Crossword: Put It on Mute

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. Music, English or Theater, in high school (abbrev.)
6. Snoop ___ (rapper who changed his name to Snoop Lion recently)
10. Fortune
14. Attentive
15. 100-year-old cookie
16. Sharing pronoun
17. New Haven Ivy Leaguer, slangily
18. Two-time 1980s skating gold medalist, Katarina
19. Functionalities
20. Halting the march before it’s over? (2 words)
23. Foot, in Latin
24. Cry and cry
25. “Anchors Aweigh” branch, briefly
26. Crimson
29. “Buyer beware” phrase (2 words)
31. Tide type
33. Tinkerbell, for one
35. Courtroom activity
37. Appearance
38. Test march of sorts? (2 words)
41. Hold out for
43. Curvy horns
44. Macchio of “The Karate Kid”
45. “___ boy!” (“Nice job!”)
46. Earth Day science (abbrev.)
50. “A Nightmare on ___ Street”
51. Drummer’s pair?
53. Dosage units (abbrev.)
55. “Gimme ___!” (part of a Duke cheer) (2 words)
56. Marching patterns that shouldn’t be crooked? (2 words)
60. Superman accessory
62. “King of the Surf Guitar,” Dick
63. Apple MP3 players
64. Norse war god
65. Ending for teen or new
66. Tropical fruit flavor
67. “I ___ Back Down” (Tom Petty hit)
68. Springfield bar
69. Chief city of the Ruhr Valley

DOWN

1. Where to get a massage and a facial (2 words)
2. Makes happy
3. First female Speaker of the House, Nancy
4. Voyage
5. Moves one foot after the other
6. Conductor’s cue, maybe
7. First of a kind (abbrev.)
8. Arises (2 words)
9. Teens likely to wear black, perhaps
10. Quartet count
11. Like Schwarzenegger, by birth
12. Three, in Italian
13. Double curve
21. Charged, as particles
22. Blazing (2 words)
27. Rowing machine unit
28. Turn blue, maybe?
30. Word after landing or comic
32. Roster for big-name celebrities (hyph.)
34. Entertain, in a way
36. Somewhat
38. Drumline hand trick (2 words)
39. Baton and flag tossers, afterward
40. 100% accurate
41. “___ we there yet?”
42. ___mart (retail chain)
45. Italian cheese on some bagels
47. Contrapuntal compositions
48. Jittery (2 words)
49. Music teacher’s session, e.g.
52. Polite female title
54. Green stuff on Nickelodeon awards shows
57. Camp shelter
58. Fox comedy with Jane Lynch
59. Some medium-dark brews, for short
60. Farm animal
61. “Much ___ About Nothing”

 

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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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