Manage to heave the ball before time expires

Man’s nickname found in consecutive letters of the alphabet

Make heads or tails of a situation … or an alternative title for this puzzle

Location in the Beach Boys’ ‘Kokomo’

Little salamanders

Like some tennis shots and most push-ups

Like about half of the OPEC countries

Like a pigsty

Length of time between noons

Lab noise?

Kind of visual puzzle … or what to do with each line in this puzzle’s two shaded areas

Kick start?

Job seekers’ needs, in brief

Jazz’s Fitzgerald

House-elf in the Harry Potter books

Hopeless from the start, slangily

Home to the Alhambra

Hero of a Virgil epic

Having as a hobby

Got misty-eyed, with ‘up’

Give a talking-to