17A. Angling method using hand-tied lures: FLY FISHING. Flyout.
29A. One doing the Electric Slide, e.g.: LINE DANCER. Lineout.
47A. Hamburger meat: GROUND BEEF. Ground out.
63A. Beatles' Shea Stadium performance, e.g.: POP CONCERT. Pop-out.
Hello from Minnesota, where a blizzard of all blizzards took place on APRIL 14! For all of you crossword lovers, The weather center has named our storm XANTO. I have no idea what the significance could be, buy the clue will be "Name of the blizzard that plagued Minnesota in April of 2018" Needless to say there were no Flyouts, Line-outs, Ground outs, or Pop-outs at Target Field. Major League baseball made a mistake to start scheduling games North this early I'm afraid.
1. Sounds showing revelation: AHS. First part of a sneeze
4. Actress Winger: DEBRA. Loved Officer and a Gentleman "Up where we belong".
9. Beer, casually: BREW. I think Milwaukee got part of this storm. Maybe the shovels were out at Miller Park also.
13. Speedy shark: MAKO.
15. Bars between wheels: AXLES.
16. Travel aimlessly: ROVE.
19. Bar orders: ALES. Maybe, but I never heard anyone in a bar say "Bartender, give me an ale"
20. City recaptured from ISIL by Iraq in 2017: MOSUL.
21. Sincerely: IN EARNEST.
23. Hunk of concrete: SLAB. I would say a slab is bigger than a hunk.
25. Tic-tac-toe diagram: GRID. Three Os would be three splits in a row, Three X's is a turkey
26. Memorization technique: ROTE. My thought was Kyle Rote, running back for the NY Giants. We shared the same birth date, (But he was 20 years older than I)
34. Brian of ambient music: ENO.
35. DDE's WWII command: ETO. I remember President Eisenhower. I cannot imagine the difficulty or persevering through World War II.
36. Renter's document: LEASE.
37. Stinging comment: BARB. Also the name of my older sister, born on April 14.
39. Complains: CARPS. Could be the plural of a Minnesota rough fish, although fish plural never seems to have an "S".
42. Like the Magi: WISE. We three kings of Orient are ....
43. What the beverage cart blocks: AISLE. For sure! Try not to need to use the restroom while the beverages are being served.
45. Sellout letters: SRO.
46. Brit. pilots' squad: RAF. Seem to be a lot of three letter acronyms (TLAs) in this puzzle.
50. Beach or Backstreet follower, in music: BOYS. I favor "Beach" "Round, round get around.."
51. At any point: EVER.
52. Subway charge: FARE. The only Subways we have in Minnesota sell sandwiches.
54. Mark McGwire rival: SAMMY SOSA. I was a fan, but these two guys really gave baseball bad reviews with PEDs (a three letter acronym) and corked bats. Their cheating reduced the value of their baseball cards.
58. IHOP handouts: MENUS.
62. Furthermore: ALSO.
65. Casino card game: FARO. Mostly European, I do not believe the game is available for play in Las Vegas, but I heard they have an old Faro table on display at the Tropicana.
66. Steinbeck migrants: OKIES. The most famous OKIE I know is Ron Gardenhire, who now manages the pitcherless Tigers of Detroit.
67. Jekyll's alter ego: HYDE.
68. Little League airer: ESPN. I like to watch those Williamsport battles.
69. Nervous: TENSE.
1. Bedside toggle switch: AM FM.
2. Angel's overhead circle: HALO. Also a lighting company that supplied the track lighting in our home.
3. "The __ the limit!": SKY'S. Where do you put the apostrophe in the crossword grid ?
4. Prosecutors: Abbr.: DAS.
5. Prosecutor's first piece of evidence: EXHIBIT A.
6. Russian pancake: BLIN. I think in the US we call these crepes
7. Back out: RENEGE. This used to be a CARDinal sin in a bridge game
8. Home of primary 30-Down gods: ASGARD. 30. Like Odin and Thor: NORSE. Also like Ole and Sven.
9. Fresh from the factory: BRAND NEW.
10. Part in a play: ROLE.
11. Nights before: EVES.
12. __ Virginia: WEST. Adam _____ who played Batman.
14. Handy: OF USE.
18. Down with the flu: ILL.
22. Yemeni money: RIAL.
24. Knighted Guinness: ALEC. I only remember him in "Bridge on the River Kwai". I think he received an Academy award for that Role.
26. Pack again, as groceries: RE-BAG.
27. "We're live!" studio sign: ON AIR.
28. Human trunk: TORSO.
31. Egypt's capital: CAIRO.
32. Op-ed piece, say: ESSAY.
33. Often submerged shipping dangers: REEFS.
38. Lunar symbol for a very long time: BLUE MOON. Dip da dip da dip
40. Books' opening sections: PREFACES.
41. Couch: SOFA.
44. Green-eyed monster: ENVY. This clue reminds me of the left field wall at Fenway.
48. Absolute ruler: DESPOT.
49. Actress Shields: BROOKE.
50. Tree that sounds like a summer vacation spot: BEECH. I think this tree had nuts that were made into gum.
53. Pres. pardoned by Ford: RMN.
54. Jewelry protector: SAFE. I think this follows this crossword theme. "What Rickey Henderson was while stealing? (And young Twin Byron Buxton).
55. "Sadly ... ": ALAS.
56. Car sticker fig.: MSRP. At least this acronym is four letters. And with apologies to auto dealers, Why is the MSRP always about $5000 high ?
57. Whirl around: SPIN.
59. "So Sick" R&B artist: NEYO.
60. Pakistani language: URDU.
61. "Cancel that deletion": STET. Add "SON" and you have a hat or cologne
64. Sugar suffix: OSE. I have to watch my GlucOSE daily
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