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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Father's Day crossword puzzle

By Diane Firstman
Special to ESPN.com

Baseball and Father's Day is a great combination. To celebrate dad's special day, I offer you this "Father's Day"-themed crossword puzzle for you to enjoy. You can also solve the puzzle online here or print out a PDF.

 

Across
1. Checked out
6. Hale
9. "Let's ___"
13. 1964 AL Rookie of the Year
14. Father Vern and son Vance
15. Adorable one
16. 1990s Mets/Astros reserve infielder Tim ____
17. Singer DiFranco
18. 1944 AL homerun leader Nick ____
19. Pitched perfect game on Father's Day 1964
21. Former Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim ____
23. "So ___ me!"
24. ____ Saunders, frequently collaborated with Jerry Garcia
25. No longer edible
28. Aaron ___, won 82 games from 1997-2001
30. Paul ___, 1st-round pick of Pirates in 2003
35. Jason ___, longtime Denver Bronco
37. Classic pencil-and-paper game
39. Ancient kind of alphabet
40. This might require only one out
41. Stirrups
43. Will of "The Waltons"
44. Gives forth
46. "Better Call ___" ("Breaking Bad" catchphrase)
47. It's a long story
48. Earl Weaver's post-argument status, frequently
50. Wagered
52. Father Thornton and son Don
53. Take into custody
55. Morse T
57. Mastermind
61. Post-baseball career of 19-Across
65. Character in David Morrell novels that were adapted into films
66. "Much ___ About Nothing"
68. Throat dangler
69. Less cordial
70. Father Pinky and son Milt
71. Father Bobby and son Barry
72. Father Gus and son Buddy
73. "Star Trek" rank: Abbr.
74. Online money

Down
1. Lifetime .366 hitter
2. Father Felipe and son Moises
3. Billboard
4. Outfielder known as "Dewey"
5. ____ Rucker, former lead singer of "Hootie and the Blowfish"
6. Jolly Roger, for one
7. ____ Krol, made MLB debut with Nationals this month
8. Not once, but ____
9. His final game came on May 30, 1935 with the Boston Braves
10. "Beetle Bailey" dog
11. In ___ of
12. ____ Sakata, Orioles' Opening Day SS between Mark Belanger and Cal Ripken
15. Last place
20. Demands
22. Pitcher has only so many "bullets" in this
24. Eric ____, former NFL punt returning great
25. Assail
26. "Remember the ___!"
27. Father Ron and son Ike
29. British "rest stations"
31. Holds close
32. "The Bad News Bears" actress
33. Feudal lord
34. Father Hal and son Brian
36. Victims of 19-Across' perfect game
38. Gull-like bird
42. Its preferable to do this feet-first
45. Pie chart part
49. Trammell and Whitaker, e.g.
51. River in a Strauss waltz
54. Jose Molina does this really well to a pitch
56. Devastation
57. Home, slangily
58. Pennant ____
59. Middle name of Brandon Phillips
60. The brother in "Am I my brother's keeper?"
61. Some beans
62. Bill Parcells' nickname
63. Cutlass, e.g.
64. Impulsive
67. HOFer ___ Brouthers

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