Theme: Downers - Three things that will head you into a fall, either meteorologically, literally, or metaphorically. And they are all in the Down columns.
11D. Destined for one's comeuppance ... or what the last words of 3-, 9- and 25-Down are doing? : HEADING FOR A FALL
3D. Sultry stretch : DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. "the days dwindle down to a precious few"
9D. Vacation with worms? : FISHING TRIP. TRIP - fall down.
25D. Slogan on a Boston basketball fan's shirt : CELTIC PRIDE. Pride goeth before a (down)fall.
Argyle here. What have we done to deserve such largesse? First Marti and now C.C. and I have the privilege of blogging them both. Today we have two grid spanners and perhaps a tick harder fill so I think Rich got them in the right order.
1. Says "I do" to : WEDS. Doesn't need the 'to'.
5. Harvest bundle : SHEAF
10. Bone below the knee : SHIN
14. Big name in skin care : AVON. Still ringing doorbells?
15. Sculpture subjects : TORSI
16. Jay with a column in Popular Mechanics : LENO. "Jay Leno's Garage"
17. Smokes : CIGARETTES
19. Speak wildly : RANT
20. Dated song : OLDIE. From our collective adolescence.
21. Computer repair pros : TECHs
23. Fizzle out : DIE
24. 2013 Literature Nobelist Munro : ALICE
26. Words sighed after a defeat : I TRIED
28. Ice cream maker Joseph : EDY
30. Cultural funding gp. : NEA. (National Endowment for the Arts, not National Education Association)
31. Let loose, as pigs : UNPEN
32. Large group : PASSEL
34. Two-time Oscar-winning director Lee : ANG. Spike Lee hasn't won an Oscar.
35. Turkish general : AGHA
38. Pop star : IDOL
39. Fortuneteller's deck : TAROT
41. Corp. moneymen : CFOs. (chief financial officer)
42. Sidewalk eatery : CAFÉ
43. Suffix for a school of thought : ISM
44. Chopper blades : ROTORS
46. Classic role for Nimoy : SPOCK
48. Highchair protection : BIB
49. Be a fink : RAT
50. "Zip it!" : "SHUT UP!"
52. "Aida," for one : OPERA
54. Sewn edge : HEM
55. Catches in a sting : TRAPS
58. Until now : SO FAR
61. Poor box deposit : ALMS
63. "Tell me about it" : "I CAN RELATE"
65. Kennel pest : FLEA
66. "You've Got Mail" co-screenwriter Ephron : DELIA. Here with her late sister, Nora.(left)
67. Complete failure : FLOP
68. Civil suit cause : TORT
69. Philosophy test component : ESSAY
70. Shade trees : ELMS
1. Home of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame : WACO (From C.C.: TTP, do you remember you tricked me last time with your Texas Ranger Hall of Fame link? That's the clue I submitted.)
2. Villainous : EVIL
4. Slow mollusk : SNAIL
5. Fr. holy woman : STE.
6. Drink with dim sum : HOT TEA
7. Art Deco artist : ERTE. "R T"
8. "Be there in __" : A SEC
10. Nikon product, for short : SLR. (single- lens reflex camera)
12. Navel type : INNIE
13. Well-known : NOTED
18. Queen, in Quebec : REINE. "queen" in French.
22. Additive sold at Pep Boys : STP. 740 stores
27. Flinch, say : REACT
28. Long heroic poem : EPIC
29. Pop, to baby : DADA
31. One, for Juan : UNO
33. Got some shuteye : SLEPT
34. Pitcher's asset : ARM
36. Jewish wedding dance : HORA
37. Lead-in for prof. or D.A. : ASST.
40. Show curiosity : ASK
45. More than heavyset : OBESE
47. Not at home : OUT
48. __ and Herzegovina : BOSNIA
50. Golf club part : SHAFT
51. Greeting word : HELLO
53. John who married Pocahontas : ROLFE. Pocahontas saved Captain John Smith's life but married tobacco planter John Rolfe. His story.
56. Top pilots : ACES
57. Buds : PALS
59. Molecule part : ATOM
60. Crunch count : REPS
62. Used a chair : SAT
64. Boxing's Sugar __ Leonard : RAY
Note from C.C.:
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