Crossword: Best Marching Band Covers

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A musical-themed crossword puzzle, created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the July/August 2016 installment.


1. ____ Bowl (bowl game in Arizona)
7. Range for some flutes
11. Hit the slopes
14. Fruitlessly (2 words)
15. Their aim is not true
16. “Barbara ______” (The Beach Boy hit)
17. Made a phone call
18. *A medley of his dubstep songs (performed by
Michigan State, with one giant beat drop)
20. Lab burner
21. Lotion ingredient from a plant
23. Hall & _____ (1980s pop duo)
24. “____ Lisa” (Louvre attraction)
26. Phoenix’s NBA team
28. *Macklemore song (performed by the
University of Idaho pep band) (2 words)
32. Do some laundry work, perhaps
36. Teeny-tiny
37. Cheese for greek salads
38. “Dora the Explorer” fox antagonist
40. Girl who was a guest at the Mad Hatter’s tea party
42. “Chandelier” singer
44. “America’s Got Talent” judge Klum
45. Pay no attention to
47. Marching instrument first patented in 1835
49. ____ Lock (upper-right computer key)
50. Crosby, Stills, ____ & Young
51. *No Doubt song (performed by Iowa State University)
54. ____ the Orange (Syracuse University mascot)
56. Facts and data
57. Get rid of a voicemail
60. Greek letter before kappa
62. Five to one, e.g.
66. *A medley of their electronic songs (performed
by the Western Washington University Viking Band,
complete with “Tron” suits) (2 words)
68. “I’ve had it up ____!” (2 words)
70. Actress Plumb of “The Brady Bunch”
71. “¿Cómo ___ usted?”
(“How are you?”)
72. Huge fan
73. Part of UNH or UNM
74. Beginner-friendly
75. Dorm sharer
1. Bona ___ (authentic)
2. Monogram letter
3. Jethro Tull keyboardist
John ___
4. Italian deli meat
5. Reason to keep playing?
6. Tempo slightly faster than
7. Additionally
8. As demonstrated
(2 words)
9. Smelly paving goo
10. Hunter constellation with a belt
11. Pretzel covering
12. Meniscus location
13. “What You Need” band of the 1980s
19. Collie of film and TV
22. Makes it all the way through
25. Bid on a house
27. FedEx or DHL rival
28. “Huckleberry Finn” author Mark
29. Wife of Hägar the Horrible
30. Restraints for a horse rider
31. Country that takes up about 1/3 of Hispaniola
33. Offer one’s two cents
34. Copy over, as a soundtrack
35. Quick haircuts
39. San Francisco’s Fisherman’s ___
41. Kelly Ripa (or whoever might replace Michael
43. IRS investigation
46. Superlative suffix
48. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” singer Pat
52. What competition scores comprise, maybe
53. Cry of delight popularized by Homer Simpson
55. “Dances With Wolves” dwelling
57. Hemingway’s “The Garden of ___”
58. Extremely positive review
59. “Regrets, I’ve had ___ …”
(2 words)
61. Perfectly fine
63. Suffix meaning “skin”
64. Three, in German
65. Dried up, to a poet (anagram of rees)
67. Americans’ Olympics chant
69. Prefix for “meter” on your dashboard




About author

Matt Jones

Matt Jones is a 1998 graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, 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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