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You can't spit on a ball if you're a pitcher, but you can write on one if it's The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Baseball. Edited by the legendary Will Shortz, head of the New York Times crossword and founder of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, this indelible baseball features countless questions on the game's greatest slang, players and teams to show and broaden your knowledge of the national pastime. The questions and answers are included too, but don't get caught stealing the latter. Ball is handmade and imported. Made in China and USA.

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE: The first published crossword appeared in the New York World in 1913. By the 1920s, crosswords had spread to newspapers across the country.

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Item ID
13320
Made from
polyurethane
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baseball
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Please Note: this item has been discontinued, when it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (24)
  • Unique (21)
  • Durable (16)
  • Bright (6)

Cons

  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (12)
  • Office (7)
  • Living room (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (19), Budget shopper (10), Practical (6), Stylish (6), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15)

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5.0

It is the perfect gift..!

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from Metuchen, New Jersey

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Crosswords Puzzles And
  • Durable
  • Give To Someone Who Loves
  • It Is The Perfect Gift To
  • Loves To Read The Times
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

      this was given as a gift to my father in law who loves puzzles and loves to read the new york times

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Grandparent
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      An Actual Puzzle!!

      By 

      from Missouri

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

        This is a very unique and useable product. My husband loves baseball AND crossword puzzles so this was the perfect gift for him.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very well received!

        By 

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display

          Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

          Bought this as a gift for an avid crossword puzzle/baseball fan. He loved it and now displays it on his desk. The ball is nice quality and the little patch of grass it sits on makes it easy and attractive to display.

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          3.0

          Not what I expected

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          from Georgia

          About Me Budget Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

            I was overall disappointed in the fact that the ball isn't an entire crossword puzzle, but rather the same 1/4 of a crossword puzzle repeated on the 4 sides of the ball. I liked that the ball came with a paper version of the puzzle in order to solidify the answers before writing them on the ball, however, I could not understand why only part of the puzzle was translated to the ball and then repeated 4 times. Not what I was hoping for when I bought the baseball crossword puzzle...

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            4.0

            Awesome...but know what to expect.

            By 

            from Mitchellville, MD

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

            This is very unique and perfect for a baseball lover. It is, however, somewhat smaller than one might expect...especially the boxes for writing the crossword responses. I don't think this would be good for an older person, or for anyone who has vision problems. Otherwise, it was great.

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            4.0

            Great gift idea

            By 

            from Maryland

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

              Great gift idea for the guy that has it all!

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              2.0

              Nothing special

              By 

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

              Product was definitely unique. However, the recipient found that he could not write the answers to the puzzle on the ball. The stitching prevented it in several places. So it was a normal "on paper" kind of crossword.

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              5.0

              Baseball and Crossword Fan?

              By 

              from San Francisco, Ca

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                Cons

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                    Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

                    Sweet. Kids might steal for sand lot, but otherwise a great gift for puzzlers who love America's favorite pastime.

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                    4.0

                    very uncommon but very cool

                    By 

                    from Wind Lake, WI

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

                      I bought this ball as a gift to my brother whose is a groomsman in my wedding. He loves baseball and crossword puzzles, you can't get much better than this!

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                      4.0

                      A good site to shop at

                      By 

                      from Kansas

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about CROSSWORD PUZZLE BASEBALL:

                      Needed accurate sizes on items

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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