Saturday, December 10, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers - 11/12/2016 - The NY Times, LA Times, Usa Today, Newsday, Universal and more

  • Crossword Puzzle Answers - Solutions for daily newspapers: The NY Times, LA Times, Usa Today, Newsday, Universal and more.

Main points 
"Oh, jeez!" 
Aids in filing 
Not belonging to anybody 
Property recipient 
Activity that was called 111-Across before pesticides 
Horror and mystery 
Part of Dixie: Abbr. 
Something you might have a gut feeling about? 
Ages and ages 
Nickname of a "Game of Thrones" dwarf, with "the" 
"Good enough" 
Object that was called 100-Across before electronic documents 
Entertainment category that was called 97-Across before talkies 
Realtor’s goal 
Peddler’s stock 
Rids of vermin, in a way 
Part of the names of four state capitals 
Belonging to the highest level 
Source of the saying "It is more blessed to give than to receive" 
Fastener that was called 80-Across before a rounded design was implemented 
Jackson 5 #1 hit 
Personal datum: Abbr. 
Cinnamon candies 
Symbol for density 
"Tell me how you really feel!" 
Skimobile, informally 
Food that was called 53-Across before Twizzlers and the like 
Cackle from a greedy person 
splints (runner’s ailment) 
PBS’s "___ Can Cook" 
Gridiron gains: Abbr. 
Believes (in) 
Coins that pay for passage over the River Styx 
Concept that was called 36-Across before research into the square root of negatives 
System that was called 34-Across before the Internet 
Dummy symbols in ciphers 
Dialect that was called 22-Across before the age of colonialism 
Siri : iPhone :: ___ : Amazon Echo 
"O mio babbino caro," for one 
Goal for some dropouts, for short 
Be an agent (for) 
Common word in insurance company names 
Pickup truck’s capacity, maybe 
Opponents of the Protestant Reformation 
"The cauldron of Democracy" 
Figure skater Cohen 
Opposite of paleo- 
Quaff in Middle-earth 
Ice Bucket Challenge, for one 
Charles, par exemple 
Caesar’s "Commentaries on the ___ War" 
Vibrating device 
"Brown Sugar" band, with "the" 
"The Real Slim Shady," for one 
Court reporter, e.g. 
"Go ahead, I’m listening" 
Argument-ending reply 
Purported rural shenanigan 
Like many wedding cakes 
Agrees to fight 
Tea Partiers in Congress, e.g. 
Opposite of fore 
Like the planet in "Dune" 
Target demographic for Hot Wheels 
Spock’s rank: Abbr. 
They go about two feet 
Former attorney general Holder 
Onetime title for Bernie Sanders 
Portrays feelings 
Look for business? 
Mark of success in business? 
South American corn cakes 
Stomach-related 
Home of Haleakala National Park 
bloom (result of fertilizer pollution) 
Site of the infamous Hoa Lo Prison 
Something to bank on 
Releases, dramatically 
"Rosy-fingered" Greek goddess 
Apple alternatives 
Light-colored wood 
Small monetary amts. 
Doubter’s question 
Climax of many a fantasy novel 
Police broadcast, for short 
Drive up the wall
Take umbrage
River within Switzerland
DDE’s command
“The Waste Land” monogram
Gambling option in many sts.
106-Down debuts
Brain segment
1961 Newbery Medal winner Scott 
Western sheriff’s aid
Search with just the hands 
Audits a course say
Part of mph 
Give a valedictory, e.g. 
Leave town for a bit
“1984” working class
Org. endorsing toothpaste 
Full of current events 
About half the answers on simple tests 
Of ill repute
Rapid increase
Proof of the largest feline’s sloppiness? 
Fix dishonestly 
Gp. following gas prices
Supposedly protective trinket 
Firefighter’s safety device 
Cargo measure
Busting org.
Eastern nursemaid
Miss America event 
Get prepared for the big game 
Pirate’s leg, often 
Uses steel wool 
Work to save one’s sole? 
White-hot anger 
Filled with wrath 
Like an unused sponge 
Makes less tight 
"I’m Sorry" singer Brenda 
Before, to and fro 
Cut with no bones about it 
Nocturnal horned creatures 
More like a used sponge 
Curtis of cosmetics 
Louisiana subdivision 
Explanatory comparison tool 
On, as a Victorian lamp 
Binded with something circular 
Courageous sneak thief in the jungle? 
Abbr. seen on a discount clothing rack 
Aviator’s estimate 
Mass transit vehicle 
Sick-day workers who aren’t sick 
Strong, lightweight wood 
Bread for the catcher? 
