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New York Times, Thursday, December 16, 2004

Author:
Mike Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Torch

This puzzle:

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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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1216 ( 20,127 )
Across
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Makes cry, in a way : TEARGASSES
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Way off : AFAR
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Swelling rush : SPRINGTIDE
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Chute opener? : PARA
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City next to Newark : EASTORANGE
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Lead-up to a coup : PLOT
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Failed at a shootout : MISSED
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Additionally : ELSE
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Informal conversation opener : LISTEN
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Confronts : FACES
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Water colors : AQUAS
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Shot that's completely off the mark : AIRBALL
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Water pit : SUMP
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Comparatively close : ASNEAR
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Some radio listings: Abbr. : AMS
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1969 #3 hit … and a hint to this puzzle's theme : TIMEOFTHESEASON
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Old TV part : TRIODE
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This, in Toledo : ESTA
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Comebacks : RETORTS
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Progress little by little : CREEP
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100-eyed giant of myth : ARGUS
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Uncredited authors : GHOSTS
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Big pig : BOAR
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The Cat in the Hat had one : BOWTIE
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It's loaded : AMMO
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Bogey : ONEOVERPAR
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Percolate : SEEP
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Home of Rollins College : WINTERPARK
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Gardener's need : HOSE
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Starts, as an agreement : ENTERSINTO
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Literary inits. : TSE
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Org. that conducts many studies : EPA
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MGM motto starter : ARS
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Becoming gradually slower, in music : RIT
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Garden decorations : GNOMES
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Smiling : AGRIN
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Points on a line: Abbr. : STAS
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Faults : SINS
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Upper hand : EDGE
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Tournament favorite : SEED
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Fund-raising letter : APPEAL
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First semester offerings : FALLCLASSES
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Stopped lying : AROSE
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Taxi posting : RATES
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Holds up : LASTS
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Cry of surrender : IQUIT
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Quadrennial event : SUMMERGAMES
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Cash register part : TAPE
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It's figured according to the 14-Down : FARE
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Moving : ASTIR
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___ water : INHOT
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Orchestra section : REEDS
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Kind of coat : BASE
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Retro hairdo : AFRO
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Sacred song : MOTET
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Goes postal : SNAPS
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Baseball's Mel and others : OTTS
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Planelike : AERO
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Where the holm oak is native : EUROPE
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It's said when lifting the arm : CHEERS
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Disconcert : ABASH
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Mercutio's friend : ROMEO
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One who tithes : GIVER
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Boxer Riddick : BOWE
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"Come ___!" : ONIN
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Hit the road : WENT
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Lug : TOTE
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Coll. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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Give a thumbs down : PAN
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Obsolete form of "to be" : ART
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MGM rival, once : RKO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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