FINANCIAL FUNNY BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 2006

Author: Victor Fleming and Bonnie L. Gentry
Editor: Will Shortz
Victor Fleming
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Bonnie L. Gentry
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Fleming. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Gentry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2006, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Carousel contents : BAGS
5. Life may be spent here : PRISON
11. Ones whose work isn't picking up : SLOBS
16. Flightless birds : RHEAS
21. Nabisco brand : OREO
22. Against : CONTRA
23. Country/rock singer Steve : EARLE
24. "Anybody home?" : HELLO
25. Start of a comment by 3- and 126-Down : MYOUTPUTISDOWNBUT
28. Oil holder, maybe : EASEL
29. Wig wearer : BARRISTER
30. "It's ___ to the finish" : ARACE
31. Overhead bin, e.g. : STORAGE
33. Dearie : ANGEL
34. Kia model : RIO
36. Yellow or gray : AGE
37. Popped : BURST
38. 1914 battle line : YSER
39. Comment, part 2 : MYINCOMEISUPITAKEA
46. Brim : TEEM
47. La-la lead-in : TRA
48. Trike rider : TOT
49. Some racehorses : PACERS
50. Puffed up : POMPOUS
54. Library Lovers Mo. : FEB
55. Natural pump outlet : AORTA
57. Former U.N. chief U ___ : THANT
58. Comment, part 3 : SHORTPOSITION
61. Proctor's call : TIME
63. Cabinet dept. : ENER
64. "So ___ to offend …" : ASNOT
65. Phone book abbr. : RES
66. Where many Sargents hang, with "the" : TATE
68. When repeated, an old TV sign-off : NANU
70. Spanish pronoun : ESO
71. Drink sometimes flavored with cinnamon : LATTE
72. Whiz : ACE
74. Dirt in a dump truck, maybe : FILL
76. Isle of Mull neighbor : IONA
78. "The Torch in ___" (Elias Canetti memoir) : MYEAR
79. With 81-Across, landmark 1972 album by 3- and 126-Down : CLASS
81. See 79-Across : CLOWN
83. Actress Van Devere : TRISH
87. TV series featuring the war god Ares : XENA
89. D-Day transports: Abbr. : LSTS
91. Very narrow, in a way : AAA
92. Football Hall-of-Famer Herber : ARNIE
93. Dated : SAW
96. Russian assembly : DUMA
98. Spanish eyes : OJOS
100. Damone of song : VIC
102. Land on Lake Chad : NIGER
103. Swear : AVOW
105. Lexicographer's study : TERM
107. Comment, part 4 : ONTHELONGBOND
110. Sloughs : MIRES
112. Cape in the Holy See : ORALE
114. Colorful moths : IOS
115. Piña ___ (drinks) : COLADAS
116. Monetary unit of Panama : BALBOA
118. Where the Snake River snakes: Abbr. : IDA
119. Constellation near Cancer : LEO
120. Put out : SORE
121. Comment, part 5 : ANDMYREVENUESTREAM
125. Seventh-century year : DCII
129. Opera singer Mitchell of "Porgy and Bess" : ABBIE
130. Strand material : DNA
131. Afrique du ___ : SUD
132. Had in view : MEANT
133. Most dear : CLOSEST
136. Ken and Lena of Hollywood : OLINS
138. Belt and hose, e.g. : AUTOPARTS
141. "I'm ___ here!" : OUTTA
142. End of the comment : HASITSOWNCASHFLOW
145. Kind of call : SIREN
146. Publication that clicks with readers? : EZINE
147. Helping hands : AIDERS
148. A Sinatra : TINA
149. Some Romanovs : TSARS
150. Honey bunch? : ROSES
151. Entertain, as a child at bedtime : READTO
152. Real lulu : ONER
1. Base for the old British East India Company : BOMBAY
2. Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
3. With 126-Down, a noted humorist : GEORGE
4. Not so pleasant : SOURER
5. Some hallucinogens, for short : PCPS
6. Really clobber : ROUT
7. Temporary : INTERIM
8. Recipe direction : STIRIN
9. Places for R.N.'s : ORS
10. Bubkes : NADA
11. Waste : SEWAGE
12. Judge in 1990's news : LANCEITO
13. Kill ___ killed : ORBE
14. R & B singer Cantrell : BLU
15. Establishes : SETSUP
16. Electrical resistor : RHEOSTAT
17. Subject of many a sad ballad : HEARTACHE
18. Couturière Schiaparelli : ELSA
19. Something to break or shake, in phrase : ALEG
20. Unduplicated : SOLE
26. Up to, in ads : TIL
27. Slangy commercial suffix : ORAMA
32. Activate, as a switch : TRIP
35. String group, maybe : OCTET
37. Put oneself where one shouldn't : BUTTIN
39. "Beam ___ …" : MEUP
40. "___ no?" : YESOR
41. Ride around : ORBIT
42. Order : SORT
43. "The Family Circus" cartoonist : KEANE
44. Cousins of ospreys : ERNES
45. Minute Maid Park player : ASTRO
46. Barely got along : TOTTERED
50. One begins "The Lord is my light and my salvation" : PSALM
51. Anthem start : OHSAY
52. Con game : MONTE
53. Favoring bigger government, say : PROTAX
54. Kind of conservative : FISCAL
55. Bit of tomfoolery : ANTIC
56. With full force : AMAIN
59. Circus trainee : SEAL
60. Butterfingers : OAF
62. Brian of early Roxy Music : ENO
67. Cinders of old comics : ELLA
69. Straighten : UNTANGLE
73. Station along Route 66 : ESSO
75. Basis of a biblical miracle : LOAVES
77. Exuberant cry in Mexico : ARRIBA
79. Now you see it, now you don't : CAMEO
80. NW Missouri city, informally : STJOE
82. Cry one's head off : WAIL
84. Opening for a coin? : INGOD
85. Tuscany cathedral city : SIENA
86. Ranch stock : HERDS
88. Wrench's target : NUT
90. Sequel title starter : SON
93. Latin dance : SAMBA
94. Feathered, say : AVIAN
95. Tulsa daily, with "the" : WORLD
97. Show up : ARRIVE
99. Trash pads? : STIES
101. Drink that's stirred : COCOA
104. On-site supervisor? : WEBMASTER
106. Concocted : MADE
108. Night calls : HOOTS
109. What's expected : NORM
111. Midwest harvest : SOYBEANS
113. Noncellular phone : LANDLINE
117. Wall St. figures : ARBS
119. Lists : LEANS
120. Led astray : SEDUCED
122. Flexible reply : EITHER
123. Plays peacemaker for : UNITES
124. Bantu language : RUANDA
125. Not hearing : DEAFTO
126. See 3-Down : CARLIN
127. Chant : INTONE
128. Battle cry : ITSWAR
132. Radar fig. : MPH
133. Toll : COST
134. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Aparicio : LUIS
135. Not this or that, in Spain : OTRA
136. Medical suffix : OSIS
137. Shoot up : SOAR
139. Acerb : TART
140. Italian bone : OSSO
143. ___ dye : AZO
144. Golfer Michelle : WIE

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