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Think Tennis-wise

· By Pixlate · Published 10 months ago

Constructor's Note: My entry to the "Love" midi contest
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  • Mike D 🤓6:15 · 10 months ago
    Very cool! Took me a long time to figure out what was going on, even after getting the revealers 😂
    • Ben Zoon 12:24 · 10 months ago
      Same. Oh I need to read the title closer, ha.
      • Pixlate constructor · 10 months ago
        It might be less obvious to some but in cryptics, "love" almost always means the letter O. The theme might not have been obvious enough hehe
    • Philip Chow 7:17 · 10 months ago
      bottom line again! nice... i was convinced it was PPS (post-post-script) and oilcap sounded like something a tin man could wear... and never found my mistake lol
      • capybara 🤓10:35 · 10 months ago
        nearly gave up on this haha, glad i persevered!
        • Duncan Lyle 🤓5:10 · 9 months ago
          LOVEd it! The theme hit as I was working through the northeast corner, after having given up on the northeast. I'd started out with a string "O_" rebuses before realizing what the revealer was saying. Very clever and well-constructed!
          • Duncan Lyle 🤓5:10 · 9 months ago
            *Meant that the northWEST corner was where I moved on from early and returned to at the end. I gotta work on that proofreading!
          • Aaron 🤓4:34 · 9 months ago
            Tricky and very clever! I kept trying to enter the top row as a rebus so it took some time to realize what I was doing wrong.
            • quatrevingtneuf 🤓4:39 · 9 months ago
              when 11x11 isn’t quite big enough lol
              • Pixlate constructor · 9 months ago
                lol
              • Matt Forest 12:40 · 9 months ago
                Had 2-letter rebuses in the top row but the across answers didn't make any sense... then it hit me. Clever!
                • Luc 🤓8:03 · 9 months ago
                  Nice! This was a fun interpretation of the theme
                  1AVery sharp, as a TV airing
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                  Across
                  1. 1A
                    Very sharp, as a TV airing
                  2. 5A
                    Invalidate
                  3. 10A
                    C. S. ___ (Author of "The Screwtape Letters")
                  4. 12A
                    Parts of an udder
                  5. 13A
                    Beach location
                  6. 14A
                    Actress Berry of "Catwoman"
                  7. 15A
                    "Peer Gynt" dancer
                  8. 17A
                    Utterly ruin
                  9. 18A
                    Bottom line
                  10. 19A
                    Takes part (in)
                  11. 21A
                    Duck hunter's lure
                  12. 22A
                    Love ______ (With 25A
                    See 22A[---]
                    , 1978 John Paul Young song... whose title cryptically suggest what's going on in this grid)
                  13. 25A
                    See 22A
                    Love ______ (With 25A, 1978 John Paul Young song... whose title cryptically suggest what's going on in this grid)[-------]
                  14. 28A
                    Deep sleep
                  15. 29A
                    "Lawrence of Arabia" star
                  16. 31A
                    Poker declaration
                  17. 33A
                    Throws with force
                  18. 34A
                    Bother persistently
                  19. 35A
                    First name in cosmetics
                  20. 36A
                    Golden _____ Awards
                  21. 37A
                    Mouth-puckering
                  Down
                  1. 1D
                    "The Wizard of Oz" prop needed by the Tin Man
                  2. 2D
                    Soccer score that may cause a game to go into overtime
                  3. 3D
                    "Actually, come to think of it ..."
                  4. 4D
                    Keats or Homer
                  5. 5D
                    Vow
                  6. 6D
                    Vitamin brand with an instructive name
                  7. 7D
                    Words after "bump" (for a phrase) or "ants" (for a snack)
                  8. 8D
                    Extend beyond
                  9. 9D
                    "Full House" twins
                  10. 11D
                    Line on a map
                  11. 16D
                    Dried poblano pepper
                  12. 20D
                    "Faust" author
                  13. 21D
                    "CSI" analysis site
                  14. 22D
                    ____ on the cake (needless but nevertheless appealing addition)
                  15. 23D
                    L.A.'s region
                  16. 24D
                    ____ dei (theological term which is Latin for "image of God")
                  17. 25D
                    It comes from the heart?
                  18. 26D
                    More under the weather
                  19. 27D
                    Factory ____
                  20. 30D
                    Expel
                  21. 32D
                    4G ___
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