A very late review today, after a frustrating late afternoon and early evening of traffic and a pointless car pool to my daughter's youth orchestra rehearsal that was canceled at 6:15, five minutes after I had left my driveway.
Ha! Bet you're missing that carefree European travelogue about now, aren't you?
Anyway, here in UNCLESAM's land, it's all fun and games, at least when it comes to solving the puzzle. Today's revealer is 61A: Ignite something ... or what the first words of 17-, 23-, 38 and 51-Across do? (STARTAFIRE). In each case, the first word can be combined with "fire" to make a common term. My favorite is certainly BONJOVI, not because of their music particularly, but because I did not expect "bonfire" to come out of it.
I liked IRKSOME and KNEECAP, and many people enjoy a good game of OTHELLO. The only entries I'd give a DPLUS to are 65A: ____ point (concise) (TOTHE) and... well, nothing much else. I might cavil at ACUP, but it's a nice quotation, one which I feel more people in today's society could stand to live by.
Anyway, I think we'd all agree that solving the puzzle BEETS sitting in traffic any day.