Given the theme of intrusive W’s in phrases, I don’t get the meaning of the title, “Wide-eyed.” Ticker tape?
WWW [also a key to the theme]Short agreement
IDOPeriodic table period?
Theme entries:Sale at the helicopter dealer?
OUTOFTHINWEARSweater under the tree?
CHRISTMASWEAVEHomo sapiens’ cleverness?
THEWILEOFMAN Get a whiff of this
is nominative but the clue is not]Like green peppers
UNRIPE [really needs the modifier “at times”]RIEN
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun