Crossword: Bringing in Broadway

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A musical-themed crossword puzzle created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the November/December 2018 installment.

bringing in broadway


1. Fit together
7. Absorbent powder
11. Played in the orchestra (as opposed to a marching band),
14. Live-in childcare employee (2 words)
15. Environmental sci.
16. Card game with a 0 card
17. Show with “Beauty School Dropout” and “Born to Hand Jive”
18. Big instrument to carry
19. Pig’s retreat
20. It may be “breaking”
21. “___ Blinded Me With Science” (Thomas Dolby song)
23. “I doubt it”
25. “Aloha ‘Oe” instrument, for short
26. Series set in Las Vegas
27. Show with “Wheels of a Dream” and “Goodbye My Love”
31. Classic video game character originally known as Jumpman
33. Illegal investment scheme
35. Site to do your bidding?
36. Type of seasonal shot
38. Car rental company
40. “We ___ the Champions” (Queen hit)
41. Show with “America,” “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” and
“Maria” (3 words)
45. Mug edge
46. Camper’s spot
47. Junior, to Senior
48. Greek vowels that look like H’s
50. Quaver or semiquaver, e.g.
52. Cross-legged yoga position
56. Show with “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango”
58. Homer Simpson’s father
60. Low number on a die
61. Embouchure element
62. Minecraft excavated stuff
63. Hit the road
64. Me, in Paris
66. Raindrop sound
69. Show with “The Wizard and I” and
“Defying Gravity”
71. Have title to
72. “Star Wars” princess
73. Even, scorewise (3 words)
74. Quadriceps location
75. Cheer loudly
76. Grow tiresome, like a bad joke (2 words)


1. ___ opus (chief work)
2. “I’ve found it!”
3. Erupting volcano, for instance
4. Lukas of “Inception” and “Witness”
5. “___ for Evidence” (Sue Grafton novel) (2 words)
6. ___ blues (Marine’s outfit)
7. Head, in France
8. Prefix with puncture
9. Tennis shot that should have topspin
10. Loud, resonant, metallic sound
11. Place to eat a spicy salmon roll
(2 words)
12. Insect that marches
13. Happy Meal extra
22. “America the Beautiful” pronoun
24. Had some lunch
26. Indianapolis NFL team
27. “Two thumbs way up!” review
28. Off-course
29. “Proud ___” (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
30. It may be public or evil
32. “No ___, ands, or buts!”
34. Military academy student
37. Putting into action
39. Reached second base, in a way
41. “On ___ the show!”
42. Hitting “send,” maybe
43. “___, Sing America” (Langston
Hughes poem) (2 words)
44. Lennon’s wife Yoko
45. ___ hall (play area on campus)
49. ___-fi (literary genre)
51. Musical aptitude
53. Grew fond of (2 words)
54. Display for the first time, as a product
55. Like some rye bread or tournament participants
57. Put to use
59. Provide with fake hair, in a fancy way
62. Milky birthstone
63. Aspiring doctor’s exam (abbrev.)
64. Basic chem. unit
65. Be in debt
67. Rush vocalist Geddy
68. Engine fluid
70. Suffix after “serpent



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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