17 A. Car engine part: CRANKSHAFT. A SHAFT constructed of a series of CRANKS and CRANK pins that attach to the connecting rods of an engine. A CRAFT is a skill used in making items by hand.
24 A. "Tell me about it": JOIN THE CLUB. A commiserating phrase along the lines of "I feel your pain." A JOB is a paid position of regular employment.
34 A. Custodian: CARETAKER. Someone assigned to look after a person, pet, property, or entity, depending on context. A CAREER is a long-term occupation with opportunities for progress.
50. Lonely Planet publication, e.g.: TRAVEL GUIDE. A book of information about a location designed for visitors and tourists. A TRADE is a skilled job usually involving manual skills and special training.
58. Temporary fix, or what's found in this puzzle's circles: WORK AROUND. A method for overcoming a problem or limitation is a system or program. In the theme, various synonyms for types of WORK book-end the theme fill, so WORK goes AROUND the completed answer.
Hi, Gang - JazzBumpa here, as we WORK out way through this puzzle. Let's get on the job!
1. Receives at one's roof garden: HAS UP. I had to ponder this one. To receive visitors, you have them into your home. You, you could have them up to your roof garden, should you be fortunate enough to possess such a thing.
6. "Shoot!": DARN. Exclamations of disappointment.
10. Bounces on the waves: BOBS. Like a cork.
14. Food safety concern: E COLI. Coliform bacteria that can be a food contaminant.
15. Miracle Mets outfielder Tommie: AGEE. [b 1942] He played for Cleveland and Chicago before the Mets. The Miracle refers to their 1969 World Series win over the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles. This was the 8th year of existence for the Mets, and their first year with a winning record. AGEE is credited with making two of the greatest and most critical catches in World Series history in game 3, with the series tied. He also led off the game with a home run.
16. Bell town in a Longfellow poem: ATRI. You can read about it here.
19. Like racehorses: SHOD. Having shoes.
20. __ Bora: Afghan region: TORA. A cave complex in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan.
21. Roman 151: CLI. Roman numerals.
22. Prolonged assault: SIEGE. A tactic of surrounding the enemy's position to cut off supplies in hope of getting them to surrender.
23. U.K. honor: OBE. Order of the British Empire, awarded for outstanding contributions to arts, sciences or public service.
27. Numbers to crunch: RAW DATA. Data in an unprocessed form. Processing then leads to information.
29. Veer off course: YAW. Twist around a vertical axis.
30. Poe's "Annabel __": LEE.
32. Orbit segment: ARC.
33. Alpha-Bits cereal maker: POST.
38. Talk show host Cavett: DICK. [b. 1936]
41. Zamboni surface: ICE. The Zamboni machine smooths the ice surface for hockey or figure skating.
42. Stretches out for a bit: RESTS. Takes 5.
46. Bat wood: ASH. The best choice, but other woods are also used.
47. Aromatic garland: LEI. Flowers strung together to be worn as a necklace.
48. Bob Cratchit's son: TINY TIM. From A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
53. Zodiac feline: LEO. From July 23 to August 22.
54. Relaxed: EASED. Let up.
55. Salem-to-Portland dir.: NNE. As the crow flies
56. Gardener's bagful: SOIL.
57. Outdo: BEST. Perform better than someone.
61. Came to rest: ALIT. LAnded.
62. First name in stunts: EVEL. AKA Robert Craig Knievel [1938-2007]
63. Superachievers: ELITE. A-list performers in some activity
64. Get out of bed: RISE. Even if reluctantly. Can be alarming.
65. Obsolete demo medium: TAPE. A musical demo presented for possible publication or professional recording.
66. Cap bill: VISOR. For shading one's eyes from the sun.
1. Strong-arms: HECTORS. To bully, intimidate or browbeat,
2. Cirque du Soleil performer: ACROBAT.
3. "Us, too": SO ARE WE. JOIN THE CLUB!
4. Radius neighbor: ULNA. The two long bones of the forearm.
5. Dental suffix with Water: PIK. Device for cleaning teeth and massaging the gums.
6. Mexico's national flower: DAHLIA.
7. From the top: AGAIN. One more time.
8. Sports replay reviewer: REF. Always trying to get it right.
9. After-tax: NET. What is remaining after all charges and deductions have been removed.
10. Not advanced: BASIC. The A-B-C's.
11. The lord in "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!": OTHELLO. From Shakespeare's play about jealousy and betrayal.
12. Irish accents: BROGUES. I wasn't able to come up with better information.
13. Extra gambling action: SIDE BET. An additional bet beside the main wager, generally involving a related issue/
18. Highlander: SCOT. One likely to speak with a burr instead of a BROGUE.
22. Clinch, with "up": SEW. Nail it down.
24. "Gotham" actress __ Pinkett Smith: JADA. [b. 1971]
25. Supermodel Banks: TYRA. [b. 1973]
26. Access illegally, as a computer: HACK. To get unauthorized access to stored data or documents.
28. Swabbing site: DECK. Naval activity
32. Tucked away: ATE.
33. One being hunted: PREY.
35. Cambodian currency: RIEL. .00025 U. S. Dollar.
36. Vaping product, briefly: E CIG. It provides a mist containing nicotine, without burning tobacco.
37. Sea eagle: ERNE. Old school crossword entry.
38. Baked snack with dried fruit: DATE BAR. A cookie or cake-like item with fruit chunks or filling that is baked and then cut into bars.
39. Lod native: ISRAELI. Lod is a city of 75,000 located 9 miles south-east of Tel Aviv, near Ben-Gurion airport. The area has been inhabited since 5,000 B.C.
40. Car's supporting frame: CHASSIS. The base frame upon which the body and other componentry is located
43. Midwest city named for a French king: ST. LOUIS. In Missouri.
44. Connect with: TIE INTO.
45. Do a slow burn: SMOLDER.
47. Took charge of: LED.
48. Wind chime sound: TINKLE. Tinkle, tinkle, little chime, playing in a windy time.
49. Creative spark: IDEA.
51. Sporty Chevy: VETTE. Corvette, more formally.
52. Gen. Assembly member: U. N. REP.
56. Etudes, e.g.: SOLI. An etude is an instrumental study piece designed to improve technique. As such, it is a solo.. SOLI is the plural.
58. Not just damp: WET. On a spectrum from moist through inundated.
59. In vitro supply: OVA. Unfertilized eggs.
60. Race in the driveway: REV. To race an engine to give it gas [rev] while it is not in gear.
That, my circle of friends, wraps up another Wednesday. Hope you found the work to your liking.