Key & Compass presents:
Kids, don't eat your Halloween candy
by Dan Shiovitz

Kids, don't eat your Halloween candy without having your parents inspect it first because there are SICKOS out there who will put RAZOR BLADES in it and you will CUT YOUR MOUTH and GET A POISONED INFECTION and DIE, all from eating your candy early. So don't do that. is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 1998 by Dan Shiovitz and his amazing programmable monkey. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 2 event.

You play as J Random Protagonist, wandering through the foggy streets of New York, looking for Neil deMause's apartment on Halloween night.

This solution is by David Welbourn.


w n knock on door push another wall THE END Outside NeildeMause'sHouse Somewhereelse inNew York A FourthRoom inNew York Inside NeildeMause'sHouse/Apartment SomeplaceElse inNew York A ThirdPlace inNew York Closet Someplacein New York

Someplace in New York

> x jack. take note. n. e. n. z. z. z. n. w.

Outside Neil deMause's House

> x door. knock on door.

Inside Neil deMause's House/Apartment

> x Neil. ask Neil about pumpkin. x cookies.

After three turns inside, the pumpkinhead knocks on the door. Neil hides in the kitchen. You hide in the closet.


> eat cookies. x coatrack.

> x wall. x another wall. push it.


Alas, I only managed a score of 4 out of 5. And are there really two ways to get to Neil's place in this game?





In a total of several turns, you have achieved a score of your-score points out of a possible 5, which gives you a rank of ranking.


Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

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