I had to tackle this puzzle alone today. Is this what the young people call a selfie? I kid, I kid. I know that has something to do with job hunting.
In a word, mixed bag. While I was not ESTOPed (14A. Legally impede(d)), neither did I race through the puzzle with EASE (47D. Relaxation). I had some trouble in the NE corner and my hopes for an OOH-worhty outcome without a call to Horace were briefly BLIGHTSed, but then I RALLYed (var.) thanks to IVY (18A. Wall cover) and was able to successfully conclude my selfie.
I was mildly amused by the homophonic theme, with my favorite answer being BANNEDLIEDER (28A. Music forbidden in Germany?). WHIRLEDPIECE (44A. Top?) was a cute twist (if I may) on an old bumper sticker slogan.
TVVIEWERS (34D. Nielsen group) didn't present any problems, but looked quite wild in the grid, don't you think? I was happy to see 7D. Albertville's locale (ALPS). And 50D. "__ sera" (BUONA) brings back delightful memories of the passegiate of days gone by.
I did find a few of the answers to be conTORSIed. When was the last time someone BEWIGged themselves, for example (53A), or got ICEdIN at a ski lodge (46D. Strands, as at a ski lodge)? But, overall, a fairly upstanding puzzle.