Okay. Although the grid might be weird, I really think this ought to be a Week 1.
EDIT: Wow! This is playing harder than I would have thought possible. But I'm not changing my evaluation of it being a week 1.
Nudges: Do I really need to give nudges? Surely two identical answers, which happen to the same as the very adjacent clues means something.
And isn't rPET a weird clue if the answer is a simple GREEN? and is E.T. a good definition for ASTRAL?
And isn't KVETCH a difficult entry for that position. Why would I twist myself into knots for that? Maybe because I needed something to fit the clue?
I can understand the clues for 11ACar[------] and 7A7APet[------] look natural but surely the clues for 3636Aca.[-----] and 37A37ArPET[-----] and for 6363ACarp[------] and 64A64AE.T.[------] seem weird
Okay so going up and down the sides of the puzzle we have something. And in three places between these somethings we have something. So we have thing to thing thinging
I still say this was a week one