Theme: 4 kg, slangily - The theme entries have homophonic endings, phonetically KEY.
20A. Built like George on "Seinfeld" : SHORT AND STOCKY. George.
33A. Three-term New York governor : GEORGE PATAKI. He might be a Presidential candidate yet.
43A. Sport played on 58-Downs : ROLLER HOCKEY
59A. Coors Field player : COLORADO ROCKIE. Major League Baseball team based in Denver.
Argyle here. A notch harder than yesterday but rather bland, theme-wise. Not much else to say. Our constructor had a LAT Sunday puzzle aways back.
1. Half a '60s pop quartet : MAMAS
6. Trail mix : GORP. The name may have been derived from the basic mix of "Good Old Raisons and Peanuts.
10. Messes (with) : TOYS
14. Precise : EXACT
15. Roman love god : AMOR
16. "... pretty maids all in __" : A ROW. From the nursery rhyme: Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells,
And pretty maids all in a row.
17. Formal rulings : DICTA. Plural of DICTUM, in legal use, a judge's expression of opinion which is not the formal resolution of a case. This should have been in Lemonade's puzzle.
18. It's usually returned after ordering : MENU
19. Irene of "Fame" : CARA Here. Cara lives in Florida and works with her band Hot Caramel. Song clips.
23. Fed. disease research org. : NIH. National Institutes of Health.
24. Mediocre : SO-SO
25. Golfer's concern : LIE
26. Noun modifier: Abbr. : ADJ.. Adjective.
29. "The Matrix" hero : NEO. Keanu Reeves.
31. "Absolutely!" : "INDEED!"
37. One-named Irish singer : ENYA
38. Kwik-E-Mart guy on "The Simpsons" : APU
39. Beef-and-veggies concoction : STEW
48. Opt not to be a state of the Union : SECEDE
51. "Lil'" rapper : KIM
52. Corrida cry : �OL�!
53. Script or text ending : URE. Scripture and texture.
54. Comply : OBEY
57. One of a matching pair : HIS
64. Hurried : HIED
65. Adidas rival : NIKE
66. Country star Travis : RANDY. Diggin Up Bones(3:06)
68. 43,560 square feet : ACRE
69. Change for a five : ONES
70. Mink cousin : OTTER
71. "Survey __ ...": game show phrase : SAYS. From "The Family Feud".
72. Tammany Hall cartoonist Thomas : NAST
73. Bright signs : NEONS
1. T-shirt size: Abbr. : MED.
2. Allies' opposition : AXIS. WW II.
3. Speed ratio : MACH. Here, if you need to know more. The Mach number is named after Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach.
4. Heed, as advice : ACTON
5. Transfixed : STARING. This seems a little off.
6. Lisbon's Vasco da __ Bridge : GAMA. Rather impressive sight.
7. Portents : OMENS
8. Sonata's last movement, perhaps : RONDO
9. Frederick the Great's realm : PRUSSIA. Map.
10. Tijuana treat : TACO. Ok, I'll admit TACO was not my first thought.
11. Prophet at Delphi : ORACLE
12. Terrier type, familiarly : YORKIE. An extra KEY ending. Yorkshire Terrier, Aww!
13. Went back and forth : SWAYED
21. You, way back when : THEE
22. Honky-__ : TONK
26. Grow up : AGE
27. Home computer site : DEN
28. Elation : JOY
30. October birthstone : OPAL
32. Computer insert : DISC
34. Bloody at the steakhouse : RARE
35. Goon : APE
36. The NBA's Mehmet Okur, e.g. : TURK. This center-forward is 6' 11".
40. Decision when the ref stops the fight : TKO. Technical KnockOut.
41. Snaky fish : EEL
42. Ex follower : WYE. Just the letters, X and Y, spelled out.
44. Polecat's defense : ODOR
45. It borders Israel to the north : LEBANON
46. Sunshine cracker : HI HO. You can taste the difference!
47. Pi preceder : OMICRON. Greek. Small "O" but it has both upper and lower case. Large "O" is Omega. They represent different sounds.
48. For example : SUCH AS
49. Beethoven's Third : EROICA. Symphony; Italian for "heroic".
50. Bloody Mary stalk : CELERY
55. Twin Cities suburb : EDINA. Map. SW of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
56. Joins, as oxen : YOKEs. These guys don't look too thrilled about it.
58. Enjoy the ice : SKATE. No ice involved with ROLLER HOCKEY though.
60. Poems sometimes beginning with "To a" : ODEs
61. Take a break : REST
62. "He's Just Not That __ You": 2009 film : INTO. Ben Affleck. Jennifer Aniston.
63. Garden site : EDEN
67. 12-mo. periods : YRs
Here is a lovely photo of JD's adorable grandsons. From left to right: Grady 1 1/2, Cameron 10 months, & Truman 3 1/2. Here is the one we showed last July. From left to right: Grady 11 months, Truman 3 & Cameron (2 weeks).