I finished the puzzle and set a new Friday personal record. This one felt way easier than a Friday normally would, and I made my way through without being told I was close but that I was completely done.
Unfortunately, this puzzle was marred by two related clues.
39A Heavenly halo: CORONA
59A Famed Miami golf resort: DORAL
As it stands right now, we can put the ownership of both on Trump. We have a spike in Coronavirus cases right now, and I still haven’t given my family a hug since mid-March. That’s coming up on nine months without a hug from my family.
Now, it’s possible that Doral will be repossessed if Trump can’t pay back loans, right? Hot take: There will never be justice for the intentional mishandling of Coronavirus.
I don’t have a theme for this puzzle other than fast (for me), but there’s another clue I figured I’d pull out of this.
53A “Bloom County” character whose vocabulary consists mostly of “Thbbft!” and “Ack!”: BILLTHECAT. I had never heard of this before. I had filled out CATHY_ _ _ _ _, but that didn’t go. Cathy is the only comic strip I know of with ACK!
I just found out that the creator of Cathy is… Cathy.
Cathy Guisewite has been posting new stuff on her Instagram.
The new Friday PR is 16:23, which beat my old Friday PR of 16:59 from more than two years ago. Pretty happy with this result.