The problem with "easy" puzzles is that they are often denuded of the clever in favor of the mundane. Today's puzzle is a case in point.
For CLUE, the prompt is "Crime scene find." It could have been, say, "Colonel Mustard's game." It is unlikely that such a prompt would make the puzzle significantly tougher given the "easier" prompts for the words abutting CLUE.
Similarly, for MISS there is the uninspired "Unmarried woman's title." Just a moment's thought could yield a prompt such as "Swiss ____" or "It's a good as a mile" or "Curds and whey eater's title."
I suspect editors are trying to appeal to a broad audience for Monday and Tuesday puzzles, but I believe thay can do so without forfeiting the fun Xwords have to offer.