New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 2013

Author: Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeff Chen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWYZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: STIR FRIES to finish each theme answer.
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,144
Across Down
1. Side effect of steroid use : ACNE
5. Handoff that isn't : FAKE
9. Biblical verb : HAST
13. Climb using all four limbs : SHIN
14. Break : LULL
15. Rocker Chris : ISAAK
17. Undecorated type? : SANSSERIF
19. Butler player of note : GABLE
20. Case studier: Abbr. : ATT
21. One acting on impulse? : AXON
22. "Crud!" : OHHELL
23. Furor : IRE
24. Subjects of some park sign warnings : FORESTFIRES
26. First name in horror : LON
27. Classical ___ : ERA
28. Yellowfin tuna, on menus : AHI
29. Packed letters? : SRO
30. Part of a fast-food combo : SODA
32. Commercial name for naproxen : ALEVE
34. Some homeowner transactions when interest rates fall, informally : MORTGAGEREFIS
40. Elliptical, in a way : TERSE
41. An article may be written on it : SPEC
43. Y or N, maybe : ANS
46. Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
47. Highball? : LOB
50. "Wicked!" : RAD
51. Certain lap dog : BICHONFRISE
54. Like 32-Across, for short : OTC
55. Sound : UNHURT
56. Rose's guy, on Broadway : ABIE
57. Exec's degree : MBA
58. Abounds : TEEMS
59. Wok dishes : STIRFRIES
61. Western ___ : SAMOA
62. 59-Down treatment, informally : PEDI
63. Castaway's locale : ISLE
64. Richard with the 1989 #1 hit "Right Here Waiting" : MARX
65. Big rushes : ADOS
66. Lays it on the line? : BETS
1. Sets upon : ASSAILS
2. Cyberspace space : CHATROOM
3. Company whose name roughly means "leave luck to heaven" : NINTENDO
4. "Star Trek" extra: Abbr. : ENS
5. Bending muscle : FLEXOR
6. Night light : AURORA
7. Oscar winner for "A Fish Called Wanda" : KLINE
8. Seasonal mall figure : ELF
9. Slap up? : HIGHFIVE
10. Japanese beer brand : ASAHI
11. Cavalry sidearms : SABERS
12. Like LeBron James vis-à-vis Kobe Bryant : TALLER
16. Kutcher's character on "That '70s Show" : KELSO
18. Jewel box? : SAFE
22. Census form option : OTHER
25. Point of ___ : SALE
31. It may be fine : ART
32. Census datum : AGE
33. Bad marks : EFS
35. John Coltrane played it : TENORSAX
36. McJob holder : GRUNT
37. "... ___ to say ..." : ASIF
38. "You have my word!" : IPROMISE
39. Airplane light icon : SEATBELT
42. Jewel boxes : CDCASES
43. Borders : ABUTS
44. When many clocks are punched : NINEAM
45. Conceptual framework : SCHEMA
47. A wolf has a strong one : LIBIDO
48. Underworld boss? : OSIRIS
49. Kobe ___ : BEEF
52. Bookstore section : HUMOR
53. Deserved : RATED
59. See 62-Across : SPA
60. Barbecue offering : RIB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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