March 1, 2019: "This Month"

Crossword puzzle [Illustrative] (photo credit: PIXABAY)
Crossword puzzle [Illustrative]
(photo credit: PIXABAY)
 
Across
1. Operatic solo
5. Madrid Mrs.
8. A senior noncommissioned officer in the Navy or Coast Guard (abbr.)
12. Major Ukrainian city on the Black Sea
14. Wig-___: Native American tent
15. ___ chat: Gossip, small talk
16. A tube carrying blood in the front part of the head (2 words)
18. Puerto ___
19. Wash. neighbor
20. 1871 George Eliot novel
22. Widespread affliction
24. Schmaltzy; overly sentimental
25. Toward the back of the boat
27. Village high point; church architectural feature
29. Zenophile? One who endures pain or hardship without complaining
30. Rocky ___oon
31. “___ a Believer” – 1967 Monkees hit
33. Sour red beetroot soup (var.)
36. Spiny anteater native to Australia
39. Response to pain
40. You use it to make a row
41. Greek alphabet ender
42. Our ancestors ate it for 40 years
44. An ailment/infection caused by the bacteria coxiella burnetii (Letter + word; see 59 ACROSS)
45. Unconcealed
47. ___ 54 (nightclub/theater)
49. King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786
51. 1958–1961 union of Egypt and Syria (abbr.)
54. Likud MK Regev
55. Middle of this month (3 words; singular form)
57. ___ Parks, bus rider in 1955 news
58. Commandments; also, 1979 movie with Bo Derek
59. Yellow, scarlet and “Q” (see 44 ACROSS)
60. Worldwide: abbr.
61. Chew and swallow
62. Parched, as a desert
Down
1. This month and next month on the Hebrew calendar
2. Any sense organ or device
3. Jerusalem Post op-ed writer Leibler
4. Mad ___ (4 words)
5. Nobel, ABBA, Ingrid, Ingmar and others
6. Light ___ – Jerusalem mass transit
7. Victim of memory loss
8. ___ by (barely make ends meet)
9. Bird/cricket sound
10. Photograph (slang)
11. “Then again,” in text messages (abbr.)
12. Wizard ___z: Frank Baum classic
13. Get it straight
17. Voice Detection Unit (abbr.)
21. Charity founded by FDR in 1938 (3 words)
23. Wreaths around the collar
25. Str___urg: French city, formal seat of the European Parliament
26. ___ away: hide on a ship
28. ___natal
31. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs playwright William
32. ___iv: Jerusalem Post sister newspaper
34. Sorry
35. ___ pecked: continually criticized by female partner
37. ___ number: Used to identify mobile phones (abbr.)
38. Hungry eater
42. Situated toward the middle
43. Way up; trip to the top
44. Man’s hairstyle with upswept hair in the front
45. ___’s Belt (three stars in the Hunter constellation)
46. A Russian measure of length, about 0.66 mile (1.1 km).
48. Boxing ref’s call (abbr.)
49. Medical technique that measures brain activity: (abbr.)
50. Thought represented by a cartoon light bulb
52. Ancient Israeli port city
53. Where Americans (but not British) drive (abbr.)
56. Trump address: 1600 Pennsylvania ___ (abbr.)
By Yakir Feldman
jpostcrossword@gmail.com

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