We celebrate Valentine's Day early with a spray of BOXED ROSES, albeit with a few thorns for this solver. I knew neither the Dakota tribe that attacked "The Revenant" trappers (ARIKARA), nor Actor Calhoun (RORY), and so couldn't correctly complete the south west without reference to an outside information source. MYBAD.
The letters R, O, S, and E appear in square formation in each corner of the grid, with the first one, reading top left to bottom right, spelling, neatly, EROS. More than the boxed roses, I liked the two added theme clues and answers "Try some Valentine's Day candy?" (HAVEAHEART) and "Try some Valentine's Day candy, sneakily?" STEALAKISS. Sweet. :)
I also enjoyed the relatively modern 'Bags for guys' (MURSES) and I LOL'd at 'Poker advice for Sajak?' (SITPAT). Ha!
I have never heard BATCHEDIT for "Lived like a single guy." I kind of like it as an expression, but I'm not sure how to use it. Can one say, "I batch" for "I live like a single guy"? Or is it a set expression with 'it'? "What's your living situation, Father ABBOT?" "Me? I batch it."