Crossword: That’s Really Loud!

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. “Moby-Dick” captain
5. Wheaton of movie and blogging fame
8. Moon stage
13. Personal advisor
14. Love, in Spanish
16. Complete defeats
17. Jets wide receiver Decker
18. “It must have been something ___!” (2 words)
19. Hall & ___ (1980s pop duo)
20. Puts up with bad
treatment, maybe (3 words)
23. Begins a pot
24. Helping hand
25. Poker need
27. Sandwich order, briefly
28. Actor/rapper ___ Def
31. ___-Detoo (“Star Wars” droid)
32. Finds a purpose for
34. Season ticket holders, for instance
35. Make a big scene on the Fourth of July (3 words)
38. Medical suffix indicating inflammation
39. Price to pay
40. March-April zodiac sign
41. “Hang on a ___!”
42. Portland Timbers organization (abbrev.)
43. “___ come as no surprise …” (2 words)
44. Maestro’s sign
45. On the ocean (2 words)
47. “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” host (2 words)
52. Daughter of Muhammad Ali
53. Movie projector need
54. Payback pledges, for short
56. Kournikova and
Paquin, for example
57. Needed a Band-Aid, perhaps
58. Norwegian capital
59. Katniss’s partner in “The Hunger Games”
60. Sault ___ Marie, Canada
61. “All You ___ is Love” (Beatles song)

DOWN

1. Driver’s license information
2. In pain
3. Operatic centerpiece
4. Cowboys
5. Belt sites
6. Mirror ___
7. Seated yoga position
8. Make money
9. Collect compulsively
10. Car
11. Broccoli bit
12. Snaky letter
15. Football official
21. “It’s the ___ the world …” (2 words)
22. “True or ___?”
25. Largest of the Greek Islands
26. Home storage area, often
27. “Sesame Street” roomie
28. Sharapova of tennis
29. Musically precise (2 words)
30. Leaky tire sound
31. “Buyer beware” warning (2 words)
32. Flying saucers (abbrev.)
33. Family nickname
34. Marching band’s shape
36. Bass staff symbol (2 words)
37. It’s needed to stay hydrated
42. Simba’s father in “The Lion King”
43. “Tristan und ___” (Wagner opera)
44. Key that sounds the same as B (2 words)
45. Figure skating jumps
46. Message that can’t
exceed 140 characters
47. “Sense and Sensibility” author Austen
48. “ ___ Kleine
Nachtmusik”
49. Round symbol of
sovereignty
50. Gardener’s water supply
51. Santa’s time of year
52. Circle around a track
55. Grassy ground covering

 

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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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