Special birthday edition of the puzzle today… in that it’s super lame. Thanks, NYT. I feel like Will Shortz was involved in this one.
There’s no Faith Hill, a fact that really stuck in my craw.
More later, but with a puzzle has a genius level stating at just 53 points, i can’t really be too much more. Other than wishing a shared happy birthday message for people and things whose birthday it is today.