NOTABLE HALLOWEEN TALE

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1981

Author:Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 102, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.51)
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© 1981, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lament : BEMOAN
7. Youngman's giveaway : WIFE
11. Famed street : WALL
15. Lhasa ___ (canine) : APSO
19. "___ of Honey" : ATASTE
20. " . . . how like ___!": Hamlet : AGOD
21. Fancy : IDEA
22. Jack the quipper : PAAR
23. Departure order : OHPETERGORINGDEMBELLS
27. "Ah, yes!" : ISEE
28. Make effervescent : AERATE
29. Dawber or Shriver : PAM
30. Supped : ATE
32. Comrade of Chu Teh : MAO
34. Concorde : SST
36. Gate fastening : LATCH
39. Pekingese, e.g. : LAPDOG
41. Refs' colleagues : UMPS
43. Arrival : THEBELLSARERINGING
48. Drudges : TOILS
50. West German river : EDER
51. Siamese : THAI
52. Onagers: Fr. : ANES
53. Gad about : TRAIPSE
55. Attached : TIEDTO
59. Heavy, for one : ROLE
62. Invitation : SENDINTHECLOWNS
65. Brunch order : OMELET
70. Laughter, in León : RISA
71. Pompey, to Caesar : FOE
72. Harry and Bess : HSTRUMANS
75. Harvey, for one : RABBIT
79. Mrs. in Murcia : SRA
82. Put on a new front : REFACED
84. "To ___ tale of length . . . " : ENDA
85. Rat Islands native : ALEUT
86. Host : THECANDYMAN
88. Ornamental scheme : DECOR
89. Letter opener : DEAR
90. Valuable violin : CREMONA
91. Thread: Comb. form : NEM
92. Iris pests : BORERS
93. " . . . Dr. Jekyll ___" : ANDMRHYDE
95. Darkish : DIM
97. Frost or Snow : POET
99. Used-car deal : RESALE
100. Discovery : THELADYISATRAMP
108. Sailor : SWAB
111. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
112. Negotiator of the night : TREATER
113. "___ forgive those . . . " : ASWE
117. Zola novel : NANA
119. Suffix with inchoative verbs : ESCE
121. ___ Po, eighth-century Chinese poet : LITAI
122. Plea on the way home : SHINEONHARVESTMOON
129. Lease leader : LEND
130. Misanthropes : HATERS
131. Pope who became a saint : PAULI
132. L–P connection : MNO
133. Actor-comedian Louis : NYE
134. Getaway: Abbr. : ESC
135. Solicit : ASK
137. Town in Kathiawar : LIMBDI
140. Memorable anthropologist : MEAD
143. Home again : THESAINTSGOMARCHINGIN
150. Dream, to du Barry : REVE
151. Carol : NOEL
152. Japanese monastery : TERA
153. "When Day ___," 1926 song : ISDONE
154. "___ Tod," in a Grieg work : ASES
155. Sturdy cart : DRAY
156. Mine vehicle : TRAM
157. Obnoxiously hazy : SMOGGY
1. ___ Dai of Vietnam : BAO
2. Selassie, for one : ETHIOPIAN
3. Plats : MAPS
4. Douay Bible book : OSEE
5. Demonstrate : ATTEST
6. Becky Crawley, ___ Sharp : NEE
7. Engage in : WAGE
8. The Munsters' pet bat : IGOR
9. "___ We Know," 1934 song : FORALL
10. Greeley's process : EDITAL
11. Costume accessory : WIG
12. State further : ADD
13. Peggy or Brenda : LEE
14. Jack-o'-lantern : LAMP
15. Pithecanthropus : APEMAN
16. Buddy : PAL
17. Crusaders' mighty enemy : SALADIN
18. "Like rock ___ . . . ": Wordsworth : ORSTONE
24. Seeded in tennis : RATED
25. Fishermen's gear : NETS
26. Indonesian island : BALI
31. Roe : EGGS
32. Blockheads : MUTTS
33. Love, to Dean Martin : AMORE
35. Ghost costumes : SHEETS
37. Start of a Williams title : CATON
38. R.M.N. aide : HRH
40. Org. for golfers : PGA
42. Hit home, in a way : SLID
44. ___ noire (bugbear) : BETE
45. Clapton or Heiden : ERIC
46. Pinna's locale : EAR
47. Bravo or Muni : RIO
49. Haunted-house occupant : SPIRIT
54. Fit of pique : SNIT
56. Prankster : ELF
57. Large-headed studdings : DOORNAILS
58. Outdoorsy fabric : TWEED
60. Master : LORD
61. Nonflying bird : EMU
63. Jumbled : HASHED
64. Disgrace : SHAME
66. Turkish title : EMEER
67. Uhlan's weapon : LANCE
68. Home of a biblical hag : ENDOR
69. Autocrats : TSARS
73. Shrimp dish : SCAMPI
74. Bridge honor card : TEN
75. Airport device : RADAR
76. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
77. Wampum : BEADS
78. Rangoon's country : BURMA
80. Convened again : REMET
81. Famed French explorer : ACO
83. Danish island : FYN
86. Essay : TRY
87. "Backbone" of S.A. : ANDES
88. Pipe-tobacco leftover : DOTTEL
90. Consider : CHEW
92. Grizzly one : BEAR
94. Literary initials (See 93 A) : RLS
96. Busch or Marsh : MAE
98. Bone part: Comb. form : OSTEON
101. "I ___ knocking . . . ": Shak. : HEARA
102. Device for collecting plankton : DNET
103. Tom's affirmative to Aunt Polly : YESM
104. Sora : RAIL
105. Charmian's activity : ATTENDING
106. Former labor leader : MEANY
107. Flower : PRIDE
109. Bay State cape : ANN
110. Pooh-___ ("Mikado" character) : BAH
113. Laver's erstwhile rival : ASHE
114. Sacred scriptures of Hinduism : SHASTRA
115. Soarers on brooms : WITCHES
116. Compass point : ENE
118. Forty winks : NAP
120. Dangerfield, e.g. : COMIC
123. Rubs out : ERASES
124. Greek peak : OSSA
125. St. Jerome's Bible: Abbr. : VULG
126. Defender of Gibraltar: 1779–83 : ELIOTT
127. Come to a boil : SIMMER
128. Conduct based on religious laws : NOMISM
136. Class : KIND
138. Theda of the silents : BARA
139. Small amount : DRAM
141. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
142. Excited : AGOG
144. Second person : EVE
145. Neither's partner : NOR
146. Cachar on congou : TEA
147. Skillful at trickery : SLY
148. Word on a towel : HIS
149. Wellington adversary : NEY

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