Love Letters Early development sites?
UTERI [Wasn’t this in Sunday’s puzzle?]
Theme: Had to think about it before I understood the clue. PECK = X; SQUEEZE = O; SMACK = X; and HOLD = O.
For want of a vee, this puzzle could have had all 26 letters. If Gareth cared about that, he could have changed two words at 61- and 62-Down: SOME to SELA and EXAM to EVAN.
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun