I loved this theme. Many were hilarious, but the central AFAREWELLTOALARMS (66A: Dream for late sleepers?) might be the best. The other literary one, OFMALICEANDMEN (118A: Dissertation on people's inherent spitefulness?), though, was also excellent. Very nicely done theme. And isn't that what Sunday is all about? There are, what, seven of these? That doesn't seem like a whole hell of a lot, but I guess it seems like enough.
So, once the theme is good on Sunday, does much else matter? I guess anything more is gravy, right? And, well, there is some today. Gravy, that is. I enjoyed SMATTERING (57A: Soupçon) and its clue. As I did AMNESIAC and 4D: Unlikely memoirist. And who doesn't love an Ogden Nash reference? "2D: "The ostrich roams the great ____. / Its mouth is wide, its neck is narra": Ogden Nash" (SAHARA).
PUSSYFOOT (13D: Not be bold) - also good. LIMINAL (15D: In-between) - very nice. OLEANDER (growing outside her door) (91D: Evergreen shrub) - lovely. LONGPANTS (81D: Trousers) - love it.
I guess I liked it. You?