The answer to this puzzle is a list of ten thematically related words or proper names or phrases. Each of these is clued cryptically, and the theme is to be determined. Since the definition part of a cryptic clue would give away the theme, these cryptic clues use a family member (e.g., mom, sister) to stand in for the definition part of the clue. So for example, if the theme of the puzzle were chemical elements, "Sister picking at nit" would clue "tin". NOTE: Unlike many previous puzzles in this genre, clues are NOT sorted alphabetically; however, lengths of each answer are given with the clues. I hope you enjoy!
- Son to nosh on appetizer first (5)
- "Zeppelin predecessor filled with oxygen," Father Rex teased daughter (7)
- Sister's second love letter from Greece came at last (6)
- Nephew's most bad, grabbing bottom part of bodice after taking exterior coat (8)
- Nephew's most bad, grabbing bottom part of bodice after taking exterior coat (9)
- Brother certain to inhale hash rips (8)
- Niece's tone poem about season without water? (6)
- Italian beauty holding on to Uncle (7)
- Aunt Cheryl weirdly absorbed in Daily Mail (10)
- "Ram safety replaced by second flanker," relayed Dad (5)
Solver note: I used every trick I know, and probably made some up, to get the Schrödinger clue to work. I almost want to put nested parentheses around the words to define the wordplay. But I do think it holds together...good luck!