Crossword: Horning In

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. Accompany (2 words)
7. “No ___, ands or buts!”
10. Untidy scene
14. Like residence-based nursing (hyph.)
15. “Winnie the Pooh” marsupial
16. Triple-layer cookie
17. Really curly potato snacks that sound refined? (3 words)
20. Daly of “Judging Amy”
21. Insect in a colony
22. Small music shop purchase
23. “Hold on just a ___!”
24. Baseball’s Braves, on the scoreboard
26. Optima and Sportage, for example
28. Punctuation marks to show you’re blasting a loud noisemaker? (3 words)
34. Family member, informally
36. Goddess of dawn
37. Marching syllable
38. Backed (away from)
39. Stunt biker’s bike, briefly
40. Prom queen prop
42. Curly-tailed pooch
43. “The Princess and the ___”
44. Composer Berlioz
45. Square containers for items to help you put on footwear? (2 words)
49. Thornton Wilder’s “Our ___”
50. Select, with “for”
51. Flow measure for faucets and shower heads (abbrev.)
54. Considerably
56. Tiny battery size
58. Indigenous Canadian
59. Male mountain sheep from the same flock? (2 words)
63. “Glamour” rival
64. Tina Turner’s ex
65. A mint may freshen it
66. Chest contents
67. Furry friend
68. Hearty and natural, like dirt

DOWN

1. Presents
2. How a ham sandwich may be ordered at a deli (2 words)
3. “How soon until it’s possible to travel there?” (4 words)
4. “Say Anything…” actress Skye
5. Cable station for film buffs
6. “Yeah, like that’ll ever happen” laugh
7. Laundry appliance
8. U.S. reserve site for many gold bars (2 words)
9. Simba, to Mufasa
10. To a greater degree (2 words)
11. Great Lake touching four states
12. Watermelon bit
13. Emergency letters at sea
18. Ring around an angel’s head
19. Herr’s spouse, in German
24. Dry as a desert
25. “March of ___ Penguins”
27. Smartness measures, for short
29. Ending for social or graph
30. Furnish with new personnel
31. “How wonderful!” (2 words)
32. International currency that debuted in 2002
33. Mark of excellence
34. Hooded vipers
35. “That’d be a no,” when head shaking (hyph.)
39. Former Fed chairman Ben
40. Contact via cell phone
41. Luge surface
43. Dynamite sound
44. “___ on Pop” (Dr. Seuss book)
46. Puts a name on a ring, e.g.
47. Seasonal bit of laughter
48. Wild hog
52. Western Australia harbor city
53. Like openwork fabric
54. “The Adventures of ___ and Otis”
55. Like Hans Christian Andersen’s duckling
57. Contribute to, as a crime
58. Chaz Bono’s mom
59. Hit the casino
60. Legendary sleeper ___ Van Winkle
61. 2001 honor for J.K. Rowling (abbrev.)
62. “___ la la la la …”

 

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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.

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