Bonus clues for Talking Turkey.
16 across: Traditional Thanksgiving delight; a savory middle finger? (1, 5, 4)
That would be A TASTY (savory) BIRD (middle finger).
24 across: What we may end up in after hosting a family gathering; restaurants have more silver and less ego involved. (10)
That would be RESTRAINTS. Restaurants have more silver (AU) and less ego (I); REST(AU)RA(I)NTS.
2 down: The goods as we wave our guests goodbye; expel hornpipes. (9)
The good RIDDANCES RID (expel) DANCES (hornpipes.)
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