Game-Changing: A Crossword

Play | David Steinberg
Puzzlemaster David Steinberg developed this games-themed crossword just for PlayTime. Download this printable PDF version to complete at your leisure and when you’re ready for a peek at the answers they’re here.

Across

1. What some jeans do

4. Winter pear variety

8. Got along

13. “That’s so not cool!”

14. Sea creature that can swim 40 mph

15. Top 10 hit for Elvis Presley and Lil Wayne

16.                               S

E

R

18. Add lots and lots of

19. “Hell ___ no fury . . . ”

20. Kind of board used for spelling

22. Catch red-handed

23. “The Lord of the Rings” actor Sean

25. Ope[rat]ion

28. You might skip them

30. Carrier to Sweden

31. Letters on a stick, in cartoons

32. Nintendo game with a Balance Board

35. Bara of silent films

37. Sergio

40. Chicken serving

41. ___ meteor shower

42. Glass on the radio

43. Quarterback Manning

45. Like a small garage

49. TLARH

53. Chosen one in a kids’ game

54. Kung ___ chicken

55. Did some data entry

57. “Call of Duty: Black Ops” guns

58. Pitch perfect?

60. Peabody Essex Museum exhibition that suggests games . . . and an inspiration for this puzzle

62. Colorful aquarium fish

63. 2016 Isabelle Huppert film

64. Really long time

65. / or \

66. Female deer

67. Movie format, eventually

 

Down

1. “For example?”

2. Open-mouthed

3. Needy part of a city

4. ___ choy

5. Cookies and Cream cookie

6. Rugby formation

7. Timex competitor

8. Batman, to the Joker

9. French for before

10. Banter

11. My Chemical Romance and others

12. Place to do a jigsaw puzzle

15. Capital of Tibet

17. Friendly conversation

21. Angry partner’s dismissal

24. Disagreeable choice

26. Leftmost member of a violin quartet?

27. ___ meeting

29. Basic dog command

33. Adjective for a Persian

34. Wrath

36. Cops may search for one

37. Shell fragments

38. Italian bread inspired by the baguette

39. Palindromic singer

40. Shop ___ you drop

44. Facebook group?

46. Snuggled (up)

47. Author who coined the term “robotics”

48. Forward, perhaps

50. Personal letter sign-off

51. Did some data entry

52. Word on a name tag

56. Broad valley

58. They’re in the singular

59. “Meh, I’ll pass”

61. “Sure, I’ll do it!”

About David Steinberg

David Steinberg is a crossword puzzle constructor and editor. At fourteen, he became one of the youngest persons to ever publish a crossword puzzle with The New York Times, and has since authored two books of puzzles, Chromatics and Juicy Crosswords. Steinberg also founded the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project, a collaborative effort to build a digitized, fully analyzable database of New York Times crossword puzzles.

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