Kind of a drab puzzle today. Two-word phrases starting with certain letters, and that second one, MILKPUNCH (23A: *Eggnog relative)?!? What the hell is milk punch? And another thing that got me started on the wrong foot with this was STRIKE (4D: X, in bowling). When I bowled, filling in two corners was what symbolized a strike. Filling in one corner was a spare. An X meant you got a ten.
After that, it was hard to get back. EELERS (30A: Anglers after morays) set the scene nicely for an onslaught of crosswordese - TET, ATNO, ADLIB, EDS, ACRO, LASE, TRYST, CREE, ASSN, &etc.
It's nice to have ONEACRE (38A: 70 yards square, approximately) laid out in such simple terms. Hopefully, that will help me to remember a heretofore elusive measurement. And it's also interesting to learn what the initials stand for in 41A: Department store founder James Cash ____ (PENNEY).
Other than that, I'm looking forward to tomorrow.