A little homonym practice today, with three phrases demonstrating proper usage of "there," "their," and "they're." I dislike most references to Ronald Reagan (17A: Famous debate words from Reagan to Carter (THEREYOUGOAGAIN)), so that got me off on the wrong foot as far as "feeling good about the puzzle" goes, and I never fully recovered. I didn't ABHOR (28D: Hate, hate hate) it, but it wasn't grrrrreat either. Also adding to my GLOOM (9A: Atmosphere of despondency) was the fact that I over -thought "38A: Sported, as a sports jacket" and entered the past participle "worn" instead of the simple past "WORE," and that took quite a while to find, as I never even looked at 19D: Some daisies (OXEYES). Oh well…
So…. it was fine.