Crossword: A Hidden Instrument

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

x-marks the spot

ACROSS

1. Attire
5. Soak up
11. Jewelry stone
14. Cake decorator
15. ___ del Fuego
16. Keats’ “___ to a Nightingale”
17. With all the energy or volume (3 words)
19. Iron or Bronze, for example
20. Computer clicker
21. “Blueberries for ___”
(classic children’s book)
22. Group of eight musicians
24. Dry measure equal to four pecks
26. Game with a Reverse card
27. Suffix for Brooklyn or Wisconsin
28. Helps with a crowdfunding project
32. Super Mario ___
36. Herb Alpert’s backup band (2 words)
39. Thread holder
42. Beats by ___ (headphones brand)
43. Consumed
44. Giant percussion instruments
sometimes called chimes (2 words)
47. Scissors sound
48. Cowboy’s rope
49. “No ___, ands, or buts”
52. Long-bodied swimmer
54. Sing like a songbird
57. Alphabetized listing
60. “Thanks a ___!”
63. Reef component
64. “The Raven” author
65. They often cover a group’s best known
hits (2 words)
68. One step ___ time (2 words)
69. Beverly Cleary character ___ Quimby
70. Band best known for its intricate
videos (2 words)
71. Lion’s lair
72. Become visible
73. Be abundant

 

DOWN

1. Former Oakland Athletic and
New York Yankee Jason
2. Play charades (2 words)
3. Turn down
4. Painting tool
5. Georgia airport code
6. Baby food catchers
7. Actress Ward formerly on “House”
8. ___-B (toothbrush brand name)
9. Four Monopoly properties (abbrev.)
10. Drum major’s stick
11. Farm animal that might have horns
12. Jigsaw puzzle piece type
13. Get together
18. Novelist Harper ___
23. Hooded snakes
25. Presidential monogram of the 1960s
26. “Born in the ___” (Springsteen song)
29. Multiple Tony winner McDonald
30. Atkins Diet concern
31. They get bent a lot while marching
33. Pixar’s Remy, for one
34. Sugary suffix
35. Nine-digit ID on tax forms (abbrev.)
36. Fake hairpiece
37. Under the weather
38. “The Fresh Prince of ___-Air”
39. Road crossers (abbrev.)
40. Groaner of a joke
41. ___-Wan Kenobi
45. Everything
46. Like a bass range
49. “___ for …” (bumper sticker
phrase) (2 words)
50. Metal ridge to attach to another object
51. Infrequently
53. Additional
55. Card worth one, sometimes
56. Baymax from “Big Hero 6,” for one
57. Apple tablet
58. Staff figure?
59. University official
60. Like a cooked noodle
61. Double-reeded woodwind
62. Sandwich meat in a can
66. GRAMMY category division
67. Paving goo

 

Solution:

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