For today's official theme, we have a set of phrases or places that end with an item often found in a PURSE, including FLORIDAKEYS and, my favorite, DRAMATICLICENSE. But, on the other hand, it seems Mr. Wilbur knew this would be my first review in a while as he ALIT on a number of my areas of interest, creating a second theme ONLY for me. It was something of an ALOHA moment to find within the grid SEWS (which I do), OTTER (a Bewhiskered river swimmer I find appealing), Tupperware, mentioned in the clue for LIDS (I have a collection of minis), EEYORE (an old favorite), PIAF (as in the great French singer, Edith - who seems to be making a comeback of sorts with a second puzzle appearance in a week), OREO (one of my favorite store-bought cookies), EARTH (big fan), WHAMO (Company that makes everyone's favorite projectile, Frisbees), and ECLAT (which I make where ever I go :).
I also liked CHEERY, OAFS, WOOS, SNORT, EGGON (even though I generally don't take an egg), FRO, and ANON. SLUE (Swivel around) was the last answer I completed. I guess I've run across it before, but I'm not too familiar with it.
There's a bit of crosswordese in the grid (URL, EPA, APR, DOCS, ITS, RDA), but most of it is inoffensive, with one exception. I've never been a fan of clues like "WSW's opposite" (26D). I know Monday puzzles are supposed to be easyish, but unless someone is having a really OFFDAY, the answer is such a gimme, the puzzle might as well be published with ENE already filled in.
That being said, I'd rather end on a CHEERY note and say that in SUM, it was a veritable grab bag of Frannie-friendly fill.