It's not common that a puzzle advertises itself so baldly. The mini-theme of 1A: Completely (FROMATOZ) and 61A: They use every letter 1-Across (PANGRAMS) makes the goal of the puzzle absolutely crystal clear. Although, to be fair, Mr. Dekker accomplishes his pangram with room to spare, using 3 Zs, 4 Xs, 2 Js, 3Ks, and 1 Q.
There's a lot to like about this grid. The open spaces with two large connections to each corner make the flow of the solving enjoyable. I got 19A: A lot of bucks... or the Bucks, briefly (MIL) as my first entry, and guessed at YETIS, but it wasn't enough to open the NW. TEXTS was a good guess in the SW, but that area as well resisted further entree. I wanted "death squad" for 34D: Group of dispatchers, and then "hitmen". It took a long time, nearly to the end, to get the right answer.
My biggest success started in the middle S, where DANTE is clued well with "Writer about a hellish journey". With the local gimme of BACKBAY and the nice Clair de Lune reference of DFLAT, I was off and running. I had the entire corner done quickly, then stalled. I couldn't see VISINE, but Hope helped me out, and JOSBOYS came back to me from some uncataloged corner of my mind.
I wanted anorEXIA (?) and deCODING. It was the latter that made me give up the incorrect "elmira" for the Minnesotan county containing Grand Rapids. I didn't know ITASCA or PEEDEE (although I've seen the latter in puzzles before). LARYNX helped me figure them out. I love the clue for EATS: Works on a course. That's good stuff.
I took a break here because I couldn't get anything. When I came back, FROMATOZ jumped into focus (should have been obvious much earlier), and then the rest went in about 3 minutes.
Some nice clues: 15A: Something you might make a stand for (LEMONADE); 17A: Quaint raid targets (ICEBOXES) - I wanted "bloomers"; 12D: Source of a character flaw? (DYSLEXIA); and 53A: Execute a motion on the fly? (ZIP).
I didn't know either MILKCAP or PEZIZA - gotten entirely from crosses, all of which were fair. I should have known ODETOJOY (7D: European Union anthem).
A fine Saturday, and I think the trifecta was completed.