The theme answers today were something of a mixed bag, all "humorously" completing a sentence about a worker being sick with a pun. The best of the bunch was 38A: The ailing meteorologist was … (UNDERTHEWEATHER). The worst was 24A: The ailing rock star was … (FEELINGPUNK). Is that something anyone has ever said or heard? "Feeling punk?" for feeling sick? As Grumpy Cat would certainly say, "No."
The one bright spot, for me, was ASTEROIDS (3D: Popular 1980s arcade game), which was a favorite of mine. Yes, I used to put quarters and/or tokens into large video game machines. And what fun it was! More fun, I dare say, than this puzzle. I don't mean to be a SNOOT, but this seemed WAYBELOWPAR, even for a Tuesday.