And speaking of trouble, I had the most trouble in the northeast corner. I didn't know any of the "fact" answers ("Best-selling author of legal thrillers" (TUROW), "Kirin alternative" (ASAHI), and the other clues were either too generic ("It isn't much" for TAD, "Furnishings" for DECOR), or too tricky for me to get without help from some other entries. I finally solved it by guessing a bunch of stuff - Genius!
There were a number of fun C/APs like "Phone tapping target?" (ICON) and "Graphic text?" (EMOJI). I also liked the ambiguity of the clues "Put on" for DON, "Take up again, in a way" for REHEM, and "Take off" for SOAR.
I'm running late today, so I'll sign off now, but I'll leave you with this thought: If Natalie worked for AAA, picking up cars that stopped working, their owners would get a PORTMAN tow. I'll be here all week!