SUN­DAY CHAL­LENGE

The Washington Post Sunday - - DIVERSIONS - BY LYNN LEMPEL

ACROSS

1 “Alas, it’s true” 9 Line on a weather map 15 Shov­eler’s chal­lenge 16 It gets you to the sta­tion 17 One ejected at a cir­cus 19 Di­rec­tive 20 Ev­i­dence of a past life 21 Yel­low, Black, or Red 22 In­sur­ance con­cern 23 Move stealth­ily 24 Provider of a bang-up job? (abbr.) 25 Some rail­ways 26 Like the pope’s spring mes­sage 27 Mu­si­cal based on a Co­lette novella 28 Maine city on the Penob­scot River 29 2013 Johnny Depp role

30 Over­comes jet lag, maybe 33 Vince of “Wed­ding Crash­ers” 34 Farm­work­ers 35 Ad-lib­ber’s dis­card 38 Re­gard­ing 39 “La Bamba” singer 40 Wal­ter Cronkite’s network 43 Cpl. or sgt. 44 Rap­per who co-starred in “The Cook­out” with Queen Lat­i­fah 45 Raced 46 Tierra ___ Fuego 47 Point­less 48 Tiler’s need 49 “Let me con­sider this” 52 Un­der­takes en­er­get­i­cally 53 Phil in the Hockey Hall of Fame

54 Reg­u­lar 55 Take an­other look at

DOWN

1 Hold closely (to) 2 Lordly? 3 Pays 4 Speed­ily 5 “___ it rich?” (start of “Send in the Clowns”) 6 Org. for a large party 7 Ac­tiv­ity for glider pi­lots 8 Ad­mit 9 Patch to at­tach, maybe

10 Touch, e.g. 11 Overseer of exec. branch fund­ing 12 Ego­tist’s pro­cliv­ity 13 For quite a while 14 Tie 18 Salt­peter 23 Bills in tills 26 Indy cir­cuits 27 King Henry VIII’s af­flic­tion, it’s thought 28 Eliot’s “Adam ___” 29 Solo heard at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery 30 Bashes 31 Sir Gala­had’s dad 32 Course taker

33 Tree hug­ger, at times 35 What’s clear in the kitchen 36 Rust bucket 37 Lib­er­ate 39 It’s all in Ec­cle­si­astes 40 Lousy kids’ game? 41 Spreads news of 42 Brief brawls 44 Holy war 45 Tie up for roast­ing 48 Gunky sub­stances 50 Org. whose work­ers get a good look at you 51 Con­tro­ver­sial chem­i­cal in plas­tics, for short

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