RISKY BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, October 24, 2010

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QWX} This is puzzle # 143 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Charitable contributions : ALMS
5. Bungalow roof : THATCH
11. Part of an ice skater's shoe : TOEPICK
18. One of the Three B's : BACH
19. Friend of Hamlet : HORATIO
21. Film festival name since 1990 : SUNDANCE
22. London-based place to play the ponies? : OTBINENGLAND
24. Firm part : ATTORNEY
25. Street bordering New York's Stuyvesant Town : AVENUEC
26. "___ Athlete Dying Young" (A. E. Housman poem) : TOAN
28. 8-point X, e.g. : TILE
29. Laughing : RIANT
30. J. D. Salinger character's favorite game? : HOLDEMCAULFIELD
37. Golfer John : DALY
38. Doughnut shape : TOROID
39. Asian royalty : RANEES
40. Letters on an Olympics jersey : USA
42. Busy : ORNATE
44. Like Nasser's movement : PANARAB
48. Game played with dice set on fire? : CRAPSSUZETTE
52. "Mad Men" actor Hamm : JON
53. "99 Luftballons" hit-maker of 1984 : NENA
54. Spoilage : ROT
55. Short and detached, in mus. : STAC
56. Diva Renata : SCOTTO
59. One-third of a game win : TAC
60. "I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
62. Libido : EROS
64. One-armed bandits? : SLOTSOFLUCK
66. Arabian Peninsula native : ADENI
68. Sideways on a ship : ABEAM
70. Participants in an annual run : TOROS
71. Relative of a bingo caller? : KENOSPEAKER
75. Insurer's offering : PLAN
79. Author McCaffrey : ANNE
80. Antiquity, quaintly : ELD
81. Mitch Albom title person : MORRIE
82. Losing tribe in the Beaver Wars : ERIE
84. Psychologist LeShan : EDA
85. Crumhorn, e.g. : REED
87. Dearie : PET
88. Card game played Reynolds's way? : BURTBACCARAT
93. Leaves high and dry : STRANDS
95. Poe's "rare and radiant maiden" : LENORE
96. On a roll : HOT
97. "I'm not the only one?" : YOUTOO
99. Actress Langdon : SUEANE
101. ___ ghanouj : BABA
105. "Please consider playing the wheel again"? : DONTROULETTEOUT
109. "Life of Brian" outfits : TOGAS
110. Stereotypical lab assistant's name : IGOR
111. Alphabetically first inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : ABBA
112. Arriviste : UPSTART
114. Split personality? : CROATIAN
118. Pot with a pile of chips? : STAKEPLATTER
122. Offered in payment : TENDERED
123. Vine-covered colonnade : PERGOLA
124. Emphatically : OHSO
125. Nods : ASSENTS
126. Radio ___ : DISNEY
127. Gym gear : MATS
1. "All ___!" : ABOARD
2. 8-Down's home : LATVIA
3. TV character with dancing baby hallucinations : MCBEAL
4. Climb, as a rope : SHINNYUP
5. What you used to be? : THEE
6. Big gun : HONCHO
7. The Iguazu Riv. forms part of its border : ARG
8. 1960s chess champion Mikhail : TAL
9. L overseer : CTA
10. Alluded to : HINTEDAT
11. When repeated, an admonishment : TUT
12. Mich. neighbor : ONT
13. Capital until 1868 : EDO
14. Like politics, by nature : PARTISAN
15. Hole just above a belt : INNIE
16. Flashlight battery : CCELL
17. Worked (up) : KEYED
20. N.B.A. star nicknamed the Candy Man : ODOM
21. World capital almost 1 1/2 miles above sea level : SANAA
23. Bit in trail mix : NUT
27. Part of a plot : ACRE
31. "The Epic of American Civilization" muralist : OROZCO
32. Stuff of legends : LORE
33. Effort : DINT
34. Begins to transplant : UNPOTS
35. "Lost" shelter : LEANTO
36. Squishy place : FEN
38. Art collector's asset : TASTE
41. Snake's warning : SSS
43. Rock band with an inventor's name : TESLA
45. Football special teams player : RETURNER
46. Tropical menace : ANACONDA
47. Roadster's lack : BACKSEAT
48. Frogs : CROAKERS
49. Seven-line poem : RONDELET
50. One who's all there? : ATTENDER
51. Bygone geographical inits. : UAR
52. Scribble : JOT
57. Give for free : COMP
58. Frequently, in brief : OFT
61. Well-known Tokyo-born singer : ONO
63. "The Open Window" story writer : SAKI
64. Talk to the flock: Abbr. : SER
65. Mau ___ (forever, in Hawaii) : LOA
67. School: Suffix : ISM
69. Former Buffalo Bills great Don : BEEBE
72. Hall & Oates, e.g. : POPDUO
73. 1974 top 10 hit whose title means "You Are" : ERESTU
74. Canvases, say : ART
76. Coach Dick in the N.F.L. Hall of Fame : LEBEAU
77. The Altar : ARA
78. Recess : NICHE
83. Prefix with warrior : ECO
86. Do some quick market work : DAYTRADE
89. Tacit : UNSTATED
90. Smooth operator : ROUE
91. Early smartphone : TREO
92. Basically : ATBOTTOM
94. Neighbor of Swe. : NOR
95. Trial of the Century defendant : LOEB
98. "Shanghai Express" actor : OLAND
100. Mathematical sequence of unknown length : NTUPLE
102. Annual award for mystery writers : AGATHA
103. Most meager : BAREST
104. Texas nine : ASTROS
105. Mandates : DICTA
106. Meanies : OGRES
107. Common times for duels : NOONS
108. 0.5 fl. oz. : TBSP
109. "Your safety is our priority" org. : TSA
113. Bit of theatrics : PLAY
115. "Taps" hour : TEN
116. N.Y.C. subway line : IRT
117. 1950s political inits. : AES
119. Actress Graynor : ARI
120. Metric weights: Abbr. : KGS
121. Big stretch? : EON

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