Crossword: Uniformity

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


1. ___ into shape (train)
5. Table alternative, in some restaurants
10. Chess pieces (including the queen!), informally
13. It replaced the franc and drachma
14. “Life ___ Fast Lane” (2 words)
15. Prefix with biography
16. “___, poor Yorick!”
17. 2016 Olympic beach volleyball player ___
Walsh Jennings
18. Color guard’s holding
19. Endure a prolonged test, like part of your
uniform? (3 words)
22. Pick-me-___
23. “High School Musical” star Efron
24. Battle wounds
27. Have a free-for-all with the band
30. “Close My Eyes Forever” singer ___
33. Garden waterer
34. The outspoken part of your uniform?
(2 words)
37. Classification
38. Members of My Little Pony’s “Mane 6,”
for example
39. Lyric poem of praise
40. Writer’s alter ego which is part of
your uniform? (3 words)
42. Trumpeter’s accessory
43. “Open 24 Hours” sign material, often
44. Positive response
45. Drum major’s item
46. LPs’ successors
48. Kilmer who once played Batman
49. Is appropriate, like part of
your uniform? (4 words)
57. Range for some saxes
58. “___ you loud and clear!” (2 words)
59. Singer/guitarist Clapton
60. Ex-Smiths and Modest Mouse
guitarist Johnny
61. Like a rainforest
62. Texas or Georgia follower, in school
63. Pig pen
64. Suffix after “poly”
65. Just tolerable (hyph.)
1. Have on, like a uniform
2. Amazon Prime and Netflix competitor
3. Tehran is its capital
4. Important stance to maintain while
5. Two-wheelers
6. NASA force unit equal to regular force felt on
Earth, briefly
7. ___ vez (“again,” in Spanish)
8. Drive-___ window
9. Big name in ketchup and pickles
10. Symbol of stubbornness
11. Coup d’___ (rebellion)
12. Yuletide drink
15. The U.S.’s largest union group (hyph.)
20. Some PCs and printers
21. After-bath powders
24. A guard may protect it
25. Punctuation near the L key
26. “___ Another” (NPR game show) (2 words)
27. Like St. Nick
28. “I haven’t got ___” (2 words)
29. Injures badly
31. “Rainbow” fish
32. Expand, as a collection (2 words)
4. Official with the most access, for short
35. Director Spike
36. Visualized
38. Wards (off)
41. Title for many university band directors
42. Glockenspiel players’ needs
45. Shopper’s tote
47. Trombone part
48. Anakin Skywalker, ultimately
49. Sharp contrast?
50. “It’s my best effort” (2 words)
51. Makes angry
52. Superman alter ego Clark
53. Facilitate
54. Cookie encouraged to be dunked
55. Singer Damone and songwriter Chesnutt,
for two
56. Stadium sound effect
57. Breakfast times (abbrev.) 




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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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