Crossword: Everything is Four-tay

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A musical-themed crossword puzzle created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the July/August 2020 installment.

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2020 July / August crossword

 

ACROSS

1. Bulb measure
5. Closest pal, initially
8. Halt
12. Senegalese-American rapper that
created his own cryptocurrency in 2020
13. Hang out and do nothing
14. Cheese-producing Italian city
15. Stuff in a dryer trap
16. How long school seasons last (3 words)
18. Prefix meaning “three”
19. Big brass
20. Choir-concert accessories
21. President who once led troops
accompanied by a marching
band when in the U.S. Army in
1846 (2 words)
24. “___ firm believer in …”
(2 words)
25. Two, in Spanish
26. Fiendish little creature
29. Fail to put to good use
32. Songbird that’s the state bird of
South Carolina
34. “On Bended ___” (Boyz II Men
ballad)
35. Awake and out of bed
36. “And I ___” (2019 Internet meme)
37. Roman senators’ attire
38. Food selection
39. Owl sound
40. “That ___ so bad!”
41. Drain the energy from
42. Collectible frame from early cartoons
43. Feel out of sorts
44. Keeps up on water intake, out on
the field (2 words)
51. Collection of beehives
53. “I accept your terms!”
54. Australian bird that can run about
35 mph
55. “Time for some fun!” really
slangily? (2 words)
57. “I ___ shocked as you are!” (2 words)
58. Unexpected piece of good luck
59. Some cable boxes, for short
60. Trumpet valve condensation
61. “The Sound of Music” peaks
62. Tax form ID (abbrev.)
63. “Monty Python and the ___ Grail”

DOWN

1. Dance in 3/4 time (that’s tougher
to march to)
2. “Seven Samurai” director
Kurosawa
3. C in a C scale, e.g.
4. “Angry Birds” explosive
5. Singer McFerrin
6. Parade presentation
7. Vaccine target
8. Final authority (hyph.)
9. Forest age indicators (2 words)
10. Five-star general Bradley
11. Golf course standards
13. Author ___ Ingalls Wilder
14. Sand castle building needs
17. Test out a uniform, maybe
(2 words)
19. Less wild
22. “Let’s go!” to some bandleaders
(2 words)
23. Highly skilled
27. Greenwich ___ time
28. Annoying bug
29. Clumps of chewing gum
30. Home of Bhutan and Bangladesh
31. Increases the pace, like a
marcher? (3 words)
32. Angora and cashmere, for
example
33. “Winnie the Pooh” marsupial
34. Eucalyptus eater
37. Baton maneuver
39. 2003 #1 hit for OutKast that mentions a
Polaroid picture (2 words)
42. “___ diem”
43. “All in ___ work!” (2 words)
45. Assigned jobs
46. Flat-screens, most often
47. Feel nostalgic (for)
48. Something a musician might pick up?
49. Filtered communication (hyph.)
50. Like old attics or books
51. ___ Romeo (Italian sportscar)
52. Big name in educational grants
56. Lines on a GPS (abbrev.)
57. Some volcanic output

Solution:

About the 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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