On Speck
by Fred Piscop

Across

1. Much afternoon TV fare
6. Positive thinker Norman Vincent __
11. "__ Boot"
14. Dumb cluck
15. Tabletop decoration
16. __-Locka, Fla.
17. Work of a bygone era
19. Calendar col.
20. English horn, e.g.
21. Draw forth
23. Not as bummed
27. Whittle away
28. Went gaga over
29. President __ (Senate figure)
32. Rock's Cream and ZZ Top, for two
33. Major water carriers
34. Busy one in Apr.
37. Fisheye, for one
38. Pageant entrant's asset
39. White rice's lack
40. __ out (decline)
41. In push-up position
42. Stop pedaling, for a while
43. Gawkers at nude beaches, e.g.
45. Squeaky clean
46. 2004 Jude Law title role
48. Didn't match, colorwise
49. Bowties, shells, etc.
51. Like Aesop's grapes
52. "Sweet as apple cider" girl
53. Dry cleaner's fluid
59. "__ Things Considered"
60. Dog-__ (well-worn)
61. Split to wed
62. Born, in bios
63. Accepts an oater challenge
64. Baton-passing event

Down

1. Nurse, in a way
2. "To a ..." work
3. Filling station offering
4. Fermented fare in the Islands
5. Loads of bunk
6. Musician in a kilt
7. Author Bagnold or Blyton
8. Hoppy brew
9. Doily material
10. Shoe openings
11. Economic bust of 2000
12. Rose garden pest
13. Cook in a wok, maybe
18. Boy Scout's daily duty
22. Ill temper
23. "Little Iodine" cartoonist Jimmy
24. Madison Ave. figure
25. Checkout counter, e.g.
26. Big leaguers
29. Annoying kids

30. Souffl├ęs do it
31. Song from "A Chorus Line"
33. Alhambra builder
35. Cut-and-__
36. Paid for a hand
38. __-K (toddlers' school)
39. Burlesque show scarves
41. Tickled pink
42. Musician with snakes
44. Oater "Scram!"
45. You're reading one now
46. Bee-related
47. Tureen go-with
48. They're pulled by skydivers
50. Rigging support
51. Dish served with a 47-Down
54. "... man __ mouse?"
55. Soccer stadium cry
56. Radio setting: Abbr.
57. Clean-air org.
58. Marina Del __


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