HALLOWEEN

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1976

Author: Threba Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 588 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
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© 1976, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Oct. 31 sound effects : MOANS
6. W.W. II mil. unit : WAAC
10. Jokes with : KIDS
14. Baker's quantity : BATCH
19. Biting : ACRID
20. Bakery worker : ICER
21. Eye part : UVEA
22. Snake: Prefix : OPHIO
23. Rock group for Oct. 31 party : THEGRATEFULDEAD
26. Wants : NEEDS
27. Cal or Georgia : TECH
28. Payment stub: Abbr. : RCT
29. ___-de-vie : EAU
30. Portuguese explorer : DIAS
32. Blanket or hen : WET
33. Latin-class word : ERAT
34. Party guests : GHOULS
36. Ventilate : AERATE
38. Making pasture sounds : MOOING
40. Gay party guests : HIGHSPIRITS
45. Mild oath : BEGAD
48. Light gas : NEON
50. ___ Morgue : RUE
51. Dies ___ : IRAE
52. Pendant : EARRING
54. Casualty of kitchen progress : ICEMAN
57. Gide : ANDRE
58. ___-Roman : GRAECO
59. Word with rum : DEMON
61. Let out : DISMISS
63. Public-channel offering: Abbr. : ETV
64. ___ accompli : FAIT
66. Gender: Abbr. : FEM
68. Raccoon : COATI
69. Bicentennial guest : THESPIRITOFSEVENTYSIX
76. Certain lifting agent : YEAST
77. Prefix for corn or form : UNI
78. Cubist pioneer : MIRO
79. Do a court job : TRY
80. Tusked animal : WARTHOG
82. Witch of ___ : ENDOR
84. Result of a faulty shuffle : REDEAL
87. Miss Evert : CHRIS
88. Strawberry: Fr. : FRAISE
90. Port near Naples : SALERNO
91. Indian native : TODA
92. Lion's share : ALL
93. United: Prefix : GAMO
96. Saar, for one : BASIN
97. Party hellions : NASTYDEVILS
102. Bestowed kudos on : LAUDED
104. Goddess of witchcraft : HECATE
105. Shade of purple : ARGYLE
107. Witches' ___ : BREW
111. Dernier ___ : CRI
113. Gehrig et al. : LOUS
114. Creek : RIA
115. Certain G.I. : PFC
116. Place for a gutter : EAVE
117. Garand, for one : RIFLE
119. Party desserts : DEVILSFOODCAKES
123. Prohibit : ESTOP
124. Grape pigment: Var. : ENIN
125. Game : POLO
126. Cubic measure : STERE
127. "I met a man who ___ there" : WASNT
128. State: Abbr. : SDAK
129. Kernel : SEED
130. Akkadian: Abbr. : ASSYR
1. Dull finish : MATTE
2. Color : OCHER
3. Betel palm : ARECA
4. Conveyance to the party : NIGHTMARE
5. One who transmits: Abbr. : SDR
6. Party hour : WITCHING
7. Paint solvent : ACETONE
8. W.W. I group : AEF
9. "The ___ Sea" : CRUEL
10. Antelope : KUDU
11. "___ had it!" : IVE
12. Direction to the party : DEADAHEAD
13. Miss Thompson et al. : SADIES
14. Dwarfed plant : BONSAI
15. Mimic : APE
16. Party guests : THEWEIRDSISTERS
17. Killer: Suffix : CIDE
18. Throng : HOST
24. Ship of myth : ARGO
25. Flog : LASH
31. French sculptor : ARP
35. Italian poet Betti : UGO
37. Conn. college : TRINITY
39. Of a poetic form : ODIC
41. Castle and Rich : IRENES
42. Spirit ___ : GUM
43. Sailors : TARS
44. Find out : SEE
45. Sire : BEGET
46. Pearl Buck's was good : EARTH
47. Party dresses : GRAVEYARDSHIFTS
49. Filch : NIM
53. Angler's complaint : NOFISH
55. Places for 47 Down : COFFINS
56. More precise : NICER
57. After amas : AMAT
59. Roman 502 : DII
60. Certain dying words : ETTU
62. Mexican state : SONORA
65. ___ self-defense : ARTOF
67. Note : MEMO
70. Arranged in order : SERIATE
71. Strokes : PATS
72. U.S. playwright : ONEILL
73. Man, in old Rome : VIR
74. Native of Shiraz : IRANI
75. Wood: Suffix : XYLON
80. Stop! : WHOA
81. Party location : GRAVESEND
83. Ph.D. or B.A. : DEG
85. German river : ELBE
86. Party spongers : DEADBEATS
87. Large box: Abbr. : CTN
89. Baba : ALI
90. Party fare : SOULFOOD
94. Math branch : ALG
95. Thing to dance around : MAYPOLE
98. Named, to Shakespeare : YCLEPT
99. P.I. tree : DAO
100. Musical pieces : ETUDES
101. Jib, e.g. : SAIL
103. Lessened: Abbr. : DECD
106. Grates : RASPS
108. Croupiers' gear : RAKES
109. ___ which way : EVERY
110. German river : WESER
111. Skeleton ___ : CREW
112. Spanish laugh : RISA
114. Hockey milieu : RINK
118. Partner of lat. : LON
120. Routing word : VIA
121. Hostile one : FOE
122. Civil War side: Abbr. : CSA

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