ACROSS
  • 1. Sault ___ Marie
  • 4. Chess ending
  • 8. Comet competitor
  • 12. Rooster's mate
  • 13. Quizmaster Trebek
  • 14. Jim-dandy
  • 15. Vintage
  • 16. Nick
  • 17. Grand slam produces four
  • 18. Activity of Tax Day protestors
  • 21. Senior moment?
  • 22. "Sheesh!"
  • 26. Spot remover?
  • 27. Kind of chop
  • 30. Encouraging word
  • 31. Line in a bad Robert De Niro impersonation
  • 34. Atlas abbr.
  • 35. Word that means "kind"
  • 36. ___ about (approximately)
  • 37. "Ditto!"
  • 39. Promise
  • 40. Geese may be found in it
  • 45. Sites
  • 48. Gently persuade
  • 49. Law & Order spin-off, familiarly
  • 50. Very dry, as wine
  • 51. Smog
  • 52. Dig in
  • 53. Dixieland's genre
  • 54. Doomsayer's sign
  • 55. Yearbook sect.
DOWN
  • 1. Exhausted
  • 2. It's used for long-distance shooting
  • 3. Evasive maneuver in football
  • 4. Chairwoman's address
  • 5. Sacha Baron Cohen persona
  • 6. One-hundredth of a mil, to a hood
  • 7. Former grunt
  • 8. Exasperation exclamation
  • 9. Swindle
  • 10. Singer DiFranco
  • 11. Crosses (out)
  • 19. Sack
  • 20. When shadows are short
  • 23. Lunar phenomena
  • 24. Talk to Her writer/director Pedro
  • 25. Poet's adverb
  • 26. Jazz singer Sylvia
  • 27. "If You Had My Love" singer, familiarly
  • 28. Belarus neighbor: Abbr.
  • 29. Morse tap
  • 32. "In your dreams!"
  • 33. Tugboat sound
  • 38. Hollywood big shot Michael
  • 39. Like a candle
  • 41. Cuatro + cuatro
  • 42. Wander
  • 43. Labyrinth
  • 44. "Phooey!"
  • 45. Great Society pres.
  • 46. Openings
  • 47. Slangy response to "Why?"