HALLOWEEN PLAY

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 2005

Author: Maxwell H. D. Johnson Jr.
Editor: Will Shortz
Maxwell H. D. Johnson Jr.
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite

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1. Act high-handedly? : SALUTE
7. Kind of film : CULT
11. Having gone through a flood, say : SODDEN
17. Opposite of away : PRESENT
19. Boxers alternative : BRIEFS
22. Neaten (up) : SPRUCE
23. Sudden shock? : INTENSIVESCARE
25. Precise : SPOTON
26. Abstain : NOTDO
27. 1910's film star known as The Vamp : BARA
28. Interdicts : BANS
30. Père's frère : ONCLE
31. Farmer's prayer : RAIN
33. "Batman" fight scene word : KAPOW
34. Book after Ezra: Abbr. : NEH
35. Durango domicile : CASA
39. Halloween expense? : MASKINGPRICE
43. French concern: Abbr. : CIE
46. Recreating : ATPLAY
48. Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
49. Curious one : PANDORA
51. Creepy neighborhood? : CHILLSTREET
54. Bobbing for apples, e.g. : BENTOVER
55. Watchmaker's sci. : HOROL
56. Weight lifters' units : REPS
57. Not only that : PLUS
59. Laughing matter : JEST
60. Indecipherable : ESOTERIC
62. Onetime home of Kit Carson : TAOS
63. Knows about : ISONTO
65. Apparition on a "Concentration" board? : GAMESHOWGHOST
69. Philatelic design on an envelope : CACHET
73. Bats : ISUP
74. Shouted encouragement : HURRAHED
79. Tuning note instrument : OBOE
80. Iris holder : UVEA
81. College QB, maybe : BMOC
83. 1998 BP purchase : AMOCO
84. Prop for Quasimodo : BELLROPE
87. Study of ghouls and goblins? : FRIGHTFIELD
89. Grandmotherly type : OLDDEAR
90. Angler with pots : EELER
92. Provocation, metaphorically : REDRAG
93. ___ Halles, old Parisian market : LES
94. Tuneup for a Halloween conveyance? : BROOMSERVICE
98. Spanish direction : ESTE
99. Alphabetic trio : CDE
101. Grab ___ : ABITE
102. Puts : LAYS
104. Sponge mushroom : MOREL
106. Italian painter Guido : RENI
107. Poker declaration : IMIN
109. Architectural projections : APSES
114. Singer of the aria "Dio! mi potevi scagliar" : OTELLO
116. Periodic Halloween sight? : SEVENYEARWITCH
119. Ahab, for one : WHALER
120. Computer letters : EMAILS
121. Long green : LETTUCE
122. Bedouins and Tuaregs : NOMADS
123. Future atty.'s hurdle : LSAT
124. Made a haunted house sound : MOANED
1. Public relations effort : SPIN
2. River of Tuscany : ARNO
3. Riga native : LETT
4. Not mint : USED
5. 114-Across, e.g. : TENOR
6. Recent U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
7. Good buddy : CBER
8. Astronomical bear : URSA
9. M.D.'s requirement : LIC
10. Brewers' needs : TEABAGS
11. Worrying sound to a balloonist : SSS
12. Other side : OPPONENT
13. Military reconnaissance tool : DRONE
14. Group of cacklers in wooden shoes? : DUTCHCOVEN
15. Biol. branch : ECOL
16. Protected state bird : NENE
18. It's found above the ankle : TIBIA
20. Cold drink : FRAPPE
21. What to call the barber of Seville : SENOR
24. Airport shuttles : VANS
29. Cops : SWIPES
32. Tan and others : AMYS
33. Work with needles : KNIT
35. Kid's Halloween candy, e.g. : CACHE
36. One of a French trio : ATHOS
37. Vice president before Gerald : SPIRO
38. Give out : ALLOT
40. Maintain : KEEP
41. Parts of la Polynésie : ILES
42. Receptacle for some Halloween contributions : CAN
44. "___ my case" : IREST
45. Have an ___ the ground : EARTO
47. Maintain : ALLEGE
50. Martial arts place : DOJO
52. Barbershop request : TRIM
53. Not kick off : RECEIVE
54. Land-clearing device : BUSHHOG
57. Nail site : PAW
58. Explorer's need : LOG
61. Snitch : RAT
62. Best : TOP
63. Neighbor of Jor. : ISR
64. Attack by plane, in a way : STRAFE
66. Jacksonville-to-Daytona Beach dir. : SSE
67. Mao's successor as Chinese Communist leader : HUA
68. Response to a bad pun : OUCH
69. Cousin of Fortran : COBOL
70. White poplar : ABELE
71. Terrifying cry? : COLDSCREAM
72. Didn't break : HELD
75. Potassium ___ : AMIDE
76. Workers in rows : HOERS
77. Fanfare : ECLAT
78. Caravan, e.g. : DODGE
80. Hubbub : UPROAR
81. ___ Rabbit : BRER
82. Versatile nuke : MIRV
85. Didn't take it any longer : REBELLED
86. Flat-ended instrument : OAR
87. Run for it : FLEE
88. Two topper : TREY
90. "But I'm still white, sometimes I just hate life / Somethin' ain't right …" singer : EMINEM
91. Like early dawns and late sunsets : ESTIVAL
95. Packing way too much : OBESE
96. Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
97. Lock site : CANAL
100. Street of mystery : DELLA
103. Handled : SAWTO
104. Cut : MOWN
105. First-century Roman emperor : OTHO
107. "To Live and Die ___" : INLA
108. Popular game set on an island : MYST
110. Kind of bread : PITA
111. Leave open-mouthed : STUN
112. Old Roman cry : ECCE
113. Garden adjunct : SHED
115. Stitching posts: Abbr. : ORS
117. Rhein blocker : EIS
118. "Stand" rock group : REM

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