May 2016 Crossword Answer Key

Across

1. Call for help

7. Marina employee

14. Major for future docs

20. Role for Alec or Ewan

21. Not in the water

22. In a spooky way

23. It was first burglarized on May 28, 1972

25. Italy’s ___ Coast

26. IAD or DCA guess

27. “___ not funny!”

28. Crusader Nader

30. Maya of memorials

31. Stuffed, on Tex-Mex menus

34. Obama Cabinet member, 2009–13

37. Not buying

40. On May 15, 1997, he renamed the Bullets the Wizards

42. ___ Cucamonga, Calif.

43. Taupe or mauve

46. Tiniest sound

47. Starr or Jennings

48. Dance in a line

51. Celebrated pugilist

52. Not in a bottle or can

55. Range ___

57. Give off

58. Watermelon cover

60. It first published on May 17, 1837

64. Grammy winner born in Tokyo

65. 3.14 and others

67. Prize for Linus Pauling, twice

68. Sunday words

70. Give a speech

71. Caribbean activity

72. Power

73. Key in the upper right

75. “Common Sense” pamphleteer

76. Environmental concern since the 1970s

79. Writer Rand

80. He was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884

83. “It stands to reason, then . . . .”

84. Sens. Cardin and Mikulski, for two

86. Bar Harbor’s state

87. Numbers

89. No pro

90. Highly skilled

92. One of its letters stands for Health

93. Jessica in a 1980s scandal

95. Earth tone

97. Paltry, in Britain

99. The first message ever sent using one of these was from the Supreme Court on May 24, 1844

102. Count on boxes

104. Jon of Two and a Half Men

105. Long to be with

109. That ship

110. Scarlett surname

112. Tenth mo.

113. Thurman on screens

114. Kazakhs and Kyrgyz, say

117. 1964 political thriller set in DC—or what this puzzle’s theme entries would be if you put them together

123. “In other words . . . .”

124. Warning to potential trespassers

125. Skin-care brand

126. Date on food containers

127. Eye-catching

128. Becomes accepted as fact

Down

1. Farmer, at times

2. Lessen

3. Key

4. She’s watched by a shepherd

5. Ruin

6. Thing under the hood

7. Computerized task performers

8. 12 months old

9. ___ Wednesday

10. Despite that, in poems

11. Bayer rival

12. Parts of town

13. Dickens heroine

14. Female fowl

15. Athens, Ga., band

16. Historical period

17. National Mall protest of May 14, 2000

18. Small and mischievous

19. Almost out of power, as a phone

24. On

29. 737s and F-16s

32. Language heard in Vientiane

33. Longest river in Spain

34. Caught some Z’s

35. “Well played!”

36. Pursed or puckered part

38. UVA is part of it

39. Clog or pump

41. Rocks usually from Australia

42. Celebrate

43. Trey or jack

44. Former Caps goalie, casually

45. Former President Taft dedicated it on May 30, 1922

47. Divided peninsula

49. Football great Marchetti

50. So much

53. Grizzlies or Pelicans

54. Narrative

55. He’s always holding things up

56. Decaying in a field, maybe

59. Desperate

61. Cut

62. ___ Pleasant

63. Demand

66. Fields Medal subject

69. Difficult to find

71. Decide to pass

72. Look up and down

73. Absurdist art movement

74. Kept watch on

75. Like 13 and 97

76. In the midst of

77. Mad scientist’s assistant, in many films

78. Zero

81. Overly enthusiastic

82. Wedding-day role

85. Word before sheet or house

88. Second-year student, casually

91. Greek T

93. “Over here!”

94. It leaves a bitter taste in your mouth

96. The Motorcycle Diaries role

98. Like some magazine pages

99. Washington Post section

100. Risqué

101. Plays the role of

102. Casual conversations

103. Pronouns separated by a slash

104. Skeezy person

106. Is so angry

107. Certain Arab League representative

108. Synthetic fabric

111. Makes inquiries

112. How Cheerios taste

115. Georgia city, for short

116. Pen tip

118. Administrator Gina McCarthy’s org.

119. Rejections

120. “I should’ve known that”

121. Johnny Cash’s “___ Been Everywhere”

122. Butterfly collector’s need

SIGN UP
We engage readers directly in their mailboxes with topics like Health, Things to Do, Best Brunches, Design & Shopping, and Real Estate. Get the latest from our editors today.
Get The Best Of Washingtonian In Your Inbox!