Crossword: Winners at WGI

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1. Acoustic guitarist’s lack
4. Young horse
8. Doctor of theology degree (abbrev.)
11. Slimy stuff
12. Take ___ (respond to applause, perhaps) (2 words)
13. Bounced like sound off walls
16. 2008 Color Guard winners in Independent Open (2 words)
18. “That’s OK, take your time” (2 words)
19. Unwavering, like a drumbeat
20. 1984 Color Guard winners in Independent Open
22. Capitol Hill figures (abbrev.)
23. Pirates, Raiders and Buccaneers, for instance?
24. 2005 Color Guard winners in Independent Open
28. Raincoat attachment
32. Comb target
33. Got quicker (2 words)
35. With 39-Across, 1994 Color Guard winners in Independent World (2 words)
39. See 35-Across
40. “___ the Universe” (a song by The Beatles)
41. Door frame
42. Hawaiian feast
43. 2007 Color Guard winners in Independent Open (2 words)
48. Muscle twitch
51. Farm measuring unit
52. 2008 Color Guard winners in Independent World
55. Former “Saturday Night Live” actor Chris
57. Option
58. 2009 Color Guard winners in Independent Open
60. Part of the eye
61. Give a hoot
62. Suffix after spat or form
63. Game where one player is “it”
64. Songs that top the charts
65. Number of keycontrolled holes on a standard bassoon


1. Tennis star Andre
2. Like really hot lava
3. Extremely strong, like a chemical
4. The Queen of Hearts, for instance
5. Follow the rules
6. Piece of firewood
7. Like adequate hotels, ratings-wise (hyph.)
8. Defeated in a landslide
9. Sixty minutes
10. Office furniture
13. “Orinoco Flow” singer
14. Actor Meaney or Feore
15. Designated hitters (abbrev.)
17. Effortlessness
21. F# minor, for one
25. Greek letters that look like P’s
26. It may get you backstage
27. Stretch the truth
29. Poem full of praise
30. Belonging to you and me
31. Double plays (abbrev)
33. Identical
34. Mr. in the vending machine
35. ESPN X Games host Masekela
36. Prefix before “puncture”
37. Gun advocacy group (abbrev.)
38. Horseback sport seen at Renaissance fairs
39. Totally awesome, 1980s-style
41. Sister in “Little Women” (with a fitting last name for Halftime) (2 words)
43. CBS show set in Vegas
44. Back muscles, for short
45. Recreate on stage (2 words)
46. Baby’s bed
47. From Nairobi, perhaps
49. Walk nervously back and forth
50. Out in the ocean
52. Group that monitors the airwaves (abbrev.)
53. “Cat on ___ Tin Roof” (2 words)
54. Director Ephron of the 2009 movie “Julie & Julia”
55. Mario ___ Wii (racing game)
56. “Planet of the ___” (Charlton Heston movie)
59. “Bali ___” (“South Pacific” song)


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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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