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It comes after Easter (4 letter answer)

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The answer TIDE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 110 puzzles.

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TIDE as a noun:

1. the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
2. something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea); "a rising tide of popular interest"
3. (tide, lunar time period) = there are usually two high and two low tides each day

TIDE as a verb:

1. (tide, surge) = rise or move forward; "surging waves"
2. cause to float with the tide
3. be carried with the tide