themeless but neat grid with triple gangs GOOD ONES: Summers of old?
ABACI Massage target
EGO Sub group
NAVY [note lack of hyphen] BTW: It determines 28-Across: Abbr.
+ Number based on 23-Across
DOB + AGE [don't care for these circular clues; almost like no clues at all] "Speak up" reactions
EHS [Does this make sense to you? "Speak up" (quoted as dialogue) is what is said
when someone speaks too softly. The reaction
to "speak up" is a repeat, hopefully louder.]
Study of extraterrestrial life ASTROBIOLOGY [Can this be a real science? As we do not know of any life other than on our planet, how can one study what we don't know exists? Seems like studying the agriculture of the New World before Columbus discovered it. But if it is a "science" I hope I'm not paying for it.]
[seems redundant to me, and sub-standard]
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun