SHADY DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, October 27, 1974

Author: Thomas Sheehan
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 569 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 19, XRef: 4
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© 1974, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bialy's relative : BAGEL
6. Foliage-tour time : FALL
10. ___ odds (alienate) : SETAT
15. Watchdogs' watchdog: Abbr. : SPCA
19. H.R.E. emperor, 962–973 : OTHOI
20. Singer Anita : ODAY
21. "___ far, far better . . . " : ITISA
22. Baseball's Mule : HAAS
23. Do a behind-the-scenes job : GHOSTWRITE
25. Homes for closet skeletons : GHOSTTOWNS
27. Aegean island : IOS
28. Blackjack call : HITME
29. Slapstick basics : PIES
30. Warning sound : TOCSIN
31. Baltic land: Abbr. : ESTH
33. "___ of the Yukon" : THESPELL
35. Honky-___ : TONK
36. Tennis tie : DEUCE
38. Holiday in Hué : TET
39. "Not a ___ chance" : GHOSTOFA
43. Spectral figure : WRAITH
45. Holbein portrait : ERASMUS
48. Wishes undone : RUES
49. Hard-hearted gal et al. : HANNAHS
51. Took it on the lam : SKIPPED
52. Parlor game : LOTTO
53. Common abbr. : ETC
54. Time of day : SUNUP
56. Sinn ___ : FEIN
57. Worse off than the Cratchits : POORER
58. Late-hours word : WEE
59. Dwarf: Prefix : NANO
60. Noun suffix : IER
61. Drenched : SOPPED
62. React to Oct. 31 doings : GETGOOSEPIMPLES
66. Actor ___ Robertson : FORBES
68. Sheep tick : KED
69. Like a bowstring : TAUT
70. Neighbor of Can. : USA
73. Have ___ (relax) : NOFEAR
74. Ill-gotten gains : PELF
75. Fearsome ones : OGRES
77. Initials on a parcel : PPD
78. Month or house : ORGAN
79. Name linked to 51 Down : KARLOFF
81. Did an Oct. 31 duty : TREATED
83. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
84. Sail rope : HALYARD
85. Cuts : GASHES
86. McCarthy-era obsession : REDSCARE
88. Norse goddess : EIR
90. Lamp dweller : GENIE
91. Proverbial payee : PAUL
92. "Cav" man : MASCAGNI
95. Man's seven : AGES
98. Bake anew : REKILN
101. Cartoonist Walker : MORT
102. "___ Were the Days" : THOSE
104. Underworld goddess : HEL
105. Mahalia Jackson forte : SPIRITUALS
107. "Turn of the Screw," e.g. : GHOSTSTORY
109. Caesarean remark : VENI
110. Muse : ERATO
111. Black-fin snapper : SESI
112. "If you knew ___ like . . . " : SUSIE
113. Annoyer : PEST
114. Punishment lover : DEMON
115. Carney et al. : ARTS
116. Tax-form instruction : ENTER
1. Scary one : BOGIE
2. Dumas duelist : ATHOS
3. Oct. 31 social event : GHOSTDANCE
4. Dawn goddess : EOS
5. Neighbor of 31 Across : LITH
6. "A Moon ___ Misbegotten" : FORTHE
7. "Can you spare ___?" : ADIME
8. Current : LATEST
9. Drainpipe cleaner : LYE
10. Occult sign : SIGIL
11. Kennedy : ETHEL
12. Hombres' uncles : TIOS
13. Balaam's mount : ASS
14. Features of Groucho's Lydia : TATTOOS
15. Trick-or-treat army : SHOCKTROOPS
16. Grabs wildly : PAWS
17. "How ___ repay you?" : CANI
18. Group: Abbr. : ASSN
24. Oz's Dorothy, for a while : WITCHHUNTER
26. Scads : TONS
29. Sherwood's terror firma : PETRIFIEDFOREST
32. Mel of football : HEIN
34. Alternative to a finesse : PEEK
35. Dull sound : THUD
37. Hagen et al. : UTAS
39. U. S. agents : GMEN
40. Bizarre : OUTRE
41. Entertained : FETED
42. Ancient lyre : ASOR
43. Cry of relief : WHEW
44. Value : RATE
46. "Not ___ out of them" (no word) : APEEP
47. ___ St. Louis : SPIRITOF
50. Obstacles : SNAGS
51. Theme of 107 Across : SPOOKERY
52. Easy gait : LOPE
55. Numero ___ : UNO
57. Mischievous spirit : POLTERGEIST
61. Short spell of action : SPURT
62. Sitting Bull's deity : GREATSPIRIT
63. Israeli name : EBAN
64. Chair for Cicero : SELLA
65. Periodical, for short : MAG
66. Smithy : FORGE
67. Lamb ___ : OFGOD
70. Give ___ : UPTHEGHOST
71. German admiral : SPEE
72. Gets the total : ADDS
73. Black: Fr. : NOIR
74. Like 94 Down : PALE
76. O'Casey : SEAN
79. Doenitz : KARL
80. Bank watchdog: Abbr. : FDIC
82. World area : ASIA
84. Like some houses : HAUNTED
87. Colombian city : CALI
89. TV news name : RATHER
90. Mystical knowledge : GNOSIS
92. Very, in music : MOLTO
93. Certain crime : ARSON
94. Oct. 31 walker : GHOST
96. Oct. 31 canal? : EERIE
97. More subtle : SLYER
98. Hostess's initials : RSVP
99. Sword : EPEE
100. Old Chinese zithers : KINS
101. Address for a queen : MAAM
103. They, in Italy : ESSE
106. Process: Suffix : URE
107. Youth org. : GSA
108. Cask : TUN

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