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Crossword No. 389: All Business
by Matt Gaffney
1 Fantastic Mr. Fox author
5 Build over time
10 Silver medalist’s spot
13 Juanita’s water
14 Work the turkey
15 Christmas food
16 Social media billionaire who was 34-Across in 2010
19 Bourbon in New Orleans, e.g.
20 Verizon service
21 Illinois hub
22 E-commerce magnate who was 34-Across in 1999
27 Vote against
28 India’s prime minister
29 Fruit giant
30 Text picture
32 Two fives for a ten, e.g.
34Time magazine award won by this puzzle’s theme entries— and by another business personality on Dec. 7
38 “Am not!” retort
39 Breakfast-all-day restaurants
40 Newswoman Totenberg
41 Flat-bottomed boat
42 Little batteries
45 Media magnate who was 34-Across in 1991
48 Like many residents of Lancaster County, Pa.
50 Zeno of ___ (Greek philosopher known for his paradoxes)
51 World Heritage Site org.
52 Automotive tycoon who was 34-Across in 1928
56 Word after Nixon or internet
57 Asian capital on a peninsula
58 E-mail status
59 Company based in Munich
60 Beats by a little bit
61 Ratio words
1 Plum variety
2 Christie of mystery
4 Kobe, for his entire NBA career
5 Share a border with
7 Make inquiries
8 She beat Martina in the 1988 and 1989 Wimbledon finals
9 Font flourish
11 Simple card game
17 American zed
18 Go up and down in the water
22 ___ Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986 Richard Pryor movie)
23 Impressive building
25 Gymnastics great Korbut
30 Field for executors
31 Word heard from a herd
33 Like cool cats
34 Gasp for oxygen
35 Pennsylvania port
37 Norse force
42 Supermarket sections
43 Way up
44 Frog’s sound?
46 Final: abbr.
47 Thespian Witherspoon
48 Whatever number of
49 Deft-footed Argentine
51 Some addresses...
52 ... and where you’ll find them
53 Sleeve appendage
54 Machine part
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