Crossword: Some Palindromic Formations

crossword puzzle
A musical-themed crossword puzzle, created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the Jan/Feb 2016 installment.

palindromic formations

ACROSS
1. Part of an Internet address
4. 1990’s group Salt-N-___
8. “With this ring, ___ wed” (2 words)
13. Spiced tea beverage
14. Sledding site
15. Kofi Annan’s home country
16. Music group up for grabs by me?
(3 words)
18. Nine-member jazz combo
19. Knight’s horse
20. Rapper who played the Tin Man in “The Wiz Live!” (hyph.)
22. Beats by ___
23. Tempo-marking stick is terrible for swatting hive makers?
(4 words)
27. Showed off a new clothing line
30. Sax type played by Charlie Parker
31. Yankee nickname since 2004
(hyph.)
32. Clothing store
section
35. Pirate’s refrain
(2 words)
37. Fort Worth’s home of the Horned Frogs (abbrev.)
38. Kilt pattern
40. Colony crawler
42. Cut out for the job
45. “At Last” blues singer ___ James
46. Machu Picchu resident, once
47. Shoestring
49. Scale used in summer weather forecasts
(2 words)
51. Rule #1 if you’re letting animals on the field? (4 words)
55. NYC subway line since 1904 (abbrev.)
56. INXS song “Never ___ Us Apart”
57. Put an end to
61. Like a packed stadium, often
63. Last minute study session for a halftime show? (2 words)
66. Ruin, informally
(2 words)
67. Sicilian volcano
68. Ballerina’s garment
69. “The Big Short” actor Carell
70. Close to one’s heart
71. New Orleans’ Bourbon and others (abbrev.)
DOWN
1. “Can you repeat that?”
2. Decrease, as the moon
3. Made less narrow
4. Doctor’s degree (abbrev.)
5. Brahms’ “___ Deutsches Requiem”
6. Alternate strategy
(2 words)
7. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” playwright Edward
8. In a shameful manner
9. Despite, in poems
10. How flags are sometimes moved around (3 words)
11. First month, in Madrid
12. Devoured
13. “The Amazing Race” network
17. “Rebel Yell” rocker Billy
21. Congressional thumbs-up vote
24. Fill-in employee
25. “Hello” singer of 2015
26. From ___ Z (completely) (2 words)
27. Wrestling surface
28. “Free Willy” whale type
29. Really quick tempo to move to (2 words)
33. Singer ___ “King” Cole
34. Ab-building exercise (hyph.)
36. In English, a single time (but in Spanish, 11!)
39. Jazz great Brubeck
41. IRS payment
43. Cat nap spot, sometimes
44. Environmental subspecies
46. Entomologists’ subjects
48. 112.5° turn from S
50. Allergic reaction, maybe
51. Joins the chorus
52. Rainbow ___ (food fish)
53. “A Streetcar ___ Desire”
54. Give a valedictory, perhaps
58. Stuck in ___ (2 words)
59. Admission exams
60. Bird from Australia
62. Excursion or Xterra, for short
64. Messenger ___ (genetic material)
65. Four-wheeler

 

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palindromic formations

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