This started off strong with the self-referential 1A: Self-descriptive crossword answer (ABBR), and after that, it was easy-ish, but solid enough. Lots of cutesy clues, like 66A: What an ET pilots (UFO), and 34A: Musical key appropriate for an apartment dweller? (AFLAT). The RANDD (40A: Corporate division, imformally... or a hint to the answers to the eight starred clues) was a familiar gimmick. It seems that they don't always star the clues in themes like this. Is it really necessary? Also, FWIW (35D: "Take that as you will," in internet shorthand), I was just wondering what ever happened to RAYDAVIES (20A: *Lead singer of the Kinks). I've been singing the song "Apeman" to myself for weeks.
It seems Tim Croce might be about our age, as there is a lot of cultural stuff that is right in our wheelhouse. ASTRO (1D: "The Jetsons" dog), CPO (9D: Sharkey's rank, in '70s TV), ELLY (24A: ____ May of "The Beverly Hillbillies"), HAILE (48A: ____ Selassie), and others. QEII (11D: Long-reigning English monarch, informally) looks crazy, but I like it. I also like the pair SNOOZE (70A: Nap) and NODS (71A: Shows signs of wanting to nap).