Thanks for the feedback! For some reason I thought that "volume" was an appropriate homophone indicator in 1D1DGrow the volume of a female battalion (4)[----], but can't find it in any lists now so not sure why I did. For 17D17DAn ocean view, it's said (3)[---], you're right I probably could have been a bit more creative there, "Reported on view of the Adriatic, for example," maybe?
Fair critique on 7d7DDiamonds, for example, are almost a dish (9)[---------] and 16d16DPapa and Abraham are nearly an icon in China? (5, 4)[---------], no defense for that one except that it was midterms week this week and I was really tired while writing this puzzle haha