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(3/-1) QUARTERRICAN--Last name shared by the quarter-Puerto Rican star of She's All That and his father, who played Chico Rodriguez in the 1970s.47314
(6/-2) JOHN BOY--The baby John the Baptist leapt in the womb of this mother of his when the Virgin Mary visited her.42220
(9/-3) "MAGNA" (note the quotation marks)--This 11-letter adjective is a synonym for generous.6400
(12/-4) QUANTUM--This physicist and Harvey Fletcher's oil drop experiment showed that electric charge is quantized: always a multiple of the electron's charge.23536
(15/-5) LEFTY--The planning of a taxi driver strike frames the vignettes in this playwright's 1935 play Waiting for Lefty.28135

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