Victor's clever Thanksgiving Eve offering takes the phrase BODY AND SOUL and uses these words to precede corresponding words in two-word fill phrases.
17. Yorkshire pudding or bangers and mash : ENGLISH FOOD or
BODY ENGLISH (Yaz '75)
SOUL FOOD (Beats Haggis!)31. Game-ending declaration : CHECKMATE or
SOUL MATE (Mine!)
49. Genre of the '60s hits "Pipeline" and "Wipe Out" : SURF MUSIC or
SOUL MUSICTHEME REVEAL:
65. Wholeheartedly, or words that can precede the first and second parts, respectively, of 17-, 31- and 49-Across : BODY AND SOUL - Also a 1930 Jazz Standard covered recently by these two
1. Stop the launch : ABORT - When things aren't AOK
6. Perfume compound : ESTER
11. Sailor : TAR
14. Off-the-cushion shot : CAROM - What the hockey players are doing above
15. Usually multilayered dessert : TORTE
16. Load off one's mine? : ORE - C'mon, that's cute!
19. Sundial topper : XII - Oh my, I'm late, it's V after XII already!
20. Classic Belafonte song opening : DAYO - Heard in baseball parks today because fans want the runner to come home (Daylight come and me wan' go home)
21. Not tricked by : ONTO - Fool me once...
22. Homeric classic : ILIAD
24. Where heros are made : DELI
26. __ button : PANIC
28. Sufferer healed by Jesus : LEPER - There's a powerful scene in the 1959 movie Ben-Hur showing a LEPER colony
35. Bledel of "Gilmore Girls" : ALEXIS
37. Creative output : ART
38. Where billions live : ASIA - Over half the world lives inside this circle
39. Watch someone's kids : SIT - Care.com says the avg. babysitting rate is $13/hr
40. Lightweight shirts : CAMISES - I had a great time looking for examples but I'll leave it to you
43. Television : SET
44. Ellington's "Take __ Train" : THE A - "Soon you'll be on Sugar Hill in Harlem"
46. "Et alia" lang. : LAT
47. Letter-erasing key : DELETE
52. Wyoming's __ Range : TETON
53. Benjamin of "Law & Order" : BRATT - What a team!
54. Ibuprofen target : ACHE
58. Capital south of Lillehammer : OSLO - "How do I clue thee? Let me count the ways?"
60. Ottawa-based law gp. : RCMP
64. Not in the clergy : LAY
68. __ well : OIL - Awl if you're from the oil patch
69. Actress Téa : LEONI
70. "Inferno" poet : DANTE
71. Opposite of post- : PRE - Way to go, Paul (whoever you are)!
72. Diving ocean birds : ERNES
73. Prince Charming's mount : STEED - One cartoonish member of the RCMP had a STEED he named, uh, Horse
1. More than just passed : ACED
2. See 25-Down : BANA - Okay
3. Frenzied revelry : ORGY
4. Low-tech card file : ROLODEX
5. "No more details, please" : TMI - "Then after they opened my lower colon..."
6. Sharing a common culture : ETHNIC
7. Low on the Mohs scale : SOFT - From talc to diamonds
8. Highway officers : TROOPERS - For a real time warp hoot, play these episodes on YouTube!
9. WWII area : ETO - European Theater of Operations
10. Symbol of losses : RED INK - Ken (64A) was in the (68A) business and accumulated a lot of this
11. Dead weight in a portfolio : TOXIC ASSET - Owning a company with a lot of 10D
12. Opera number : ARIA
13. Senator Harry : REID
18. Sun, in Sonora : SOL - A sunny taco?
23. Peru's largest city : LIMA - 73F forecast for today
25. With 2-Down, "Hulk" star : ERIC - Okay
27. Did something : ACTED - Carpe Diem for crying out loud!!
28. Endures : LASTS
29. Philanthropist Yale : ELIHU - Some on his campus want its John C. Calhoun Resident College renamed
30. "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor : PETER BOYLE
32. French-speaking island country : HAITI - Annual per capita income is $350
33. Connect with : TIE TO - A POSSE might TIE their STEEDS TO this
34. Consumed : EATEN
36. Pierre's toast : SALUT - or "à votre santé" - To your health!
41. Elephant ancestor : MASTODON
42. Son of Adam : SETH - Genesis says when Adam was 130 yrs. old, he had SETH to replace Abel
45. __-American : AFRO
48. Ogles obliquely : LEERS AT
50. Sculptor's medium : MARBLE - The David took Michelangelo 2 years after he took over the project
51. French port on the Strait of Dover : CALAIS - One ETO strategy was to convince Hitler that D-Day would occur at the much closer Calais. p.s. Do you see some cwd friends on this map?
55. Sell a bridge to, say? : CON
56. Producer's nightmare : FLOP
57. Hideaway : LAIR - Remnants of Hitlers first military headquarters - The Wolf's LAIR
59. Word sung after the ball drops : SYNE
61. Construction area marker : CONE
62. Remote button : MUTE
63. Begged : PLED
66. Not 'neath : OER
67. Canine doc's deg.? : DDS - Am I the only one who chose DVM first?
Arts/Sports crossover - I'll bet most of you know the Broadway play where Joe Boyd (Avg. Joe?) received a BODY to be a great baseball player by selling his SOUL to the devil.