New York Times, Monday, May 6, 2013

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Five theme answers (three of them Across and two Down) start with the words A, E, I, O and U.
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,190
Across Down
1. Big first for a baby : STEP
5. Orange tubers : YAMS
9. Woodworking tools : ADZES
14. Bistro : CAFE
15. The "U" of "Law & Order: SVU" : UNIT
16. Place for a watch : WRIST
17. Something smashed by Abraham, in Jewish tradition : IDOL
18. Viral phenomenon : MEME
19. New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die," e.g. : MOTTO
20. E. M. Forster novel : AROOMWITHAVIEW
23. Glimpse : ESPY
24. Pepsi ___, sugar-free cola : ONE
25. Sicilian secret society : MAFIA
27. Farming: Prefix : AGRO
30. Growth on old bread : MOLD
34. Part of the Justice Dept. that conducts raids : ATF
35. Peruse again : REREAD
37. Chips ___! (cookie brand) : AHOY
38. "Count on me" : IWONTLETYOUDOWN
41. Challenge : DARE
42. Enclosed body of water on a tropical island : LAGOON
43. Harper ___, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" : LEE
44. Mexican miss: Abbr. : SRTA
45. Fe, chemically : IRON
46. Bottomless void : ABYSS
48. General on a Chinese menu : TSO
50. Bridge : SPAN
51. Signature song for MC Hammer : UCANTTOUCHTHIS
58. Bulgaria's capital : SOFIA
59. Symbol in the center of a Scrabble board : STAR
60. Turkish title : AGHA
62. Yellowstone and Yosemite : PARKS
63. Limping, say : LAME
64. Breakfast chain, briefly : IHOP
65. Wade noisily : SLOSH
66. "Now I get it" : OHOK
67. Call it a day : STOP
1. Biol. or chem. : SCI
2. "Look what I did!" : TADA
3. Grade meaning "Maybe you failed, but at least you tried" : EFOREFFORT
4. Nancy of the House of Representatives : PELOSI
5. Scrumptious : YUMMY
6. All over again : ANEW
7. "La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
8. "Leave in," to a proofreader : STET
9. "This is the worst!" : AWMAN
10. Sent up the wall : DROVEMAD
11. Penne alternative : ZITI
12. Villa d'___ : ESTE
13. Put in the overhead bin, say : STOW
21. Pictures that can make you dizzy : OPART
22. Jinx : HOODOO
25. Some motel employees : MAIDS
26. Fighting (with) : ATWAR
27. Toward the back : AREAR
28. Beginning, informally : GETGO
29. Synthetic silk : RAYON
31. Carol with the words "hear the angel voices" : OHOLYNIGHT
32. Home Depot rival : LOWES
33. Units of force : DYNES
36. Mama Cass : ELLIOT
39. Tidy types : NEATNIKS
40. Not fitting : UNAPT
47. Believers in the essential worth of all religions : BAHAIS
49. Secret supply : STASH
50. Film ogre voiced by Mike Myers : SHREK
51. Mail letters? : USPS
52. Unwanted stocking stuffer : COAL
53. Hairdo for Jimi Hendrix : AFRO
54. Norway's capital : OSLO
55. Great Salt Lake state : UTAH
56. Hunter's garb, for short : CAMO
57. "Go on, git!" : SHOO
61. Words With Friends, e.g. : APP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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