Musicians’ Side Hustles

Words:  74 (17×13)

Average Length:  4.95

Difficulty:  Somewhere between yacht rock and pop punk

Another Antarctica picture: crabeater seal with our non-yacht ship in the background

Surely, you thought (hoped), Jeff has run out of musical puns.  Um, no. This one bears some thematic resemblance to Rock of Aging (available here), but is less focused on decrepitude and more on just plain brand extension. Enjoy, share, and come back next Sunday!

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Holiday Themed

Cupid Is as Cupid Does

Words:  79 (16×15 grid)

Average Length:  4.96

Difficulty:  Like a fine romance – mostly easy with a few bumps along the way

Me and my valentine, Amsterdam (2019)

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ll let Ella Fitzgerald (1 Across) take it from here with her fantastic version of “My Funny Valentine,” available here.

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Rock of Aging

Words:  78

Average Length:  4.92

Difficulty:  Like aging gracefully – it can be done but takes some commitment

Aging rocks, Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

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There’s been a lot of news recently about musicians selling their catalogs for hundreds of millions of dollars.  But there’s another way for chronologically advanced rockers to monetize their hits – adapt them to tout cures for various afflictions of the aging.  Such as, you may ask? Solve and find out!