SUN­DAY CHAL­LENGE

The Washington Post Sunday - - DIVERSIONS - BY MARTIN ASHWOOD-SMITH

ACROSS

1 Shot in the dark, maybe 16 This may start a se­ries 17 Frus­trated cross­word solver’s cry? 18 Deep ___ 19 Que­bec penin­sula 20 Sym­bols in email ad­dresses 21 Auc­tion unit 23 Whis­tle blower? 26 New Or­leans hero? 28 No­belist Curie 30 Sales­peo­ple give them out 33 Lightly ap­ply 34 Apart­ment dwellers 35 Unseld of bas­ket­ball fame 37 “En­chanted” girl in a 2004 movie 39 Shots in the dark 40 Wheeled con­ve­nience 41 Film teasers 43 Kinder­garten song starter 44 Homer’s wife 45 Went the dis­tance 47 Ire 48 Light gray 49 Flash ___ 51 Ste­wart or Hamm 52 Mov­ing sight? 53 Draw us­ing small dots 55 Get tan­gled 57 Spanish gentle­men 58 Dire ___ 59 Most high-strung 60 Bol­she­vik op­po­nent

DOWN

1 “Re­ally?” 2 Soda brand since 1924 3 Fiber made into thread 4 Race, as an en­gine 5 Ro­man hello 6 Some down­loaded dit­ties 7 This, in Ti­juana 8 Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ex­ca­va­tions 9 Palin­dromic ship deck 10 Works to­gether 11 Re­turns pro 12 Per­sonal quirk 13 Uma’s role in “The Pro­duc­ers” 14 De­ci­sive de­feat 15 Sum­mers in Ar­les 21 ___ Lo­bos (rock quin­tet) 22 “In memoriam” item 24 Big times 25 Christ­mas tree 26 Book work? 27 Yid­dish gos­sip 28 Broad­caster of “Morn­ing Joe” 29 He ab­di­cated in 1936 30 Sta­bi­lized nau­ti­cally 31 9000 au­tomaker 32 Drilling ex­perts? 33 No longer chic 36 Least le­nient 38 Spot-on 40 Pre­serve 42 Al­ways, in mu­sic 44 Chanted word 46 Dis­trib­utes, with “out” 47 Taboos 50 Sec­ond to none 51 Kid around 54 Luau serv­ing 56 Anath­ema to doves

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