Crossword: Note for Note

crossword puzzle
A musical-themed crossword puzzle created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the January/February 2018 installment.

x-marks the spot

ACROSS

1. Versifiers
6. Music and drama, for example
10. Big bothers
14. G#’s enharmonic (2 words)
15. “Very funny!” (2 words)
16. Actress Remini of “The King of Queens”
17. Coleslaw that seems to be trending? (2 words)
19. Prefix meaning “eight”
20. “Based ___ true story” (2 words)
21. “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris
22. Shoreline
23. Went down a slippery slope
24. Set of five lines representing pitches
26. iPad, for example
29. “I haven’t seen you in ___!”
30. Comic book sound of impact
33. Brainstorming output
34. Music for a film
35. Pie ___ mode (2 words)
36. Type of bog or moss
37. What a twirler twirls
38. Govt. banking agency
39. Like overly worn-out textbooks
40. Irritated
41. Full of glitches, like a computer
program
42. Membership charge, perhaps
43. Just ___ (the slightest bit) (2 words)
44. Leafy vegetables
45. Went out with
47. Colorado ski resort town
48. Supports by crowdfunding, maybe
50. Get bigger, like a crescendo
52. Zero, in some soccer scores
55. “I got me ___, it’s as big as a
whale …” (“Love Shack” lyric)
(2 words)
56. Suitcases on a taxi ride? (2 words)
58. Data, for short
59. Maple or apple, e.g.
60. Not left over, as food
61. High-schooler, usually
62. Azerbaijan and Ukraine, once (abbrev.)
63. Dalmatian’s markings

 

DOWN

1. Flamenco guitarist ___ de Lucía
2. In the blink ___ eye (2 words)
3. “Molly’s Game” star Idris
4. File folder projection
5. Paper clip alternatives
6. In first place
7. Boat for whitewater rapids, maybe
8. “I approve!” (2 words)
9. Downbeat
10. Emotionally distant
11. Award for drinking coffee that
doesn’t keep you awake? (2 words)
12. Some granola grains
13. Vaccination
18. Sandpaper surface
22. Musical instrument holder
23. Bed frame crosspiece
25. Arctic ___ (pole-to-pole migrating
bird)
26. “It’s on the ___ my tongue” (2 words)
27. “Rolling in the Deep” singer
28. Restaurant covered in trinkets?
(2 words)
29. Took to the stage
31. Fall into formation
32. Big name in Thanksgiving parades
34. Some all-you-can-eat buffet
sections (2 words)
37. Quick portion of food
38. Gas pump commodity
40. Laboratory maze runners
41. River crossings
44. Charity festivity, perhaps
46. Ohio’s “Rubber Capital of the World”
47. Intuitive readings
48. Stuff on a fish hook
49. What benzoyl peroxide treats
51. Lyft competitor
52. Intl. alliance since 1949
53. “___ Around” (1964 Beach Boys
hit) (2 words)
54. Glasses piece
56. Dollar divisions (abbrev.)
57. Space between

 

Solution:

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