Logic-wise, I can't make sense out of these:
Issue for one's partner = stepson.
Suggested love was on a decline = opined. Is love O and decline D? Where's pine?
Contemptuous of curls with new twist = scornful. An anag of curls and ONF. Where's the ONF from?
Twenty five hundred hit the target! = scored.
As ever, this is my local paper. Misprints are possible...