OH, HORRORS!

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1998

Author: Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor: Will Shortz
Nancy Nicholson Joline
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Esteemed smoke : HAVANA
7. Table linen fabric : DAMASK
13. Calls for Pavarotti : BRAVOS
19. Spanish sherry : AMOROSO
21. John's "Grease" co-star : OLIVIA
22. Nagging pain, perhaps : VIRAGO
23. Halloween music? : HAUNTINGMELODY
25. Like the Columbia River : DAMMED
26. Fools : ASSES
27. "Able was I ___..." : ERE
28. Bath item : TILE
29. High-powered personality : TYPEA
30. ___ vez (again, in Acapulco) : OTRA
32. Far from glitzy : MODEST
34. Athos, to Aramis : AMI
35. Halloween pub offerings? : WITCHESBREWS
40. Guarantees : ASSURES
44. "Venus" singer : AVALON
45. Word from a pointer : YON
46. Bret Maverick's brother : BART
48. Dolly ___ of "Hello, Dolly!" : LEVI
49. ___ Cove, "Murder, She Wrote" locale : CABOT
50. Part of Caesar's boast : ISAW
52. Place to sing : PEW
53. Lab slide objects, often : AMEBAE
55. Burden : ONUS
56. Halloween event? : MONSTERSALE
59. Spots before your eyes : ADS
60. Detroit debacle : EDSEL
63. Kind of bag or chest : ICE
64. Deli request : BLT
65. Vietnamese New Year : TET
66. Appetizer often eaten with the hands : EGGROLL
69. Good party : BLAST
71. "The Merchant of Venice" maid : NERISSA
73. Play-___ : DOH
74. Fizzle : DUD
75. Place for jewelry : EAR
76. Red Bordeaux : MEDOC
77. Giuseppe's God : DIO
78. Halloween topic? : GRAVEMATTER
82. ___ law (1840's discovery) : OHMS
86. Foot part : INSTEP
88. Possibilities : IFS
89. Brooding sorts : HENS
90. Show obeisance : KNEEL
91. Suffix with spinner : ETTE
92. Classic street liners : ELMS
94. Mme., abroad : SRA
95. Oddball : WEIRDO
96. Startup funds? : DOWRIES
98. Halloween workers? : SKELETONCREW
101. Laugh, in Lyon : RIS
102. Mochrie of the L.P.G.A. : DOTTIE
105. Break an Xmas rule : PEEK
106. Irish seaport : SLIGO
108. Tailor's line : SEAM
109. One-seventh of a semana : DIA
110. Money in the news : EUROS
115. Christmas in Catania : NATALE
117. Halloween note? : CRYPTICMESSAGE
120. Exaggerate : OVERDO
121. Songlike : ARIOSE
122. Peak in the skyline : STEEPLE
123. Sterile : BARREN
124. Dreyfus trial locale : RENNES
125. Solar ___ : SYSTEM
1. Comic's favorite sound : HAHA
2. One of a Latin trio : AMAS
3. Part of R.S.V.P. : VOUS
4. "Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
5. So-so : NOTSOHOT
6. Faulkner's "___ Lay Dying" : ASI
7. Capitol feature : DOME
8. Porter : ALE
9. S. J. Perelman's "The Road to ___" : MILTOWN
10. Escapes : AVOIDS
11. Move obliquely : SIDLE
12. Danny and Stubby : KAYES
13. Letters found in underwear : BVD
14. Rodeo equipment : RIATAS
15. Football mascot : ARMYMULE
16. Halloween sprees? : VAMPIREBATS
17. Double-curved molding : OGEE
18. Club ___ : SODA
20. Distinctive individuals : ONERS
24. Be rude at the dinner table : GRAB
31. It's perfect : TEN
32. Catty remarks : MEOWS
33. Salt : TAR
35. City on the Brazos : WACO
36. Wall Streeter Boesky : IVAN
37. Banned: Var. : TABU
38. Expert dealmaker : CLOSER
39. Pat Nixon's maiden name : RYAN
41. Not going anywhere : STALLED
42. Gives the slip : EVADES
43. Sleep time : SIESTA
46. Special Forces trademark : BERET
47. Jimmy Stewart syllables : AWS
50. Mrs. Marcos of the Philippines : IMELDA
51. Fa follower : SOL
52. Bodybuilders' targets : PECS
54. Way to go, in Paris : METRO
57. Prop for a ball scene : TIARA
58. Doubleday and Yokum : ABNERS
61. ___ City, oater locale : DODGE
62. 7 Eleven cooler : SLURPEE
66. Swirled : EDDIED
67. Explore : GOINTO
68. Halloween correspondent? : GHOSTWRITER
69. Kicks : BEEFS
70. Hightails it : LAMS
72. Like a symbol : ICONIC
76. Gamepieces : MEN
79. Cheerleader's characteristic : VIM
80. King Cole's fiddlers, e.g. : THREE
81. Shade of blue : TEAL
83. Mainz Mr. : HERR
84. Persian's foe : MEDE
85. Deliberate : SLOW
87. She had a "Tootsie" role : TERIGARR
90. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" author : KENKESEY
93. A turn-on : LSD
94. Be sparing with : SKIMPON
95. Fate of Wednesday's child : WOE
97. Wagnerian heroine : ISOLDE
98. Remain at home : STAYIN
99. Sword-and-sandal flick : EPIC
100. League members : TEAMS
103. Reason for a spring ceremony : OSCAR
104. Our planet, to the French : TERRE
106. For whom nothing's good enough : SNOB
107. Basalt source : LAVA
109. Goes out, in a way : DIES
111. Applies : USES
112. Spellbound : RAPT
113. Emulate Groucho Marx : OGLE
114. Appear : SEEM
116. Ages : EON
118. "The Waste Land" inits. : TSE
119. Dolls of the 80's : ETS

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