Crossword: Marching in Place

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

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2020 March / April crossword



1. Humidifier output
6. “Oh, darn!”
10. Dot in the ocean
14. Carne ___ (Mexican restaurant choice)
15. Capital of “Italia”
16. “Double, double, ___ and trouble …”
17. Research your instrument and
theory online, perhaps (2 words)
19. Get an instrument ready
20. “Electric” fishes
21. Key signature with one sharp
(2 words)
23. It moves while you’re marching
24. 12th graders (abbrev.)
25 Never existed
26. Full of nervous energy
28. Placed in the mailbox
29. Love, in Latin class
30. Olympic events
33. “This ___” (NBC drama) (2 words)
36. “See you later” (hyph.)
39. Find a space in your home to get
better at your craft (2 words)
42. Band famous for its elaborate
music videos (2 words)
43. Furniture store that also sells
Swedish meatballs
44. Apartment costs
45. Prefix with freeze or knock
47. Present
49. Maker of the Miata and CX-9
51. Signs of healing, after scrapes
53. Plunge
56. College, in Australia
57. Tennis great ___ Jean King
59. Japanese wrestling style
60. Watermelon leftover
62. Keep active in the house with a
Fitbit, perhaps? (2 words)
64. Part of MPAA or RIAA (abbrev.)
65. Primatologist’s subjects
66. “Maneater” duo Hall and ___
67. Not as much as
68. Bird’s home in a tree
69. Slid into third base, maybe


2. Autumn flower
3. London’s St. ___ Cathedral
4. Chances of winning
5. Beam of sunlight
6. Snare striker
7. Stuff for a violin bow
8. Make ___ (get really rich off of)
(2 words)
9. Restaurant order in a shell
10. “The Addams Family” cousin
11. Long-running musical variety
R&B TV show (2 words)
12. Grid divisions
13. Sad poem or song
18. Not nice at all
22. Aries creature
25. Montana-to-Washington direction
27. “Gimme a minute!” (2 words)
28. Interval between A and B, perhaps
29. Communication at Gallaudet U.
30. Federal printing org. (abbrev.)
31. Biblical boat
32. Periodicals
34. Take a look at
35. Facing off with (2 words)
37. Explosive in “Angry Birds”
38. Dept. of Justice chiefs (abbrev.)
40. Three, on some clocks
41. Dog sounds
46. Key near Caps Lock
48. “A likely story!” (2 words)
49. Big wall painting
50. “Dragon Ball Z” genre
51. Skiing surface
52. Crossword list (what you’re
looking at right now)
53. Because of (2 words)
54. Drive forward
55. Group chasing the bad guy, in
58. “___ See Clearly Now”
(1972 song) (2 words)
59. Sports-page figure
61. Hospital workers (abbrev.)
63. “Help!” letters


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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