Crossword: A Half Step at a Time

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Halftime Crossword Solution


1. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ genre
4. Have dinner
7. Loud sound from
the horns
12. Part of “mph”
13. Snow-removing vehicle
15. Hold in suppressed rage
16. Family tree member from way, way back
18. How unresolved games usually end (3 words)
19. Compliment given to a well-dressed band? (2 words)
21. Muscle twitch
24. “It hit me like ___ of bricks” (2 words)
25. Suffix following suburban
26. “Legally Blonde” character Woods
27. Singer Stefani
28. Nerve-wracking
30. Janitor’s tool
31. Equipment
32. Name, in French
33. With 35 Across, comment about why band members love music so much? (2 words)
35. See 33 Across
39. “Papa ___ a Rollin’ Stone” (1972 song)
40. Indianapolis 500, for instance
41. Card game with a Reverse and Skip card
42. “There’s no use crying over ___ milk”
45. What a plastic tip on a flag pole can help prevent
46. Fred Flintstone’s pet
47. Fall behind
48. Cry loudly
49. Jackson with the 2008 album “Discipline”
50. How the fastest rehearsal went by? (4 words)
54. Thingamajig
55. Actor Paul who played Santa Claus in “Fred Claus”
59. Marching Bands of ___ (an organization that
works with more than 30 countries overseas)
60. Sticky adhesive
61. Breath intake
62. Suffix following “gang” or “hip” (plural)
63. Magazine workers, for short
64. It may be 4.0 if you get all A’s (abbr.)


1. Health resort
2. Baseball great Griffey, Jr.
3. Half-circle formation
4. Type of salt used in foot baths
5. Sax variety slightly higher than tenor
6. Removed (2 words)
7. The NFL’s Roethlisberger and Troupe, for two
8. Actress Remini of “The King of Queens”
9. Achieve, like with a goal
10. They’re worn with neckties
11. Great Plains Indians tent
14. Lyrics creator
15. What “segno” means in the musical direction “dal segno”
17. “What ___ can I say?”
20. “Smoking or ___?” (restaurant seating question)
21. Prefix before “finals” or “tone”
22. Story line, in a novel
23. Swiss mountain range
27. Hair styling substances
28. Carry around
29. Australian cousin of the ostrich
31. Tiny insect
32. Chemical formula for table salt
34. Nocturnal bird
35. Manicure tool (2 words)
36. Wreck
37. Actress Hathaway of the movie “Get Smart”
38. Pirate treasure
40. Ingredient in some protein shakes (2 words)
42. Trombone parts
43. Succeed, like a project (2 words)
44. Pay no attention to
45. Uncle who personifies the United States
46. Computer information
48. ___ one’s time (wait for)
49. “The Godfather of Soul” Brown
51. Fragrance
52. Bugle call that signals “lights out”
53. Give praise to
56. Game where someone is “it”
57. Money left after a meal
58. George Gershwin’s lyricist brother


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Halftime Crossword Solution


About the Author

Matt Jones is a 1998 graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where he majored in music education. Since 1994, he has also written crosswords for venues such as The New York Times, Games Magazine and Stagebill. He currently writes a syndicated weekly puzzle for more than 50 alternative newspapers across the country.