Theme: To a Tee — Theme answers all end with a homophone of TEES.
- 17A: Burlesque act (STRIPTEASE).
- 35A: University governing body (BOARD OF TRUSTEES).
- 59A: Baseball's Big Papi (DAVID ORTIZ).
- 24D: Summer coolers (ICE TEAS). I know, I know. It really should be ICED with a D on the end. I think we're just going to have to get over it.
- 19A: Camper driver, for short (RV'ER). I learned about this American subculture back in 1995 when I traveled from suburban Maryland to New Mexico by car, staying at KOA's along the way. The thing I actually remember the most is that because I was a young woman traveling alone, there were a couple RV'ERs at each stop who kind of looked out for me. Very nice people, they were.
- 21A: "Tobacco Road" novelist __ Caldwell (ERSKINE). For some reason I always confuse this book (which I've never read) with the more recent "Revolutionary Road" (which, unfortunately, I have).
- 23A: Pioneer in pistol-grip hair dryers (CONAIR).
- 26A: "... boy __ girl?" (OR A). An important question to ask about a new baby. Otherwise, how will you know whether your baby gift should have princesses on it or trucks? *sigh*
- 41A: Tummy-tightening garment (CORSET). Can't tell you how glad I am not to live in a time when corsets are the norm. Spanx are bad enough.
- 50A: Rose of Guns N' Roses (AXL). My favorite GnR song:
- 55A: "You cannot be serious!" tennis great (MCENROE). Bad boy John McEnroe used to yell that phrase at umpires during matches (which, as I'm sure you can imagine, they just loved). He later used the line as the title for his autobiography. This was after he had calmed down quite a bit.
- 58A: Pre-migraine headache phenomenon (AURA). I get migraines, but I've never had the aura. It actually sounds kinda cool. Better than the nausea anyway.
- 2D: Director De Sica (VITTORIO). Never heard of him.
- 52D: Stiller's partner (MEARA). Love her!
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Everything Else — 1A: Rating for many HBO shows (TV-MA); 5A: Capital of Morocco (RABAT); 10A: Vise parts (JAWS); 14A: Twice the radius: Abbr. (DIAM.); 15A: Funds for online buys (E-CASH); 16A: Make spelling corrections to, e.g. (EDIT); 20A: Baghdad's river (TIGRIS); 24A: Lang. of Lombardy (ITAL.); 25A: Repair, as a tear (SEW); 27A: Anti-discrimination agcy. (EEOC); 29A: Forensic evidence threads (FIBERS); 31A: Surrealist Joan (MIRÓ); 33A: Allegiance (FEALTY); 42A: Sailor's patron saint (ELMO); 43A: Pour into a carafe (DECANT); 46A: __ prof. (ASST.); 49A: Newbie reporter (CUB); 51A: Resistance units (OHMS); 53A: Bathroom hangers (TOWELS); 57A: Dolts (MORONS); 62A: Certain NCO (SSGT); 63A: Hoop-shaped gasket (O-RING); 64A: Picard's counselor (TROI); 65A: South Florida vacation destination (KEYS); 66A: Simultaneous equation variables (X AND Y); 67A: __ Kong (HONG); 1D: 100-plus-yd. kickoff returns, e.g. (TDS); 3D: Tomato-based sauce (MARINARA); 4D: Pedro's girlfriend (AMIGA); 5D: Call it a night (RETIRE); 6D: Top pitchers (ACES); 7D: Sheep's cry (BAA); 8D: Pitcher's pinpoint control, say (ASSET); 9D: Cold relief brand (THERAFLU); 10D: Dolt (JERK); 11D: Recommend (ADVISE); 12D: Hot dog (WIENER); 13D: Spreads, as seed (STREWS); 18D: __-dieu: kneeler (PRIE); 22D: Narrow apertures (SLITS); 23D: Search high and low (COMB); 28D: Slays, mob-style (OFFS); 30D: Computer memory unit (BYTE); 32D: Marine predator (ORCA); 34D: Martial __ (ARTS); 36D: Blood drive participant (DONOR); 37D: Greek __ Church (ORTHODOX); 38D: City east of San Diego (EL CENTRO); 39D: Liquid-in-liquid suspension (EMULSION); 40D: Cries convulsively (SOBS); 43D: Table linen material (DAMASK); 44D: Forgive (EXCUSE); 45D: Pastors and priests (CLERGY); 47D: Unduly formal (STODGY); 48D: Corrida competitor (TORO); 54D: Value (WORTH); 56D: Washington team, familiarly (NATS); 57D: It can be changed or made up (MIND); 60D: Sportscaster Scully (VIN); 61D: Turn sharply (ZIG).