Crossword: Garage Band

crossword puzzle
A musical-themed crossword puzzle, created exclusively for Halftime Magazine. Here is the September/October 2017 installment.

x-marks the spot


1. “Return of the Jedi” princess
5. “If you’re ever in ___, here I am” (2 words)
9. Midterm, for example
13. Boat propellers
14. Juliet’s beloved
16. “Behold!” to Caesar
17. Band footwear that helps you stop quickly?
(2 words)
19. Action film star Jackie
20. Make yourself known in your car or the brass section? (3 words)
22. 100% accurate (hyph.)
26. Each
27. “This way” symbol
28. Sped
31. Passover feast
32. Bread purchase
33. “Domo arigato, Mr. ___” (line from a 1983
Styx hit)
35. Hat accessories you don’t want
to see coming from your engine? (3 words)
40. Froze solid (2 words)
41. Did some tapestry work
43. Send a document again, maybe
47. John McCain or Al Franken, e.g. (abbrev.)
48. Marked (in) with a pen
49. Practical
51. “You’ve convinced me!” (2 words)
52. Car protection or a rough-and tumbleband?
(2 words)
56. Catapult
57. Places to store your hand gear in your car?
(2 words)
62. “Beware the ___ of March”
63. Bank fixtures
64. Not prerecorded
65. E flat, e.g.
66. Mouse lemur in the “Madagascar”
movie series
67. Food regimen









1. High-arcing tennis shot
2. Musical ability
3. “Science Friday” radio host Flatow
4. Pose questions
5. Fire starter’s crime
6. Wrestler Cena
7. Frenzied way to run
8. Say hello to
9. Electronics expert
10. Reverberated
11. Pretty hard to find
12. Bill equivalent to two fives (slangily)
that sounds like it’s for a sax range
15. Agcy. that inspects workplaces
18. Website with instructions for “just about everything”
21. ___ salts (foot-soaking stuff)
22. “Blueberries for ___” (award winning kids’ book)
23. Object held on stage
24. Taken by mouth, as medication
25. Vegan stir-fry ingredient
28. Tournament of ___ Parade
29. “Humble” home
30. Far from enjoyable (2 words)
33. Video camera button
34. 1/6 of a fl. oz.
36. Misunderstanding (hyph.)
37. Holds title to
38. Gorilla that learned sign language
39. Late daredevil motorcyclist Knievel
42. “Ed, ___ n Eddy” (former Cartoon Network series)
43. What fools do, in a song title (2 words)
44. Pre-euro Portuguese currency
45. Weasel-like pet
46. Have ___ sense of security (2 words)
48. Long-running film reference website, for short
50. Piano quartet?
51. “___ my case” (courtroom phrase) (2 words)
53. Glittery rock music genre
54. The Ducks’ school, casually (3 words, abbrev.)
55. Affirm positively
58. Like gigantic redwoods
59. Top of some clock dials
60. Night before a holiday
61. Movie studio filming site




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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