THEME: MARCH MADNESS


ACROSS


1. Trunk extension


5. Dojo pad


8. *Villanova ____ at end of each half in ‘18 championship


11. Away from port


12. Windmill blade


13. Key material


15. Hefty competitor


16. European sea eagle


17. Walnut ____, MN


18. *____ Sunday


20. Smelling tainted, as in meat


21. Soft and sticky


22. Giant bird of “One Thousand and One Nights”


23. *____-elimination


26. Making sounds like Babe


30. Beatle wife


31. Not absorb, nor repel


34. Twelfth month of Jewish year


35. Batman to Bruce Wayne


37. Elizabeth Gilbert’s “____ Pray Love”


38. Cubic meter


39. Ghost of Christmas ____


40. P in POI


42. Make work


43. Puffed up


45. ____ and effects


47. Mont Blanc, e.g.


48. Oddball’s attempt?


50. Tropical tuber


52. *Penultimate NCAA round


56. Like cornflakes leftovers


57. Slavic version of John


58. Tangerine plus grapefruit


59. Chased up an elm


60. Blow off steam


61. Tear violently


62. Da in Russia


63. Before of yore


64. Pasturelands


DOWN


1. Falls behind


2. Archipelago unit


3. Square one?


4. Good-for-nothing


5. Nobel Prize winner Curie


6. Bug


7. High school student


8. Rumpelstiltskin’s weaver


9. Green-eyed monster


10. Tie ___


12. Ruled against, as President can


13. Prod


14. *Fill-in-the-blanks


19. Pepsi and Coke


22. Part of human cage


23. Daytime entertainment, pl.


24. Spouse’s parent


25. Neil Diamond’s “Beautiful ____”


26. Tiny leftovers


27. Intestinal obstruction


28. N in RN


29. Mirths


32. *1 or 68, e.g.


33. Crew tool


36. *Automatic vs. ____


38. Creepy one


40. *Coach’s locker room talk


41. Similar to sextant


44. Andrew ____ Webber


46. *Hang a banner, e.g.


48. Abraham Lincoln bill, slangily


49. Lacking sense


50. Ruptured


51. Ice, dark, and middle


52. *Twelve’s opponent


53. Type of molding


54. Forearm bone


55. Purges


56. Slovenly abode