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New York Times, Saturday, July 8, 2000

1999 N.F.L. Defensive Player of the Year

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

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 Times7/8/00 ( No. 18,505 )
Across
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It has two bands : AMFMRADIO
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Some screamers : FANS
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Religious : BELIEVING
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Kind of race : ALIEN
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Law firm hotshot : RAINMAKER
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Prefix on names of durable products : PERMA
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With 55-Down, where to be quiet? : ONTHE
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Certain newspaper writer : REVIEWER
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N.S. clock setting : AST
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Verdi's "Fu la sorte dell' armi," e.g. : DUET
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Pack up : ENCASE
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It may be loaded : DIE
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One who takes things back, in old lingo : INDIANGIVER
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When arguments begin? : TRIALDATE
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Some M.I.T. grads : EES
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Year of Philip I's birth : MLII
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Sewer lines? : HEMS
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PC program : APP
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Put on a pedestal : VENERATED
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"The Mod Squad" co-star : CLAIREDANES
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___ Dashan (highest point in Ethiopia) : RAS
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Like royal descent, usually : LINEAL
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Traces : TADS
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Oils and such : ART
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Hue duller than heliotrope : AMETHYST
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Where a 19-Across may sit : AISLE
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Salsa singer Cruz : CELIA
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It keeps the bugs out : AIRSCREEN
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Get down in church : KNEEL
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The New Yorker contributor until 1968 : PETERARNO
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Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
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They may be false : PRETENSES
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Not at home, perhaps : ABROAD
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Isn't kidding : MEANSIT
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Hummingbird, e.g. : FLITTER
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Chi follower : MINH
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Skill-building : REMEDIAL
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Clark's "Mogambo" co-star : AVA
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Cartoonist Browne : DIK
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It may be hard to overcome : INERTIA
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Grimm figure : OGRE
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Most like a cumulus cloud : FLEECIEST
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Broadcasting unit? : AIRWAVE
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Tough opponents : NEMESES
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Web, at times : SNARER
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Mimetic behavior : APING
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Like most modern furniture : VENEERED
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Dull : UNLIVELY
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Swirled : EDDIED
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Phidias subject : ATHENA
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Confession collection : IMPIETIES
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Wipe out : MASSACRE
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Sustenance : ALIMENT
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Covered, in a way : PANELED
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Less frowzy : NATTIER
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School stock : ERASERS
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An original Mouseketeer : DARLENE
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Old telegraph machine sounds : CLACKS
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1986 Indy winner : RAHAL
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Obsolescent office positions : STENOS
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1999 N.F.L. Defensive Player of the Year : SAPP
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1980 combatant : IRAN
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Itinerary abbr. : RTE
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See 18-Across : SET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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