Crossword: Formation, please

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2019 November / December crossword

ACROSS

1. Promptly, for short
5. Catch a flag, in color guard
9. Undomesticated, like cats
14. Coffee, informally
15. Tie up your shoes
16. Jim Carrey comedy “Me, Myself & ___”
17. “30 Rock” costar Baldwin
18. “This ___ outrage!” (2 words)
19. Fingerprint feature
20. Coordinated rows while on an
airplane? (2 words)
23. Cornfield bird
24. Hand out
25. Prefix meaning “atmosphere”
27. Historical timespan
28. “___ Come Around” (Green Day song) (2 words)
30. Maneuvered columns while out of town?
(2 words)
33. “… ___ flag was still there”
34. Actor Hemsworth of “The Hunger Games”
36. Baton Rouge school (abbrev.)
37. Left in an atlas
39. Hot new fad
41. Greeting from Australia
45. Many years ___
47. High school equivalency tests
(abbrev.)
49. Regret deeply
50. Like movements only in the upper
rows? (2 words)
54. About-face on the road (hyph.)
56. “A Wrinkle in Time” director DuVernay
57. “Chandelier” singer
58. Study overnight
59. Lima’s country
61. Got some columns joined together when they shouldn’t?
(2 words)
66. Extremely mad
68. Each, slangily (2 words)
69. Airport Internet service (hyph.)
70. Bicyclist
71. “… and here it is!” (hyph.)
72. “Author unknown” byline, for short
73. Marching units?
74. Tesla CEO Musk
75. Infamous Roman emperor

 

 

DOWN

1. Slightly open, like a door
2. Room, in Spanish
3. Movie series that ended with “Endgame”
4. Overstuff, like a crowded stadium
(2 words)
5. Type of step used in marching
6. Poison ivy reaction
7. Antioxidant berry
8. Cincinnati NFLer
9. Christmas tree, often
10. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
writer Carle
11. Made another sketch of
12. Breed of cat, goat, or rabbit
13. Extra flexibility
21. Malevolence
22. Followed, like a dog
26. Some GPS displays (abbrev.)
28. “Amazing!”
29. Color range
30. Distant
31. .jpg or .gif file
32. Month before Labor Day (abbrev.)
35. Widely recognized
38. ___ Heels (North Carolina team)
40. Alphabet ender in England
42. Band section that might practice
cadences
43. Prefix meaning “ear”
44. Japanese monetary unit
46. Car fuel
48. ___ music (The Beach Boys genre)
50. Endangered long-snouted creatures
51. No longer dwelling on something
(2 words)
52. Marching band event
53. Martial arts with belts
55. Taipei’s place
58. Congressional cable channel (hyph.)
60. College that’s home to the Miners
(abbrev.)
62. Birthstone of autumn
63. “___ I!” (“Same here!”) (2 words)
64. Get an ___ effort (2 words)
65. “The Flinstones” pet
67. Hospital areas (abbrev.)

Solution:

Rocking Out With Foster the People

Grammy-nominated band Foster the People enlisted the help of marching bands around the country during its most recent tour. Best known for its breakout hit ...