Crossword: What in Formation?

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Halftime Crossword Grid

 

ACROSS

1. Show the way (2 words)
7. Amphibious WWII vessel (abbrev.)
10. Hit the brakes
14. Earnings
15. “Caught you!” exclamation
16. “Desperate Housewives” actress Hatcher
17. Calm and collected
18. Crumpled-up paper
19. “The Amazing ___” (reality show)
20. Silhouette once formed by Bethune-Cookman University’s band (2 words)
23. Just average (hyph.)
24. Japanese dwarfed plant
25. Dojo’s lesson
28. Encore request
32. One ___ time (2 words)
35. Coats of paint
37. Add to the payroll
38. Video game character (complete with chasing ghosts) once formed by The Ohio State University band … (hyph.)
40. … then followed by another video game, with block formations moving in place
42. Rebounded sound
43. Complaints
47. Retired fast plane (abbrev.)
48. Late head of Apple, Jobs
50. Seizes by force
52. Key with one sharp (2 words)
54. Outer limits
58. Stick figure formed by the University of Hawaii band (and it actually kicked!) (2 words)
62. Sports announcer Albert
63. “___ loser, baby …” (Beck line) (2 words)
64. More optimistic
65. Peach or beech, for example
66. Toddler
67. Cuban ballerina Alicia ___
68. Roman god of love
69. ___ out a living (barely scrape by)
70. Biblical crib substitute

DOWN

1. Has trouble with “s” sounds
2. January, in Spanish
3. Farmland measurements
4. Gets along tolerably well (2 words)
5. Prefix meaning “everything”
6. Scholarship basis, sometimes
7. Tuba’s specialty (2 words)
8. William of “Star Trek”
9. Big fusses over nothing (hyph.)
10. Unlike swung eighth notes
11. “There’s no ‘I’ in ___”
12. Type of whale in “Free Willy”
13. Round dessert
21. Auction website
founded in 1995
22. Sheep’s sound
26. Chicken ___ king (2 words)
27. Used the doorbell
29. Goes on TV
30. Eye color area
31. Pelican’s place
32. “Planet of the ___”
33. Delicate use of words
34. Ibuprofen target
36. Add-on for hip or tip
39. “Hey, quit hogging the seat!” (2 words)
41. Clairvoyant’s gift, briefly (abbrev.)
44. Go crazy (2 words)
45. Set apart from the rest
46. Knit with a reverse stitch
49. 911 respondent (abbrev.)
51. Autumn, for example
53. “Careful, ___!” (sign on a cage) (2 words)
55. Bombing on stage
56. V formation members
57. Typo, for one
58. Old MacDonald’s home
59. Cookie that debuted in 1912
60. Baby carriage, in Britain
61. Classic song by The Kinks
62. 1959 Kingston Trio tune about the Boston Subway

 

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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.