Halloween Hiding!

Can you get the two words associated with Halloween, beginning with the same letter, that are hidden in each sentence? You must get both to score.

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Agüero, Messi, Kempes: cream of the Argentinian crop; Mascherano, Crespo... ok, you get my drift?
He was an orphan: Tom Jones, foundling, but he knew that with all hands to the pump, King George would defeat the rebels.
''Halloween epitomises everything I abhor!'' Rory expostulated. ''How Lavinia puts up with it is beyond me.''
The bird sanctuary was evacuated, but in the panic, a pelican and a toucan, dying of thirst, were overlooked.
''We burn their hovels and double their taxes,'' muttered the sheriff, with furrowed brow, ''and still they harbour him!''
''Ugh! Ostrich eggs?'' spluttered Hugo, blinking in disbelief. ''I didn't know they were edible.''
In offering to run the disco, Stu meant well, but was pathetic at judging people's musical tastes.
You could never say Bob lacked initiative: in the end, he got a job at Ikea, selling Dime bars!
''It's not all doom and gloom, ask anyone; Dom is totally in control.'' ''Exactly!'' retorted Keir.
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  • You will only get credit for my answers, not ones thrown up incidentally, unless you make a good case for them, that is!
    As usual, the hidden words span two or more words, and punctuation is there to distract.
Classic: Type in answers that appear in a list
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2022
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