New York Times, Saturday, July 8, 2000

Author: Randolph Ross
Editor: Will Shortz
Randolph Ross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. It has two bands : AMFMRADIO
10. Some screamers : FANS
14. Religious : BELIEVING
15. Kind of race : ALIEN
16. Law firm hotshot : RAINMAKER
17. Prefix on names of durable products : PERMA
18. With 55-Down, where to be quiet? : ONTHE
19. Certain newspaper writer : REVIEWER
21. N.S. clock setting : AST
22. Verdi's "Fu la sorte dell' armi," e.g. : DUET
25. Pack up : ENCASE
26. It may be loaded : DIE
27. One who takes things back, in old lingo : INDIANGIVER
29. When arguments begin? : TRIALDATE
31. Some M.I.T. grads : EES
32. Year of Philip I's birth : MLII
33. Sewer lines? : HEMS
35. PC program : APP
37. Put on a pedestal : VENERATED
41. "The Mod Squad" co-star : CLAIREDANES
43. ___ Dashan (highest point in Ethiopia) : RAS
45. Like royal descent, usually : LINEAL
46. Traces : TADS
47. Oils and such : ART
48. Hue duller than heliotrope : AMETHYST
50. Where a 19-Across may sit : AISLE
52. Salsa singer Cruz : CELIA
53. It keeps the bugs out : AIRSCREEN
56. Get down in church : KNEEL
57. The New Yorker contributor until 1968 : PETERARNO
58. Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
59. They may be false : PRETENSES
1. Not at home, perhaps : ABROAD
2. Isn't kidding : MEANSIT
3. Hummingbird, e.g. : FLITTER
4. Chi follower : MINH
5. Skill-building : REMEDIAL
6. Clark's "Mogambo" co-star : AVA
7. Cartoonist Browne : DIK
8. It may be hard to overcome : INERTIA
9. Grimm figure : OGRE
10. Most like a cumulus cloud : FLEECIEST
11. Broadcasting unit? : AIRWAVE
12. Tough opponents : NEMESES
13. Web, at times : SNARER
15. Mimetic behavior : APING
20. Like most modern furniture : VENEERED
23. Dull : UNLIVELY
24. Swirled : EDDIED
28. Phidias subject : ATHENA
30. Confession collection : IMPIETIES
34. Wipe out : MASSACRE
35. Sustenance : ALIMENT
36. Covered, in a way : PANELED
38. Less frowzy : NATTIER
39. School stock : ERASERS
40. An original Mouseketeer : DARLENE
41. Old telegraph machine sounds : CLACKS
42. 1986 Indy winner : RAHAL
44. Obsolescent office positions : STENOS
49. 1999 N.F.L. Defensive Player of the Year : SAPP
51. 1980 combatant : IRAN
54. Itinerary abbr. : RTE
55. See 18-Across : SET

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