...I attempted to do the crossword puzzle in the airline magazine. I was doing swimmingly until I ran across 28 down. The clue read “rival of McEnroe and Connors”. And for the life of me I could not remember the answer. I started thinking of the contemporaries of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. Both of these men took up a lot of the oxygen in the 1970’s, their unique rivalry dominating tennis in the pre-Sampras era. Who else was there at the time? Bjorn Borg? Could be. But Borg was only four letters. And the clue for 27-across was “Ironic singer Morrisette”. ALanis. I was looking for the name of a contemporary of McEnroe and Connors whose name started with “L” and was five letters long...
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