Friday's NYT by Joon Pahk got the opposite reaction. The general opinion was this was really Saturday level (to me, Friday and Saturday are interchangeably "hard") and a bear to solve. This puzzle also took me a normal weekend time of 7:24. So I seem to have reached the happy medium. Dan Feyer did it in 3:46, by the way (grrrr).
Saturday (tomorrow), on the other hand, probably broke a weekend speed record for me, just under 4. It's not really a Saturday puzzle, though, so that'll need an asterisk. I expect to see Dan and Tyler clock in under 2. :0