Secret Retreat Field workers?
CASKIt can help you carry a tune
IPOD [my only hope --- and my favorite clue in a long time]Word often preceding a sentence
GUILTYTime pieces: Abbr.
HRS [note two words]Somme soul
AME [not in English except as part of a phrase, but it’s clever]Lasagna ingredient
WIDENOODLES [actually it’s wide macaroni, which is made from semolina; noodles are not]Take out, in a way
BORROW [the one way I can think of is from a library --- probably what Gail had in mind]Hose fillers
TOES [I’d go with “Stocking stuffers” because that’s a common phrase]Fools
SIMPS [Denotatively, yes; but smart people are more often fools than simpletons, from whom little is expected. Foolishness suggests that an act was unexpectedly unwise; toddlers are never foolish, nor are guppies.]
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = No fun