A fairly benign Tuesday puzzle, with four theme answers, each beginning with a word that relates (somehow?) to the body. They're not all organs...what are they? Anyway, we have:
20A: Tightwads (skinflints)
56A: Really, really dumb (boneheaded). For some reason, that expression always makes me laugh. I'm sure it reminds me of something from my past.
10D: Big Easy bash (Fat Tuesday)
27D: G.T.O.s, e.g. (muscle cars)
In addition to the theme answers, there are several other long answers.
17A: Super-easy decision (no brainer)
36A: Put too much pressure on (stress out). I'm doing that to Elaine this week. She's been home for ten days. It's time to find a job. Mean mom...
41A: Get the sniffles (catch cold). Could have had something to do with allergies, but it wouldn't fit.
61A: Recycled metal (scrap iron).
6D: Unabomber's writing, e.g. (Manifesto). I'm uncomfortable with that clue.
37D: Enterprise warnings (red alerts).
I didn't have trouble with any of the long answers. I must be on John Halverson's wavelength.
A nice scrabbly X in the grid, shared by 13D: Flirt (minx) and 22A: Dino whose body was more than 30 feet long (TRex).
Efrem returns to the grid at 9A: Violin master Zimbalist. She may have been in a Sun puzzle, but I know we've seen Mata Hari twice recently. She's at 15A today, clued as infamous spy.
Got Neo (60D: Hero of "The Matrix") from the acrosses. Also 32D: "South Park" boy who's always crying "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" (Stan) was an easy guess. Who's Kenny? And why does Stan always think they've killed him? And who are they?
I'm actually thinking of getting cable (or a dish, or whatever) so I can start watching some of these shows. It might improve my puzzle time, but it will definitely enhance my pop culture knowledge...which is probably 3 on a scale of 1 to 10.
I fell (momentarily) for the trap at 7D: Major Calif.-to-Fla. route. Had _TEN, but nothing was making sense. I-10. One of these days, I'll get it.
I'm going to keep this one brief. It's been a long day and I need to take the advice in 43D: Get some shuteye (sleep).