Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Deciphering The Dodgers' Cryptic Off-Season Strategy

Boy, those Dodgers really are cryptic this offseason, huh? Makes me wonder what the heck is going on here.

All answers in the grid are two-word answers, using standard cryptic crossword rules. Shaded letters will anagram to the team's apparent off-season strategy (2,6).

First one to post the final answer in the comment section of this post gets our undying love and a special mention on the blog, plus I'll throw in a 2007 Dodgers schedule magnet if you want it. Whoo hoo!

ACROSS CLUES (in no particular order)

  • Cycle hitter wears perk loosely.
  • Doctor, initially, only holds floor fabric, says new coach.
  • Confused male enjoys freed first baseman.
  • Angered, her horse riles bulldog.

DOWN CLUES (in no particular order)

  • Joan's poker upset man with foot injury.
  • In a line up, elder sis sorted out fall classic.
  • A thousand at the start, plus a thousand more, add electromagnetic pulse to power hitter.
  • Mean ego erupted into chaos when Gibson hit his fateful home run.


Orel said...

As the conqueror of your baseball-themed sudoku, I feel obligated to do this puzzle. Unfortunately, I suck at cryptics.

Steve Sax said...

Ah, it's just some basic wordplay. I thought the SoSG readership was up to the challenge, but apparently not, so far.

Jeffrey said...

Looks like the Dodgers are going to have NO TRADES during the off-season. I feel kinda bad about taking this one, because I don't really follow sports and was just directed here, but *shrug*.

Steve Sax said...

YOU ARE CORRECT Jeffrey and thank you for restoring all hope for Dodgers fans everywhere. I'll ping you if other puzzles pop up.

Steve Sax said...

Completed answer grid can be found here.