Today, it's a queso four theme answers that incorporate snack items into common phrases. My early favorite was "Don't worry about my cheesy chip" (ITSNACHOPROBLEM), but the more I thought about ICANNOLIIMAGINE ("That Italian dessert truly boggles the mind") the more I LOL'd. In addition to the LOL factor of the answers we get some unusual letter combinations like YAW at the beginning of 42A and the double II in 55A that made the solve a little tougher, at least for me, until I figured out what was going on.
I love the seemingly endless synonyms for JAIL, in today's case Pokey (1D). I also enjoyed how weird TOAT (Perfectly) looks when considered as one word. Both the clue Humdinger and the answer LULU at 10D are real pips.I enjoyed 48A What underwear may do, annoyingly (RIDEUP). We've all been there.
We find a possible pair of Peers in the south east corner with SIRE (Regal term of address) and GUV (British term of address). And a nice hidden capital at 56D John, in Britain (LOO), but, if I'm honest, I wasn't fooled for a minute.
I was surprised to see OZAWA (40D Longtime Boston Symphony maestro) in the puzzle for the second day in a row. Who would have thought it? NO UN.
I hope Mr. Haight won't think I'm a LAOS, but I do have a not-so-FABFOUR:
14A Northern Florida county seat (OCALA)
20A Hwys. (RTES)
37A Bygone Yankee nickname (AROD)
2D Lead-in to cumulus (ALTO)