"Wanna Take You Higher..." Giant legend
OTTFlop with fins
EDSELInk spots, briefly?
TATS [hip for tattoos]
Theme: words that rhyme with “higher” used in familiar phrases now changing meaningSign some new sluggers?
HIREPOWERStand-up gig for Richard?
PRYORENGAGEMENTInstrument in need of cleaning?
DIRTYLYREAugustine for one?
This puzzle stretches one’s knowledge of widely divergent fields: from EROICA’s birthday to DANNO and Chin Ho; from AGNI to MOORE; from ROS to Nagpur; from TATS to “The Lonely Goatherd”; etc. Word with time and space
WASTE [“waste of time” is common but not “waste of space,” so I feel the clue is a bit too broad]
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun