Crossword: Marching Spelling Bee

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. Top 40 music genre
4. E.R. figures
7. Recedes, as the tide
11. Actor LaBeouf of “Transformers”
12. Saws and screwdrivers, for instance
14. Popular street name
15. Producing many sounds simultaneously
17. “Heart to Hang ___” (Pete Townshend song)
18. “My mistake”
19. Earth-friendly prefix
20. Drops on the lawn
21. Drink that may be green or black
22. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airer
24. Durance who played Lois Lane on “Smallville”
27. In ___ (working harmoniously)
29. Program glitch
31. Sends, in a way
34. Music marks that mean “gradually faster”
37. Musical direction for a funeral march
40. “___ Legend” (2007 Will Smith movie) (2 words)
41. Expressions of shock
42. Metal percussion instrument meaning “bell play” in German
45. One or the other
46. Depot (abbrev.)
47. Back talk
51. “Iron Mike” of boxing
53. Thanksgiving dinner veggie
55. Comedian Margaret
56. “How was ___ know?” (2 words)
58. “I can’t ___ thing with my hair!” (2 words)
60. Mischievous person
62. End of a classical piece
64. Position of the lips, tongue and teeth when playing a wind instrument
66. Exclamation from Dr. Watson
67. One who goes marching in, in a song
68. Multipurpose product’s benefits
69. “Simon ___”
70. Highway assigned a number (abbrev.)
71. Danson on “CSI”

DOWN

1. “Doggone it!”
2. Lubricant reservoir in a crankcase (2 words)
3. Makes good on a debt
4. Bovine reply
5. Finished
6. Pizza serving
7. Fall Out Boy’s music genre
8. Scratch protectors?
9. Insect sting
10. Mountain topper
11. Dalmatian’s markings
12. UK-headquartered channel (2 words)
13. Ball game official
16. Bowling target
23. Give a signal to the orchestra (2 words)
25. Likeness
26. Venice’s waterways
28. Like some tunes
30. It may be half full
32. Cut off branches from
33. Snaky sound
35. Some fountain drinks
36. Depleted
37. T-shirt size abbreviation
38. Yale athlete
39. “Oh, why couldn’t this happen another time?” (2 words)
43. Wears away gradually
44. Boring place to be stuck (3 words)
48. Place blame
49. Had in common
50. Shoe undersides
52. Baseball star ___ Garciaparra
54. PowerBook, e.g.
56. Tends to a sprain
57. Ancient Roman garment
59. “This won’t hurt ___!” (2 words)
61. Locked up
63. Online pop-ups
65. Number of points for a free throw

 

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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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