NYT Crossword Puzzle 8-23-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

Last night I missed my first day in over two months. It was my mother-in-law’s wedding, and we got back close to midnight. The streak was going to end soon anyway because the Jewish holidays come in two-day blocks, but it ended a couple weeks earlier than I’d thought it would.

I pulled out 43A Ave. crossers: STS because I think it’s a bad clue. Streets aren’t always avenue crossers. A better clue would have been Fmr. NASA program.

Theme time!

18A “Siskel & Ebert & the Movies” catchphrase: TWOTHUMBSUP. RIP Gene Siskel. I hadn’t realized he was only 53.
25A “Seinfeld” catchphrase: NOSOUPFORYOU. Am I the only one who isn’t a fan of the soup nazi? I never cared for the character.
39A “Columbo” catchphrase: JUSTONEMORETHING. Peter Falk was amazing. Until recently I didn’t realize that he was the grandpa in The Princess Bride.

49A “The Jackie Gleason Show” catchphrase: HOWSWEETITIS. I have never watched the show.
61A “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” catchphrase: FINALANSWER. Better: “He’s won a million dollas!” RIP Regis.

Finished this one in 7:27.

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