THATS surrounds each long entry [clever, but even with the title I can see how it can be easily missed]Good ones:Spot in front of the telly?
AFT [I thought compass, not in the boat itself]Berth place
DOCK [not birthplace --- second maritime reference today]Some aromatic cakes
SOAP [I thought baba]Dreaded Jamaican?
DARTS [looks like barflies]Theater opening
ACTI [not the building but the drama, and not the drama's run, but the actual play]Turn at the bar, perhaps
Nautical ropes TYES [third reference, is new to me, and I read Chapman's Piloting
"I'm not impressed" MEH [nor am I with "meh"]