Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 10, 2016

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

BILL LEE, THE WRONG STUFF — Strikeouts, from my perspective, are boring things. Nothing happens. They are fascist weapons. I prefer the ground-ball out and view it as the perfect symbol of democracy. It allows everybody a chance to get into the game.

Clues and answers

A.Fielding play associated with Willie Mays (2 wds.)BASKETCATCH
B.Place where the ill-advised go?INFIRMARY
C.Like a desperate effort (hyph.)LASTGASP
D.Staying power; enduranceLONGEVITY
E.With hopes dashed of going home (3 wds.)LEFTONBASE
F.Slow, high-arcing throw to a batter (2 wds.)EEPHUSPITCH
G.Umpire's need, per a jeering fan (2 wds.)EYEDOCTOR
H.Service station on wheels? (2 wds.)TEACART
I.Emphatic congratulations (hyph.)HIGHFIVES
J.Study of early developmentEMBRYOLOGY
K.Major-league off-seasonsWINTERS
L.Bird-dog, e.g.RETRIEVER
M.Having no limit to the exercise of authorityOMNIPOTENT
N.RookiesNEOPHYTES
O.Saffron-hued pigment used to dye Buddhist monks' robesGAMBOGE
P.Giant who hit a record 868 home runs (2 wds.)SADAHARUOH
Q.Feat in batting or horse racing (2 wds.)TRIPLECROWN
R.Like 6 to 9 (hyph.)UPSIDEDOWN
S.Spark, arouse, instigateFOMENT
T.Diamond featuresFACETS
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