New York Times, Thursday, December 16, 2004

Author: Mike Torch
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Torch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Makes cry, in a way : TEARGASSES
11. Way off : AFAR
15. Swelling rush : SPRINGTIDE
16. Chute opener? : PARA
17. City next to Newark : EASTORANGE
18. Lead-up to a coup : PLOT
19. Failed at a shootout : MISSED
20. Additionally : ELSE
21. Informal conversation opener : LISTEN
25. Confronts : FACES
26. Water colors : AQUAS
27. Shot that's completely off the mark : AIRBALL
31. Water pit : SUMP
32. Comparatively close : ASNEAR
33. Some radio listings: Abbr. : AMS
36. 1969 #3 hit ? and a hint to this puzzle's theme : TIMEOFTHESEASON
39. Sault ___ Marie : STE
40. Old TV part : TRIODE
41. This, in Toledo : ESTA
42. Comebacks : RETORTS
44. Progress little by little : CREEP
45. 100-eyed giant of myth : ARGUS
47. Uncredited authors : GHOSTS
48. Big pig : BOAR
49. The Cat in the Hat had one : BOWTIE
53. It's loaded : AMMO
54. Bogey : ONEOVERPAR
59. Percolate : SEEP
60. Home of Rollins College : WINTERPARK
61. Gardener's need : HOSE
62. Starts, as an agreement : ENTERSINTO
1. Literary inits. : TSE
2. Org. that conducts many studies : EPA
3. MGM motto starter : ARS
4. Becoming gradually slower, in music : RIT
5. Garden decorations : GNOMES
6. Smiling : AGRIN
7. Points on a line: Abbr. : STAS
8. Faults : SINS
9. Upper hand : EDGE
10. Tournament favorite : SEED
11. Fund-raising letter : APPEAL
12. First semester offerings : FALLCLASSES
13. Stopped lying : AROSE
14. Taxi posting : RATES
21. Holds up : LASTS
22. Cry of surrender : IQUIT
23. Quadrennial event : SUMMERGAMES
24. Cash register part : TAPE
25. It's figured according to the 14-Down : FARE
27. Moving : ASTIR
28. ___ water : INHOT
29. Orchestra section : REEDS
30. Kind of coat : BASE
32. Retro hairdo : AFRO
34. Sacred song : MOTET
35. Goes postal : SNAPS
37. Baseball's Mel and others : OTTS
38. Planelike : AERO
43. Where the holm oak is native : EUROPE
44. It's said when lifting the arm : CHEERS
45. Disconcert : ABASH
46. Mercutio's friend : ROMEO
47. One who tithes : GIVER
49. Boxer Riddick : BOWE
50. "Come ___!" : ONIN
51. Hit the road : WENT
52. Lug : TOTE
55. Coll. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
56. Give a thumbs down : PAN
57. Obsolete form of "to be" : ART
58. MGM rival, once : RKO

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