Crossword: Step It Up

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. Stretching discipline
5. Wear mismatching colors
10. Hospital trauma centers
13. Breadmaking place
14. Heart artery
15. Daily delivery
16. Step used during an evening meal? (2 words)
18. Bit of land in the sea
19. Signed up for classes
20. Worn at the edges
22. Grant’s Civil War counterpart
23. Two-handed card game
24. Sibling of Sis
25. LP’s successors
26. Not allow
27. Deep ditch
29. “Significant” person?
32. “___ this your first time here?” (2 words)
33. “Macbeth” trio of witches, for instance
36. Car-related bank transaction
37. Pac-Man enemy
38. Fixes a trumpet valve, perhaps
39. “___ Be Cruel”
40. File partner
41. Sign pointer
42. Low-level helpers that fetch
44. Bomb that didn’t go off
45. Move your tail
47. Sitter’s creation
48. Dart in one direction
49. Doctors’ group, for short
52. 110%, like an effort (hyph.)
54. Causes fewer trips to the pump (2 words)
56. “Get ___ writing!” (2 words)
57. Step used during your early childhood?
59. “Smooth Operator” singer
60. Open to view
61. “Would ___ to you?” (2 words)
62. Three, in Milan
63. Diamond corners?
64. Bodybuilder’s muscles

DOWN

1. Sing from the mountaintops
2. Like sheep
3. Music category
4. The “A” of A.D.
5. Late comedian George who once narrated “Thomas the Tank
Engine & Friends”
6. Actress Sophia
7. Nickname for baseball’s Alex Rodriguez
8. Initials on a Cardinal’s cap
9. Symbol equal to two quarter notes (2 words)
10. Step used while doing simple tasks? (2 words)
11. Rubbed the wrong way
12. Winter sliders
15. Soccer Hall of Famer Hamm
17. “Pomp and Circumstance” composer Sir Edward ___
21. Harry and Hermione’s friend
24. Quick and energetic, like a tempo
26. Japanese box lunch
27. Animated offerings, slangily
28. Triad, for example
29. “… at the ___ ball game!”
30. ___ funny for words
31. Step used while putting up pictures? (2 words)
32. #, on scores
34. Day___ (fluorescent paint)
35. 180° from NNE
37. “Well done!” (2 words)
41. Drill bit
43. Cold and ___ season
44. Clumps of turf gouged out by golfers
45. Belt’s spot
46. Venue for some vows
48. Congo, formerly
49. Like ballerinas
50. David Copperfield’s field
51. Bonfire remains
53. Count start
54. Super Mario World console, for short
55. Send via freighter
58. Charlottesville school founded by Thomas Jefferson

 

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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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