I kind of like that they allow a mini-theme every once in a while on a Friday. I couldn't see the fish for the oddly filled crosses, but Frannie realized pretty quickly what was going on. Cute. And appropriate, since we're on the shore this week.
Nice start today with the GAGNAM (1A: "____ Style," first video with a billion YouTube views) entry, although what has Psy done for us lately, except annoy with that follow up video? I kind of liked LETINON (38D: Told, as a secret), SUNBELT (41D: Where snowbirds flock), and SEDATED (44D: Under). There were plenty of good long-ish clues, actually. LOOKSEE (62A: Gander) is nice and fresh, and TOPSEED (64A: A wild card is unlikely to beat one) was well-clued.
Some odd, small, stuff - HOS (22A: Sounds from some mall temps) was difficult to figure out, being so far out of season as it is, and NGO (36A: Vietnam's ____ Dinh Diem) is not familiar, but other small stuff was quite nicely done, like CAD (52A: Many a base player) and INRE (48A: Dictator's beginning). RUBE (55A: No sophisticate) now makes us think of The Simpsons ("So many rubes..."), so that's nice, and ALLTHAT (37A: Excellent, in slang) is also good, but, just like a vacationer of a late afternoon, it kind of needs a bag of chips. Speaking of... I've gotta go.
But before I do, I'll say that I enjoyed it. It seems like there have been a slew of good puzzles lately. Maybe it's me, maybe it's them, but whatever it is, I hope I haven't just jinxed it, because Saturday is my favorite day of the week! I'll see you tomorrow.