New York Times, Thursday, June 3, 2004

Author: Mike Torch
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Torch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FGJQUXZ} Spans: 2 Grid is asymmetric Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2004, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Result of a handshake, maybe : PACT
5. Athlete's foot symptom : ITCH
9. Musical ability, slangily : CHOPS
14. Yours, in Tours : ATOI
15. It borders Mayfair : SOHO
16. Behavior pattern : HABIT
17. Start of a quote by 9-Down : CONVENTIONALITY
20. Oz visitor : TOTO
21. For each : PER
22. Natl. Humor Month : APR
24. Norms: Abbr. : STDS
27. Some wool : ALPACA
32. Argentine aunt : TIA
33. Guest welcomers : MATS
35. Hodgepodges : OLIOS
36. Glossary part : TERM
38. Western tribe : OTOE
39. Skater Lipinski and others : TARAS
40. Eastern tribe : ERIE
41. "___ as a winter swallow": Balzac : RARE
42. Connect with : TIETO
43. Read : SCAN
44. Like this puzzle's grid : ASYMMETRIC
46. Not bad, as an argument : TENABLE
48. One of the family : SIB
49. Overused : TRITE
51. Teamster : DRIVER
56. Dummy : NITWIT
59. Mailing to a record exec : DEMOTAPE
61. Like a bialy : ONIONY
62. Like a decal : IRONEDON
63. One of four in 80 : SCORE
64. Bicycle buyer's request : TESTRIDE
65. "The Ladykillers" star, 2004 : HANKS
66. Construction ___ : SITE
67. Finish (up) : SEW
1. Fed. Election Commission registrant : PAC
2. ___ Z : ATO
3. One who doesn't do what's expected : CONTRARIAN
4. Popular video recorder : TIVO
5. Second half of the quote : ISNOTMORALITY
6. Little one : TOT
7. A.L. and N.L. city : CHI
8. Bucket : HOOP
9. See 17-Across : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
10. Shakespearean prince : HAL
11. Middle piece of Tokyo? : OBI
12. Locale in a Poe story : PIT
13. Pork place? : STY
18. S.A.T. administrators : ETS
19. Cultural org. : NEA
22. Swear : ATTEST
23. Puncture : PIERCE
25. Computer program input : DATASET
26. News feature : STORY
28. Part of R.S.V.P. : PLAIT
29. Broadcaster : AIRER
30. Cousin of a raccoon : COATI
31. Like some profs. : ASSOC
34. "It ___ to me ..." : SEEMS
37. Highway sign : MENATWORK
45. Nearest the center : MIDMOST
47. Pickling solutions : BRINES
50. Emends : EDITS
52. Roman road : ITER
53. Quo ___? : VADIS
54. Lyric poem : EPODE
55. Take up again : RENEW
56. Snack : NOSH
57. ___ Trail in the Andes : INCA
58. Noun suffix : TION
60. "... ___ saw Elba" : EREI

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