New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Author: Ken Stern
Editor: Will Shortz
Ken Stern
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This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15, Words: 83, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Z} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Stern. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: The normal rebus rules don't apply to this Halloween puzzle. Six squares read TRICK in one direction and TREAT in the other. Three have TRICK Across and TREAT Down; the others have the reverse. The grid here shows the correct Across rebus entry stacked above the correct Down entry.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big stingers : WASPS
6. Johnny Fever's workplace, in 1970s-'80s TV : WKRP
10. Amt. at a car dealership : MSRP
14. Ancient marketplace : AGORA
15. Mixed bag : OLIO
16. Siouan tribe : OTOE
17. Some horizontal lines : XAXES
18. Carries : LUGS
19. Birthstone of someone born on Halloween : OPAL
20. Professional secrets : TRICKSOFTHETRADE
23. Muslim holy man : IMAM
26. Amanda of "The Whole Nine Yards" : PEET
27. Off-site meetings, maybe : RETREATS
28. Promoted, as a pawn : QUEENED
30. Took to court : SUED
32. Went bad : TURNED
33. Formal discourse : TREATISE
34. "Choosy moms choose ___" : JIF
37. Ham it up : EMOTE
38. ___ pop : SODA
39. Ride the ___ (sit out a baseball game) : PINE
40. Heros : SUBS
41. Red in the middle : RARE
42. Large, at Starbucks : VENTI
43. Elec. Day, e.g. : TUE
44. Hockey feat : HATTRICK
45. Some urban legends : HOAXES
46. Aussie's neighbor : KIWI
47. Like some old stores : TENCENT
48. Early seventh-century year : DCIV
50. Wander : ROAM
52. Whirlpool : EDDY
53. U.N. ambassador under Reagan : JEANEKIRKPATRICK
56. Shows : AIRS
57. Entr'___ : ACTE
58. Certain flower girl : NIECE
62. Focal point : NODE
63. Honolulu's home : OAHU
64. Reese of "Touched by an Angel" : DELLA
65. Plea : ENTREATY
66. Swill : SLOP
67. Balance sheet listing : ASSET
1. Candle material : WAX
2. Turkish title : AGA
3. Red ___ : SOX
4. Stain looseners on washday : PRETREATMENTS
5. Lip : SASS
6. Gobbled up, with "down" : WOLFED
7. Movie for which Jane Fonda won an Oscar : KLUTE
8. Starboard : RIGHTSIDE
9. You might strike one : POSE
10. Docked : MOORED
11. Mid-March honoree : STPATRICK
12. Map lines : ROADS
13. New York Cosmos star : PELE
21. Like some columns : OPED
22. Fig or fir : TREE
23. Hurdle for Mensa membership : IQTEST
24. Hawaiian dress : MUUMUU
25. Organism needing oxygen : AEROBE
29. Born : NEE
31. Can. neighbor : USA
33. Something said while holding a bag : TRICKORTREAT
34. Having bad luck, say : JINXED
35. Mean : INTEND
36. Spunky : FEISTY
38. Like The Onion : SATIRICAL
39. War enders : PEACETREATIES
41. Uncooked : RAW
42. Designer Diane ___ Furstenberg : VON
44. Honey site : HIVE
45. Rope material : HEMP
46. "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" author : KINSEY
47. Begin, as a hobby : TAKEUP
48. Two-sport Sanders : DEION
49. Entertainment from a magician : CARDTRICK
51. Brand name in lawn care : ORTHO
53. Chimpanzee researcher Goodall : JANE
54. "Get Smart" org. : KAOS
55. "... ___ bottle of rum" : ANDA
59. Choices for Chicago commuters : ELS
60. Cavs, on a scoreboard : CLE
61. Nag (at) : EAT

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