Blue billiard ball’s number 
"___ Joe Black (film) 
Maturation process (Var.) 
Ump’s scream, sometimes 
One who worries excessively 
Eyeballs, in romantic poetry 
Text of an opera 
Ranch newborn 
Pharaoh’s land 
Any show shown again 
Toward the safe side, nautically 
Ski run on dense snow 
Brown bird that feeds on insects 
Urban creature visiting from the mountains? 
Get ___ of (grasp) 
Mythical man-goat 
Serving some purpose 
Edible missile 
Way to alert rabbits of impending danger? 
Like some salsa and cigars 
Poetic name for Britain 
"7 Faces of Dr. ___" (’64 film) 
"Where ___?" (confused one’s question) 
Air head in California? 
Venerable N.Y. tech school
Superficial look
Evaluate symptoms
Salmon predators
“E! News” subject
Salmon predator
Cookware coating
45 rpm record pioneer
Bite result often
Vietnam Veterans Memorial designer
Film series Vietnam veteran
Prepare for a dubbing 
Make the wrong move
Landscape ruiners 
Cook as scallops
Thwart bigtime 
Ophthalmologist’s procedure
Pair of lustrous Kleenex? 
Property destroyer
Fluid transfer tool 
Napoleonic Wars weapon
Jones with nine Grammys 
What happens at the southern terminus of Interstate 65? 
LBJ biographer Robert 
How sundaes are often served?
Auto design element
Share an opinion
It’s held in a pen
“As I’m thinking about it … “
Snorkel and his peers: Abbr.
Rusty nail liquor 
What loners seek
Stroke from Venus? 
Bite-size veggies
Nemo’s realm 
2005 “Survivor” island 
First asp most likely to bite when the group is disturbed?
Ready to mate 
Brought slowly (into)
Bucket list list 
Power players in state law: Abbr.
Eucalyptus for one 
Card relative?
French 101 infinitive
Connect with the space station 
Pastoral parent
Ancient warship with two decks of oars 
Press secretary under LBJ
Oahu outsider
Make oneself heard
Barcelona bar fare 
Alberto VO5 competitor 
Prom limo e.g. 
Suffix with concert 
Rather uninspired cocktail? 
Label for the Swedish duo Roxette 
Quotable late athlete 
Biblical landing site 
Get bluffed out say 
Airline with blue-striped jets 
Harvest units 
Put into words 
City on the Ohio and Erie Canal 
Very long time 
Network with its HQ in Ottawa 
Former NBA exec Jackson 
Often censored musical groups? 
“Say it soft and it’s almost like praying” song 
Uses a rudder 
“Rigoletto” composer 
Discipline that often emphasizes breathing 
Candy served on a corporate blimp? 
Aviation prefix 
Considering identical 
Skulking milieu with “the” 
Brie-ripening agent 
Crossword Puzzles: A Brief Description
Some ESPN playbacks 
Suit well 
Welcome mat locale, often 
Yellow Brick and Tobacco 
Without lagging 
Without a dull moment 
Where a monarch parks himself 
Was clad in 
Wall Street Journal topic 
Visibility spoilers 
The Weather Channel visual 
Taking vacation 
Table or turkey piece 
Sought advice from 
Sliders on snowy slopes 
Sierra Club founder John 
Show of solidarity 
Seventh of a 24-letter alphabet 
Scriptural deluge refuge 
Screwdriver liquor 
Scarlett O'Hara or Melanie Hamilton 
Request to a poser 
Rendering of Ren, perhaps 
Profession portrayed in 'The Help' 
Primitive attraction 
Poetic percher on a bust of Pallas 
Ping-Pong partition 
Paparazzi clients 
One of the home team's opponents 
On task 
Neckpiece for Yogi Bear 
Mr. Smithers, to Mr. Burns 
May hrs. in Massachusetts 
Marino or Mateo preceder 
Maine campus town 
Like Bo Peep's flock 
Lie in ambush for 
Lagasse outburst 
Krispy Kreme creations 
Justice O'Connor's successor 
Israeli firearm brand 
Indochina country 
Income sources for some srs 
Hurdle-clearing action 
Hilly range 
Hatchet-burying agreement 
Getting thousands of YouTube views 
Gets a glimpse of 
Felt-tipped implement 
Fast-food combo item, usually 
Disturbed terribly 
Far from fearless 
Fanzine focuses 
Fanged fiend 
Employee who makes a clean sweep 
Double-curved path 
Dog show dignitary 
Devilish deeds 
Bushy-tailed carnivore 
Board game booklet list 
Bale storage spaces 
Autumn chill 
Acknowledge an ovation 
40-40, at Wimbledon 
1979 Bette Midler drama 
'Yes ___?' ('Decide now!') 
