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Cryptic clue,

Blind genius, but I heard he oiled machines? [5]

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This must be

Leonhard EULER. He was a mathematician of great genius; he was blind; and his name is pronounced like "oiler".

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, good job :-) $\endgroup$
    – tom
    Commented Apr 27, 2018 at 14:46

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