Crossword: Freezing Practices

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A musical-themed crossword puzzle, created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the Nov/Dec 2015 installment.


1. “Highly doubtful!” (2 words)
5. “Just ___” (Nike slogan) (2 words)
9. Music writer’s org.
14. Baby on a horse farm
15. “The Incredibles” fashion designer Mode
16. “Star Trek” character with a Swahili last name
17. Annika Sorenstam’s org. (abbrev.)
18. Like laidback jazz
19. Cake, in Italian restaurants
20. Bowlful to keep the brass section warm? (3 words)
23. Aleppo’s nation (abbrev.)
24. Bailout key on a PC
25. Enjoy Aspen, perhaps
28. “Modern Family” family name
32. “With the bow,” to a violinist
36. How many layers the sax players
should wear to keep warm? (2 words)
38. From Shanghai or Mumbai
39. Dutch island in the Caribbean
40. Blue Jays, on a scoreboard (abbrev.)
41. “Jurassic Park III” star Téa
42. Drummer Peter whose name rhymes with his band Kiss
43. With 52-Across, prepared to start a fire,
Scout-style, in the drum section? (2 words)
45. “Knight Rider” car
46. Body of water that’s part of Egypt’s boundary (2 words)
47. Position for Marco Rubio or Bernie Sanders (abbrev.)
48. “You’ve Got Mail” company, for short
50. 180 degrees from NNE
52. See 43-Across (2 words)
60. Electric car company named for a scientist
61. ___ Brickell and the New Bohemians
62. Comeback during a halftime show?
64. Bowling building
65. The “D” in CD
66. 007’s alma mater
67. Window material
68. “Family Guy” creator MacFarlane
69. Suffer defeat
1. ___-CIO (workers’ organization)
2. 10th grader, informally (abbrev.)
3. “Aladdin” parrot voiced by Gilbert Gottfried
4. F minor has four of them
5. Dignified behavior
6. Gym socks emanation
7. Get ___ the ground floor (2 words)
8. Bath powder mineral
9. Model T and Mustang, for example
10. Played to a band’s best advantage, perhaps
11. Cottage cheese bit
12. Commedia dell’___
13. 1950’s to 1960’s “Tonight Show” host Jack
21. Many-headed mythical serpents
22. “Now, wait just a second!”
25. Ream of sheet music, maybe
26. 1996 Olympic gymnast Strug
27. Arctic First Nations resident
29. ___ Dame’s Fightin’ Irish
30. Full of spirit
31. Parsley, sage, rosemary
and thyme
33. Hilariously funny people
34. 1978 Todd Rundgren
hit “___ Still Be Friends”
(2 words)
35. Chili burger topper
37. Some courses are filled with them
38. Red Sox division (2 words)
44. Ask earnestly
46. “Treasure Island” writer’s monogram
49. Approves of
51. Turning point?
52. Male elk
53. Rossini opera “William ___”
54. “La ___ Bonita” (1987 Madonna hit)
55. “Bill & ___ Excellent Adventure”
56. Garfield’s canine pal
57. Crux of the matter
58. ___-1 (“Ghostbusters” car)
59. Greek letters that look like P’s
63. Number a march beat falls on




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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