NYT Crossword Puzzle 10-4-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 30D What screen doors usually don’t do: OPENIN because the thought of a screen door opening in is comical. You know, you walk up to someone’s house and knock on the door. You can’t knock on the screen door because it sounds like nothing. So you try to open the screen door to knock on the real door, and the thing opens in?! 🤦‍♂️

Theme for Monday!

17A Traditional end of summer: LABORDAYWEEKEND. I had initially tried LABORDAYBARBECUE, but it was too long. Summer doesn’t really end until the fourth week of September, and I tended to have second-week-of-September summer birthday during school while those kids born in June got to celebrate their birthdays during summer break. But UCSB (and most other University of California schools) started at the end of September, so I got to have my summer birthday on summer break and go to school starting in real fall.
27A Dare to exceed normal limits: PUSHTHEENVELOPE. A thing Louis DeJoy kinda does but in the bad way and definitely not in the physical way. #wheresmymail.
46A FedEx or DHL: DELIVERYSERVICE. Why not UPS? The only thing I ever get delivered DHL is my Indochino suits.

56A 1967 hit by the Tremeloes suggested by the starts of 17-, 27- and 46-Across: HERECOMESMYBABY.

Finished this one in 4:05.

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