It was cold and rainy all day today...after three weeks of beautiful weather. I've been in my flannel pajamas since I got home...looking forward to a good night's sleep before heading out to a 7:30 meeting tomorrow morning. Dave Mackey's puzzle couldn't have had a more timely theme.
17A: Ronald Reagan movie (Bedtime for Bonzo).
30A: Doris Day movie, with "The" (Pajama Game).
48A: Rock Hudson movie (Pillow Talk). If I'm not mistaken, he and Doris Day co-starred in both movies. This is from "Pillow Talk."
63A: Barbara Eden TV series (I Dream of Jeannie). I absolutely loved that show as a kid, although I don't think I'd care to buy or rent the DVD. Barbara Eden hasn't changed much. Larry Hagman...much.
And all this talk of pillows, bedtime, pajamas and dreams...is making me...very...sleepy.
Favorite answers in the grid include 10A: Émile who wrote "Truth is on the march" (Zola), 22A: Cuban boy in 2000 news (Elián), 25A: Chat room shorthand for "Here's what I think" (IMHO), 37A: Greg of "My Two Dads" (Evigan), 38A: Honda with a palindromic name (Civic), 43A: 2001 title role for Audrey Tautou (Amélie), 47A: __ Irvin, longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker (Rea), 67A: Old newspaper sections (rotos)...short for rotogravures, 10D: Of the animal kingdom (zoologic), 28D: "Spider-Man" director Sam (Raimi), 31D: __ the Hutt of "Star Wars" (Jabba), 34D: Pioneering 1940s computer (ENIAC)...an acronym for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, 36D: Annabella of "The Sopranos" (Sciorra) and 41D: Subject of a 1976 film "ode" (Billy Joe).
I like the connected cluing at 71A: Have-__ (lower economic group) (nots) and 8D: A world without 71-Across (Utopia).
Favorite clues include 15A: More than sore (irate), 19D: Didn't act up (behaved), 44D: Stand-in for "you" in "Concentration" (ewe) and 49D: Captain of industry (tycoon)...I didn't think they were looking for a Superhero.
It's 9:20 and Don should be home soon. A week from tomorrow and this will be behind us. He's looking forward to taking off some time to putter around the house and yard. I'm looking forward to a normal routine.
Here's the grid...
...and I'll see you tomorrow.