Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 15, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

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(THOMAS) BOSWELL, THE GREATEST GAME (EVER PLAYED) — The [Boston] Red Sox have long memories. It is their curse. They are... susceptible to hauntings and collective nervous breakdowns. ... The evil that the Bosox do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their moans.

Clues and answers

A.Figure in a pivotal 1920 deal (2 wds.)BABERUTH
B.Early version of the national pastime (3 wds.)ONEOLDCAT
C.Scrapbook souvenirs from a day at the parkSTUBS
D.Classic Abbott & Costello comedy routine (3 wds.)WHOSONFIRST
E.Like a Dodger?EVASIVE
F.Exceptionally hard-hammered ball (2 wds.)LINEDRIVE
G.A minority in terms of pitchingLEFTIES
H.Figure on the back of Answer ATHREE
I.Formidable contender, metaphorically (2 wds.)HEAVYHITTER
J.Hall-of-Famer who played for the White Sox, Hoosiers, Peppers, Giants and Reds (2 wds.)EDDROUSH
K.One of the tools of the tradeGLOVE
L.Compensation for a washout (2 wds.)RAINCHECK
M.Contest not on the regular scheduleEXHIBITION
N.Any player for a franchise that began in Philadelphia in 1901ATHLETIC
O.Caught in the act of stealing, for example (2 wds.)THROWNOUT
P.Spinning motion imparted to a ballENGLISH
Q.Position requiring alertness and agilitySHORTSTOP
R.TryoutTEST
S.Generic cry from a bleacherite (2 wds.)GOTEAM
T.Sports venue opened to the public in 1965ASTRODOME
U.Name of an early soft drink, now meaning pep or aggressivenessMOXIE
V.What star players aspire to beyond their salariesENDORSEMENTS
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