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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Author:
Ken Stern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ken Stern

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 83, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Z} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Stern. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The normal rebus rules don't apply to this Halloween puzzle. Six squares read TRICK in one direction and TREAT in the other. Three have TRICK Across and TREAT Down; the others have the reverse. The grid here shows the correct Across rebus entry stacked above the correct Down entry.

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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 21,176 )
Across
1
Big stingers : WASPS
6
Johnny Fever's workplace, in 1970s-'80s TV : WKRP
10
Amt. at a car dealership : MSRP
14
Ancient marketplace : AGORA
15
Mixed bag : OLIO
16
Siouan tribe : OTOE
17
Some horizontal lines : XAXES
18
Carries : LUGS
19
Birthstone of someone born on Halloween : OPAL
20
Professional secrets : TRICKSOFTHETRADE
23
Muslim holy man : IMAM
26
Amanda of "The Whole Nine Yards" : PEET
27
Off-site meetings, maybe : RETREATS
28
Promoted, as a pawn : QUEENED
30
Took to court : SUED
32
Went bad : TURNED
33
Formal discourse : TREATISE
34
"Choosy moms choose ___" : JIF
37
Ham it up : EMOTE
38
___ pop : SODA
39
Ride the ___ (sit out a baseball game) : PINE
40
Heros : SUBS
41
Red in the middle : RARE
42
Large, at Starbucks : VENTI
43
Elec. Day, e.g. : TUE
44
Hockey feat : HATTRICK
45
Some urban legends : HOAXES
46
Aussie's neighbor : KIWI
47
Like some old stores : TENCENT
48
Early seventh-century year : DCIV
50
Wander : ROAM
52
Whirlpool : EDDY
53
U.N. ambassador under Reagan : JEANEKIRKPATRICK
56
Shows : AIRS
57
Entr'___ : ACTE
58
Certain flower girl : NIECE
62
Focal point : NODE
63
Honolulu's home : OAHU
64
Reese of "Touched by an Angel" : DELLA
65
Plea : ENTREATY
66
Swill : SLOP
67
Balance sheet listing : ASSET
Down
1
Candle material : WAX
2
Turkish title : AGA
3
Red ___ : SOX
4
Stain looseners on washday : PRETREATMENTS
5
Lip : SASS
6
Gobbled up, with "down" : WOLFED
7
Movie for which Jane Fonda won an Oscar : KLUTE
8
Starboard : RIGHTSIDE
9
You might strike one : POSE
10
Docked : MOORED
11
Mid-March honoree : STPATRICK
12
Map lines : ROADS
13
New York Cosmos star : PELE
21
Like some columns : OPED
22
Fig or fir : TREE
23
Hurdle for Mensa membership : IQTEST
24
Hawaiian dress : MUUMUU
25
Organism needing oxygen : AEROBE
29
Born : NEE
31
Can. neighbor : USA
33
Something said while holding a bag : TRICKORTREAT
34
Having bad luck, say : JINXED
35
Mean : INTEND
36
Spunky : FEISTY
38
Like The Onion : SATIRICAL
39
War enders : PEACETREATIES
41
Uncooked : RAW
42
Designer Diane ___ Furstenberg : VON
44
Honey site : HIVE
45
Rope material : HEMP
46
"Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" author : KINSEY
47
Begin, as a hobby : TAKEUP
48
Two-sport Sanders : DEION
49
Entertainment from a magician : CARDTRICK
51
Brand name in lawn care : ORTHO
53
Chimpanzee researcher Goodall : JANE
54
"Get Smart" org. : KAOS
55
"... ___ bottle of rum" : ANDA
59
Choices for Chicago commuters : ELS
60
Cavs, on a scoreboard : CLE
61
Nag (at) : EAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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