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HALLOWEEN

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1976

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 588 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,941
Across
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Oct. 31 sound effects : MOANS
6
W.W. II mil. unit : WAAC
10
Jokes with : KIDS
14
Baker's quantity : BATCH
19
Biting : ACRID
20
Bakery worker : ICER
21
Eye part : UVEA
22
Snake: Prefix : OPHIO
23
Rock group for Oct. 31 party : THEGRATEFULDEAD
26
Wants : NEEDS
27
Cal or Georgia : TECH
28
Payment stub: Abbr. : RCT
29
___-de-vie : EAU
30
Portuguese explorer : DIAS
32
Blanket or hen : WET
33
Latin-class word : ERAT
34
Party guests : GHOULS
36
Ventilate : AERATE
38
Making pasture sounds : MOOING
40
Gay party guests : HIGHSPIRITS
45
Mild oath : BEGAD
48
Light gas : NEON
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___ Morgue : RUE
51
Dies ___ : IRAE
52
Pendant : EARRING
54
Casualty of kitchen progress : ICEMAN
57
Gide : ANDRE
58
___-Roman : GRAECO
59
Word with rum : DEMON
61
Let out : DISMISS
63
Public-channel offering: Abbr. : ETV
64
___ accompli : FAIT
66
Gender: Abbr. : FEM
68
Raccoon : COATI
69
Bicentennial guest : THESPIRITOFSEVENTYSIX
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Certain lifting agent : YEAST
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Prefix for corn or form : UNI
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Cubist pioneer : MIRO
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Do a court job : TRY
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Tusked animal : WARTHOG
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Witch of ___ : ENDOR
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Result of a faulty shuffle : REDEAL
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Miss Evert : CHRIS
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Strawberry: Fr. : FRAISE
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Port near Naples : SALERNO
91
Indian native : TODA
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Lion's share : ALL
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United: Prefix : GAMO
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Saar, for one : BASIN
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Party hellions : NASTYDEVILS
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Bestowed kudos on : LAUDED
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Goddess of witchcraft : HECATE
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Shade of purple : ARGYLE
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Witches' ___ : BREW
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Gehrig et al. : LOUS
114
Creek : RIA
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Certain G.I. : PFC
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Place for a gutter : EAVE
117
Garand, for one : RIFLE
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Party desserts : DEVILSFOODCAKES
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Prohibit : ESTOP
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Grape pigment: Var. : ENIN
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Game : POLO
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Cubic measure : STERE
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"I met a man who ___ there" : WASNT
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State: Abbr. : SDAK
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Kernel : SEED
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Akkadian: Abbr. : ASSYR
Down
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Dull finish : MATTE
2
Color : OCHER
3
Betel palm : ARECA
4
Conveyance to the party : NIGHTMARE
5
One who transmits: Abbr. : SDR
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Party hour : WITCHING
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Paint solvent : ACETONE
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W.W. I group : AEF
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"The ___ Sea" : CRUEL
10
Antelope : KUDU
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"___ had it!" : IVE
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Direction to the party : DEADAHEAD
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Miss Thompson et al. : SADIES
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Dwarfed plant : BONSAI
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Mimic : APE
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Party guests : THEWEIRDSISTERS
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Killer: Suffix : CIDE
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Throng : HOST
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Ship of myth : ARGO
25
Flog : LASH
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French sculptor : ARP
35
Italian poet Betti : UGO
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Conn. college : TRINITY
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Of a poetic form : ODIC
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Castle and Rich : IRENES
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Spirit ___ : GUM
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Sailors : TARS
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Find out : SEE
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Sire : BEGET
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Pearl Buck's was good : EARTH
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Party dresses : GRAVEYARDSHIFTS
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Filch : NIM
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Angler's complaint : NOFISH
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Places for 47 Down : COFFINS
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More precise : NICER
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After amas : AMAT
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Roman 502 : DII
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Certain dying words : ETTU
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Mexican state : SONORA
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___ self-defense : ARTOF
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Note : MEMO
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Arranged in order : SERIATE
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Strokes : PATS
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U.S. playwright : ONEILL
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Man, in old Rome : VIR
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Native of Shiraz : IRANI
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Wood: Suffix : XYLON
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Stop! : WHOA
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Party location : GRAVESEND
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Ph.D. or B.A. : DEG
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German river : ELBE
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Party spongers : DEADBEATS
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Large box: Abbr. : CTN
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Baba : ALI
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Party fare : SOULFOOD
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Math branch : ALG
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Thing to dance around : MAYPOLE
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Named, to Shakespeare : YCLEPT
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P.I. tree : DAO
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Musical pieces : ETUDES
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Jib, e.g. : SAIL
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Lessened: Abbr. : DECD
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Grates : RASPS
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Croupiers' gear : RAKES
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___ which way : EVERY
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German river : WESER
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Skeleton ___ : CREW
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Spanish laugh : RISA
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Hockey milieu : RINK
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Partner of lat. : LON
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Routing word : VIA
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Hostile one : FOE
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Civil War side: Abbr. : CSA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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