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Spring training Q&A crossword puzzle

2/21/2014

Baseball is back. Pitchers, catchers and their teammates have gathered in Florida and Arizona. To celebrate the return of our beloved pastime, I offer you this "spring training"-themed crossword puzzle for you to enjoy. You can also solve the puzzle online here or print out a PDF from that site.

Crossword


Across

1. Tower over

6. "Star Trek" weapon

12. Nationals reliever Fernando ____

16. Like "The X-Files"

17. Rock salt

18. Go bad

19. "2013 ended poorly for you and the team, didn't it?"

22. Mike ___, first overall pick in 1970 draft

23. "Raiders of the Lost ___"

24. Kind of fin

25. Dick or his son Robb

26. Closer's stat (abbr.)

27. Last stop before MLB

30. Airheaded

31. "Rays Live" co-host, who was Randy Johnson's 1st strikeout victim

35. ___ Alamos, N.M.

36. Birthplace of Hiroki Kuroda

37. White Sox 2013 rookie pitcher Johnson

40. Gun found behind the plate

43. Diner inits.

44. ___ and outs

46. Koufax postgame soak

47. "Did you demand a trade? Will you test free agency?"

51. Meas. of the importance/difficulty of a reliever's situation

52. Former French coin

53. "Star Trek" rank: Abbr.

54. Marlins 2013 rookie pitcher Edgar ____

55. Middle name of Brandon Phillips

57. Lonn ____, COO of Yankees

59. Schuss, e.g.

60. Guantanamo Bay, as an example

66. Power glitch

68. In-flight info, for short

69. Hockey's Bobby or baseball's Pete

70. Hurry

71. About 60% of the world's inhabitants

73. ___ lab

74. "Carmina Burana" composer

75. "Looks like you lost some weight in the offseason!"

80. ____ Appling, nicknamed "Old aches and pains"

81. Wellesley grad

82. Carl ___, Pro Football HOF enshrinee in 2004

83. Fencing blade

84. Subtly suggests

85. Masons' creations

Down

1. ___ DeShields, 1st-round pick of Expos in 1987

2. HOFer ejected 94 times as a manager

3. Colorless, flammable extremely poisonous gas with an odor like garlic

4. Baptism, for one

5. Effeminate

6. Site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

7. "Listen!"

8. "Aladdin" prince

9. "___ boom bah!"

10. Biblical verb ending

11. Ryan ___, Pirates 2013 rookie pitcher

12. With one leg on each side of something

13. Major theme of Sinclair Lewis novels "Main Street" and "Babbitt"

14. Atmospheres

15. How deadpan jokes are delivered

20. Overhangs

21. Pop

26. Mall units

27. The ability to feel or perceive sensations (var.)

28. Thick ___ brick

29. Garrett ___, hit 75 homers for Rockies 2006-8

32. Eastern European

33. Airhead

34. "You ___?"

38. UN agency concerned with civil aviation

39. Pitcher Jimmy or national anthem lyricist Francis Scott

40. Anger, with "up"

41. "Beg pardon ..."

42. Homer-prone Indians reliever of the early 2000s

43. Robert Ludlum hero searching for his identity

45. Bram who created Dracula

48. Post-it, for example

49. "What's gotten ___ you?"

50. One of two Indians relievers killed in 1993 Spring Training boating accident

56. Inheritor

58. Giants slugger with 511 career homers

59. "Beat it!"

61. Rusty Staub and Andre Dawson's retired Expo uniform numbers

62. Like some yogurt

63. Will Clark's nickname (with "The")

64. Towering figure in French engineering

65. Directs (to)

66. Expensive fur

67. Deplete

72. Catch, as flies during batting practice

73. Spanish lady

74. Stewpot

76. A pint, maybe

77. Place

78. Dash lengths

79. Churchyard tree in "Romeo and Juliet"

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