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Father's Day crossword puzzle

Baseball and Father's Day ... you can't beat that combo. To celebrate dad's special day, I give 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.

Puzzle


Across

1. Indian flatbread

5. Legal prefix

9. Steal a base

14. Black cat that walked behind Cubs on-deck circle on 9/9/1969, maybe

15. Alex ___, Blue Jays first-round pick in 1999

16. Will ___, pitched in 483 games, all in relief, with only three saves from 2000-2012

17. According to MLB official historian John Thorn, one of the four "Fathers of Baseball"

19. Copy, for short

20. Darin ____, Angels first-round pick in 1995

21. Acreage measures

23. 2B/OF ___ Young, father or his son

25. Adrian ___, White Sox rookie catcher

26. Killer whale

29. ____ Bell, father of Buddy

31. First name of only ballplayer named for a sitting United States president

34. ____ Bettis, Rockies reliever

35. Length x width, for a rectangle

37. Insinuating

38. 2013 Best Picture nominee

39. ____ McDaniel, led NL in winning pct. in 1960

41. Former French coin

42. Solemn promises

45. Biblical birthright seller

46. Tennis do-overs

47. Led all regulars with a .455 average in 1969 World Series

49. Dash lengths

50. Howe and Shamsky

51. Incurred

53. EPA concern

55. Worthy of being copied

58. The Human ____, Marvin Webster's nickname

62. High and ___ ("chin music")

63. Not planned or chosen for a particular reason

65. Aromatic solvent

66. Unit of pressure

67. Lee ___, manager of Cubs and Phillies during the '80s

68. Train service with Navy Yard stop for Nats games

69. Chin-hui ___, Rockies pitcher 2003-05

70. Caught in the act

Down

1. Schoolboy ____, led AL in winning pct. in 1940

2. ____ Moreno, disparagingly nicknamed "the Outmaker"

3. Simmons and Lilly

4. As a preferred alternative

5. A type of son?

6. Balloon filler

7. Michael ___, Angels' rookie reliever in 2013

8. Drained of color

9. Advanced photocopier features

10. See 17 Across

11. Performer on "Whose Line is it Anyway?", often

12. Reduce, as expenses

13. HOFer ___ Slaughter

18. Sabermetric stat of "a player's total contributions to their team"

22. Butt

24. 1911 Chemistry Nobelist

26. Alex ___, OFer traded from Orioles to Mets in 1995

27. ____ Cormier, Canadian-born pitcher from 1991 to 2007

28. See 17 Across

30. Taste, e.g.

32. Catcher with shortest name in MLB history

33. Jerry ___, 220-game winner from 1969-1990

36. See 17 Across

40. ____ Petit, Giants swingman in 2014

43. ____ Graham, "Drugstore Cowboy" actress

44. Matt ___, career backup catcher drafted by Braves in 1978

46. Juan ____, slick-fielding Mets CF

48. Bench player

52. Oliver ____, portrayed George Steinbrenner in "The Bronx is Burning"

54. Table scrap

55. Couple in a gossip column

56. Bit

57. "Aeneid" figure

59. Chris ___, first-round pick of White Sox in 2010

60. Double-A affiliate of the Tigers

61. Matt Kemp's middle name

64. Garment under a blouse

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Solution


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