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

2019 September / October crossword


1. Back of a hit record (hyph.)
6. Bit of baseball card trivia
10. Big horn?
14. Monday, in Spanish
15. Operatic solo
16. “It’s the end ___ era” (2 words)
17. Beginning stage
18. Village once ranked fourth
wealthiest in New York state
20. “___ to a Nightingale” (John Keats poem)
21. “___ always say …” (2 words)
22. Boxing wins, briefly
23. Rocky Road ingredient
27. “Spring forward” clock abbrev.
30. Long living room piece
31. States of being whole, like everyone working
together in a band
33. Prefix with “day” or “year”
36. “Como ___ usted?”
37. Do a vending job at a concert or online (3 words)
41. Arena’s covering
42. “The deal’s off!” (2 words)
43. Capital of Kenya
46. Do an usher’s job
50. Music or dance, e.g.
51. Game where only the goalie uses hands (2 words)
54. “Heidi” peak
55. Actress Adams
56. Airport rental
57. Kids’ pool game with an explorer name (2 words)
61. Material of Elvis’s blue shoes
63. Lotion plant
64. Off-ramp sign
65. Get rid of a knot
66. Flag routine maneuver
67. Abundant
68. Flaky minerals




1. Garden flowers
2. Dessert with a cherry on top
3. Put a trumpet valve back in place, for example
4. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” vocalist Kiki
5. Superlative suffix
6. It may be mild or medium
7. Hiking path
8. Circular breathing focus
9. Add, as an extra charge (2 words)
10. Parts of drum kits
11. “E.T.” craft
12. Officially prohibit
13. Bug on a farm
19. “___ Met Your Mother” (2 words)
21. Make ___ of things (2 words)
24. Hairdresser’s appliance
25. Foot part in a step exercise
26. Fishing decoys
27. DVD player need
28. “Late Night” host Meyers
29. Org. conducting airport searches
32. Mother who won the Nobel Peace Prize
34. First scale degree
35. “Garden State” musical genre
37. Go sky-high
38. Give out, as a signal or sound
39. Join in wedlock
40. K-5 or K-6, in most places (abbrev.)
41. Heredity double helix (abbrev.)
44. Capital of Norway
45. The Big ___ (“Chantilly Lace” singer)
47. “You get the idea” (2 abbrev. words)
48. Maine National Park
49. One of the matching categories in Yahtzee
52. State home to the USC Trojan
Marching Band (abbrev.)
53. Overplay a scene onstage
54. Gets 100% on
57. Parade route display
58. “Blue Rondo ___ Turk” (Brubeck song) (2 words)
59. Icelandic rock band Sigur ___
60. Commercial prefix with Clean
61. Total in math
62. “Corn” or “cycle” starter


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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