A Saturday puzzle by Barry Silk with eight 10-letter answers, stacks of 8-letter answers in the northwest and the southeast, and some hot fill. Unless I'm missing something, he's one letter (X) short of a pangram, but that's a small price to pay for a puzzle this good.
The 10-letter answers:
1A: Classic sports lineup (T formation).
15A: Antipathy (repugnance).
17A: "I hear ya!" (Amen to that).
56A: Enterprise (initiative).
59A: Decision maker (determiner). Not the best answer in the puzzle, but the crossing entries more than make up for it.
61A: Big name in foot care (Odor Eaters).
11D: Some dance honorees (prom queens).
26D: 1959 #1 hit for Lloyd Price (Stagger Lee). I always loved the name, but I wouldn't have guessed it without some of the crosses in place.
Stacking up in the northwest:
1D: Dietary danger (trans fat). Stay away from that stuff...it'll clog your arteries.
2D: Like some charms (feminine).
3D: Range, e.g. (open area)...as in Home, home on the.
And in the southeast:
35D: It's found in eggs (Vitamin E). That's an answer I don't remember seeing in a puzzle, but I like it. A lot.
36D: Like some streams in winter (iced over). One of only a few gimmes in the puzzle.
37D: "Isn't anyone interested?" (no takers). That's one of my favorite answers. Just something about it that I like.
Repeated clues appear at 14D: Cold response? (sneeze) and at 28D (brr). Gives me the chills just thinking about it. [Update: Anonymous just pointed out an error in the grid. I have sleeve, rather than sneeze...making the ridiculous cross of quiv, rather than quiz.] Actually, it feels as though I might be coming down with something, and I have a long day ahead of me. Our annual fundraiser is tomorrow, so I'd better put that thought aside. But I'd also better put myself into bed...soon.
Quickly (and briefly), some of my favorite clues and/or answers:
16A: Not be fair? (rain). Had it but didn't quite get it.
23A: Fortune 500 company founded in 1995 (eBay). We've had that before, and I was happy to remember it.
28A: Birthplace of Evel Knievel and Martha Raye (Butte). I had the B but couldn't think of a five-letter name for the life of me. One of those places where I relied on crosses.
30A: "Follow the Fleet" co-star, 1936 (Astaire). One of these days, I'll learn all the movies he was in. This one was new to me.
34A: Winner of four Oscars for musical scores (Previn). A total guess.
42A: One-named singer with the 1960s Velvet Underground (Nico). We've had her before, but all I could remember was that her name was four letters. Not helpful.
49A: "I'll Be Doggone" singer, 1965 (Gaye). A gimme. I was into music at an early age.
12D: Cousin of goulash (ragout). I'd guess that the name of spaghetti sauce in jars (my grandmother would be horrified if I identified it) was a take-off on that. Both the clue and the answer are great words.
40D: Greet (say hi to). I won't call that a gimme...more like a good guess.
41D: Producer of some beads (sweater). Gross, but good.
43D: It can give people flight reservations (jetlag). Excellent cluing. It took a week, but I think I'm over mine.
45D: It's open for discussion (dialog). That spelling just looks wrong.
49D: "Life is Beautiful" hero (Guido)...just because I love the name.
It's getting close to midnight, and I don't see anything that inspires a Word of the Day.
Here's the grid...
...and I'll see you tomorrow. Maybe I'll revise this to add a WOTD.