Crossword: “You Know You’ve Been in Band Too Long …”

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Halftime Crossword Solution

 

ACROSS
1. Clumsy people
5. William Shakespeare, the ___ of Avon
9. Last name of two presidents
13. Regiment
14. Nasal-sounding instrument
15. ___ Car (loaner vehicle at the airport) (2 words)
16. Big, scary spider
18. Cuban boy González in 2000 news
19. With 26 Across, “When ___” (3 words)
21. ___ at the Disco (“Nine in the Afternoon” band)
24. Uncle, in Spanish
25. Suffix after “poison”
26. With 19 Across (2 words)
31. Ignited
32. Hiro Nakamura’s friend, on “Heroes”
33. Compass direction opposite NNW
34. “When you consider your ___ a fashion accessory” (2 words)
38. Prefix meaning “three”
40. Genghis ___
41. Really, really quiet, on sheet music (abbr.)
44. “When ___” (3 words)
49. Use a chair
50. Brazilian city that hosts Carnival
51. Largest artery in the human body
52. “When you acquire ___” (2 words)
57. Goodbye, in Guatemala
58. How the entire band plays, rather than individually (3 words)
62. They’re seen in the night sky, away from bright lights
63. Cast a glance (at)
64. Cat sound
65. Burrowing mammal
66. Tests taken by high school seniors
67. Border
DOWN

1. What three strikes equals
2. Santa ___, California
3. Type of tree used for Christmas trees
4. Former Soviet leader Joseph
5. Bertie with “Every Flavor Beans” in the “Harry Potter” series
6. Touch along a border (or, a huge brass instrument, backwards)
7. Part in a play
8. Near and ___ one’s heart (2 words)
9. Composer Bartók
10. Intervals that share the same pitch
11. Law
12. Puts up, like a plaque on the wall
15. Move a plant into a new container
17. Liquid that hummingbirds feed on
20. Knighted title for Edward Elgar
21. Buddy
22. “Entourage” character Gold
23. Basketball need
27. “You Want ___ Want Out” (Joan Jett song) (2 words)
28. 1550, in Roman numerals
29. Accordion music usually set in 2/4 time
30. Pose a question
34. Do-or-___ situation
35. Black holes (abbr.)
36. Granola bit
37. Short length for a play (2 words)
38. Made an attempt at (2 words)
39. Courtroom do-over
41. “___ favor” (“Please,” in Spanish)
42. Cooking vessel
43. BlackBerry or Palm, for short (abbr.)
45. ___ code (rules for uniforms)
46. “___ ‘em!” (command to attack dogs)
47. Final amounts
48. Pack up and leave after practice, maybe (2 words)
49. Muscle twitch
53. Word yelled on a golf course
54. “Guilty,” for instance
55. “How Could ___ You Down” (Jessica Simpson song) (2 words)
56. Coats with a dark, oily, viscous substance
59. Homer’s neighbor
60. Gear tooth
61. Female sheep

 

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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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