TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 2009

Author: Charles Deber
Editor: Will Shortz
Charles M. Deber
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Certain fraternity activity : CAPER
6. Gourmand's request : MORE
10. Injuring : LAMING
16. Kind of window : GABLE
21. Speak for the Congressional Record, say : ORATE
22. Skater's feat : AXEL
23. Faster than larghetto : ADAGIO
24. John who was knighted : ELTON
25. Cruise brochures? : PORTFOLIOS
27. Founding of a hip replacement clinic? : JOINTVENTURE
29. Noble Lombard family name : ESTE
30. Crackbrained : MAD
31. Green: Prefix : ECO
33. Mauna ___ : LOA
34. Slipknot loops : NOOSES
35. Place for trophies : DEN
36. Green candidate for president, 1996 : NADER
38. Writer Horatio : ALGER
40. Card taker, for short : ATM
41. "___ Day's a Holiday" (Mae West film) : EVERY
43. New radials at 6 a.m.? : EARLYRETIREMENT
50. Jags : SPREES
52. Sound on a roller coaster : SCREAM
53. That: Sp. : ESA
54. Winglike : ALAR
55. Surveyed surreptitiously : CASED
56. Comic Johnson : ARTE
57. Timbuktu's home : MALI
58. Jacques who starred in "Mon Oncle" : TATI
59. Mülheim an der ___, Germany : RUHR
60. Purchase of a vault? : SAFEINVESTMENT
66. Butter holder : TUB
67. Warts and all : ASIS
68. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
69. Zager & ___, 1960s pop duo : EVANS
70. Journalist's query : WHERE
72. Zip : PEP
73. Stone heap : CAIRN
74. Russian river : URAL
75. Incite : AROUSE
77. To sell organic or not? : MARKETINGDECISION
81. Ill-bred : COARSE
83. Mayberry boy : OPIE
84. St. Basil's dome shape : ONION
85. Strong suit, slangily : BAG
88. São ___ : PAULO
89. Booth or Drood : EDWIN
91. ___ once : ALLAT
92. Bye-bye birdie? : DODO
93. Round fig. : EST
94. Blueprints for a 50-mile grazing stretch? : LONGRANGEPLANS
98. ___-European : INDO
99. Square in a public square, maybe : TILE
101. Hungarian patriot Imre ___ : NAGY
102. From scratch : ANEW
103. No longer excited : JADED
104. ___-retentive : ANAL
105. "Deliver Us From ___" (2003 film) : EVA
106. Lauder and namesakes : ESTEES
108. Kitchen adjunct : PANTRY
109. Mortgage no one cares about? : LOWINTERESTLOAN
113. Fraud : FAKER
114. Moray, e.g. : EEL
115. City NNW of Robins Air Force Base : MACON
116. Hair-razing experience? : SHAVE
118. "Now I see!" : AHA
121. Having a higher ceiling and more light : AIRIER
125. Stick up : ROB
126. Fed. construction overseer : GSA
128. Be short : OWE
129. Place of bliss : EDEN
130. Surfers' reunion? : BOARDMEETING
133. Activity of duvet makers? : DOWNSIZING
136. Fats Waller's "___ the Real Thing Comes Along" : UNTIL
137. Fifth, e.g. : AVENUE
138. County in New York, Ohio or Pennsylvania : ERIE
139. Golf's "army" leader : ARNIE
140. Razz : TEASE
141. E-mailing option : RESEND
142. Bye holder : SEED
143. Hearty draft : LAGER
1. Got by somehow : COPED
2. Turned up : AROSE
3. Yacht in a time-share? : PARTNERSHIP
4. Suffix with major : ETTE
5. Zebra : REF
6. "But love's a ___ without a cure": Dryden : MALADY
7. Rust, for one : OXIDE
8. Automotive inits. : REO
9. "Anything ___?" : ELSE
10. California community in sight of Mount Soledad : LAJOLLA
11. Buzz : ADO
12. Post office item : MAILER
13. Overlook : IGNORE
14. Naldi of the Ziegfeld Follies : NITA
15. Capitol fig. : GOV
16. Modern map subject : GENOME
17. Quartet member : ALTO
18. A.C. measures : BTUS
19. Stories passed from generation to generation : LORE
20. Chemical suffixes : ENES
26. Jazz drummer Hakim and others : OMARS
28. Get on board : ENTRAIN
32. Lurch : CAREEN
36. "___ a lift?" : NEED
37. Cowardly : RECREANT
39. Ball room? : GYM
40. Grocery feature : AISLE
42. Zigs and zags : VEERS
44. "Ars gratia ___" : ARTIS
45. Rangers of New York and Texas : TEAMS
46. Art surrounder : MAT
47. Tickles : ELATES
48. Word with human or Mother : NATURE
49. Cree or Crow : TRIBE
50. Jettison : SCRAP
51. Time-out : PAUSE
52. Word maven William : SAFIRE
57. High point: Abbr. : MTN
60. Retail giant : SEARS
61. Correspondingly : ALIKE
62. On the brink : VERGING
63. Give the slip : EVADE
64. Store sign : SALE
65. Pressure situation for a pitcher : TWOON
71. Barbarian : HUN
73. "Good King Wenceslas," e.g. : CAROL
74. Remove, as from a lapel : UNPIN
75. Like the 71-Downs : ASIAN
76. Goes wild : RIOTS
77. Prefix with practice : MAL
78. The Big Sioux River forms part of its border : IOWA
79. Irish girls : COLLEENS
80. Some holiday visitors : INLAWS
81. Monte Carlo mainstay : CASINO
82. Bonnie or Clyde : OUTLAW
85. Exchange for 007? : BONDTRADING
86. Abacus, e.g. : ADDER
87. "Oh, joy!" : GOODY
88. Corolla part : PETAL
89. Samantha of "The Collector," 1965 : EGGAR
90. Like some wit : DRY
91. Sleeper's problem : APNEA
92. Sawyer of ABC : DIANE
95. Like the presidencies of Taft and Hoover : ONETERM
96. Focus of some gazing : NAVEL
97. ___ Corrasable Bond (old typing paper) : EATONS
100. Priest of Shiloh : ELI
103. Prizefighter La Motta : JAKE
106. End-of-sentence abbr. : ETC
107. Moved through mud : SLOGGED
108. Covers up mud, in a way : PAVES
110. Eye site : NEEDLE
111. Overacts : EMOTES
112. Ancient Italian : SABINE
113. Was obsequious : FAWNED
117. TV host Mandel : HOWIE
119. Olympic skating champ of 1928, 1932 and 1936 : HENIE
120. Tee off : ANGER
121. Neighbor : ABUT
122. Actress Skye : IONE
123. Pro ___ : RATA
124. Flag, horticulturally : IRIS
125. Dream, in Dijon : REVE
127. Juice drinks : ADES
129. Author of the Books of Chronicles, by tradition : EZRA
131. Place for a ring : EAR
132. Sister : NUN
134. It's major for miners : ORE
135. Suffix with baron : IAL

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