'What an insult!' 
'As I see things,' in comment threads 
Wyle of “ER” 
Wordplay from Groucho 
With 67-Across, Food Network chef 
Walter Mondale’s nickname 
Use a Swiffer, say 
Unlike this entry 
Tigers, on scoreboards 
The “R” of Roy G. Biv 
Tenth of a sawbuck 
More cheeky 
Salty septet 
Sent by wire 
Start of the three monkeys’ proverb 
Mike who voiced Shrek 
Panera Bread sandwich 
Rob who directed “This Is Spinal Tap 
See 60-Across 
Spectrum gradation 
South-of-the-border cash 
Sent an invoice to 
Self-indulgent episode 
Row of shrubbery 
Retiree from the force 
Quick turn 
Queen’s “We __ the Champions” 
Prefix with corn or pod 
Nolan with seven no-hitters 
Most common blood type 
Media-monitoring org. 
Mean kid in “Toy Story” 
Maugham’s “Cakes and __” 
Mani-__ (salon job) 
Like the flavor of amontillado 
Like “The X-Files” episodes 
Like a dirt road 
Lee who directed “Hulk”
Just-born baby 
Ireland’s biggest-selling solo artist 
Hard to grab hold of 
Give a kickback to 
Garner who composed “Misty” 
Former congresswoman Bachmann 
Film critic Roger 
Fabled race loser 
Extra-wide, on a shoebox 
Expose, as a plot 
Elusive Himalayan creature 
Did a dash 
Dean’s list factor (Abbr.) 
Cartoon mouse Gonzales 
A function of a Swiss Army knife 
1957 No. 1 hit for Sam Cooke 
Off the Court” author Arthur 
Trailer for farm animals? 
Baptist Church, where M.L.K. Sr. and Jr. preached 
Workers making lots of dough? 
Where you might warm up after a run 
U.S. city whose name looks like a form of poker 
Tour schlepper 
Three sheets to the wind 
The middle Karamazov brother 
Leader in a suit? 
Masthead listing, for short 
Medevac destinations, informally 
San Antonio-based refinery giant that acquired Arco in 2013 
Runner-up to 'Baby Got Back' on VH1's '40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '90s' 
Spenders of 100-dinar notes depicting Nikola Tesla 
Sign of the cross? 
Sicilian Italian and others 
Setting for many a political rally 
San Antonio-based refinery giant that acquired Arco in 2013 
Rub elbows with, say 
Prime minister who helped his country land the 2020 Summer Olympics 
Play with an imaginary friend 
Pay off gradually 
More than staggers 
Little bark 
Like Robinson Crusoe 
Justice who wrote the unanimous decision in United States v. Nixon
It rocks as it rolls 
Holiday ball 
Getting even with 
Island home to the Sleeping Giant mountain 
Hall & Oates hit that asks 'What went wrong?' 
Got lippy with 
Gogol's Aksenty Poprishchin, per the title 
Gallery habitué 
Film set schlepper 
Extremely endomorphic 
Elvira's love, in opera 
Election night news 
Dissipate, as ardor 
Crawl on CNBC 
Comedian who voiced the lead in 'The Secret Life of Pets' 
Certain choke in wrestling 
Baby boomer, e.g., in Aussie slang 
Automotive pioneer Bugatti 
Analogue of Lot's wife in Greek mythology 
Ambassador sent by the Vatican 
A.L. West team, on scoreboards 
'Summer's joys are ___ by use': Keats 
'So ___ happened' 
'Go ahead, you got me' 
'And a Voice to Sing With' memoirist 
One with uplifting feet 
Zoo staffer 
Word from the Latin for ''other'' 
With justification 
Where the heart is 
What's west of the Sea of Japan 
What Ahab's leg was made of 
What a ham won't ever be 
Way to express affection 
Waterslide constructor 
Upgraded improperly? 
Turn off, as an option 
Trebek's first employer as a TV host 
They're not parts of circles 
Test fan, say 
Square root of ''cento'' 
Spots with no difficulty 
Specialist's superior: Abbr 
Something hanging on an easel 
Sequel to a 1996 Pulitzer memoir 
Sends off 
Salt, perhaps 
Responded, in a way 
Quad, to another quad 
Piece of yuletide decor 
Parts of clippers 
Not inert 
Muscle car designation 
Metaphor for abundance 
Means of easy advancement 
Material for some bed frames 
July 4th reports 
Inventor of consumable cups 
Inflationary spiral? 
