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This puzzle appeared on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in syndication. The original New York Times publication date is shown below.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
by Jeff Chen
Thu 3/21/2013
ACNEFAKEHAST
SHINLULLISAAK
SANSSERIFGABLE
ATTAXONOHHELL
IREFORESTFIRES
LONERAAHISRO
SODAALEVE
MORTGAGEREFIS
TERSESPEC
ANSNUILOBRAD
BICHONFRISEOTC
UNHURTABIEMBA
TEEMSSTIRFRIES
SAMOAPEDIISLE
MARXADOSBETS
© 2013, The New York Times
JimH notes: STIR FRIES to finish each theme answer.
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

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