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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. Premiere appearance
6. Made cookies
11. “His Master’s Voice” company
14. Antelope on the Serengeti
15. Barely discernible amount
16. With 61-Across, sound from tuba-heavy polka bands
17. ___ by being there early for equipment and staying to clean up (3 words)
20. Possible shipwreck
cause
21. Bull-riding event
22. Italian currency replaced by the euro
23. Beethoven’s “___ to Joy”
25. Some M&M’s
26. Always ___ because if you don’t know it, how will you teach the other students? (3 words)
33. Pleasing scent
34. Anxious feeling
35. Amigo
36. Able to march and run and play, for instance
37. “___ sure, dude!”
40. “___ interest you in …” (2 words)
42. Carne ___ grilled steak (Taco Bell option)
44. ___: That includes notes, articulation, blend, phrasing and intonation (2 words)
47. Report-card mark
48. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” director ___ Lee
49. Eerie glow
50. Fix some loose stitching
54. Opposition votes
58. It’s a good idea to ___ and lead by example (3 words)
61. See 16-Across
62. “ … bombs bursting ___ …” (2 words)
63. Cliff’s wife on “The
Cosby Show”
64. Sound from a radiator
65. Goes to play in other
cities
66. Tropical getaways

DOWN

1. First word of most letters
2. “What ___ can I say?”
3. Air Force installation
4. Marching outfit
5. Football six-pointers, for short
6. Riboflavin’s designation (2 words)
7. Hot and dry
8. Actress Hudson or Winslet
9. Reverberated sound
10. ___ Moines, Iowa
11. Corkscrew shaped pasta
12. News anchor Katie
13. Group that awards the Oscars (abbrev.)
18. “South Park” co-creator Parker
19. “Für ___” (Beethoven dedication)
24. Genetic info (abbrev.)
25. Fraternity consonants
26. Drink like a cat
27. Newsworthy period of history
28. “You’ve Got Mail” ISP
29. “You ___ to know better!”
30. Get together as one
31. Ancient artifact
32. Fannie ___ (home financing group)
36. Frustrated yell
37. Helpful website section (abbrev.)
38. End of a university’s web address
39. Soul singer Corinne Bailey ___
40. Furious with (2 words)
41. Drink cubes
42. Late advice columnist Landers
43. Flag waver’s outputs
44. “My heart is ___ steel” (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) (2 words)
45. ___ Best (organic baby food brand)
46. “Overboard” star Goldie
47. Hand-over-mouth reactions
50. Nevada’s “Biggest Little City in the World”
51. Biblical brother of Jacob
52. Mix the ingredients
53. They’ve got drums but not horns
55. Unwritten test type
56. Falco of “Nurse Jackie”
57. Armenia and Estonia, once (abbrev.)
59. Successful show
60. Not-for-profit for junior drum corps activity (abbrev.)

 

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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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