ballplayer : NAT
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Get pickled : TIEONEON
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Union ___: Abbr. : STA
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"A pity" : SOSAD
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Latin conjunction : SED
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Honeydew producer : APHIS
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Pulverizes, quickly : KOS
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Base figure : SERGEANT
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Chassis : BOD
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"Way to go!" : NICEJOB
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Washington's ___ Constitution Hall : DAR
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Apple product : IPOD
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Woolly : LANATE
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Enzyme ending : ASE
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Mapped sequences : GENOMES
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Nips : EDGES
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Some nonproliferation treaty provisions : SNAPINSPECTIONS
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"Listen!" : ATTENTIONPLEASE
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Some picnic box contents : MOISTTOWELETTES
Down
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Modern ad-hoc collections of computing devices : PICONETS
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Source for the tune of "It's Now or Never" : OSOLEMIO
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Footwear in a 1959 Dodie Stevens hit : TANSHOES
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One-quintillionth: Prefix : ATTO
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Bad injury for a runner : TORNTENDON
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Musician whose unusual first name means "ocean child" : ONO
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Pommes frites topper : SEL
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Deadly biter : ASP
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Detachable, in a way : CLIPON
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Fructose and others : KETONES
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Gov. Perry of Texas : RICK
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Santa spotters? : ASHES
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Signals to start : CUESIN
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Ods and endds : ERRATA
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One of three in Byron's "She Walks in Beauty" : SESTET
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Word of encouragement : OLE
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Communist land : LAOS
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Author of "Winter's Tales," 1942 : DINESEN
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Bug in a famous Dürer watercolor : STAGBEETLE
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Jerusalem ___ : OAK
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Make like : APE
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Already, in Arles : DEJA
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Tried : HADAGOAT
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Considered one way : INASENSE
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Promotes : STRESSES
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Castle feature : SILENTT
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Eyewash : ROT
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Tara's foreman, in "Gone With the Wind" : BIGSAM
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Not dismissive of : OPENTO
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Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista ___, after whom a comet is named : DONATI
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Object of Othello's jealousy : CASSIO
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Saps : DOPES
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Philadelphia landmark since 1792 : MINT
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Locusts and wild honey, to John the Baptist : DIET
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Yellow ribbon honoree: Abbr. : POW
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Wind dir. : ENE
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Radar, e.g.: Abbr. : CPL

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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