Crossword-X Marks the Spot

crossword puzzle
A musical-themed crossword puzzle, created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the July/August 2017 installment.

x-marks the spot

ACROSS

1. Burnt residue
4. NYC home of Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” (abbrev.)
8. “The Floor is ___” (kids’ game)
12. Summer zodiac sign
13. Something stored in a shed
14. Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Williams
16. Drill command variation still used with some marching bands
(hyph.)
18. Silly shenanigans
19. Had been
20. Time that long games can extend into (2 words)
22. Pinocchio, infamously
24. Apple’s virtual assistant
25. Spat, for one
26. Superlative suffix
27. “Nowhere ___” (hit by The Beatles)
28. ___ Soundsystem
31. Uno + due, in Italian
32. Continues (2 words)
34. Episode already shown previously
36. Stationary percussion section that doesn’t march (2 words)
40. Roof supports
41. Nervously walking
43. Place for recyclables
46. General on Chinese restaurant menus
47. ___ Moines, Iowa
48. Org. with “The World Factbook”
49. Patronizing person
51. Glass containers
53. Hotel furniture
54. Get stronger, as a band’s sound
57. “Star Wars” character Solo
58. Now-rare Internet connection method (hyph.)
59. Mid-range marching instrument (2 words)
63. Material thing
64. Times of history
65. Peyton’s gridiron brother
66. Bee ___ (pop trio)
67. “Let us know if you’re coming” letters
68. “Slumdog Millionaire” actor ___ Patel

DOWN

1. ___ carte (menu phrase) (2 words)
2. Harden, as concrete
3. Big trouble, so to speak (2 words)
4. The Rockies, etc. (abbrev.)
5. React to pyrotechnics
6. “___ Rouge!” (2001 Nicole Kidman movie)
7. Wedding platform
8. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” subject Loretta
9. “Ars gratia ___” (MGM motto)
10. Angelina Jolie’s actor dad Jon
11. Item tattooed on Popeye’s arm
14. ___ kwon do (martial art)
15. Lauder who founded a cosmetics company
17. Musical knack
21. Scrabble pieces
22. Shin locale
23. “Time ___ the essence!” (2 words)
24. Seasonal mall figures
27. “Haystacks at Giverny” painter Claude
29. French pancake variants
30. “The Three Musketeers” author
33. Sound of lament
34. Medical personnel (abbrev.)
35. “Superstore” network
37. One way to put on a happy face?
38. Officially approved
39. City near Tulsa, Oklahoma
42. Radon, for one
43. The other half of a record (hyph.)
44. Baseball game division
45. Convert into sheet music
47. Laundromat fixtures
50. Prove otherwise
52. Fairy tale’s last word?
53. Candy quantity
55. Trail mix components
56. Jason Bourne, for one
57. “H” on a blue road sign (abbrev.)
60. GPS task, for short
61. Ginger ___
62. 14, in old Rome

 

Solution:

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