In a dream universe, what would be the best font and size for you to get an MS in? Times 12? Arial 12? Courier New 12?
Also, you said 80k is the minimum for a first time novel... what's the maximum?
PS: Be careful sharpening KY's fangs, last thing we need is him to take a bite out of the mailman carrying my query.
Quit worrying about this. I mean it. I don't give a rat's ass about perfect font. Can I read it?
That's all. Now, the best way to figure out if I can read it is: can YOU read it? Ok, don't trust yourself? Give it to your spousal unit; can s/he read it? Not enough? Before midnight tonight take a page to your librarian. Can s/he read it?
Quit obsessing about your damn font. Obsess about your writing. You can send me drivel in Geneva 10 and I'm not going to take it; and absolute wondeful stuff in Helvetica 12 and I will.
There's no maximum. It depends on what you're writing.
Just write well. I can fix everything else.