Idol, quite possibly 
How Balzac said ''blue'' 
Group in a kids' game 
Gossips, e.g 
Get a banquet going, perhaps 
Fruit of some labor 
Frequent feeders on Washington lawns 
EZ SEED brand 
Extra charge for an overnight letter? 
Diver's initial concern 
Cultures often prove its presence 
Cornwall-bound princess of opera 
Corner store of a sort 
Component of some complexes 
Comparatively considerable 
Comic-book flapper 
Chocolate/cream dessert 
Caterpillar in a forest 
Bolt turner 
Belt's smaller relative 
Avionics topic
Audience for a 1963 JFK speech 
Advanced coyly 

Main points
Aids in filing
Property recipient
Not belonging to anybody
Degree
Activity that was called 111-Across before pesticides
Horror and mystery
Painter Jean
Something you might have a gut feeling about?
Ages and ages
Part of Dixie: Abbr.
___ dixit
'Good enough'
Object that was called 100-Across before electronic documents
Entertainment category that was called 97-Across before talkies
Realtor's goal
Nickname of a 'Game of Thrones' dwarf, with 'the'
Quaint contraction
Peddler's stock
Rids of vermin, in a way
Whoop
Escapes
Part of the names of four state capitals
Belonging to the highest level
Dancer Duncan
Fastener that was called 80-Across before a rounded design was implemented
Source of the saying 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'
W.W. II danger
Against
Jackson 5 #1 hit
Personal datum: Abbr.
Cinnamon candies
Symbol for density
Squeeze (out)
Gross
'Tell me how you really feel!'
Skimobile, informally
Food that was called 53-Across before Twizzlers and the like
Cackle from a greedy person
Machinelike
___ splints (runner's ailment)
Terrier carrier
Gridiron gains: Abbr.
Believes (in)
Coins that pay for passage over the River Styx
Small newt
PBS's '___ Can Cook'
Airport figs.
Concept that was called 36-Across before research into the square root of negatives
System that was called 34-Across before the Internet
Stops
'Fernando' band
___ point
Fever fit
Dummy symbols in ciphers
Share
Giving heat?
Dialect that was called 22-Across before the age of colonialism
Common word in insurance company names
Pickup truck's capacity, maybe
Opponents of the Protestant Reformation
Figure skater Cohen
Leaving word
'The cauldron of Democracy'
Goal for some dropouts, for short
Opposite of paleo-
Quaff in Middle-earth
Ice Bucket Challenge, for one
Charles, par exemple
Be an agent (for)
'O mio babbino caro,' for one
I's
'___ even'
Go for
Siri : iPhone :: ___ : Amazon Echo
Vibrating device
Not as lax
'Brown Sugar' band, with 'the'
Primps
Actor Bruce
'The Real Slim Shady,' for one
Caesar's 'Commentaries on the ___ War'
Helper: Abbr.
Court reporter, e.g.
Ticket
Like snakes
'Go ahead, I'm listening'
Argument-ending reply
Lags
Purported rural shenanigan
Like many wedding cakes
Agrees to fight
Apparel also called clamdiggers
Tea Partiers in Congress, e.g.
Opposite of fore
Zilch
Drag away
Observe
Upright
'lol'
Like the planet in 'Dune'
'The Simpsons' girl
'Ta-ta!'
Bee follower
Target demographic for Hot Wheels
Declined
Spock's rank: Abbr.
Ailing
They go about two feet
'Oof!'
Former attorney general Holder
'Me neither'
Onetime title for Bernie Sanders
Was horrible
Portrays feelings
Mark of success in business?
Happened to
South American corn cakes
Stomach-related
Empower
Home of Haleakala National Park
Burdens
___ bloom (result of fertilizer pollution)
Site of the infamous Hoa Lo Prison
Look for business?
Something to bank on
Without a doubt
Releases, dramatically
'Rosy-fingered' Greek goddess
Reply to 5-Down
Apple alternatives
Rod user
Light-colored wood
Small monetary amts.
Doubter's question
Mass, e.g.
Climax of many a fantasy novel
Disfigure
Police broadcast, for short - See more at: http://crosswordpuzzlehelps.com/clue/New-York-Times-Crossword-Puzzle-Solutions-December-11th-2016-#sthash.C6115yuQ.dpuf

Give a valedictory, e.g.
Part of mph
Full of current events
About half the answers on simple tests
Org. endorsing toothpaste
Proof of the largest feline's sloppiness?
Fix dishonestly
Supposedly protective trinket
Firefighter's safety device
Miss America event
Uses steel wool
Get prepared for the big game
Work to save one's sole?
