Theme: First word of phrases suggest loss while the phrase’s endings are excised.
Shubert’s eighth, aptly UNFINISHEDSYMPH
ADIN [needs “at times” since ad out
is as often a game point]
John Isner… ACER
[still not buying the term --- go with computer maker]
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun