Crossword: Double or Nothing

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

2019 July / August crossword


5. U.K. lawmakers
8. Buffalo NHL team
14. Chain with a blue and yellow logo
15. Have a snack
16. Home of Malta and Moldova
17. It’s needed to transfer the
Purdue Big Bass Drum
19. “Purple Rain” singer
20. Hurricane center
21. G, F, and C, for example
23. Suffiix after reform
24. “That’s right”
25. Olympic gymnastics gold
medalist Raisman
27. Enjoying a lot
28. Coupled, as oxen
31. Outsmarts (hyph.)
33. Discharge
34. Info provided to the announcers
at band competitions (2 words)
38. “Barbara ___” (Beach Boys song)
39. Eisenhower’s WWII command, for short
40. Doberman doc
41. “A Wrinkle in Time” director DuVernay
42. Color guard moves with
elevation (2 words)
45. Julia Roberts’ acting brother
46. Pac-Man enemies
47. Kraft Foods dessert
48. Concert
51. “New Rules” singer ___ Lipa
52. Pomade alternative
53. Measured in steps
55. Mike who voiced Shrek
57. Endeavour astronaut Jemison
60. Fictional island where Excalibur
was formed
62. Lowering by a semitone
64. “I want to hear!” (2 words)
65. Annoying brat
66. Sax range
67. Removed, as pencil writing
68. Boot tip
69. “Moment of silence” spelled out
in the circled letters




1. Grain in some cakes
2. “Sure, fine, whatever”
3. Pure and simple
4. Music appreciation
5. Lunch and dinner, e.g.
6. Piece of sheet music?
7. Gwen of “The Voice”
8. Classical Music mo.
9. Ethereal glow
10. Like the Central Band of the
Royal Air Force
11. Keanu Reeves’ “47 ___”
12. Attraction in Walt Disney World
13. “I ___ reason why not!” (2 words)
18. Like some coffee
22. Jacket features
24. “Better ___ …”
26. December holiday times
28. “Sure thing!”
29. Prefix meaning “all”
30. High poker card
31. America’s only marsupial
32. Portland clock setting (abbrev.)
34. Got up from a chair
35. Spouse of a countess
36. Nefarious
37. Food in a shell
39. Suffix of ordinal numbers
43. “The Time Machine” author (3 words)
44. Keep working out, maybe (2 words)
45. Snakelike fish
47. Tomfoolery
48. Excessive amount
49. Owner, slangily
50. Central Florida city
52. Trix flavor
54. Modern stadium feature
56. Red Muppet
57. Long distance for a parade route
58. “All the little ___ are marching”
(song by Dave Matthews Band)
59. Acronym for the four major
show biz awards
61. Homer’s neighbor
63. Paving goo


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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