Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 5, 2014

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(LEO) DUROCHER, NICE GUYS FINISH LAST — Managing... is the most vulnerable job in the world. ... If you don't win, you're... fired. If you do win, you've only put off the day you're going to be fired. ... The manager... has to call it... now. Everybody else can call it after it's over.

Clues and answers

A.Rock forming Gettysburg's Devil's DenDIABASE
B.Move like "the wave"UNDULATE
C.L. Frank Baum's Tik-Tok, for oneROBOT
D.Step on some toesOFFEND
E.Teammate of Dizzy Dean or Ozzie SmithCARDINAL
F.Try to wow a spectating crowdHOTDOG
G.Word made from parts meaning "true" and "word"ETYMOLOGY
H.Fan giving vocal supportROOTER
I.City where the first telephone directory was issued (1878) (2 wds.)NEWHAVEN
J.One cause for a substitutionINJURY
K.Trickster of Navajo mythCOYOTE
L.Tommy John surgery siteELBOW
M.Convention, crowd, assemblyGATHERING
N.Apt to fall for a fast oneUNWARY
O.Pitching legend for whom a yearly pitching award is namedYOUNG
P.Pivot, pirouetteSWIVEL
Q.Thurman Munson's retired uniform numberFIFTEEN
R.Like the walls of Wrigley FieldIVIED
S.Dancing defector of 1961NUREYEV
T.Over-the-top fandomIDOLATRY
U.First name in women's Grand Slam historySTEFFI
V.Diamond dinger (2 wds.)HOMERUN
W.Grove of CooperstownLEFTY
X.Poise when in a pickleAPLOMB
Y.National anthem singer, usuallySOLOIST
Z.Slow-paced exercise routine (2 wds.)TAICHI
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