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RISKY BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, October 24, 2010

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

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 TimesNo. 1024 ( 22,265 )
Across
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Charitable contributions : ALMS
5
Bungalow roof : THATCH
11
Part of an ice skater's shoe : TOEPICK
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One of the Three B's : BACH
19
Friend of Hamlet : HORATIO
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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
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Diva Renata : SCOTTO
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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
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Sideways on a ship : ABEAM
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Participants in an annual run : TOROS
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Relative of a bingo caller? : KENOSPEAKER
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Insurer's offering : PLAN
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Author McCaffrey : ANNE
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Antiquity, quaintly : ELD
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Mitch Albom title person : MORRIE
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Losing tribe in the Beaver Wars : ERIE
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Psychologist LeShan : EDA
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Crumhorn, e.g. : REED
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Dearie : PET
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Card game played Reynolds's way? : BURTBACCARAT
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Leaves high and dry : STRANDS
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Poe's "rare and radiant maiden" : LENORE
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On a roll : HOT
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"I'm not the only one?" : YOUTOO
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Actress Langdon : SUEANE
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___ ghanouj : BABA
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"Please consider playing the wheel again"? : DONTROULETTEOUT
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"Life of Brian" outfits : TOGAS
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Stereotypical lab assistant's name : IGOR
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Alphabetically first inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : ABBA
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Arriviste : UPSTART
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Split personality? : CROATIAN
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Pot with a pile of chips? : STAKEPLATTER
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Offered in payment : TENDERED
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Vine-covered colonnade : PERGOLA
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Emphatically : OHSO
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Nods : ASSENTS
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Radio ___ : DISNEY
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Gym gear : MATS
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"All ___!" : ABOARD
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8-Down's home : LATVIA
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TV character with dancing baby hallucinations : MCBEAL
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Climb, as a rope : SHINNYUP
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What you used to be? : THEE
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Big gun : HONCHO
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The Iguazu Riv. forms part of its border : ARG
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1960s chess champion Mikhail : TAL
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L overseer : CTA
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Alluded to : HINTEDAT
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When repeated, an admonishment : TUT
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Mich. neighbor : ONT
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Capital until 1868 : EDO
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Like politics, by nature : PARTISAN
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Hole just above a belt : INNIE
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Flashlight battery : CCELL
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Worked (up) : KEYED
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N.B.A. star nicknamed the Candy Man : ODOM
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World capital almost 1 1/2 miles above sea level : SANAA
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Bit in trail mix : NUT
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Part of a plot : ACRE
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"The Epic of American Civilization" muralist : OROZCO
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Stuff of legends : LORE
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Effort : DINT
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Begins to transplant : UNPOTS
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"Lost" shelter : LEANTO
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Squishy place : FEN
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Art collector's asset : TASTE
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Snake's warning : SSS
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Rock band with an inventor's name : TESLA
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Football special teams player : RETURNER
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Tropical menace : ANACONDA
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Roadster's lack : BACKSEAT
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Frogs : CROAKERS
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Seven-line poem : RONDELET
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One who's all there? : ATTENDER
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Bygone geographical inits. : UAR
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Scribble : JOT
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Give for free : COMP
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Frequently, in brief : OFT
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Well-known Tokyo-born singer : ONO
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"The Open Window" story writer : SAKI
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Talk to the flock: Abbr. : SER
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Mau ___ (forever, in Hawaii) : LOA
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School: Suffix : ISM
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Former Buffalo Bills great Don : BEEBE
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Hall & Oates, e.g. : POPDUO
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1974 top 10 hit whose title means "You Are" : ERESTU
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Canvases, say : ART
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Coach Dick in the N.F.L. Hall of Fame : LEBEAU
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The Altar : ARA
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Recess : NICHE
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Prefix with warrior : ECO
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Do some quick market work : DAYTRADE
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Tacit : UNSTATED
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Smooth operator : ROUE
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Early smartphone : TREO
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Basically : ATBOTTOM
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Neighbor of Swe. : NOR
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Trial of the Century defendant : LOEB
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"Shanghai Express" actor : OLAND
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Mathematical sequence of unknown length : NTUPLE
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Annual award for mystery writers : AGATHA
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Most meager : BAREST
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Texas nine : ASTROS
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Mandates : DICTA
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Meanies : OGRES
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Common times for duels : NOONS
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0.5 fl. oz. : TBSP
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"Your safety is our priority" org. : TSA
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Bit of theatrics : PLAY
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"Taps" hour : TEN
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N.Y.C. subway line : IRT
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1950s political inits. : AES
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Actress Graynor : ARI
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Metric weights: Abbr. : KGS
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Big stretch? : EON

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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