USA Today thinks they're so fucking clever because they found a legit word that has three vowels... well you know what, USA Today? Aloe is only original the first time you use it, maybe the second, but that's only if you don't use it for like four months and then you decide to use it again. But three times in a week? Really USA Today? You can't come up with another fucking word?
And just because you change the clues around doesn't mean it's okay to use the same word over and over again. "Soothing plant" and "Plant that soothes" are the same fucking clue. I'm looking forward to the crossword that's just the word Aloe over and over again. Does your editor always get sunburned? Is that the reason you love Aloe so much? Or is it because you're my mom and you think I should put aloe on my skin even when I'm not even burned.
Whatever the reason, you're not clever USA Today. And your prejudiced unoriginal puzzles make me vomit more than a vegetarian at AppleBees.