ANY PUN FOR TENNIS?

New York Times, Sunday, March 17, 2013

Author: J. R. Leopold
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Leopold. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Polite response to "Thank you" : NOTATALL
9. Classic verse that begins "Ah, broken is the golden bowl!" : LENORE
15. Kafka or Liszt : FRANZ
20. Written justification : APOLOGIA
21. Part of a doubleheader : OPENER
22. Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
23. Tennis clinic focusing on drop shot skills? : NETWORKINGEVENT
25. More competent : ABLER
26. Haunted house sound : CREAK
27. "It's a Wonderful Life" cabdriver : ERNIE
28. Meter reader? : POET
30. Architect Saarinen : EERO
31. "Don't get all worked up!" : EASY
32. Young actor Smith : JADEN
33. Cutter : SAW
34. Churchill, e.g. : TORY
36. Pigs : SLOBS
38. Coaches who help you use your wrist in shots? : SPINDOCTORS
42. Ed.'s pile : MSS
45. Spiny ___ : EEL
46. Fleece : SHEAR
48. Chooses not to participate : OPTSOUT
49. Tennis players who clown around? : COURTJESTERS
52. "One can only ___ much" : DOSO
53. BlackBerry, e.g., in brief : PDA
54. Having freedom of tempo : RUBATO
55. Illumination unit : LUX
56. Year that "Shrek" and "A Beautiful Mind" came out : MMI
58. Putter (along) : MOSEY
60. "The fix ___" : ISIN
61. "Haven't the foggiest" : NOIDEA
64. Photo developing compound : AMIDOL
67. "For a righty, you hit the ball pretty well on your left side," and others? : BACKHANDEDCOMPLIMENTS
73. Allay : LESSEN
74. Destroy : UNMAKE
75. In ___ form : RARE
76. Source of the line "They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind" : HOSEA
79. Part of R.R.: Abbr. : RTE
81. "___ in cat" : CAS
82. You might set one out for a cat : SAUCER
84. Due follower : TRE
85. Part of R.S.V.P. : VOUS
88. Line judge's mission? : FAULTFINDING
91. Commercial law firm specialty : MERGERS
93. Canadian natives : CREES
94. Mastery : ART
95. "Alexander's Feast," e.g. : ODE
96. "Nothing" and "aught"? : LOVEHANDLES
98. Part of R.S.V.P. : PLAIT
100. Captain Hook's alma mater : ETON
101. Ready follower? : AIM
102. Bit of voodoo : CURSE
104. Tech release of 2010 : IPAD
108. Mex. miss : SRTA
110. Of two minds : TORN
112. Author of a 1719 literary sensation : DEFOE
113. Transamerica Pyramid feature : SPIRE
114. Planchette holder : OUIJA
116. Luke Skywalker's volley? : RETURNOFTHEJEDI
119. Hit single-player game of the 1980s : SIMON
120. Goes over the top, in a way : EMOTES
121. Does again : ITERATES
122. It falls between 3760 and 3761 on the Jewish calendar : ONEBC
123. Housekeeping : MENAGE
124. Broad-minded : TOLERANT
1. Vice president John ___ Garner : NANCE
2. Setting for a 1935 Marx Brothers comedy : OPERA
3. Public radio offerings : TOTES
4. Ever : ALWAYS
5. Swiped : TOOK
6. Cabinet dept. : AGR
7. Pleasant : LIKEABLE
8. Scottish landowners : LAIRDS
9. Modern kind of name : LOGIN
10. Lightish blade : EPEE
11. Home of the Shoshone Mtns. : NEV
12. It's higher than an ace : ONEPAIR
13. Celebrity : RENOWN
14. Art Deco master : ERTE
15. Monk's title : FRA
16. Barbie's last name : ROBERTS
17. Mistakenly hitting into the doubles area during a singles match? : ALLEYOOPS
18. Pirate, e.g., for short : NLER
19. One goes after it : ZERO
24. Biloxi-to-Birmingham dir. : NNE
29. Sporty car features : TTOPS
32. Middle brother in a 2000s pop trio : JOEJONAS
33. Jerk : SPASM
35. Epithet for Nadya Suleman : OCTOMOM
37. Riga resident : LETT
38. Spanish irregular verb : SER
39. Ski-___ : DOO
40. Like some awakenings : RUDE
41. Neither raise nor fold : STAY
42. Sloppy fast-food sandwich : MCRIB
43. "Semper Fidelis" composer : SOUSA
44. ___ Bay, former U.S. base in the Philippines : SUBIC
46. Eliza Doolittle, for one : STUDENT
47. Subjected to voodoo : HEXED
50. Vex : RANKLE
51. White Castle offerings : SLIDERS
52. Barely remembered days of old : DIMPAST
57. Zoo department : MAMMALS
59. Batting champ John : OLERUD
62. Turn-___ : ONS
63. Start to puncture? : ACU
65. Kind : ILK
66. Part of a requiem Mass : DIESIRAE
68. Anchor-hoisting cry : HEAVEHO
69. As expected : ONCUE
70. "Singin' in the Rain" composer ___ Herb Brown : NACIO
71. Way things are going : TREND
72. Durable fabric : SERGE
76. Abbr. after a period : HTML
77. Crumbly snack : OREO
78. Start of a tennis game? : SERVETIME
80. Either Zimbalist : EFREM
83. Con : ANTI
86. Praying figure : ORANT
87. "Top Gun" org. : USN
89. D.D.E. opponent : AES
90. Frankie Valli sang in it : FALSETTO
92. 1958 hit with the line "Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip" : GETAJOB
93. Jefferson's vice president : CLINTON
97. Response to "I bet you won't" : DAREME
98. It can be gross : PROFIT
99. Container on a counter, maybe : TIPJAR
102. Perfume : CENSE
103. Mysterious blip : UFO
105. Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
106. Eve of old TV : ARDEN
107. One who does not believe in miracles : DEIST
108. Not bad : SOSO
109. Destroy : RUIN
111. City near Provo : OREM
112. Bit of residue : DREG
113. Dry : SERE
115. Mandela's org. : ANC
117. Three-time Tony winner Hagen : UTA
118. Daughter of Loki : HEL

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