A typically tough Friday puzzle today, solved through a bit of a fog (per yesterday's review, and the resulting sleep disruption). I generally like to methodically work from NW to SE, but that wasn't doing the trick today, so it was hunt + peck until "California wine county" (SONOMA) really got things moving. After that, it was slow and steady, sidetracked by AKIN instead of TOLD for "Related" in the SW corner (that'll teach me to throw in guesses with no cross-checking!). Reached one last stubborn spot in the middle .. I should have known, but did not know, that PETRA was a ruined city in Jordan, and I stared at TAPIN for a one-handed put-back shot for the longest time before twigging that it was TIPIN, and then I was done.
Fun stuff along the way - the first YouTube video to hit 10B views = BABYSHARK - of course! I thought it was that Gangnam Style song, but no. (By the way - for those Ted Lasso fans among you - is the Jamie Tartt chant the fans sing based on Baby Shark?) And "Gov't facility in most world capitals except Washington" was a neat way to clue USEMBASSY. (OHNOWISEE - indeed!)
Finished at 9:31, which I think was slow, but I blame my fatigue today.