Suggested Title: Failure
Theme: first words of phases can mean failure: bomb, turkey, lemon, bustSome Nits to Pick:
With no title and no internal clue, the theme is covert and likely to be missed.
Ward of “Sisters” SELA [this cluing is stale; she’s in a new show, why not use it rather than pulling it from some list or other]
Most doting FONDEST [fond and doting or widely disparate; I’d go with “Most ardent”]
Balloon contents AIR [shouldn’t that be “content”?]
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun