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BUSINESS CARDS

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 2000

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0730 ( 18,527 )
Across
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Stadium walkways : RAMPS
6
Actress Blanchett of "Elizabeth" : CATE
10
Something to talk about : TOPIC
15
Postponement : STAY
19
Suffix with sect : ARIAN
20
Woody's role in "Annie Hall" : ALVY
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Kansas City college : AVILA
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It may be hard to get out of : COMA
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___, Insurance Salesman : JUSTINCASE
25
___, Funeral Director : PAULBEARER
27
Remedy : ANTIDOTE
28
Party wear, maybe : HEELS
30
"Sabrina" star Julia : ORMOND
31
Royal Crown brand : NEHI
32
Winter woes : COLDS
33
Farmers' association : COOP
34
Five-time Derby winner : ARCARO
37
Western Pacific republic : PALAU
38
Dirt expert : GOSSIPER
42
Big blow : GALE
43
___, International Mediator : WARRENPEACE
46
End of many e-mail addresses : EDU
47
A mean Amin : IDI
48
Noted Howard : MOE
49
Words before distance or discount : ATA
50
Dentist's request : RINSE
52
Schism : RIFT
54
___, Travel Agent : WANDALUST
58
Boozed (up) : GINNED
59
Unending : LIFELONG
61
Trade : LINE
62
Make over : RESTYLE
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Got the message : HEARD
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They come after quarters : SEMIS
65
Center of Los Angeles : ONEAL
66
Matriarch : GRANDMA
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Order in the court : WRIT
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Some pipes : CORNCOBS
72
Indian queens : RANEES
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___, Children's Entertainer : PATTYCAKE
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It's tall when exaggerated : TALE
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R.P.I. grads : ENGRS
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"Gee whiz!" : MAN
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Torch lighter at the 1996 Olympics : ALI
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Excess : FAT
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Big diamond : ACE
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___, Charity Organizer : MARSHADIMES
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Work well together : MESH
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Long roads : THRUWAYS
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Driving aids : IRONS
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Calls off : ABORTS
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Summer colors : TANS
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Jobs, to friends : STEVE
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Hearty cheers : OLES
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1950's tennis star Pancho : SEGURA
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Search party : POSSE
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How not to get caught : INTHEACT
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___, Towel Manufacturer : TERRYCLOTH
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___, Literary Agent : BESSSELLER
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Resembling, with "to" : AKIN
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Musical direction : LENTO
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It's breaking out : ACNE
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Item with a ladder : SLIDE
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Dosage amts. : TSPS
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Fund : ENDOW
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Source : ROOT
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French beans? : TETES
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Indian king : RAJA
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Get ___ for one's money : ARUN
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Alcoholic drink served over cracked ice : MIST
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Coatings : PATINAE
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Duke of Flatbush : SNIDER
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Spiny things : CACTI
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Wings : ALAE
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Tubes : TVS
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Socket : EYEHOLE
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Wrapped, as for a football game : TAPEDUP
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Tracks : OVALS
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Papal name first used in A.D. 140 : PIUS
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Malicious : ILL
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The very end : CABOOSE
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Seafood dish : SCAMPI
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Lawn mower brand : TORO
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"I couldn't agree with you more!" : AMEN
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Play area : YARD
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At all, in dialect : NOHOW
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Life force, to Freud : EROS
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Brio : ELAN
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Had a conscience : CARED
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1951 Best Actress Emmy winner : COCA
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"It's ___!" : AGIRL
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Sector sides : RADII
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___, Suspense Writer : CLIFFHANGER
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Branch : PRONG
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Intl. org. since 1948 : GATT
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___, Shoe Salesman : PENNYLOAFER
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1957 Detroit debut : EDSEL
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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British actress Holden : AMANDA
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Simplifies : EASES
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Up : RISEN
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Still there : INTACT
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Backstreet Boys fan, maybe : TEENER
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Garden needs : WORMS
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With it : ALERT
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Cap : LIMIT
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Accord : UNITY
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Mystery or sci-fi : GENRE
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Puts on : LADES
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Tyro : ROOKIE
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Pens, perhaps : SWANS
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Four-star : GREAT
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Russian alternative : RANCH
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Storm preceders : CALMS
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Fabulous time : BLAST
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Clockmaker Thomas and others : SETHS
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Shoots well : PARS
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Oscar winner for "The Cider House Rules" : CAINE
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Giant hero : MAYS
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It might hold one back : MANACLE
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Angel's desire : HITSHOW
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Match for Mars : ARES
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Popular chocolate snack : DOVEBAR
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Navy men : SALTS
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Light, white wine : MOSELLE
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180's : UTURNS
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On guard : WARY
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Bidding : BEHEST
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Outbreak : ONSET
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Pre-desktop publishing photo : STAT
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Frightful sounds : EEKS
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Understanding : GRIP
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Swimming site : POND
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"There ___ excuse!" : ISNO
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Settled : ALIT
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Turn over : CEDE
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A Spanish crowd? : TRES
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Barry who sang "1-2-3" : LEN
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Prefix with -cide : ECO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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