Play ball!

Each word or phrase below can be completed with a word that comes from baseball. Read the clues, and check your answers at the bottom. Batter up!

1. Plain and simple; _ _ _ _ spun

2. Devoted; com_ _ _ _ ed

3. Rare gem; Hope _ _ _ _ _ _ _

4. Cellar; _ _ _ _ ment

5. J.D. Salinger classic; 'The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ in the Rye'

6. A graceful dance; _ _ _ _ et

7. Hot vapor; s _ _ _ _

8. Horse-drawn carriage; stage _ _ _ _ _

9. Landing strip; air _ _ _ _ _

10. Smallest of a litter; _ _ _ t

11. Gaily colored cloth; _ _ _ ik

12. Farmer's tool; _ _ _ _ _ fork

13. Signed note or ticket; c _ _ _

14. Emphasize; under _ _ _ _ _

15. Study carefully; contem _ _ _ _ _

16. An electric cell; _ _ _ _ _ _ y

17. Old-time musical instrument; _ _ _ _ _ _ piano

18. In a sour mood; gr _ _ _ y

19. Security; _ _ _ _ ty

20. Digitalis; fox _ _ _ _ _

21. Portly; St _ _ _

ANSWERS

(1) HOMEspun; (2) ComMITTed; (3) Hope DIAMOND; (4) BASEment; (5) The CATCHER in the Rye; (6) BALLet; (7) sTEAM; (8) Stage COACH; (9) AirFIELD; (10) RUNt; (11) BATik; (12) PITCHfork; (13) cHIT; (14) UnderSCORE; (15) ContemPLATE; (16) BATTERy; (17) PLAYER piano; (18) GrUMPy; (19) SAFEty; (20) FoxGLOVE; (21) StOUT

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