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  • 1) Football Crossword --

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    1 - a team is awarded two points for accomplishing this unusual feat

    3 - a team earns six points upon doing this successfully

    5 - process of increasing in size, extent or volume

    7 - to relinquish possession or control to another on demand or under duress

    9 - appointed, authorized or approved by an organization

    12 - first name of the professional football league championship event

    13 - to put an end to; to destroy; to finish

    14 - a special kind of pass that amasses the interior linemen with fake blocking

    15 - act of declaring or telling in advance; foretelling of the future

    16 - lack of success; an act or instance that proves to be unsuccessful

    18 - someone on the opposing side in a game or controversy

    21 - to acknowledge (an opponent's victory, score, etc.) before it's official

    24 - an extra period of play needed to establish the winner of a game

    25 - name of the feat accomplished by someone tackling the QB behind the line of scrimmage

    26 - acronym for the biggest professional football league

    28 - the 11 men put on the field to score as much as possible against the other team

    30 - to control or rule over; to be the major factor in influence

    32 - taking place between different universities

    33 - act of coming into opposition or collision as to obstruct someone


    2 - a score of three points awarded for successfully making this specialized kick over the cross bar

    3 - to beat severely; to thrash; to defeat decisively

    4 - name of the defense back who is not called a safety

    6 - name of the type of game played between two teams on New Year's Day

    8 - to cut off from an intended destination

    10 - causing fear or apprehension; forceful; powerful

    11 - name of activity that begins or resumes both the first and second half

    17 - name of offensive player who can catch the football thrown by the QB

    18 - to get the better of in a struggle or conflict

    19 - act of sacrificing the football to the opponent on fourth down

    20 - to cause or make a break in the continuity of; to obstruct

    22 - the 11 men put on the field to prevent the other team from scoring

    23 - the name of the frenzied charge executed by the defensive linemen

    27 - act of dropping the football after it was in a player's possession

    29 - desperate or wild with emotion; frenzied

    31 - position on the field of an offensive back inside of the widest end
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