OK, so I admit it. I enjoy ridiculous wordplay themes. STRUCKDUMBO (57A: Punched out a Disney elephant?) is hilarious, in a "not actually funny" way. PHONEBILBO (29D: Give a hobbit a ring?) is somewhat funny (the clue is clever), and the other two, well, they fit the theme just fine.
I did this late at night, half drunk and half asleep, but I seem to remember enjoying it while it happened. Clues like 70A: It's just one thing after another (LIST), 30D: It's about a foot (SHOE), and 41D: One known for talking back? (PARAKEET) (nice fill) offset the very few subpar entries like FORA (18A: Fit ____ king) and URGER (31D: Prompter). But heck, those aren't the worst we've seen. One question, though - Does anyone still remember or think about 68A: Politico Gary (HART)?
DRASTIC (44D: Extreme, as measures), MADCAP (4D: Like the Marx Brothers), COWLS (16A: Monastery wear), and even DROOP (40A: Sag), are interesting words that liven up a grid. I'm not sure how I feel about ALOT (25A: Oodles) and ALLOT (62A: Ration out), being in the same puzzle, but I do like the AVAST (24A: "Stop!")/ALOT line, so… it's all good.
It's a rather nice Tuesday, I think.