Frannie and I usually alternate on the Monday puzzles, since they're too easy to work on together. When it's my week, I sometimes like to go as fast as I can. Today I decided I would try to zip through it, but then was greeted by (1A: Book after Jonah). I really ought to memorize all the books of the Bible in order, just like I've (tried to) memorize all the acceptable two-letter Scrabble words... But no matter, MICAH was filled in by crosses before I had time to worry about it.
Most of the answers in a Monday take only as long to fill in as it takes to thumb the letters (we solve with the NYT Puzzle App on an iPad Mini). Today, the theme answers were not immediately apparent, but, like MICAH, were mostly completed by the time I went back to look at the clues a second time. I have no idea what "SIUNITS" are, but I get that the theme answers were all two-words, the first beginning with "S," the second with "I." Meh. Not the greatest theme, but I suppose you've got to do something.
I liked SWAK (69A: Love letter abbr.), and USURP (54A: Take unrightfully) is a fun one. Didn't get EEL in this one, but did see STET (20A: Leave in, to a proofreader) and SSTS (27D: Booming jets of old, in brief). It's been a while since I've seen that one!