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FINANCIAL FUNNY BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 2006

Author:
Victor Fleming and Bonnie L. Gentry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.55023
Victor Fleming
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1.53110
Bonnie L. Gentry

This puzzle:

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 TimesNo. 0730 ( 20,718 )
Across
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Carousel contents : BAGS
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Life may be spent here : PRISON
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Ones whose work isn't picking up : SLOBS
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Flightless birds : RHEAS
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Nabisco brand : OREO
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Against : CONTRA
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Country/rock singer Steve : EARLE
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"Anybody home?" : HELLO
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Start of a comment by 3- and 126-Down : MYOUTPUTISDOWNBUT
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Oil holder, maybe : EASEL
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Wig wearer : BARRISTER
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"It's ___ to the finish" : ARACE
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Overhead bin, e.g. : STORAGE
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Dearie : ANGEL
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Kia model : RIO
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Yellow or gray : AGE
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Popped : BURST
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1914 battle line : YSER
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Comment, part 2 : MYINCOMEISUPITAKEA
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Brim : TEEM
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La-la lead-in : TRA
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Trike rider : TOT
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Some racehorses : PACERS
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Puffed up : POMPOUS
54
Library Lovers Mo. : FEB
55
Natural pump outlet : AORTA
57
Former U.N. chief U ___ : THANT
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Comment, part 3 : SHORTPOSITION
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Proctor's call : TIME
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Cabinet dept. : ENER
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"So ___ to offend …" : ASNOT
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Phone book abbr. : RES
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Where many Sargents hang, with "the" : TATE
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When repeated, an old TV sign-off : NANU
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Spanish pronoun : ESO
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Drink sometimes flavored with cinnamon : LATTE
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Whiz : ACE
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Dirt in a dump truck, maybe : FILL
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Isle of Mull neighbor : IONA
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"The Torch in ___" (Elias Canetti memoir) : MYEAR
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With 81-Across, landmark 1972 album by 3- and 126-Down : CLASS
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See 79-Across : CLOWN
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Actress Van Devere : TRISH
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TV series featuring the war god Ares : XENA
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D-Day transports: Abbr. : LSTS
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Very narrow, in a way : AAA
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Football Hall-of-Famer Herber : ARNIE
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Dated : SAW
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Russian assembly : DUMA
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Spanish eyes : OJOS
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Damone of song : VIC
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Land on Lake Chad : NIGER
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Swear : AVOW
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Lexicographer's study : TERM
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Comment, part 4 : ONTHELONGBOND
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Sloughs : MIRES
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Cape in the Holy See : ORALE
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Colorful moths : IOS
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Piña ___ (drinks) : COLADAS
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Monetary unit of Panama : BALBOA
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Where the Snake River snakes: Abbr. : IDA
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Constellation near Cancer : LEO
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Put out : SORE
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Comment, part 5 : ANDMYREVENUESTREAM
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Seventh-century year : DCII
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Opera singer Mitchell of "Porgy and Bess" : ABBIE
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Strand material : DNA
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Afrique du ___ : SUD
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Had in view : MEANT
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Most dear : CLOSEST
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Ken and Lena of Hollywood : OLINS
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Belt and hose, e.g. : AUTOPARTS
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"I'm ___ here!" : OUTTA
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End of the comment : HASITSOWNCASHFLOW
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Kind of call : SIREN
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Publication that clicks with readers? : EZINE
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Helping hands : AIDERS
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A Sinatra : TINA
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Some Romanovs : TSARS
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Honey bunch? : ROSES
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Entertain, as a child at bedtime : READTO
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Real lulu : ONER
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Base for the old British East India Company : BOMBAY
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Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
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With 126-Down, a noted humorist : GEORGE
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Not so pleasant : SOURER
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Some hallucinogens, for short : PCPS
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Really clobber : ROUT
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Temporary : INTERIM
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Recipe direction : STIRIN
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Places for R.N.'s : ORS
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Bubkes : NADA
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Waste : SEWAGE
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Judge in 1990's news : LANCEITO
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Kill ___ killed : ORBE
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R & B singer Cantrell : BLU
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Establishes : SETSUP
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Electrical resistor : RHEOSTAT
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Subject of many a sad ballad : HEARTACHE
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Couturière Schiaparelli : ELSA
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Something to break or shake, in phrase : ALEG
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Unduplicated : SOLE
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Up to, in ads : TIL
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Slangy commercial suffix : ORAMA
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Activate, as a switch : TRIP
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String group, maybe : OCTET
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Put oneself where one shouldn't : BUTTIN
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"Beam ___ …" : MEUP
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"___ no?" : YESOR
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Ride around : ORBIT
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Order : SORT
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"The Family Circus" cartoonist : KEANE
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Cousins of ospreys : ERNES
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Minute Maid Park player : ASTRO
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Barely got along : TOTTERED
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One begins "The Lord is my light and my salvation" : PSALM
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Anthem start : OHSAY
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Con game : MONTE
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Favoring bigger government, say : PROTAX
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Kind of conservative : FISCAL
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Bit of tomfoolery : ANTIC
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With full force : AMAIN
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Circus trainee : SEAL
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Butterfingers : OAF
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Brian of early Roxy Music : ENO
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Cinders of old comics : ELLA
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Straighten : UNTANGLE
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Station along Route 66 : ESSO
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Basis of a biblical miracle : LOAVES
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Exuberant cry in Mexico : ARRIBA
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Now you see it, now you don't : CAMEO
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NW Missouri city, informally : STJOE
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Cry one's head off : WAIL
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Opening for a coin? : INGOD
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Tuscany cathedral city : SIENA
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Ranch stock : HERDS
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Wrench's target : NUT
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Sequel title starter : SON
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Latin dance : SAMBA
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Feathered, say : AVIAN
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Tulsa daily, with "the" : WORLD
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Show up : ARRIVE
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Trash pads? : STIES
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Drink that's stirred : COCOA
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On-site supervisor? : WEBMASTER
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Concocted : MADE
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Night calls : HOOTS
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What's expected : NORM
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Midwest harvest : SOYBEANS
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Noncellular phone : LANDLINE
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Wall St. figures : ARBS
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Lists : LEANS
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Led astray : SEDUCED
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Flexible reply : EITHER
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Plays peacemaker for : UNITES
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Bantu language : RUANDA
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Not hearing : DEAFTO
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See 3-Down : CARLIN
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Chant : INTONE
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Battle cry : ITSWAR
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Radar fig. : MPH
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Toll : COST
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Aparicio : LUIS
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Not this or that, in Spain : OTRA
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Medical suffix : OSIS
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Shoot up : SOAR
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Acerb : TART
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Italian bone : OSSO
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___ dye : AZO
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Golfer Michelle : WIE

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

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