Today's DOUBLEDAY theme includes four two-part answers where each part can precede the word "day." As in, WEDDINGPRESENT (*Gift that comes with a hitch?) (wedding day, present day). VETERANSMEMORIAL, in the center, does another kind of double duty in commemorating today's "day."
It was nice to see XIEXIE (Mandarin "thank you") in the grid, both because one doesn't find Mandarin in a crossword very often, and because Frannie is currently enrolled in a Mandarin class, which allowed me to fill it in much more easily than I might have otherwise. FELONY, MORASS, BESET, and SCOURS are good words, and it was amusing (to me) that I had to change ERRors to ERRATA to avoid same.
On the down side, I thought HOBS (Goblins, in folklore) was a bit NUTS, and PIEPAN (It's found beneath the crust), while it did have a fun clue, seemed a bit off to me. I call them either pie tins or pie plates. Maybe it's a regional thing. Also, although I have probably never written it before, I would prefer "What's the diff?" to "What's the DIF?" But really, "What's the diff," I guess.
In all, it was fine. "Business day" seems a bit less common than "work day," but I'm not going to GOAPE about it. As I said, it was fine. I've seen POORER.
Enjoy the day off, if you've got it, and to all the veterans out there, thank you for serving. May your numbers grow ever fewer.