White-hot anger
Filled with wrath
Like an unused sponge
Pirate's leg, often
Makes less tight
'I'm Sorry' singer Brenda
Before, to and fro
Cut with no bones about it
Nocturnal horned creatures
Louisiana subdivision
Curtis of cosmetics
More like a used sponge
Explanatory comparison tool
Stable female
Binded with something circular
On, as a Victorian lamp
Courageous sneak thief in the jungle?
Aviator's estimate
French 'goodbye'
Virtual letter
Mass transit vehicle
Sick-day workers who aren't sick
Strong, lightweight wood
Bread for the catcher?
Clairvoyance, e.g.
Blue billiard ball's number
Abbr. seen on a discount clothing rack
'___ Joe Black (film)
Rio contents
Handbag
Scold
Deep-six
Maturation process (Var.)
Room divider
Ump's scream, sometimes
One who worries excessively
Eyeballs, in romantic poetry
Text of an opera
Pharaoh's land
Any show shown again
Ranch newborn
Toward the safe side, nautically
Ski run on dense snow
Brown bird that feeds on insects
Urban creature visiting from the mountains?
More recent
Get ___ of (grasp)
'___ about time!'
Advocate
Mythical man-goat
Serving some purpose
Way to alert rabbits of impending danger?
Overabundances
Edible missile
Like some salsa and cigars
Border
Late
Poetic name for Britain
Small bills
'7 Faces of Dr. ___' ('64 film)
'Where ___?' (confused one's question)
Air head in California? - See more at: http://crosswordpuzzlehelps.com/clue/Universal-Crossword-Puzzle-Solutions-December-11th-2016-#sthash.2v9rJx15.dpuf

River within Switzerland
DDE's command
'The Waste Land' monogram
Gambling option in many sts.
106-Down debuts
Brain segment
Where KO means Coca-Cola
1961 Newbery Medal winner Scott __
__ cuisine
Western sheriff's aid
Familia member
Audits a course, say
'1984' working class
Leave town for a bit
Of ill repute
Rapid increase
Gp. following gas prices
Cargo measure
Eastern nursemaid
Busting org.
Venerable N.Y. tech school
Superficial look
Evaluate symptoms
Salmon predators
'E! News' subject
Salmon predator
Parched
Receipts
__ room
Busts and such
45 rpm record pioneer
Gift from a lover
Cookware coating
Bite result, often
Creature
Canal problem?
Vietnam Veterans Memorial designer
Film series Vietnam veteran
Overreact to spilt milk
Make the wrong move
Cook, as scallops
Ophthalmologist's procedure
Property destroyer
Napoleonic Wars weapon
Natural emollient
LBJ biographer Robert __
How sundaes are often served?
Auto design element
Tokyo-based airline
Head for the hills
Dawn goddess
OR personnel
Share an opinion
It's held in a pen
'I like that!'
Sprawling
Like 114-Across
'As I'm thinking about it … '
Snorkel and his peers: Abbr.
What loners seek
Bite-size veggies
First asp most likely to bite when the group is disturbed?
Brought slowly (into)
Power players in state law: Abbr.
Hurting
Card relative?
French 101 infinitive
Little bit
Magna __ laude
Some tanks
Nonchooser?
Pastoral parent
Press secretary under LBJ
Confuse
Oahu outsider
Make oneself heard
Prepare for a dubbing
Landscape ruiners
Celtic language
Take umbrage
Thwart bigtime
Oracle
Pair of lustrous Kleenex?
'Amores' author
Sycophant
Italian man
Ring legend
Jones with nine Grammys
Fluid transfer tool
Iraqi port
Relevant
What happens at the southern terminus of Interstate 65?
Stroke from Venus?
High-speed letters
Nemo's realm
2005 'Survivor' island
Ready to mate
Bucket list list
Eucalyptus, for one
Connect with the space station
Ancient warship with two decks of oars
Rusty nail liquor
Fancy dos
Barcelona bar fare
Alberto VO5 competitor
Prom limo, e.g.
Suffix with concert
Rather uninspired cocktail?
Label for the Swedish duo Roxette
'In spades!'
Quotable late athlete
Element #5
Disengaged
__ agent
Biblical landing site
Get bluffed out, say
Airline with blue-striped jets
Harvest units
Put into words
City on the Ohio and Erie Canal
Very long time
Network with its HQ in Ottawa
Former NBA exec Jackson
Often censored musical groups?
'Success!'
'Say it soft and it's almost like praying' song
Uses a rudder
'Rigoletto' composer
LAX report
Discipline that often emphasizes breathing
Fine netting
'Better Call ___'
Candy served on a corporate blimp?
Aviation prefix
Considering identical
Skulking milieu, with 'the'
SASEs, e.g.
Brie-ripening agent
'That's a __'

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