08.05.14 — Play Ball

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Puzzle by Lynn Lempel / Edited by Will Shortz

Five entries, with an apostrophe to be a proper name and clued via baseball, or without an apostrophe as a common phrase, constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:

PETERS OUT (17A. “That makes three strikes for O’Toole!”)
PATS DOWN (26A. “Uh-oh, Sajak has fallen in the field!”)
JACKS UP (40A. “Now we have Nicklaus at bat”)
MARKS OFF (50A. “There goes Zuckerberg, trying for a steal!”)
CARRIES ON (64A. “Fisher made it to first base!”)

Other — BOTTLE FED (3D. Like some motherless calves and goals), BUGABOOS (25D. Persistent problems), JAKARTA (44D. Indonesia’s capital), OPULENT (45D. Splendidly luxurious), SORE LOSER (36D. One moaning and groaning after a defeat), STATUTES (22D. Things passed on the way to the White House?).


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