New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Author: Mike Torch
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Torch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Othello, for one : MOOR
5. Indian prince : RAJAH
10. ___ no. (bank info) : ACCT
14. Helper : AIDE
15. Like a gymnast : AGILE
16. Became tattered : WORE
17. Trudge : PLOD
18. King portrayer on stage and screen : YULBRYNNER
20. Neighbor of Israel : SYRIA
22. Sailing : ATSEA
23. Suffix with hotel : IER
24. Carte starter : ALA
26. Deceptive : TRICKY
28. Spokesperson who liked "wild hickory nuts" : EUELLGIBBONS
34. Co. with a plant : MFR
35. Tennis serving whiz : ACER
36. Brazilian dance : SAMBA
40. State of mind : MOOD
42. Speeder's bane : RADAR
44. Wine label info : YEAR
45. Silk-producing region : ASSAM
47. "Shake a leg!" : MOVE
48. Baseball stat. : RBI
49. Annual winter celebration : YULEFESTIVAL
53. Sweater material : ANGORA
56. Shelley's "___ Skylark" : TOA
57. Goose pimples producer : BOO
58. Fluster : ADDLE
62. Looks at lustfully : OGLES
66. Possible comment before an embarrassing admission : YOULLLAUGH
69. Give marks to : RATE
70. Army NCO : SSGT
71. Ventriloquist Bergen : EDGAR
72. Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
73. Burpee unit : SEED
74. Not just words : DEEDS
75. One taking a gander : EYER
1. Cartographic products : MAPS
2. Like unwashed hair, maybe : OILY
3. Scent : ODOR
4. Phone feature : REDIAL
5. Beam of light : RAY
6. Lago contents : AGUA
7. Reject, as a beau : JILT
8. Priestly wear : ALBS
9. Regarding this point : HERETO
10. Barley bristle : AWN
11. Like highway traffic markers : CONIC
12. Rural swimming place : CREEK
13. Robe fabric : TERRY
19. Tall tales : YARNS
21. Everybody : ALL
25. Petri dish filler : AGAR
27. Brit's exclamation : ISAY
28. Meddlesome heroine of an 1816 novel : EMMA
29. Some streaking lights, briefly : UFOS
30. Ardent love : EROS
31. Start of Caesar's boast : ICAME
32. ___ roses : BEDOF
33. Atlanta player : BRAVE
37. "Jeopardy!" creator ___ Griffin : MERV
38. Rum-soaked cake : BABA
39. Seed covering : ARIL
41. Belafonte song catchword : DAYO
43. Musical mark : REST
46. Many a commissioned artwork : MURAL
50. Served, as soup : LADLED
51. Unduly : TOO
52. "You have my support" : IAGREE
53. Bottomless chasm : ABYSS
54. Lasso part : NOOSE
55. Overcharge : GOUGE
59. Miami-___ County : DADE
60. Winter Olympics sport : LUGE
61. Quaint cry of horror : EGAD
63. Do-nothing : LAZY
64. Raison d'___ : ETRE
65. Burn : SEAR
67. Old Ford model : LTD
68. Mins. and mins. : HRS

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