Crossword: Marching Into the Bowl

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. Sax-playing former president Clinton
5. “Just put ___ my bill” (2 words)
9. “Star Wars: Episode II—Revenge of the ___”
13. Friend, in France
14. Yoga posture
15. Brickell who married Paul Simon
16. Two football quarters
17. Pico de ___ (sauce type)
18. Tenth-grader (abbrev.)
19. They’ll crash in Orlando on Dec. 30, 2010
22. “Futurama” main character
23. will.___ (member of the Black Eyed Peas)
24. Like a C scale
27. Horn player’s necessity
30. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
34. Butter alternative
35. Soak up
37. Small stream (or 27 Across backwards)
38. They’ll play in Dallas on Jan. 7, 2011
41. Garden tilling tool
42. Venomous snakes
43. Change for a five
44. ___-ski (ski lodge activities)
46. Suffix after count or priest
47. Atlanta university
48. Started a candle
50. Chemistry or physics (abbrev.)
51. They’ll blow in El Paso on Dec. 31, 2010
58. “Big Yellow Taxi” singer Mitchell
59. “When I See You ___” (song from Bad English)
60. Deck of cards quartet
62. Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Nordegren
63. Underwear brand
64. Cuisine that uses peanut sauce
65. “The Wizard of Oz” dog
66. “___ silly question …” (2 words)
67. Long times to wait

DOWN

1. “___, humbug!” (line from Ebenezer Scrooge)
2. Colorful computer introduced in 1998
3. “Mystic Pizza” actress Taylor
4. Half a marching component? (2 words)
5. “A miss ___ good as a mile” (2 words)
6. Soft, soapy mineral
7. Nothing but
8. “The International” actress Watts
9. Grover’s street
10. Seacrest’s show, for short
11. Jar contents at a coffeehouse
12. “Yeah, I bet” laugh sound
14. “___ walks into a bar …” (2 words)
20. Watchdog’s warning
21. Disney deer
24. Coffeehouse order
25. Thrown for ___ (caught off guard) (2 words)
26. Yankees shortstop Derek
27. Letter options in Scantron bubbles, sometimes
28. Spots of land in the sea
29. Makes lion noises
31. “There ___ wrong answers” (2 words)
32. About nine-tenths of a quart
33. Smart-mouthed
35. Word that separates the lead singer from the band?
36. Some Monopoly spaces (abbrev.)
39. Desert refuge
40. Put up for an award
45. Cause of some weather conditions (2 words)
47. Green prefix popular with conservationists
49. Yellow character on “The Backyardigans”
50. “___ a Lady” (Tom Jones song)
51. Play on your own
52. Military marching band group
53. “Do not open ‘til ___”
54. “Old MacDonald” noise
55. “Not guilty,” for example
56. Empty gymnasium sound
57. Diddy’s real first name
58. “The Expendables” actor ___ Li
61. Bro’s relative

 

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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.