Theme: Afterlife — The end of each theme answer can come after the word life in a familiar phrase.
- 17A: Hunk (DREAMBOAT).
- 23A: Upstages a performer, e.g. (CRAMPS ONE'S STYLE).
- 39A: Becomes less leery (LOWERS ONE'S GUARD).
- 49A: Gets a single, double, triple and homer in one game (HITS FOR THE CYCLE).
- 62A: Spiritual existence, and where the ends of 17-, 23-, 39- and 49-Across can go (AFTERLIFE).
Everything Else — 1A: Bump into (MEET); 5A: Muslim journey (HADJ); 9A: Dig deep (PROBE); 14A: First name in mystery (ERLE); 15A: '50s Hungarian premier Nagy (IMRE); 16A: Kind of police gun that doesn't use bullets (RADAR); 19A: Thus follower (AND SO); 20A: It's charged (ION); 21A: One of a Latin trio (VICI); 22A: Called, old-style (DIALED); 26A: 33-time Rose Bowl sch. (USC); 27A: You, to Yves (TOI); 28A: Campus home for some (FRAT); 31A: "Whoops" ("UH-OH"); 34A: Pat, for one (NFLER); 42A: Seriously chubby (OBESE); 43A: Separate into like groups (SORT); 44A: Jam causes (LOGS); 45A: Beautician's supply (DYE); 47A: Actor Holbrook (HAL); 58A: '50s-'60s TV Earp portrayer (O'BRIAN); 59A: Congo river (UELE); 60A: Fireplace shelf (HOB); 61A: "Bye Bye Bye" singers ('N SYNC); 64A: Do a winter airport maintenance job (DE-ICE); 65A: Knock for a loop (STUN); 66A: "A Jug of Wine ..." poet (OMAR); 67A: Tossed in a chip (ANTED); 68A: Nile biters (ASPS); 69A: Baltic dweller (LETT); 1D: Doc (MEDIC); 2D: Boot in the field (ERROR); 3D: Actress Verdugo (ELENA); 4D: Crumpets' partner (TEA); 5D: Flower used in herbal teas (HIBISCUS); 6D: It began as Standard Oil of Indiana (AMOCO); 7D: Bathtub feature (DRAIN); 8D: Deep black (JET); 9D: Applauding (PRAISING); 10D: Attacked on foot (RAN AT); 11D: "Strange to say ..." ("ODDLY …" ); 12D: Swiss city on the Rhine (BASEL); 13D: Eat away at (ERODE); 18D: N.L.'s Pujols and A.L.'s Mauer in 2009 (MVPS); 22D: Brit. military award (DSO); 24D: Deadens (MUTES); 25D: Old knockout cause (ETHER); 28D: Showman Ziegfeld (FLO); 29D: Hold up (ROB); 30D: Wonder (AWE); 32D: Firefighter, at times (HOSER); 33D: Lennon's love (ONO); 35D: To the nth degree (FULLY); 36D: Mekong River dweller (LAO); 37D: Work measure (ERG); 38D: Tobacco and Abbey: Abbr. (RDS.); 40D: Embarrassed (RED-FACED); 41D: 1980 erupter (ST. HELENS); 46D: Over there, poetically (YON); 48D: One serving well (ACER); 49D: Civic engineer? (HONDA); 50D: "Peer Gynt" playwright (IBSEN); 51D: "Have a little" ("TRY IT"); 52D: "__ You Went Away": 1944 Best Picture nominee (SINCE); 53D: The great horned owl has prominent ones on its ears (TUFTS); 54D: Excited (HET UP); 55D: Add one's two cents, with "in" (CHIME); 56D: Dieter's catchword (LO-FAT); 57D: "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" author (EBERT); 62D: Comparison words (AS A); 63D: Online yuk (LOL).