Crossword: Go for the Gold

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A musical-themed crossword puzzle created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the May/June 2019 installment.

2019 May June crossword


1. “___ what you’re saying” (2 words)
6. Fidget spinners and hula hoops, e.g.
10. Emit like a volcano
14. GEICO mascot
15. Cookie with a special 2019
“Game of Thrones” variety
16. Showed up
17. Their marching band is nicknamed “The Solid Gold
Sound” (2 words)
19. City NNW of Oklahoma City
20. “I’m ___ loss” (2 words)
21. Make a wrong move
22. Negative French vote
23. Film ___ (dark movie genre with detectives)
25. 3/17 honoree, for short (2 words)
29. Angry states
31. “Go this way” indicator
33. University of Tulsa’s band is
named “The Sound of the
Golden” one of these
35. Constricting snake
37. Forest grazer
38. ___ Dew (highly caffeinated brand)
39. State university with the “Gold
Star Marching Band” (2 words)
42. Singer Rita
44. 1 + 2, in Germany
45. ___-cone (ice and syrup
46. State university whose band is
nicknamed “The Golden Band
from Tigerland”
49. Itch-causing shrub
53. Prefix before plasm
54. Really fancy word for “cold”
56. “Later,” in London
57. Baby goat
58. Massage
60. Icelandic rock band Sigur ___
61. “Veni, vidi, ___”
62. University with the “Spirit of
Gold Marching Band”
66. Signify
67. Above
68. Grocery pathway
69. It sounds like 68-Across
70. Army’s football rival
71. Window material




1. Spiny-crested lizard
2. Composer Berlioz
3. Chocolate pastry
4. Crime report initials, perhaps
5. Harry Potter costume
6. E flat to A flat, e.g.
7. “All Things Considered” co-host Shapiro
8. Part of a scout pack
9. “Help!” at sea
10. Having a breathtaking view
11. It’s a breathtaking view
12. High-ranking
13. Joined in matrimony
18. Monopoly quartet (abbrev.)
24. Prefix for call or Cop
26. Tapioca, for one
27. Length x width, for rectangles
28. Difficult journeys
30. Congress mem.
32. They get played in Scrabble
34. Some golf clubs
36. Heart chamber
39. Relating to ships
40. Get better
41. Praise publicly
42. World Cup cheer
43. Colorado’s MLB team
47. Element in antiseptics
48. Hang out on the clothesline (hyph.)
50. “My Cousin Vinny” Oscar winner Tomei
51. Island chains
52. Social classes
55. Ready to be returned
59. Show off
61. “The West Point of the South,” for short
62. ___ Trapps (“The Sound of Music” family)
63. “A Wrinkle in Time” director DuVernay
64. Las Vegas’ state (abbrev.)
65. “The Family


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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