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New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 2013

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWYZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

STIR FRIES to finish each theme answer.

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A
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C
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N
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E
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F
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A
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K
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H
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K
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G
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L
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A
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A
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V
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E
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M
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T
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G
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A
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I
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S
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C
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N
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N
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L
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O
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B
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R
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B
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H
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R
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B
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0321 ( 23,144 )
Across
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
Down
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, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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