Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. Doubleday is often mistakenly credited with inventing baseball, although he never made such a claim, and there is no evidence to support it. ~ Wikipedia
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
DOUBLEDAY (58A. Supposed inventor of baseball … or a hint to 17-, 26-, 36-, and 50-Across), e.g., FIELD DAY, WORK DAY, HOLY DAY, WEEKDAY, LABOR DAY, MARKET DAY, LUCKY DAY and DOG DAY, constitute the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:
FIELD WORK (17A. Research that may be outdoors)
HOLY WEEK (26A. Variable spring period)
LABOR MARKET (36A. What employers tap to get employees)
LUCKY DOG (50A. Fortunate sort)
Other — ABS SYSTEM (33D. Auto safety feature, redundantly), e.g., Anti-lock Brake System System; ARNEL (16A. Synthetic fiber); ASSAM (64A. Source of Indian black tea); INFAMY (1D. Severe disrepute); MR HYDE (49D. Half of Stevenson’s “strange case”); PATTY DUKE (9D. Helen Keller‘s portrayer in “The Miracle Worker“).
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