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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 2009

Author:
Charles Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

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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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0405 ( 21,698 )
Across
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Certain fraternity activity : CAPER
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Gourmand's request : MORE
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Injuring : LAMING
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Kind of window : GABLE
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Speak for the Congressional Record, say : ORATE
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Skater's feat : AXEL
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Faster than larghetto : ADAGIO
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John who was knighted : ELTON
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Cruise brochures? : PORTFOLIOS
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Founding of a hip replacement clinic? : JOINTVENTURE
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Noble Lombard family name : ESTE
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Crackbrained : MAD
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Green: Prefix : ECO
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Slipknot loops : NOOSES
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Place for trophies : DEN
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Green candidate for president, 1996 : NADER
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Writer Horatio : ALGER
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Card taker, for short : ATM
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"___ Day's a Holiday" (Mae West film) : EVERY
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New radials at 6 a.m.? : EARLYRETIREMENT
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Jags : SPREES
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Sound on a roller coaster : SCREAM
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That: Sp. : ESA
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Winglike : ALAR
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Surveyed surreptitiously : CASED
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Timbuktu's home : MALI
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Jacques who starred in "Mon Oncle" : TATI
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Mülheim an der ___, Germany : RUHR
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Purchase of a vault? : SAFEINVESTMENT
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Butter holder : TUB
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Warts and all : ASIS
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Zager & ___, 1960s pop duo : EVANS
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Journalist's query : WHERE
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Zip : PEP
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Stone heap : CAIRN
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Russian river : URAL
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Incite : AROUSE
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To sell organic or not? : MARKETINGDECISION
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Ill-bred : COARSE
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Mayberry boy : OPIE
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St. Basil's dome shape : ONION
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Strong suit, slangily : BAG
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São ___ : PAULO
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Booth or Drood : EDWIN
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___ once : ALLAT
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Bye-bye birdie? : DODO
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Round fig. : EST
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Blueprints for a 50-mile grazing stretch? : LONGRANGEPLANS
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___-European : INDO
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Square in a public square, maybe : TILE
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Hungarian patriot Imre ___ : NAGY
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From scratch : ANEW
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No longer excited : JADED
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___-retentive : ANAL
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"Deliver Us From ___" (2003 film) : EVA
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Lauder and namesakes : ESTEES
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Kitchen adjunct : PANTRY
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Mortgage no one cares about? : LOWINTERESTLOAN
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Fraud : FAKER
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Moray, e.g. : EEL
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City NNW of Robins Air Force Base : MACON
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Hair-razing experience? : SHAVE
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"Now I see!" : AHA
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Having a higher ceiling and more light : AIRIER
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Stick up : ROB
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Fed. construction overseer : GSA
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Be short : OWE
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Place of bliss : EDEN
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Surfers' reunion? : BOARDMEETING
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Activity of duvet makers? : DOWNSIZING
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Fats Waller's "___ the Real Thing Comes Along" : UNTIL
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Fifth, e.g. : AVENUE
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County in New York, Ohio or Pennsylvania : ERIE
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Golf's "army" leader : ARNIE
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Razz : TEASE
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E-mailing option : RESEND
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Bye holder : SEED
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Hearty draft : LAGER
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Got by somehow : COPED
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Turned up : AROSE
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Yacht in a time-share? : PARTNERSHIP
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Suffix with major : ETTE
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Zebra : REF
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"But love's a ___ without a cure": Dryden : MALADY
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Rust, for one : OXIDE
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Automotive inits. : REO
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"Anything ___?" : ELSE
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California community in sight of Mount Soledad : LAJOLLA
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Buzz : ADO
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Post office item : MAILER
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Overlook : IGNORE
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Naldi of the Ziegfeld Follies : NITA
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Capitol fig. : GOV
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Modern map subject : GENOME
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Quartet member : ALTO
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A.C. measures : BTUS
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Stories passed from generation to generation : LORE
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Jazz drummer Hakim and others : OMARS
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Get on board : ENTRAIN
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Lurch : CAREEN
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"___ a lift?" : NEED
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Cowardly : RECREANT
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Ball room? : GYM
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Grocery feature : AISLE
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Zigs and zags : VEERS
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"Ars gratia ___" : ARTIS
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Rangers of New York and Texas : TEAMS
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Art surrounder : MAT
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Tickles : ELATES
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Word with human or Mother : NATURE
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Cree or Crow : TRIBE
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Jettison : SCRAP
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Time-out : PAUSE
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Word maven William : SAFIRE
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High point: Abbr. : MTN
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Retail giant : SEARS
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Correspondingly : ALIKE
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On the brink : VERGING
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Give the slip : EVADE
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Store sign : SALE
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Pressure situation for a pitcher : TWOON
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Barbarian : HUN
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"Good King Wenceslas," e.g. : CAROL
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Remove, as from a lapel : UNPIN
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Like the 71-Downs : ASIAN
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Goes wild : RIOTS
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Prefix with practice : MAL
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The Big Sioux River forms part of its border : IOWA
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Irish girls : COLLEENS
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Some holiday visitors : INLAWS
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Monte Carlo mainstay : CASINO
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Bonnie or Clyde : OUTLAW
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Exchange for 007? : BONDTRADING
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Abacus, e.g. : ADDER
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"Oh, joy!" : GOODY
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Corolla part : PETAL
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Samantha of "The Collector," 1965 : EGGAR
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Like some wit : DRY
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Sleeper's problem : APNEA
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Sawyer of ABC : DIANE
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Like the presidencies of Taft and Hoover : ONETERM
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Focus of some gazing : NAVEL
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___ Corrasable Bond (old typing paper) : EATONS
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Priest of Shiloh : ELI
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Prizefighter La Motta : JAKE
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End-of-sentence abbr. : ETC
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Moved through mud : SLOGGED
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Covers up mud, in a way : PAVES
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Eye site : NEEDLE
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Overacts : EMOTES
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Ancient Italian : SABINE
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Was obsequious : FAWNED
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TV host Mandel : HOWIE
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Olympic skating champ of 1928, 1932 and 1936 : HENIE
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Tee off : ANGER
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Neighbor : ABUT
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Actress Skye : IONE
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Flag, horticulturally : IRIS
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Dream, in Dijon : REVE
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Juice drinks : ADES
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Author of the Books of Chronicles, by tradition : EZRA
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Place for a ring : EAR
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Sister : NUN
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It's major for miners : ORE
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Suffix with baron : IAL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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