I pulled out 29A _ dog: CONEY because when I thought of a coney dog, I thought of this:
I didn’t know people called them coney dogs. But I’m not from New York. Wait, hang on, not coney, Coney! It must be a foodlike item. And I just checked, and it is a hot dog with some stuff on it. Is the stuff chili? Maybe! Is it other things? Maybe! I like my hot dogs with grilled onions and barbecue sauce. Never mustard. I don’t like mustard.
The theme of this puzzle was: How to be annoying while also being lame.
60A On and on … or how to read 18-, 27-, 37- and 51-Across to understand this puzzle’s theme?: ENDLESSLY. Gotta cut off the ends of the answers.
18A Fencer’s cry: (Z)ENGARDE(N). En garde! but extended with rando z and n to make zen garden. Now where did I put my tiny rake?
27A Style of diamond with a flat base: (P)ROSECUT(E). Rose cut with an added p and e.
37A Spot for a dinner plate: (S)TABLEMAT(E). Table mat with rando s and e.
51A Roadside restaurant sign: (W)EATHERE(D). Eat here! sign but with rando w and d.
Finished this one in 23:04.
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