The Boys of Summer

The Boys of Summer, Puzzle by Fred Piscop, edited by Will Shortz
If you subscribe to The New York Times on-line Premium Crosswords, you are probably familiar with the monthly puzzle. For the month of July, the title of the crossword is The Boys of Summer and features "boys" in nearly three dozen clues in this very sunny puzzle.
Across: 1. Santa CLAUS (bringer of gifts to boys and girls); 6. The Beach Boys’ “Barbara ANN”; 9. Kinks song with the lyrics “girls will be boys and boys will be girls”; 13. “Elvira” band The Oak RIDGE Boys; 17. City near Boys Town, Neb.; 18. “Kiss the Boys Goodbye” playwright Clare Boothe LUCE; 23. Girl dog played by boys on TV; 38. TALL boys (bottles of beer); 52. The VIENNA Boys’ Choir; 61. Palmer of “The Boys From Brazil”; 63. TORI Amos, singer with the album “Boys for Pele”; 64. It may read “Boys” on a lavatory door; 67. Rock’s LOS Lonely Boys.
Down: 3. Yauch or Horovitz of the Beastie Boys; 5. The Four SEASONS (group portrayed in “Jersey Boys”); 6. Ethan ALLEN of the Green Mountain Boys; 7. “Boys” or “girls,” in grammer; 9. Young boys; 11. “The Boys From Brazil” author Ira LEVIN; 15. Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys ARE Back in Town”; 25. Bette of “For the Boys”; 26. COREY Feldman of “The Lost Boys”; 29. Huntz HALL of the Bowery Boys; 30. “The Boys of Summer writer Kahn; 31. Sam of Broadway’s “The Sunshine Boys”; 36. “The Sunshine Boys” has two; 37. Leoni of “Bad Boys” (1995); 39. Highboys of lowboys; 43. Esai of “Bad Boys” (1983); 46. Louisa May Alcott’s “JO’S Boys”; 51. “The Sunshine Boys” star George; 53. “Where the Boys Are” composer Sedaka; 55. “Rally ‘Round the FLAG, Boys!” (Paul Newman movie); 57. “Boys WILL be boys”.
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