It is a truth universally acknowledged that no matter what ONETIME you set your alarm for, it always goes off too SOON. But today's puzzle celebrates the quiet hero of this tale: the SNOOZEBUTTON. When hit just right, it can result in one or more of the other dreamed of theme answers (RADIOSILENCE, BUZZKILL, SOUNDOFF) securing a few more minutes of precious sleep. I always think I get the ten best of my forty winks in the few minutes between alarm blasts.
Despite the sleepy theme, I felt young and alive when I was able to drop in GHOSTED right out of the gate (Suddenly stopped communicating with, in modern lingo). Even more so when I got to BOUNCE (Leave, slangily), and HOTYOGA. #wattba!
Aptly, BABE (in arms) and OVUM appear next to each other, although perhaps, following a strict chronology, ovum should appear first. It might be fun to try to make a word ladder from ovum to baby. I'll get to work on that but it may take me awhile. Check back in 40 weeks or so.
Also OFNOTE was the excellent clue "Six for dinner?" calling for the self-referential answer WORDLENGTH. And yes, dear readers, I was fooled again. OYE.