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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Frightful Fill-In

October 28, 2009, 5:09 pm
By Katherine Schulten

Directions: Fill in the blanks in the first four paragraphs of the 2008 article “Another Day, Another Bloody Corpse .”

You can try to fill them in with your own words before you see the choices, or click “read more” below to see a scrambled list of the words that were removed.


Every year, Leonard Pickel warns his wife, Jeanne, not to ________ at the man wielding the ________. But Mrs. Pickel can’t help herself.

She ________. She leaps. She is chased in circles around her husband, a ________ Texan with a hangdog jowl, who stands as ________ as a post.

This scene plays out, the Pickels said the other day, in one haunted house after another each ________. “I always say the easiest way to make the guy with the chainsaw look ________ is not to ________,” Mr. Pickel explained. “Because when he gets up to you, he either has to ________ you or turn and walk away.”

The Pickels are haunted house ________, the owners of Haunted Attraction ________ (“the premier publication of the dark amusement industry,” according to its cover) and the proprietors of a handful of businesses that serve what they call ________. Each fall, they ________ the country, visiting dozens of haunted houses along the way. This year, their first stop was New York.

Word Choices: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/frightful-fill-in/#more-6793
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