We here in Delmar, NY, have been known to take a COMPOSTBIN, so I was pleased to see today's revealer connect several apparently disparate theme answers and "recycle" them, as it were. I'd thought there was some controversy over eggshells, but Google says go for it. My amusing mistake (quickly corrected) was to enter PITBull at 44A: Casino V.I.P. (PITBOSS), thinking of the rapper.
My favorite answer of the day was new to me, at 31D: Units of power saved, in modern lingo (NEGAWATTS). That's a fine idea, and we should all do our little bit to try and preserve the environment. But the biggest contribution (the mega-negawatts, if you will), must come from our governments.
Boy, I've been preachy lately, haven't I? SARI about that!
Meanwhile, BIRDONAWIRE is a lovely long answer. I feel like I must have seen the movie with Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson, but I can't recall it. On the other hand, there is the excellent song by Richard and Linda Thompson, "Walking on a Wire," which I love. I bet the movie would PAIL in comparison.
There are a lot of names scattered in the grid, but what's not to like about JONI, ALDOUS, AUDRA, Jan STEEN, George CARLIN, and Hank AZARIA? The latter has even said he'd stop playing Apu (a regular in the Crossword in his own right) in the classic stereotypical way. Others who have watched the entire run of The Simpsons may have more to say about this than I.
Anyway, ADIEU until tomorrow.