Crossword: It’s Part of the Uniform

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Halftime Crossword Grid



1. Word after glide or roll, in marching
5. “Mindfreak” magician Angel
10. Structure on a farm
14. Fruit in some fruit cocktail
15. “That’s what it’s all ___” (line from “The Hokey Pokey”)
16. Group of troops
17. Saxophone variety
18. Frame where a pane of glass is set (2 words)
20. General college degrees (abbrev.)
22. “Soup,” in South America
23. One joint positioned to play the snare drum
26. Tacky souvenirs, for example
30. Go through a big ordeal (3 words)
34. Vote that’s not “nay”
35. ___ little time as possible (2 words)
36. Singer Green and Nobel winner Gore, for two
37. How close, fitting relationships work (3 words)
42. ___ rally
43. Kazakhstan “Sea” that’s really a lake
44. Judge on the football field, for short
47. Headland at the southern tip of South Africa (4 words)
52. Slow on the ___
53. ___-weensy (really tiny)
54. Seasoning in a shaker
56. “It’s c-c-c-cold out!”
57. Fancy French way of saying “pseudonym,” for authors (3 words)
62. Curve-shaped formations
66. Current U.S. Attorney General Holder
67. Ancient Greek region that gives its name to the mode also called major
68. “Star Wars” princess
69. Sandwich shop
70. It may be broken while marching in the heat
71. June 6, 1944, in history (hyph.)


1. Place to get pampered
2. Number on a business card (abbrev.)
3. Have some breakfast
4. “Survivor” host Jeff
5. Crow noises
6. Baseball batter’s stat, for short
7. Particles with a charge
8. Number puzzle usually set in a 9×9 grid
9. Drop by for a visit (2 words)
10. Vehicle for band tours
11. Santa ___ winds
12. “___ for Ricochet” (Kinsey Millhone mystery novel) (2 words)
13. To the ___ degree
19. Light bulb unit
21. “There’s ___ line between …” (2 words)
23. Twisted out of shape
24. Regret
25. Piled up without much thought (3 words)
27. Belgrade resident
28. Intel processor brand since 1998
29. Elevations (abbrev.)
31. Finish
32. Moo goo ___ pan (Chinese dish)
33. Hit ___ (get to an unexpected difficulty) (2 words)
38. It’s made for a doctor’s visit (abbrev.)
39. Miracle-___ (plant food brand)
40. Resident of a neighbor of Thailand
41. Like seniors, in relation to sophomores
42. 1994 Jeremy Piven/David Spade college movie
45. Short albums released before the main album (abbrev.)
46. “30 Rock” star Tina
48. Effortlessness
49. Giraffe-like mammals that have stripes resembling zebras
50. “For he’s a jolly good ___ …”
51. “Hark! The ___ Angels Sing”
55. Adjust to the correct pitch
56. Hit a bass drum
57. “The Simpsons” neighbor Flanders
58. Raw metal source
60. Organization whose World Class corps competition was held in Indianapolis in August 2009 (abbrev.)
61. “Mamma ___!” (hit musical)
63. Color of Alabama’s Crimson Tide
64. Stan’s employer, on “American Dad!” (abbrev.)
65. Utter out loud


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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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