Just like at the tournament, I was tripped up by not knowing a proper name. This time it was PAULA (15A: Creamer of the L.P.G.A.). I had entered SiNKIN for 9D: Hit home (clues that play with tenses can be very tricky!), and it didn't really set off any alarms when I saw PAULi go in. I suppose, if I had thought for a minute, PAULA would have made more sense in the LPGA, but, well... I didn't.
SOPRANO (4D: One who may finish on a high note) was excellently clued. I liked OPENLINE (5D: Metaphor for easy access), SEETOIT (24D: Carry out a duty with diligence) (looks weird), and PARTYHAT (49A: Conical topper). I tried "dunceHAT" there at first. Must be thinking too much about my performance at the recent A.C.P.T. Hah!
I like today's theme, too. Variants of the sentence "What is it?" answered in different ways. Very nice. 1A: "Sonar"-equipped fliers (BATS) gets a C. It's fine. Not great, not bad. C is okay. There's some less-than-okay fill, like PENTADS (37A: Quintets), TNUT (58D: Letter-shaped fastener), and MPAA (55D: Grp. assigning film ratings), but really, there's not too much of that sort of thing. I'd say on the whole this was a decent Wednesday. Thumbs up.