The Enola Gay was named after Col. Tibbits mother, not grandmother, and Gay was her middle name, not last name. The bomb was nicknamed Little Boy, after Tibbits himself.
I'm a newbie constructor, too, and I can see some pitfalls that need to be avoided. The right-center section has two entries that don't exist: ETCET and SOUCE. I know sometimes you get a tough corner and you just want to finish it off. But there are several ways of improving it and the best two I can up with just now are the following:
From top to bottom, in that section, you have SSA, NOOB, ...YOURE, ETCET and OLSENS. If you replace those with SST, NAIR, ...YOURE, ETTES and OLSENS, the down answers change to, from right to left, TRESS, SIREN and SAUTE.
Or, you can also replace the acrosses with PRC, NLER, ...YOURE, ETTAS and OLSON, thus changing the downs to CRESS, RERAN and PLUTO.
Other than that, the grid is pretty darn solid, and I love the naughtiness thrown in for good measure.