CLUES ACROSS

1. Membrane around the lungs

7. Perennial trunked plant

11. Upper side of a building

12. Count on

13. W. Samoan monetary unit

14. Much ___ About Nothing

15. Freedom from difficulty

16. Person for whom something is named

18. Filled with lead

20. Against

21. Upper surface of the mouth

23. Belgian painter James, 1860-1949

24. Miri or Dafla

25. Alaskan gold rush town

26. ___ Lanka

27. Touchdown

29. Theater stage scenery

30. A slight amount

31. Of she

33. Designated hitter

34. Lemon or lime drink

35. Expel in large quantities

37. 4840 square yards

39. Sharpened a knife

41. Birch bark, dugout & outrigger

43. Yellow winter melon

44. Admirer

46. Hands on hips

47. Afrikaans

48. A flat cushion or mat

51. European hop

52. Initial poker wager

53. Linking together

55. Precipitation

56. Satisfying an appetite

CLUES DOWN

1. Synthetic wood finish

2. Soils

3. After E

4. Reptile genus

5. A long thin implement

6. Greek god of light

7. Goody

8. Duane _____: NY pharmacy

9. Other, different

10. In a way, looked

11. Liberated by payment of a demand

13. Body trunks

16. Adam’s wife

17. Actor Sean

19. Of major consequence

21. Festival processions

22. Tolerate

26. Look at with fixed eyes

28. Take a deposition from

32. Rechristen

36. “Dragnet” actor Jack

38. ______ Christi, TX

40. Taoism

41. Coon cat

42. Former U.S. Senator Spector

43. Sleeping room on a ship

44. Essential oil from flowers

45. “Church lady” Carvey

49. Professional nursing group

50. Telegraphic signal

54. Atomic #22