THEME: "Child's Play"
: phrases ending in kinds of toys GOOD ONES: Morsel mentioned in 80's…
SHRIMP-ON-THE-BARBIE [she's a doll] Turf controller
GANG [not edging or weed killer as I thought] Show places?
THIRDS [note two words, as in horse racing] Driving instructor
GOLF-PRO Grave offender?
GHOUL Neat finish?
NIK Bugs with weapons
MORAN [the gangster not the bunny or insects as I thought] BTW:
The title was only partially true as the upper right was tough: CRACK (Figure out) and HOLES (Case weaknesses) crossed by TRURO Like drag strips
LOUD [only rarely; mostly they are silent]
As a companion
ALONG [too far removed from what along
means; it does not suggest companionship but rather accompaniment viz.
, riders on a train or guards with prisoners]
Sunday morning quaterbacking:
INNIE clued by "Navel concavity" might have been "Navel position" or "Navel type"
BOLTS clued by "Nuts go-with" might have been "Not nuts"
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun