04.24.13 — Tennis Anyone?


Lawn tennis in the U.S., 1887,
 a selection from the pictorial collections
of the Library of Congres, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Puzzle by Clive Probert / Edited by Will Shortz

A tennis game is described in a manner peculiar to tennis scores from zero to three points are described as "love", "fifteen", "thirty", and "forty" respectively. 
LOVE BOATS (18A. Some cruise ships, informally), FIFTEEN MEN (23A. Start of a song with the cry “Yo-ho-ho”), THIRTYSOMETHING (34A. Ken Olin series about baby boomers), FORTY-NINER (50A. One who hoped things would pan out?) and GAME'S OVER (57A. “You lose!”) constitute the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword.



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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Summit conference goal; 5. Word before tight or loose; 9. Asian national suffix; 13. At full speed; 15. Bow-toting deity; 16. Jared of “Mr. Nobody”; 17. ___ diem; 20. Repetitive French greeting; 22. Put aside for later; 25. Möbius strip’s lack; 27. Gather, logically; 28. Dessert menu phrase; 30. Russian city, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics; 33. Nameless, briefly; 40. Activision’s guitar ___; 41. ___ Motors (electric car company); 42. State where bolo ties are common; 45. Live; 49. Lake Michigan borderer: Abbr.; 53. Dull tapping sound; 55. Food critics, often; 57. “You lose!”; 59. Place to play or fight; 60. Like fine whiskeys; 61. Painter Magritte; 62. Second-stringers; 63. Monocle part; 64. LAX postings; 65. Willy Wonka’s creator. — DOWN: 1. Spotted rodent; 2. Tourist town of Salerno; 3. Comedian with the 1972 album “Class Clown”; 4. Beginning in basketball; 5. Berry of “Die Another Day”; 6. “___ for the Misbegotten”; 7. Election mo.; 8. Fairy-tale escapee from a witch; 9. One whose work is not picking up?; 10. “Spanglish” actress; 11. Serve, as a maid would a lady; 12. KenKen entries: Abbr.; 14. Lease like a 9-Down; 19. Eric of “Troy”; 21. Sports atist Neiman; 24. Injuries severely; 26. China’s ___ Xiaoping; 29. ___-jongg; 31. Astronomical red giant; 32. Weed whacker; 34. Midwinter event, often; 35. Ethnic background; 36. Partiers at a holley; 37. “Frasier” role; 38. Nicholas Gage memoir; 39. Airport queue unit; 43. “Just the Two ___”; 44. “Enough already!”; 46. Hardened (to); 47i.Sister (and occasional rival) of Venus; 48. Mariana ___ (world’s deepest ocean point); 51. “Lovergirl” singer ___ Marie; 52. Belgian city sometimes mispronounced as “wipers”; 54. Sommeliers’ suggestions; 56. Witty Mort; 57. Guy’s partner; 58. Rookie’s mentor, maybe.


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