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John M. Samson
John M. Samson

HALLOWEEN PARTY

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1982

Author: John M. Samson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
John M. Samson has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,045
Across Down
1. Comprehend : GRASP
6. Bow who wowed 'em : CLARA
11. Nonpayer : CRIME
16. Conduits : DUCTS
21. Having rounded projections : LOBAR
22. Restrict : LIMIT
23. Kind of code : PENAL
24. Record : ENROL
25. Battery part : ANODE
26. Lamblike : OVINE
27. ___ Ababa : ADDIS
28. Like Hermes' shoes : ALATE
29. Humpty Dumpty's costume? : DEVILEDEGG
31. Sigmund Freud's costume? : WIZARDOFID
33. Daw vehicle : SEESAW
34. 100 to 1, e.g. : ROUT
36. It's not nice : VICE
37. Brightens up : ELATES
38. Remus, e.g. : TWIN
40. Like poteen : POTENT
42. He played Hopalong : BOYD
43. Chatter : YAK
46. Early Roman monster : NERO
49. Czech river : OHRE
50. Mama or Peggy : CASS
51. Montreal Canadien : HAB
54. Party hostess? : ALICEGHOSTLEY
58. Roofing material : TAR
59. Likeness : IMAGE
61. Lounges about : LOLLS
62. Savor : RELISH
63. He came as Klinger : FARR
64. Super stars : NOVAS
65. Vesta's vestment : TUNIC
66. Exploited : USED
67. Lord of the theater : OLIVIER
70. Alaskan port : NOME
71. What charcoal does : ADSORB
73. Go back to the drawing board : REPLAN
75. She came with 135 Across : BLACKCAT
77. Hamlin's cave man : OOP
79. "Now I ___ down . . . " : LAYME
80. Watering place : SPA
81. Casanova's costume? : WEREWOLF
86. Detective Lupin : ARSENE
88. Where not to be led : ASTRAY
93. Jot : ATOM
94. Biennial herb : PARSNIP
96. Stats for Walk and Waits : ERAS
99. Occupation : TRADE
100. Tiny Tom : THUMB
102. Fit to be ___ : TIED
103. Like Mr. Hyde : INSANE
105. Push back : REPEL
106. Entirety : TOTAL
107. Darjeeling, e.g. : TEA
108. How Dracula came : DRESSEDTOKILL
110. 157.5° to a mariner : SSE
111. Salt Lake City team : UTES
113. Trickling : DRIP
114. Hence : ERGO
115. "___ Boot" (recent movie) : DAS
116. Reel backwards? : LEER
117. Boxing weight : BANTAM
119. Aphrodite's son : EROS
122. Debussy : CLAUDE
125. Gift from Gina : DONO
126. Goodly amount : LOTS
129. Thespians : ACTORS
133. Kermit's costume? : HORNEDTOAD
135. Shirley Booth's costume? : WITCHHAZEL
137. Indian state : ASSAM
138. Trick-or-treater's trick : ANTIC
140. Concluding : FINAL
141. Durable wood : EBONY
142. Take care of : SEETO
143. Transparent : SHEER
144. Lake NE of Ladoga : ONEGA
145. Indian princess : RANEE
146. Düsseldorf's neighbor : ESSEN
147. "___, Wrong Number" : SORRY
148. Utah's third-largest city : OGDEN
149. Rodeo animal : STEER
1. Cheerful flowers : GLADS
2. Singer-actress Blakley : RONEE
3. Upstairs : ABOVE
4. Inhuman human : SADIST
5. Type of student Bailey was : PRELAW
6. Oaf : CLOD
7. Calf's ___ : LIVER
8. Fernando's friend : AMIGO
9. Phone : RINGUP
10. Gobbled : ATE
11. Controller, for short : CPA
12. Port, for one : REDWINE
13. Accuse : INDICT
14. Corn color : MAIZE
15. Famous lioness : ELSA
16. Singer Pride's costume? : DEADLYSIN
17. Dump : UNLOAD
18. Ship : CRAFT
19. Memorable Fields : TOTIE
20. What huskies haul : SLEDS
30. J.R. of TV : EWING
32. Vintage cars : REOS
35. Chisel and gouge : TOOLS
36. "The ___ Thought of You" : VERY
39. India's first P.M. : NEHRU
41. Benedictine's costume? : THEHOLYSPIRIT
42. Hogsheads : BARRELS
43. Conference site: 1945 : YALTA
44. Audibly : ALOUD
45. Ceramists' cookers : KILNS
47. Anonymous Richards : ROES
48. Famed Canadian physician : OSLER
50. Lesser Antilles native : CARIB
51. Ruin : HAVOC
52. Old World lizard : AGAMA
53. Attack : BESET
55. TV-commercial award : CLIO
56. Money held in trust : ESCROW
57. Soft clam's home : TIDELAND
58. Hebrew "T" : TAV
60. Thelonious ___ : MONK
63. Exquisite perfection : FINENESS
68. Like some excuses : LAME
69. ___ Nui (Easter Island) : RAPA
72. Betty of comics : BOOP
74. Prefix with mutuel : PARI
76. One-time Washington Senator hopeful : CASTRO
78. What the Sprats cleaned : PLATTER
81. André, the pianist : WATTS
82. Mores : ETHOS
83. Postman's rounds : ROUTE
84. Dressler movie : EMMA
85. Fast-food food : FRIES
87. Clear a tape : ERASE
89. Journey : TREK
90. Swift : RAPID
91. Author St. Johns : ADELA
92. Hollers : YELLS
95. Carson subject : SEA
97. Male ant : ANER
98. Papyrus : SEDGE
101. De Paul player's costume? : BLUEDEMON
104. A neighbor of Tibet : NEPAL
108. James Bond movie : DRNO
109. Pentateuch : TORAH
112. ___ off (angry) : TEED
113. More foppish : DANDIER
116. Crescent-shaped : LUNATE
117. Gondolier : BOATER
118. Greenskeeper's job : MOWING
120. Dark yellows : OCHERS
121. "___ Mater" : STABAT
122. Hunt : CHASE
123. Gets nosed out : LOSES
124. Musical upbeats : ARSES
125. He sings lays with a lei : DONHO
127. Like a trident : TINED
128. Proscenium's locale : STAGE
130. Pale-blue gas : OZONE
131. Dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
132. More artful : SLYER
134. Pravda provider : TASS
136. Clique : CLAN
139. Shout : CRY
140. ___ yong : FOO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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