Crossword: We Are the Champions …

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. 911 responder (abbrev.)
4. Texas senator ___ Bailey Hutchison
7. In the center of
11. Dallas NBA team, to fans
13. Exhaust (2 words)
16. “___, Where’s My Car?” (2000 movie)
17. Killer whale
18. “O Pioneers!” novelist Cather
19. It’s usually worn with a tie
20. This city’s Vanguard tied in the 1999 DCI Finals, playing sections of Barber and Ticheli’s Symphonies #1 and #2 (2 words)
23. Homer Simpson’s bartender
24. Winner of the 1975 DCI Finals, playing “Rhapsody in Blue” and “The Way We Were” (2 words)
26. Division that includes the Red Sox and Yankees, for short
28. “Can ___ You With My Heart” (Travis Tritt song) (2 words)
29. St. Patrick’s Day month (abbrev.)
30. Injury from heavy lifting (which you don’t want to get carrying heavy instruments)
33. Winner of the 2008 DCI Finals, playing selections from the ballet “Spartacus” (2 words)
40. First name of California’s “Governator,” slangily
41. Take a little drink
42. Seek, as a goal
45. Sweaters with an angular cut (hyph.)
48. Winner of the 1991 DCI Finals, playing “Pines of Rome” and “Fountains of Rome” (3 words)
52. Attempt
53. Winner of the 2003 DCI Finals, playing a group of Dave Brubeck songs (2 words)
55. Out-of-control crowd situation
57. “___ As Ever” (Shabba Ranks album) (2 words)
58. Oohs and ___
60. Numbered composition
61. “Fiddler on the Roof” protagonist
62. Letters after B
63. ___ good example (2 words)
64. Education service district (abbrev.)
65. That, in Spanish

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1. My Chemical Romance’s genre
2. Neighbor of Earth
3. It may film you for local sports segments (2 words)
4. Country on the Persian Gulf
5. Japanese company that makes sportswear and running shoes
6. Mello ___ (Mountain Dew competitor)
7. Infomercials, e.g.
8. Loose, flowery Hawaiian dress
9. They’re hardly rocket scientists
10. Hate with a passion
12. Actress Lathan of Tyler Perry’s “The Family That Preys”
14. ___ Bator, Mongolia
15. Evaluating sentence structure, in grammar
21. Six-point football scores (abbrev.)
22. When Juliet says, “Wherefore art thou Romeo?” (2 words)
25. “___ I origami, folded up and just pretend …” (lyric from Eve 6’s “Inside Out”) (2 words)
26. Box hooked to an electric guitar
27. “Well, ___-di-dah!”
30. Medical provider group (abbrev.)
31. Schubert’s “The ___- King”
32. St. Louis Cardinals uniform color
34. Hair removal brand
35. Pulsate
36. Feature of F major’s key signature (2 words)
37. Cadillac SUV popular with rappers
38. Suffix after beat or neat
39. Vandalizes a house with paper rolls, for short
42. Houston baseball team
43. Zebra feature
44. Monetary reward
45. Watched
46. Abbreviation in GPS system names
47. Historic name in supercomputers
49. “Cherish is the word ___ to describe …” (“Cherish” lyrics) (2 words)
50. “The ___ of some people!”
51. Dates set for launching invasions (hyph.)
54. The Beatles’ “___ Leaving Home”
56. Airport screening organization
59. Bay Area airport code

 

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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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