19A: What little girls are made of, so it's said: SUGAR AND SPICE
33A: Out of harm's way: SAFE AND SOUND
40A: Light lunch: SOUP AND SALAD
55A: Pleasantly concise: SHORT AND SWEET
This is one of the easiest ones yet. If you would like to add your own S and S, remember it should be 12 or 13 letters to fit the puzzle, e.g., Slip and Slide, but not Stop and Shop.
9A: Roe source: SHAD. Any of several unrelated fishes.
13A: Most eligible for the draft: ONE A
14A: Like a snowy landscape: WHITE.
15A: "Royal" nuisance: PAIN. I've heard this mostly as a qualifier: not just a pain in the a**, but a "Royal" pain in the a**.
16A: Put in pigeonholes: SORT.
17A: Duncan __: cake mix brand: HINES.
18A: Reformer for whom a Bible book is named: EZRA. Do you all know this fact?
22A: "That makes sense": I GET IT.
23A: The Blue Jays, on scoreboards: TOR. (Toronto). AL League, East Division. They've won 2 World Series, the same as the Twins.
24A: Place for a napkin: LAP.
27A: Prof's degree: PHD.
28A: Spat: TIFF.
31A: C.S. Lewis's "The Chronicles of __": NARNIA. .
38A: Prior to, poetically: ERE. Root word for ERST (67A: Previously, old-style)
39A: Courtroom figs.: ATTS. (Attorneys)
45A: "Queen of Soul" Franklin: ARETHA. Ah, the famous inauguration hat!
46A: Supermarket checkout unit: ITEM.
50A: Hesitant sounds: UMS. The "Mantra sounds" is OMS.
51A: Mexican Mrs.: SRA. (Señora)
53A: "Beats me": NO IDEA.
59A: Fuzzy fruit: KIWI. Full of vitamin C.
61A: "Shucks!": AW GEE.
62A: Castaway's spot: ISLE.
64A: Spud: TATER. (Potato)
65A: Use a swizzle stick: STIR.
66A: Modernists: NEOS. NEO is usually found in combination with other words, not standing alone as a noun.
1D: Grapevine news: GOSSIP.
2D: Sufficient: ENOUGH.
3D: Combined two companies into one: MERGED.
4D: Occupied, as a desk: SAT AT.
5D: Goatee's location: CHIN.
6D: __ legs: rear extremities: HIND.
7D: '50s nuclear experiment: A-TEST. (Atomic Bomb)
8D: Answer: RESPOND. Verb.
9D: Designer's detail, briefly: SPEC. SPEC could be shortened speculative or speculation but in this case, SPEC is the shortened form for specification.
10D: Coffee flavoring: HAZELNUT. Do you have a favorite coffee flavoring?
14D: "Just suppose ...": WHAT IF.
20D: Beatles meter maid: RITA.
25D: "__ That a Shame": Domino hit: AIN'T.
29D: Supply meals for: FEED.
30D: Iran's official language: FARSI. Now how did this slip into an easy-peasy Monday?
33D: Labor Day mo.: SEPT.
35D: Jacob's twin: ESAU.
36D: College housing: DORM. (dormitory)
37D: Phone caller's "Bet you don't recognize my voice!": GUESS WHO.
41D: Facetious "Of course": AH SO. Charlie Chan.
42D: Tell a story: NARRATE.
43D: Mortgage bank, e.g.: LENDER.
44D: Andy's old radio partner: AMOS.
47D: "__ Fideles": Christmas carol: ADESTE. "O Come All Ye Faithful".
52D: Engaged in battle: AT WAR.
54D: Start of a request to a genie: I WISH.
56D: Goes in haste: HIES.
57D: FBI employees: AGTS. (Agents)
58D: Depilatory product: NEET. Brand name. Nicely positioned under NEAT (34D: Tidy).
59D: Wichita's state: Abbr.: KAN. (Kansas or KS)
Picture of the Day: Here is a great picture of what Clear Ayes dubbed as "California Coven + One" (Carol is from Oregon). They gathered at Milpitas, CA yesterday. Left to right: Chickie, Carol, Moon, JD, with Wolfmom (WM) and Clear Ayes seated.