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New York Times, Monday, May 6, 2013

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne 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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S
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M
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0506 ( 23,190 )
Across
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
Down
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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