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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. “Grey’s Anatomy” locales, for short
4. Criminal, in police slang
8. Pass through a card reader
13. Like Gen. Colin Powell (abbrev.)
14. Kickoff
16. Classical column type
17. Air quality index overseers (abbrev.)
18. Cast member
19. One of the vowel sounds in “saxophone” (2 words)
20. Exited after a show, perhaps (3 words)
23. They may open with a combination
24. “Walk-____ welcome”
25. Drenches
29. DIY crafter’s online site
30. Nailed a performance (3 words)
33. Baking measures
34. Title female of a Rolling Stones hit
35. Wild West bars
39. Phrase of disagreement (3 words)
41. Controversial Oriental-spicy perfume
42. No longer hungry
43. How a straggling bandmate doesn’t want to end up (2 words)
46. Butterfly stage
50. Popular cookie since 1912
51. Crossed the finish line first
52. Houston minor league hockey team
53. Be glad after a great performance? (3 words)
57. Set list components
60. “Back to the Future” star Christopher
61. Right angle-shaped pipe
62. “Trick or ____”
63. “Say ____ the Dress” (TLC reality series) (2 words)
64. Wedding announcement word
65. “Marching Along”
autobiographer
66. Palm reader, for one
67. Give it a go

DOWN

1. End of an ultimatum (2 words)
2. Play it again?
3. Hires a workforce
4. Exams for H.S. juniors
5. Engrave, as on glass
6. Give four stars to, maybe
7. Business gains
8. Part of a window
9. Piccolo, for one
10. Quality ____ (hotel chain)
11. Sue E. ____
(Razorbacks mascot)
12. Earth Day prefix
15. Lopez who sang “Lemon Tree”
21. Mystery novelist Josephine
22. Suffix of many Guinness World Records
26. Big name in toaster waffles
27. Pizza crust option
28. “Do not change,” to an editor
30. “Top ____” (Tom Cruise movie)
31. “Call of Duty: Black ____”
32. Skateboard park fixture
33. Hair untangler
35. Drum ____
36. Skilled impressionist
37. Board game whose goal is retirement
38. Running on empty (3 words)
39. “Madeline” character Miss Clavel, e.g.
40. ____ Dominion Monarchs
42. “Grand” closers
44. Bighorn mother
45. Early rocker Buddy
46. Louvre Pyramid designer I.M. ____
47. To be dealt with immediately
48. Author of the Gatekeeper’s Trilogy
49. The “Rick” referred to in Rickrolling
52. Intense enthusiasm
54. “¿Cómo ____ usted?”
55. Eminem’s “____ Yourself”
56. MC ____ (“Keep On, Keepin’ On” rapper)
57. Ave. crossers
58. Barcelona Olympics medal metal
59. Modern, in Munich

 

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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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