Haunted House Foodie

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Puzzle Notes

Greetings Friends!

Over the years I've noticed that the most effective mail-generator is -- the dreadful pun. Last week, in this preamble, the dumpling pun resulted in quite a few emails, mostly of the "You've gone too far" variety. Be that as it may, I love hearing from you: during good times, bad times and punny times.

Make no bones about it, we're in Mischief Night mode -- a few days early (as we're a Tuesday puzzle), but ready to shake, rattle and troll on October 31. 

Welcome to Week 543 of Crossword Nation. Submitted for your approval, we present "Haunted House Foodie" as your crossword of the week. Enjoy the holiday revelry and thank you kindly for subscribing!

Until next time, I remain . . .

Cruciverbally yours, 


Solvers of The New Yorker puzzles: Themeless puzzlers, please check out my latest crossword (a "challenging" diversion, per the editors).

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Happy solving and be well!

Liz Gorski