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NOTABLE HALLOWEEN TALE

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1981

1-Down : ___ Dai of Vietnam

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)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Caroline G. Fitzgerald has 12 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,681
Across
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Lament : BEMOAN
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Youngman's giveaway : WIFE
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Famed street : WALL
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Lhasa ___ (canine) : APSO
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"___ of Honey" : ATASTE
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" ... how like ___!": Hamlet : AGOD
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Fancy : IDEA
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Jack the quipper : PAAR
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Departure order : OHPETERGORINGDEMBELLS
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"Ah, yes!" : ISEE
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Make effervescent : AERATE
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Dawber or Shriver : PAM
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Supped : ATE
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Comrade of Chu Teh : MAO
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Concorde : SST
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Gate fastening : LATCH
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Pekingese, e.g. : LAPDOG
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Refs' colleagues : UMPS
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Drudges : TOILS
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West German river : EDER
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Siamese : THAI
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Onagers: Fr. : ANES
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Gad about : TRAIPSE
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Attached : TIEDTO
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Heavy, for one : ROLE
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Invitation : SENDINTHECLOWNS
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Brunch order : OMELET
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Laughter, in León : RISA
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Pompey, to Caesar : FOE
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Harry and Bess : HSTRUMANS
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Harvey, for one : RABBIT
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Mrs. in Murcia : SRA
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Put on a new front : REFACED
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"To ___ tale of length ... " : ENDA
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Rat Islands native : ALEUT
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Ornamental scheme : DECOR
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Letter opener : DEAR
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Valuable violin : CREMONA
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Thread: Comb. form : NEM
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Iris pests : BORERS
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" ... Dr. Jekyll ___" : ANDMRHYDE
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Darkish : DIM
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Frost or Snow : POET
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Used-car deal : RESALE
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Discovery : THELADYISATRAMP
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Sailor : SWAB
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Negotiator of the night : TREATER
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"___ forgive those ... " : ASWE
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Zola novel : NANA
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Suffix with inchoative verbs : ESCE
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___ Po, eighth-century Chinese poet : LITAI
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Plea on the way home : SHINEONHARVESTMOON
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Lease leader : LEND
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Misanthropes : HATERS
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Pope who became a saint : PAULI
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L-P connection : MNO
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Actor-comedian Louis : NYE
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Getaway: Abbr. : ESC
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Solicit : ASK
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Town in Kathiawar : LIMBDI
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Memorable anthropologist : MEAD
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Dream, to du Barry : REVE
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Carol : NOEL
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Japanese monastery : TERA
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"When Day ___," 1926 song : ISDONE
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"___ Tod," in a Grieg work : ASES
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Sturdy cart : DRAY
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Mine vehicle : TRAM
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Obnoxiously hazy : SMOGGY
Down
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___ Dai of Vietnam : BAO
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Selassie, for one : ETHIOPIAN
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Plats : MAPS
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Douay Bible book : OSEE
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Demonstrate : ATTEST
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Becky Crawley, ___ Sharp : NEE
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Engage in : WAGE
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The Munsters' pet bat : IGOR
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"___ We Know," 1934 song : FORALL
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Greeley's process : EDITAL
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Costume accessory : WIG
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State further : ADD
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Peggy or Brenda : LEE
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Jack-o'-lantern : LAMP
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Pithecanthropus : APEMAN
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Buddy : PAL
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Crusaders' mighty enemy : SALADIN
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"Like rock ___ ... ": Wordsworth : ORSTONE
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Seeded in tennis : RATED
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Fishermen's gear : NETS
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Indonesian island : BALI
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Roe : EGGS
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Blockheads : MUTTS
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Love, to Dean Martin : AMORE
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Ghost costumes : SHEETS
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Start of a Williams title : CATON
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R.M.N. aide : HRH
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Org. for golfers : PGA
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Hit home, in a way : SLID
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___ noire (bugbear) : BETE
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Clapton or Heiden : ERIC
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Pinna's locale : EAR
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Bravo or Muni : RIO
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Haunted-house occupant : SPIRIT
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Fit of pique : SNIT
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Prankster : ELF
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Large-headed studdings : DOORNAILS
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Outdoorsy fabric : TWEED
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Master : LORD
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Nonflying bird : EMU
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Jumbled : HASHED
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Disgrace : SHAME
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Turkish title : EMEER
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Uhlan's weapon : LANCE
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Home of a biblical hag : ENDOR
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Autocrats : TSARS
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Shrimp dish : SCAMPI
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Bridge honor card : TEN
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Airport device : RADAR
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Wampum : BEADS
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Rangoon's country : BURMA
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Convened again : REMET
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Famed French explorer : ACO
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Danish island : FYN
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Essay : TRY
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"Backbone" of S.A. : ANDES
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Pipe-tobacco leftover : DOTTEL
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Consider : CHEW
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Grizzly one : BEAR
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Literary initials (See 93 A) : RLS
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Busch or Marsh : MAE
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Bone part: Comb. form : OSTEON
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"I ___ knocking ... ": Shak. : HEARA
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Device for collecting plankton : DNET
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Tom's affirmative to Aunt Polly : YESM
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Sora : RAIL
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Charmian's activity : ATTENDING
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Former labor leader : MEANY
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Flower : PRIDE
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Bay State cape : ANN
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Pooh-___ ("Mikado" character) : BAH
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Laver's erstwhile rival : ASHE
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Sacred scriptures of Hinduism : SHASTRA
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Soarers on brooms : WITCHES
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Compass point : ENE
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Forty winks : NAP
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Dangerfield, e.g. : COMIC
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Rubs out : ERASES
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Greek peak : OSSA
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St. Jerome's Bible: Abbr. : VULG
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Defender of Gibraltar: 1779-83 : ELIOTT
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Come to a boil : SIMMER
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Conduct based on religious laws : NOMISM
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Class : KIND
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Theda of the silents : BARA
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Small amount : DRAM
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Excited : AGOG
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Second person : EVE
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Cachar on congou : TEA
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Skillful at trickery : SLY
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Word on a towel : HIS
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Wellington adversary : NEY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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