Theme: An Honest Puzzle - Would I lie to you?
16. Trifling matters: PENNY ANTE STUFF. Penny ante is the smallest ante in poker; Lincoln Penny.
27. Focal point in a theater: CENTER STAGE. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in New York City.
34. John Paul Jones was a commander in it: CONTINENTAL NAVY. Lincoln Continental: luxury car from Ford.
42. May observance for those who died in military service: MEMORIAL DAY. Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
54. Statesman born 2/12/1809 whose surname can precede the starts of four long puzzle answers: ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Argyle here. Happy Birthday, Abe. I'm sure we can come up with a cake for you.
1. Send (to), as an inferior place: RELEGATE
9. Partner of Paul and Mary: PETER. Peter, Paul, and Mary.
14. Trite: OVER-USED
15. WWII bomber __ Gay: ENOLA. This answer isn't trite but is over-used.
18. Iroquois enemies: ERIEs
19. Editor's "never mind": STET
20. IRS form IDs: SSNs. (Social Security number)
21. One out on the lake, e.g.: BOATER
24. Cookie holder: JAR
29. That girl: SHE
32. 18-wheeler: SEMI
33. Tablet with Mini and Pro versions: iPAD
39. Chevy subcompact: AVEO
40. Rowlands of "The Notebook": GENA. "The Notebook" is a 2004 film based on the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks. Interesting concept.
41. Originally named: NÉE
46. Two-__ tissue: PLY
47. Troubled state: UNREST
48. Has a midnight snack, say: EATS
52. __ upon a time ...: ONCE
53. Kate's TV sidekick: ALLIE
59. Señor's squiggle: TILDE
60. Schemed: CONNIVED
61. Bottomless chasm: ABYSS
62. Ones storming the castle, say: INVADERS. Hagar the Horrible's forte.
1. Lassos: ROPES
2. Activist Medgar: EVERS. Civil rights activist assassinated in 1963.
3. Russian Revolution leader: LENIN. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin as we learned recently.
4. Diving seabirds: ERNEs
5. Fellows: GUYS
6. Busy __ bee: AS A
7. Bill with Hamilton on it: TEN
8. NYC summer hrs.: EDT. (Eastern Daylight-savings Time)
9. Be a nuisance to: PESTER
10. Goes in: ENTERS
11. Promote big-time: TOUT
12. North Pole worker: ELF
13. U.K. flying squad: RAF. (Royal Air Force)
17. East, to 48-Down: ESTE. 48-Down. Legendary Spanish hero: EL CID
21. "__ there, done that": BEEN
22. "I've got this round": "ON ME"
23. Prickling with excitement: ATINGLE
24. Tokyo's country: JAPAN
25. Tequila source: AGAVE
26. Color again, as hair: REDYE
27. TV forensic series: CSI. (Crime Scene Investigation)
28. __ Pan Alley: TIN. The collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters.
29. Rascal: SCAMP
30. Ramshackle home: HOVEL
31. Hostile force: ENEMY
35. In addition: TOO
36. Kennedy and Koppel: TEDs
37. Gray's subj.: ANAT. (anatomy)
38. Dismiss from work temporarily, with "off": LAY
43. Put spots in magazines: RUN ADS
44. Foot's 12: INCHES
45. Side squared, for a square: AREA
49. "__ like ours / Could never die ... ": Beatles: A LOVE
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50. Flooring specialist: TILER
51. Mails: SENDS
52. Paris airport: ORLY
53. Kendrick of "Twilight": ANNA. No idea about her or "Twilight".
54. One step __ time: AT A
55. Baby's spilled food protector: BIB
56. 1101, to Romans: MCI
57. Chaney of horror: LON
58. Bill for mdse.: INV. (invoice)
Note from C.C.:
Happy Birthday to dear LaLaLinda, who used to post regularly on our blog. Health issues have prevented her from engaging with our little Corner community actively, but she still solves puzzles daily and reads our blog.