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Oh, Horrors!

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1998

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" author

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Joline.
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© 1998, The New York Times10/25/98 ( No. 17,883 )
Across
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Esteemed smoke : HAVANA
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Table linen fabric : DAMASK
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Calls for Pavarotti : BRAVOS
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Spanish sherry : AMOROSO
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John's "Grease" co-star : OLIVIA
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Nagging pain, perhaps : VIRAGO
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Halloween music? : HAUNTINGMELODY
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Like the Columbia River : DAMMED
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Fools : ASSES
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"Able was I ___..." : ERE
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Bath item : TILE
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High-powered personality : TYPEA
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___ vez (again, in Acapulco) : OTRA
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Far from glitzy : MODEST
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Athos, to Aramis : AMI
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Halloween pub offerings? : WITCHESBREWS
40
Guarantees : ASSURES
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"Venus" singer : AVALON
45
Word from a pointer : YON
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Bret Maverick's brother : BART
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Dolly ___ of "Hello, Dolly!" : LEVI
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___ Cove, "Murder, She Wrote" locale : CABOT
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Part of Caesar's boast : ISAW
52
Place to sing : PEW
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Lab slide objects, often : AMEBAE
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Burden : ONUS
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Halloween event? : MONSTERSALE
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Spots before your eyes : ADS
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Detroit debacle : EDSEL
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Kind of bag or chest : ICE
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Deli request : BLT
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Vietnamese New Year : TET
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Appetizer often eaten with the hands : EGGROLL
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Good party : BLAST
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"The Merchant of Venice" maid : NERISSA
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Play-___ : DOH
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Fizzle : DUD
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Place for jewelry : EAR
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Red Bordeaux : MEDOC
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Giuseppe's God : DIO
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Halloween topic? : GRAVEMATTER
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___ law (1840's discovery) : OHMS
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Foot part : INSTEP
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Possibilities : IFS
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Brooding sorts : HENS
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Show obeisance : KNEEL
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Suffix with spinner : ETTE
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Classic street liners : ELMS
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Mme., abroad : SRA
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Oddball : WEIRDO
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Startup funds? : DOWRIES
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Halloween workers? : SKELETONCREW
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Laugh, in Lyon : RIS
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Mochrie of the L.P.G.A. : DOTTIE
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Break an Xmas rule : PEEK
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Irish seaport : SLIGO
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Tailor's line : SEAM
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One-seventh of a semana : DIA
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Money in the news : EUROS
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Christmas in Catania : NATALE
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Halloween note? : CRYPTICMESSAGE
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Exaggerate : OVERDO
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Songlike : ARIOSE
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Peak in the skyline : STEEPLE
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Sterile : BARREN
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Dreyfus trial locale : RENNES
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Solar ___ : SYSTEM
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Comic's favorite sound : HAHA
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One of a Latin trio : AMAS
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Part of R.S.V.P. : VOUS
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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So-so : NOTSOHOT
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Faulkner's "___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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Capitol feature : DOME
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Porter : ALE
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S. J. Perelman's "The Road to ___" : MILTOWN
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Escapes : AVOIDS
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Move obliquely : SIDLE
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Danny and Stubby : KAYES
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Letters found in underwear : BVD
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Rodeo equipment : RIATAS
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Football mascot : ARMYMULE
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Halloween sprees? : VAMPIREBATS
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Double-curved molding : OGEE
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Club ___ : SODA
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Distinctive individuals : ONERS
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Be rude at the dinner table : GRAB
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It's perfect : TEN
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Catty remarks : MEOWS
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Salt : TAR
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City on the Brazos : WACO
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Wall Streeter Boesky : IVAN
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Banned: Var. : TABU
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Expert dealmaker : CLOSER
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Pat Nixon's maiden name : RYAN
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Not going anywhere : STALLED
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Gives the slip : EVADES
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Sleep time : SIESTA
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Special Forces trademark : BERET
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Jimmy Stewart syllables : AWS
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Mrs. Marcos of the Philippines : IMELDA
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Fa follower : SOL
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Bodybuilders' targets : PECS
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Way to go, in Paris : METRO
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Prop for a ball scene : TIARA
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Doubleday and Yokum : ABNERS
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___ City, oater locale : DODGE
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7 Eleven cooler : SLURPEE
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Swirled : EDDIED
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Explore : GOINTO
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Halloween correspondent? : GHOSTWRITER
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Kicks : BEEFS
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Hightails it : LAMS
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Like a symbol : ICONIC
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Gamepieces : MEN
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Cheerleader's characteristic : VIM
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King Cole's fiddlers, e.g. : THREE
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Shade of blue : TEAL
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Mainz Mr. : HERR
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Persian's foe : MEDE
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Deliberate : SLOW
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She had a "Tootsie" role : TERIGARR
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"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" author : KENKESEY
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A turn-on : LSD
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Be sparing with : SKIMPON
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Fate of Wednesday's child : WOE
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Wagnerian heroine : ISOLDE
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Remain at home : STAYIN
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Sword-and-sandal flick : EPIC
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League members : TEAMS
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Reason for a spring ceremony : OSCAR
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Our planet, to the French : TERRE
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For whom nothing's good enough : SNOB
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Basalt source : LAVA
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Goes out, in a way : DIES
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Applies : USES
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Spellbound : RAPT
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Emulate Groucho Marx : OGLE
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Appear : SEEM
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Ages : EON
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"The Waste Land" inits. : TSE
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Dolls of the 80's : ETS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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