Crossword: She Plays the Drums

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Halftime Crossword Grid



1. Movie ticket price option
6. Electric guitar hookups
10. Z4 M roadster and X6 SUV, for example
14. Like some opposites
15. Italian currency before the euro
16. Genuine
17. “Manic Monday” band with Debbi Peterson at the drums (2 words)
19. Confederate
20. What kids may bang on pots and pans to pretend they’re drumming
21. Bring to mind
22. Summer month (abbrev.)
25. Squirrel’s home
26. Figures on sheet music
27. She drummed and led her own band as well as played in Prince’s band (2 words)
30. The Big Apple, for short
32. Blasting stuff
33. Catches a wave
34. T-bone, for instance
36. Duo whose drummer Meg was married to singer Jack (3 words)
42. No longer on the plate
43. “I love you,” in a Spanish Valentine’s Day card (2 words)
44. Great enthusiasm
47. Vegetable that rolls
48. “Are You Gonna Go My Way” singer Lenny whose band featured drummer Cindy Blackman
50. Mirror ___
52. 2002, in Roman numerals
54. Opposite of NNW
55. G major 7, for instance
56. Henry David Thoreau’s pond
59. Prefix that’s 1,000 times giga
60. Band that featured Hole drummer Samantha Maloney during its 2000-2001 tour (2 words)
64. Part of the eye
65. Museum offerings, in Italy
66. They’re marked with “E’s” on compasses
67. Clutter
68. Gave the go-ahead
69. Calendar boxes


1. Apartment (abbrev.)
2. Outburst from Homer Simpson
3. Suffix after mod or nod
4. Places for scientific experiments
5. Group of drums and cymbals in a jazz band
6. “An Inconvenient Truth” author (2 words)
7. Winnie the Pooh creator A.A.
8. Introduces to the public
9. ___ in “saxophone” (2 words)
10. Cheer heard after a great performance
11. New York Giants right fielder who was nominated for the MLB All-Century Team (2 words)
12. Actor Christopher of the 2007 movie “Hairspray”
13. Most mischievous and clever
18. “___ creature was stirring …” (2 words)
21. Microsoft encyclopedia whose website will end in 2009
22. Helper (abbrev.)
23. “I don’t think so” (hyph.)
24. Actor Richard of the 2002 musical “Chicago”
28. “___ Were a Movie” (Hannah Montana song) (2 words)
29. Like some pipes or Tetris pieces (hyph.)
31. “Are we there ___?”
34. Member of Congress (abbrev.)
35. Ukraine’s capital
37. Suffix with meteor
38. Quality that helps make a successful group or band
39. Mexico or Chile, for example, in Spanish
40. Accident responders (abbrev.)
41. “The Usual Suspects” villain Keyser ___
44. Murder mystery figure
45. Roll call response from someone who just arrived (2 words)
46. Native New Zealanders
48. Ruined, as an appetite
49. Theme park attraction
51. AstroTurf alternative
53. Photograph finish
57. Got a good look at
58. March Madness organization
60. Chinese revolutionary leader, familiarly
61. Letters after Q
62. University of Utah athlete
63. Double curve


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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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