- 17A: See 57-Across (OVER THE TOP).
- 22A: See 57-Across (BEYOND BELIEF).
- 36A: See 57-Across (TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE).
- 44A: See 57-Across (OFF THE CHARTS).
- 57A: Clue for 17-, 22-, 36- and 44-Across (PHENOMENAL).
On to the good stuff:
- 1A: "Food, Body and Mind" diet maven (CRAIG). I'm showing my age when I tell you that my first thought was Adelle Davis.
- 14A: Wolf cry, often? (FALSE ALARM). Great clue.
- 20A: Shinto temple gateway (TORII). I've seen pictures of these structures but didn't know the name. I'm pretty sure I've seen TORII in a puzzle before, but it didn't come back to me at all. Needed every cross.
- 21A: Longtime Chicago Symphony maestro (SOLTI). Crosswordese 301.
- 24A: Steppes native (TATAR). I read the clue as "Steppes relative" and was trying to think of another geographical category, like maybe a llano.
- 41A: Tiger Woods's dad (EARL). Another timely clue.
- 63A: Frère de la mère (ONCLE). French!
- 5D: Go-__ (GETTER). I thought this was going to be "Go get her" or "Go get him," which I was going to complain about. Whew! Dodged the bullet!
- 8D: R2-D2 or C-3PO (DROID). I seem to recall one of these droids was clued as something other than a droid in a recent puzzle. I was all set to go look it up because I thought it sounded weird (me: "Aren't they droids?") and then decided I didn't really want to be that familiar with Star Wars details.
- 9D: Rock blaster? (AMP). Another great clue. Rock music blasts out of an amp.
- 12D: Rampal's instrument (FLUTE). I played both piano and flute as a kid and I tell you what. I listened to Claude Bolling's "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano" album until I wore it out. Here's a little musical interlude for you:
- 13D: Calligrapher's embellishment (SERIF). For some reason lately I've found myself looking at websites about typography and finding myself freakishly interested in the topic.
- 23D: Grease, so to speak (BRIBE). Another nice clue.
- 37D: Home of the College World Series (OMAHA). Also home of the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Hotel is booked, just need to get a flight.
- 47D: Songwriter Sammy et al. (CAHNS). We should probably do a CW101 some day on all the people named Cahn, Caan, Cohn, Coen, and Cohen.
- 50D: Roberto's rivers (RIOS). Spanish!
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Everything Else — 6A: Pierce portrayer (ALDA); 10A: Lummoxes (OAFS); 16A: River past Thebes (NILE); 18A: "Fall back" interval (HOUR); 19A: What F or M may indicate (SEX); 27A: Purge (RID); 28A: Yemen neighbor (OMAN); 29A: Like many rebates (MAIL-IN); 33A: Part of FYI (FOR); 39A: Approves (OKS); 43A: Uptight (ANTSY); 51A: Iraqi port (BASRA); 52A: Cliff dwelling (AERIE); 53A: "__ to Extremes": Billy Joel hit (I GO); 56A: Gunny fiber (JUTE); 59A: Slaughter who famously scored the winning run in the 1946 World Series (ENOS); 60A: Not feeling well (INDISPOSED); 61A: Reveille counterpart (TAPS); 62A: Latin 101 verb (ESSE); 1D: Some are CPAs (CFOS); 2D: All-night party (RAVE); 3D: Infield mate of Derek (ALEX); 4D: Haifa's country: Abbr. (ISR.); 6D: Olds compact (ALERO); 7D: Romance languages ancestor (LATIN); 10D: Waiting to talk (ON HOLD); 11D: Garlicky mayo (AIOLI); 15D: Call to a mate (AHOY); 21D: It flows along La Rive Gauche (SEINE); 22D: Good thing to go out with (BANG); 24D: Cairn terrier of film (TOTO); 25D: Out of control (AMOK); 26D: Art community near Santa Fe (TAOS); 30D: Soccer star Freddie (ADU); 31D: "__ only money" (IT'S); 32D: Rock's __ Lobos (LOS); 33D: Greek house? (FRAT); 34D: "__ not to reason why": Tennyson (OURS); 35D: Be dependent (on) (RELY); 38D: They're often next to fives (TENS); 42D: Chill pill target (STRESS); 43D: At the original speed, in music (A TEMPO); 44D: __ d'art (OBJET); 45D: Regional wildlife (FAUNA); 46D: Setting that affects depth of field (F-STOP); 48D: Pays attention to (HEEDS); 49D: Immortal PGA nickname (ARNIE); 54D: Highlander (GAEL); 55D: Quaint word in some tavern names (OLDE); 57D: Dessert choice (PIE); 58D: Ages and ages (EON).