FIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE
Here's something I don't get to say often enough - I loved this Sunday puzzle. I got FREEZEACROWD (24A: Make lots of people stop in their tracks?) pretty early on, and when I did I smiled and I laughed out loud a little, and I told Frannie that this was going to be a good one. And it was. I mean, come on, who doesn't love a speech impediment? I'm kidding, of course, but come on, FELONIOUSMONK? MIFFBUSTERS? This stuff is gold! I'm literally LOLing as I type!
But if I can get serious for a SEC, I was really INAFIX in the NW. I thought I was DONEFOR, but I asked Frannie, and she helped out with TOXICITY (23A: Deadliness). I had nothing up there but SKYE (and btw, is that a redundancy with ORKNEY? No wait, Skye is in the Hebrides.). She also gave me ACTS (1D: Doesn't just sit there) (I was stuck on "goes" or "does"), which finally gave me CHIPMUNK (20A: Theodore, for one). I was never, ever going to come up with that one, I'm afraid. Alvin, maybe. Theodore, no. What's the third one's name? Aren't there three?
1A: Relieves (ASSUAGES) - B+. It's a good word, and it stumped me.
Favorite (non theme) - 42D: About which you might ask "One lump or two?" (CAMEL)
Least: GUIDER (6D: One escorting)
Answers I dropped in without crosses: ECCEHOMO, TEENWOLF and LANDOFOZ.
Looking this over again for the review, I like it more and more. Excellent Sunday.