This is just the kind of goofy Tom-foolery I like to see in a Moonday. Er, Monday. And happily, the revealer, though it sits in the center, was the last word I completed today, because when I first came to it, I didn't know it off the clue, and I didn't want to stop too long to consider it. When I finally came back to it and put in the second A, I laughed out loud. AUPAIRS indeed! And what more can one ask of a Monday puzzle?
It was funny typing that just now - "first favorite flowers." Does everyone pick a favorite flower? I liked honeysuckle back then too, because a friend showed me how it could be disassembled in a certain way to provide a small drop of nectar that could then be tasted. And I liked crocus, too. I'm not exactly sure why. Seems weird to think that it might have been simply because they were attractive.
There's LOTSA good fill, actually, like KRAUT (mmm.... KRAUT), SCRAPMETAL, SHORE, SCOWL, and SPAWN. HOOHA is amusing, and CASHBAR is ok, but I would prefer that it be open.
Overall, a very fine start to the week.