Constructor's CommentsAs someone still in his relatively early days of constructing, I'm excited to make my Puzzle Society debut and to be here among such august company.
This puzzle grew, so to speak, from SQUASH COURT, which struck me as just a funny mash-up and got me thinking of other everyday terms with alternate-meaning possibilities. That led to some on-again, off-again brainstorming to fill out the theme. After losing more than one promising option to the ether when I didn't jot it down immediately and rejecting several others as subpar, I eventually had what I considered the solid set you see here.
Many thanks to David for green-lighting this one. Here's hoping it's not my last to make the Society pages!