Spoon River Effluence Sole projection
MOTH [heading for a light]Bouncing joint?
KNEE [not a nightclub]Wire svc. involved in many arrangements
Theme: Spoonerisms, each of which ends with a word that can describe a knife. Very clever, indeed. 17A = chick peas
25A = steam bake
34A = box cutter
49A = brick red
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun