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Opening Day crossword puzzle!

We've just about made it. We survived the winter meetings and spring training and it's time once again for real games. To help celebrate the start of a new season, I present this Opening Day-themed crossword puzzle for you to enjoy. You can also solve the puzzle online here or print out a PDF.

Crossword puzzle

Across

1. Team that traditionally hosted Opening Day's first game

5. You might connect them

9. Keyboard bar

14. Mine entrance

15. 3B Kevin ____, Cubs 1st round draft pick in 1993

16. Shady spot

17. ___ Petralli, Rangers backup backstop of the late 1980s

18. ____ Jones, White Sox rookie reliever in 2012

19. Hit 3 homers for Tigers on Opening Day 2005

20. Thrown objects which resulted in NY Giants forfeit of their Opening Day game in 1907

22. Cousins of mandolins

23. Rub out

24. Disobeyed a zoo sign?

25. Hit 3 homers for Cubs on Opening Day 1994

28. Halves

32. Long, long time

33. Greek god of the upper air

36. Hindu wrap

37. Doug ___, mediocre reliever for Devil Rays and others in early 2000s

39. 1944 and '45 AL MVP Newhouser

40. Tabletop baseball game, familiarly

41. ___ Eaton, was slated to be D'backs Opening Day CFer this year

42. Reliever Peter ____, set record with 87 consec. appear. to start a season without allowing homer (2009)

44. Conk out

45. Myrtle Beach minor leaguer

47. What belts wrap around

49. Like a wallflower

50. These go well with dogs at the park

52. Pitcher sent to Mariners in Pineda/Montero trade (2012)

55. Made record 16 Opening Day starts on mound

59. Gold braid

60. ___ Newsom, 3-time 20-game winner and loser

61. Home state of Cubs' Triple-A team

62. Actuator used for radio control and small robotics

63. Check

64. A Baldwin brother

65. 1973's "Rock On" singer

66. Combustible heap

67. "Take this!"

Down

1. Dave Righetti's nickname

2. Paradise

3. Bedrock pet

4. Put away

5. Between Tommie Aaron and Andy Abad at Baseball-Reference.com

6. Certain exams

7. Sir or madam

8. Dates

9. Writer/director of "Eight Men Out"

10. Most honored or satisfied with oneself

11. Adjoin

12. Pitched perfect game 7/18/99 vs. Expos

13. Units of work

21. A "hanging" pitch doesn't do this

24. Alpine sight

25. Mets announcer Bob Murphy offered a happy one after a win

26. Crush

27. 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year

28. Hit 3 homers for Jays on Opening Day 1988

29. First team to host their season opener under the lights (1950)

30. Blue eyes or baldness, e.g.

31. Internet destinations

34. Astro whose career was derailed by beaning (1984)

35. Cow chow

38. Tending to radiate

40. Trap

42. Baseball's Carlos, Dave or Lee

43. "Far out!"

46. Tribe's Feller no-hit these guys Opening Day 1940

48. Book after Song of Solomon

50. 3B Josh ___, Marlins 1st round pick in 1994

51. Fire remnant

52. Small winning margin

53. Metals from lodes

54. Blows it

55. Cookbook abbr.

56. Mouselike animal

57. Fancy pitcher

58. Pennant ___

Diane Firstman runs the Value Over Replacement Grit blog. She previously wrote the all-Haiku season preview for the SweetSpot blog. She's on Twitter @dianagram.