Crossword-Hybrid Instruments

crossword puzzle
A musical-themed crossword puzzle, created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the January/February 2017 installment.

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ACROSS
1. 2000s Chinese Premier ___ Jiabao
4. Hit song from “Frozen” (3 words)
11. “30 Rock” star Tina
14. Former Japanese Prime Minister Taro ___
15. In perfect formation
16. “Big Band,” for one
17. Instrument that shows all the
visible colors?
19. Colgate competitor
20. 2013 Best Picture Oscar winner
21. ___ choy (Chinese cabbage)
22. Curved formations
23. Eight-foot-two character on TV
since 1969 (2 words)
27. In ___ (working harmoniously)
29. “___ never too late!”
30. They march to the beat
32. “Star Trek” character played by
Nichelle Nichols
36. Conductor’s item that’s out for
blood? (2 words)
39. Cuisine that includes pad see ew
42. “The ___” (series starring Mr. T)
(hyph.)
43. Monthly payment
44. Imaginary low brass instrument?
47. Krusty, for one
48. Zeroes, in soccer
49. Grab a chair
52. Billion-year increments, in geology
55. It includes Albany, for short (2 words)
57. Number of beats in common time
60. Approvals
62. “___ Old Cowhand” (2 words)
63. “Hamilton” creator ___-Manuel
Miranda
64. Instrument that’s played every
four years?
68. Late boxer Muhammad
69. Sticks, as with a flier on a wall
(2 words)
70. Paul McCartney’s title, now
71. Big Ben’s setting, for short
72. Like two of the jacks in a deck of
cards (hyph.)
73. Summertime cooling units, for short 

 

 

DOWN
1. Spicy sushi bar supply
2. ___ de corps (morale)
3. Dietary restriction due to allergies,
perhaps (2 words)
4. Back muscle, for short
5. Mess up
6. “___ Calling” (short-lived Fox
drama)
7. Metrical foot in poetry
8. What there are too of in this glue
9. Full of computer terminology, perhaps
10. OpenDocument Text file extension
(and anagram of “dot”)
11. Phobia
12. Singer Clapton
13. Sweet potatoes’ relatives
18. Corn eater’s discard
22. “Third time’s ___!” (2 words)
24. “___ tree fell in the forest …”
(2 words)
25. Chart new boundaries, maybe
26. Submarine reading
28. Pencil that’s been sharpened too
many times, for instance
31. Attach to, as a cord (2 words)
33. Beehive State college athlete
34. Harry and Hermione’s friend
35. Six-legged marcher
36. Spectator, really
37. Hauled off to jail (2 words)
38. Poet Dickinson
39. Cable channel that shows old films
40. Computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey”
41. “Much ___ About Nothing”
45. 108-card party game
46. Abbr. on a naval vessel
49. Triangular appetizer of India
50. Tilted, like a font
51. Some saxes
53. “Inception” screenwriter Christopher
54. Communication service with
videoconferencing
56. ___ Tac (tiny mint brand)
57. Color guard’s holding
58. Valve lubricants
59. Military grouping
61. Captain Hook’s assistant
64. Prefix meaning “ear-related”
65. “Gangnam Style” performer
66. Suffix after graph or social
67. Fish used in fish and chips

 

Solution:

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