Crossword: Change Is Inevitable

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. Atlas features
5. Tree goo
8. Festive-sounding apple variety
12. “The Sound of Music” character Maria Von ___
14. Inflated self-image
15. Burger topper, maybe
16. Crafty deception
17. “And here’s to you, ___ Robinson …”
18. “Because ___ so!” (2 words)
19. My assignment to change the sheet music, Part 1 (2 words)
22. Home for an “old woman” in a nursery rhyme
23. Pac-12 Conference basketballer
24. Eye hair
27. My assignment, Part 2 (3 words)
33. “I know what you’re thinking” ability
34. Fisherman’s barbed spear
35. Cuba’s capital
36. Melodic motif
38. Reason I breezed through my assignment, Part 1
40. College student’s noodles, sometimes
41. Rich Italian ice creams
43. “Return of the Jedi” fuzzball
45. Calligrapher’s supply
46. Reason, Part 2 (3 words)
48. Pharmacy stock, for short
49. Chaney of “The Phantom of the Opera”
50. Cuatro times dos
52. Reason, Part 3
58. Pacific or Atlantic
59. NFL star Manning
60. Even a little bit (2 words)
62. The sound of spring?
63. ID on IRS forms (abbrev.)
64. Spasm of pain
65. Overnight stops on the road
66. Dog’s jingler
67. Menu choice for e-mail

DOWN

1. Appointment calendar item (abbrev.)
2. In ___ (going nowhere) (2 words)
3. Group of two
4. Play in the swimming pool
5. Marines’ motto, familiarly (2 words)
6. Farm-related prefix before “business”
7. Animal that might play dead, slangily
8. Deep wound
9. Antioxidant berry in fruit juices
10. Superman’s girlfriend Lane
11. First ___ ten
13. Phnom ___ (Cambodian capital)
15. Proof of a vampire attack (2 words)
20. Big living room furniture
21. Engrave deeply
24. “Take your paws off me!” (2 words)
25. Whitish from fright, perhaps
26. Read some letters?
28. Almost always
29. Woman’s first name that reads the same forwards and backwards
30. Celebrity chef Oliver
31. How hair may stand (2 words)
32. File crossers
34. Work together well (2 words)
37. Indianapolis 500 time
39. Fainting like a lovestruck fan
42. “And while ___ the subject …” (2 words)
44. “Star Trek Into Darkness” co-writer Roberto
47. Buy stocks, perhaps
48. March groups?
51. Miami’s NBA franchise
52. Desktop image
53. Refusal from Angela Merkel, perhaps
54. Condensed soup holders
55. “Frozen” princess
56. “I couldn’t ___ less!”
57. PayPal co-founder ___ Musk
58. Jedi ___-Wan Kenobi
61. Type of energy-efficient lighting

 

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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.

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