Tuesday Weld, 1961
Puzzle by Michael Black, edited by Will Shortz
SUN ON MONDAY (20A. Ironic weather forecast?), WED ON THURSDAY (33A. Ironic marriage plan?) and SAT ON FRIDAY (50A. Ironic exam schedule?) are the interrelated group of this Tuesday-less Wednesday crossword.
Other — AEROBICS (36D. Gym class set to music), BAD THROW (2D. Ball field error), CHEETOS (1D. Orange munchies), ERIC IDLE (3D. Monty Python member), PLAYSET (40D. Jungle gym, swings, etc.), YEAR-LONG (37D. Like many magazine subscriptions).
Six-letter — ASSISI, DETAIL, FEDORA, LATENS, NEALON, OUT-ATE, POODLE (10D. Sometimes-dyed dog), X-RAYED, SEAMEN, SVELTE (24A. Alluringly slender), TATERS, THIGHS.
Five — ANTED, Thin as A REED, BABAS (5A. Cakes with a kick), BONUS, ECOLE, EMOTE, FARED, FERAL, GAUNT (28D. All skin and bones), JETTA, LAZAR, NFLER, NOKIA, OLDEN, ORDER, OTHER, OVALS, OXIDE, PINER, REDID, SEAMS.
Short stuff — ACNE, ADIN, ART, AXON, BAS, BIOS, BIKO, BLY, CBER, DALI (53D. “The Persistence of Memory“ artist), DJED, DNA, EDIT, ETC, FEY, GEED, HARA, ILET, INS and IRS, IOTA, IZOD, JEEP, JOG (26A. Do some cardio), POUR, POX, RAT and RACE, SHR, SOLE and SORE (58A. Ruing the workout, maybe), SSGT.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. “Roger that” sayer; 10. “A POX on you!”; 13. ___-kiri; 14. Laughing gas, for one; 15. Mixologist’s instruction; 16. Fine-tune, as a script; 17. Finland-based communications giant; 18. Wee bit; 19. “Yada yada yada”; 22. KFC servings; 25. What to do at a drive-thru window; 30. It’s under a foot; 31. Bullet-point item; 38. Grows darker; 39. Ride for Hawkeye or Radar; 41. Chipped in; 45. “Making something out of nothing and selling it,” per Frank Zappa; 46. Like dogs in packs; 47. Carrier crew; 49. Classic Sinatra topper; 54. Nellie who circled the world; 55. “How could ___ this happen?”; 56. Agent Swifty; 57. Dust jacket bits; 59. Where élèves study; 60. Prom night worry; 61. Helpful connections; 62. Overhauled; 63. Army NCO. DOWN: 4. Unpopular mobster; 5. Boss’s good news; 6. Neural transmitter; 7. Steven ___, subject of “Cry Freedom”; 9. Point before “game,” maybe; 9. Clothes lines; 15. Yearning sort; 20. Stock unit: Abbr.; 21. Cameo shapes; 23. Turned right, like Dobbin; 25. Midrange Volkswagen; 27. None of the above; 31. Paternity test factor; 32. Quarterly payment recipient, for short; 34. Of yore; 35. Spun 45s, say; 41. Home of St. Francis; 42. “S.N.L.” alum Kevin; 43. Home runs, in slang; 44. Be melodramatic; 46. Palin parodist; 48. Buc or Niner; 49. Got along; 51. Where “They’re off!” may be heard; 52. Preppy shirt brand; 57. Many undergrad degs.