I have a soft spot for these "sound progression" puzzles, or whatever they ought to be called. In this one, the letters "OUGH" are shown to have five different pronunciations: "off," "oh," "uff," and "ow," and "oo." Nicely done, and the four theme answers are all legit. Ain't nobody doesn't love a DOUGHNUTHOLE (28A: Petite sweet treat), am I right? And we all enjoy a puzzle we can PLOUGHTHROUGH (53A: Complete without a break, as a labour). (Did they throw the U into "labour" there just because this puzzle is so much about the "ou" sound?)
So I liked the theme. And you know what else? I liked the rest of it too! BEDEVILED (18A: Gave fits) is great, SNICKERAT (57A: Find childishly amusing, say), PIECRUST (9D: Edible shell), ONEUPPING (33D: Besting), and EMERSON (42D: Leader of the transcendentalism movement) are all solid. The 57D: That woman (SHE), 42A: Those women of Paris (ELLES) pairing was fun, and the two "nutmeg" clues to start the downs were another nice pair. [note: I tried to embed John Legend's "Nutmeg" song here, but it does not seem to exist on YouTube. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I recommend you google "nutmeg legend colbert" and watch the first hit.]
Good theme and good fill (and I've only mentioned some of it), and for that, I put up with PODIA, VIET, MSS, LCDS, and a few other commonly seen crossword darlings. I can't decide what I think of the two Spanish answers, ANONUEVO (37D: Spanish New Year) and NORTE (65A: 90° from oeste), but really, I don't even know why I'm questioning them at all. I love it when they use French answers. I can't be prejudiced just because I don't know Spanish as well! So forget that, they're both fine.
Very nice Tuesday.