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New York Times, Monday, October 30, 2017

Author:
Jay Kaskel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jay Kaskel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Kaskel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jay Kaskel notes:
I originally set out to create a Halloween-themed puzzle that incorporated all the familiar characters associated with Halloween: ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Happy Halloween! Er, day before Halloween. All Hallow's Eve eve? Anyhoo, phrases repurposed for a witchy good time, SPELL CHECK a ... read more
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Across
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Burden of proof : ONUS
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"Like ___" (remark dismissing concern) : ICARE
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Tried to steal second, maybe : SLID
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Impudent : PERT
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Things called in roll call : NAMES
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French film : CINE
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"Look how great I did!" : TADA
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Computer help for a witch? : SPELLCHECK
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Fish that's a source of caviar : STURGEON
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Smooth transition from one topic to the next : SEGUE
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Gradually withdraw, as from the bottle : WEAN
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Wearing only a bottom : TOPLESS
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Educational institution for witches? : CHARMSCHOOL
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Clock sound at 6 a.m., maybe : ALARM
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Engrossed : RAPT
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Centerpiece of a beer bash : KEG
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Canines : DOGS
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Aches and ___ : PAINS
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Possess : HAVE
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Takes too much, briefly : ODS
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Tempo : PACE
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Like a haunted house : EERIE
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How one might be forced to accept a witch? : WARTSANDALL
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Japanese warrior : SAMURAI
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"The Ghost and Mrs. ___" (1947 movie) : MUIR
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Super tennis servers : ACERS
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July 4, for the United States : BIRTHDAY
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Utterances from witches? : CURSEWORDS
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Dublin's land : EIRE
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Lit ___ (coll. course) : CRIT
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Seriously overweight : OBESE
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Similar (to) : AKIN
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Grains used in Cheerios : OATS
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"Hyperion" poet John : KEATS
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Wines like Beaujolais and Chianti : REDS
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Chooses (to) : OPTS
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Tidy : NEAT
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Language of Pakistan : URDU
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Sci-fi movie that's inspired many a Halloween costume : STARWARS
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Line down a pant leg : INSEAM
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Chickens for roasting : CAPONS
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"I'll second that!" : AMEN
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Seminary subj. : REL
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Immigrant's subj. : ESL
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Actor Maximilian : SCHELL
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Ear bone : INCUS
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Hockey feints : DEKES
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Bill worth 100 smackers : CSPOT
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Target for a disinfectant wipe : GERM
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Hotter ___ hell : THAN
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"My bad!" : OOPS
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Dirt clump : CLOD
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Witches : HAGS
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Moans and groans, e.g. : CRIES
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"Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
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Marx who co-wrote "The Communist Manifesto" : KARL
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Like Michael Myers of "Halloween" : EVIL
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"Huh, fancy that!" : GEE
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Prefix with legal or trooper : PARA
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Start of a play : ACTI
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"I'll second that!" : HEARHEAR
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Analyze grammatically : PARSE
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Rearrange, as text : EDIT
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German sausages : WURSTS
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In the thick of : AMIDST
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Ones patient with patients : NURSES
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Vanzetti's partner in 1920s crime : SACCO
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Honda luxury brand : ACURA
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Kind of badge for a boy scout : MERIT
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La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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Construction on the coast of Holland : DIKE
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Lacking rainfall : ARID
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Hankerings : YENS
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Stir-fry vessel : WOK
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U.K. award : OBE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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