Theme: Gone Fishin' — Theme answers are familiar phrases the last words of which relate to fishing.
Good puzzle today. Nothing too exciting, but a solid Tuesday. I personally do not care for fishing. Probably because I can't stand the smell of fish. I like to see fish used as a decoration, but I'd rather not see it on my dinner plate.
- 1A: Magic amulet (MOJO). Love this word. I'm pretty sure the first time I heard it was in Quincy Jones's "The Dude" back in 1981. Good times.
- 28A: Dynamic start? (AERO-). Here's another one of those tricky clues that you know to take literally by the question mark. Compare to 20A: Prefix with China (INDO-), which tells you straight out that you need a prefix, instead of using the question mark.
- 38A: "Put your John Hancock on this line" (SIGN HERE). I had a professor in college who used to encourage people to put their "Lucy Stone" on the line.
- 10D: Giraffe relative (OKAPI). When I saw this in the puzzle I thought I had found my CW101 word for the day, but it turns out we've already covered it.
- 54D: Vintage Jaguars (XKES). I can never remember this. I always want there to be a J in it.
- 57D: Toy magnate __ Schwarz (F. A. O.). I used to work at a building that had the flagship F. A. O. Schwarz on the street level. It's the same building where the big Apple Store is now.
Other CW101 we've already covered includes OONA(43A: Chaplin's fourth wife), ENID (59A: Oklahoma city), ERTÉ (61A: One-named Deco artist), and BOSC (63A: Greenish-yellow pear).
Everything Else — 9A: UPS deliveries requiring payment (CODS); 14A: Ship to remember (MAINE); 15A: Related (AKIN); 18A: Christmas trio (MAGI); 21A: Lukewarm (TEPID); 26A: The flu, for one (ILLNESS); 29A: God (DEITY); 30A: Most intelligent (SMARTEST); 34A: Looooong time (EON); 35A: Blocker of offensive TV material (V-CHIP); 37A: Penn & Teller, e.g. (DUO); 41A: Desert rest stops (OASES); 44A: Weepy people (SOBBERS); 50A: Orderly display (ARRAY); 51A: Has a meal (EATS); 52A: Repair (FIX); 55A: Reddish horse (ROAN); 59A: Oklahoma city (ENID); 60A: Numerical relationship (RATIO); 62A: Personnel dept. IDs (SSNS); 63A: Greenish-yellow pear (BOSC); 64A: Treos and iPhones, briefly (PDAS); 1D: Riot squad spray (MACE); 2D: Weighty obligation (ONUS); 3D: Harry Potter's creator (J. K. ROWLING); 4D: Bit of granola (OAT); 5D: Bamboo-eating critters (PANDAS); 6D: __ superiority: obvious confidence (AIR OF); 7D: Juan's "one" (UNO); 8D: Was in first place (LED); 9D: King Arthur's realm (CAMELOT); 11D: "Let's eat!" ("DIG IN!"); 12D: Like a catty remark (SNIDE); 14D: Expensive furs (MINKS); 17D: Dance company founder Alvin (AILEY); 21D: La., on old U.S. maps (TERR.); 23D: Bug in a colony (ANT); 24D: "__ Said": Neil Diamond hit (I AM I); 25D: Minimum-range tide (NEAP); 26D: March 15th, e.g. (IDES); 27D: First of 13 popes (LEO I); 30D: "__ Believes in Me": Kenny Rogers hit (SHE); 31D: His name wound up on a lemon (EDSEL FORD); 32D: Plaintiff (SUER); 33D: Partner of turn (TOSS); 35D: "__, vidi, vici": Caesar's boast (VENI); 36D: Mountain goat's perch (CRAG); 39D: Words after "Look, Ma" (NO HANDS); 40D: Sanctified (HOLY); 41D: Way beyond pleasingly plump (OBESE); 42D: Prez on a penny (ABE); 44D: Kind of electricity (STATIC); 45D: Big name in garden care (ORTHO); 46D: Rabbit look-alikes (HARES); 47D: Smooths, as hair (IRONS); 48D: Smidgen of sand (GRAIN); 49D: Tests by lifting (HEFTS); 53D: Greek "i" (IOTA); 56D: Planet (ORB); 58D: Like cool cats (HEP).