Monday, December 12, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers - 13/12/2016 - 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.

Something not done alone and a hint to the starts of the starred answers 
Smoke detector? 
There are ten million in a joule 
Like an abandoned mansion perhaps 
Station in a CBS sitcom 
Dolls since 
Up to scratch? 
Not hurt 
Garfield calls him a "purebred clown" 
Slight likelihood 
It may make a row 
Seafood entree requiring cracking 
One likely to give in 
Sound of woe 
Scarce consolation 
"___ was saying…" 
Thrusting weapon 
McKellen of the "X-Men" franchise 
Brand advertised on many Nascar autos 
Words that might accompany an opening curtain 
Be sparing 
Expert marksman 
Sweet murmur 
*They may be seen with pushers in the park 
Prom sight 
Yield from a field 
Daily rise and fall 
Norwegian king 
Make minor improvements to 
Comics supervillain ___ Kadabra 
Series with asterisks in its title 
Hurry quaintly 
Surgical souvenirs 
Gordon who said greed is good 
Less polite 
"You Send Me" singer Sam 
Preoccupy to a distressing extent 
Brought about 
Unification Church member informally 
Work welfare org. 
Its clue is "Network launched in 1981" 
Seahawks coach Carroll 
Garr of "Young Frankenstein" 
Co. letters 
Wheaton of "The Big Bang Theory" 
Trying to get in the ballpark? 
Singer Redding 
It flows into the Colorado at Yuma 
Notion in Nantes 
Deaf as ___ 
It has a string attached 
Stopper informally 
Certain inhabitant of a West Indies island 
Grate expectations 
Church council 
B, E or G, e.g. 
"Tootsie" co-star 
Roswell crash victim, some believe 
Casual "have to" 
Lord and Lady Montague’s son 
Good thing during a bad spell 
Like some suits 
Key group of officers 
Praise or glorify 
Like many pitches 
Compact Mercedes line 
Largest Latvian city 
Relative of a mudbrick 
Land of Princess Grace 
Down the hatch 
So-so, in water temperatures 
Moldovan currency 
Thing for a beauty pageant contestant 
Coll. mil. group 
Like moon rovers 
Was justified in suing say 
Balkan resident 
Attic window, sometimes 
Respectful admiration 
Fodder for a smeltery 
Production that is both funny and sad 
Olympic legend Comaneci 
Sleeper Van Winkle 
Network launched in 
First prime number 
Thing that could be a-brewin’ 
Songs heard in December 
Beatty of TV and film 
"… and seven years ___ …" 
"Newhart" setting 
"___ be an honor" 
Pinocchio, infamously 
Command to a pooch 
Lacking (with "of") 
Yawn-inducing 
Covered the same ground? 
When many services take place 
Removes by vote 
"Move on already, will you?" 
Correspond, in grammar 
Man famously followed by rats 
Without, mathematically 
Any software developer 
Reliable and honest 
Mountaineer’s tool 
Come to mind again 
Waist-tightening undergarment 
Drama with lots and lots of singing 
Cable-company employee, often 
Musicians using slides 
Certain city election 
After-tax earnings 
Blade that’s most effective when wet 
Like a racehorse 
"___ to Billie Joe" 
Broken, as a wild bronco 
Hoity-toity sort 
Most uncomplimentary, as a remark 
Smooth, in a musical score 
Bit of in-flight info 
Poem of praise 
“Never mind” … or what one might do with the last word of 17- 35- 43- and 62-Across 
Dyed-in-the-wool 
Cleared (of) 
Big Pharma watchdog: Abbr. 
eBay action 
Words to click on at a sweepstakes website 
Open as a parka 
Jedi Master Obi-Wan __ 
Grade that can’t be topped 
Happy hour perch 
Rifle range rounds 
Pained reaction 
Research funding 
Museum manager 
The name Fred yells at the end of “The Flintstones” closing theme song 
Richard Gere title role 
Left the 44-Down sans permission 
Letters before an alias 
Kind of column or cord 
2008 Pixar robot 
Dinghy blade 
Fed the pot 
Politician Romney 
Well-practiced 
Like morning grass 
Big Apple stage award 
Choice on the fairway 
Well-hit line drive in baseball jargon 
Canadian tribe 
Calendar periods 
“Waiting for Lefty” playwright Clifford 
Bottle parts 
Pet food brand 
“The A-Team” muscleman 
Up on the latest info 
River through southern Russia 
California wine valley 
Fashionable dude 
Typically reddish-brown ape 
“If I may cut in … “ 
Novel or short story say 
One of the five basic tastes 
Heart exam: Abbr. 
Southern speech quality 
Communication syst. for the hearing-impaired 
Long stretch 
The “I” in MIT: Abbr. 
Of the poorest quality 
Gathered as autumn leaves 
Not yet paid 
“And another thing … “ 
Meat-and-potatoes dish 
Took the wheel 
Typical amount 
Ushers, essentially 
Tijuana tot 
There are eight in a fluid ounce 
The 'little blue pill' 
Test proctor's call 
Temperature extreme 
Sharif of 'Doctor Zhivago' 
Secretive govt. org 
Scathing review 
Rubber left on the road 
Reverent wonder 
Recording studio pro 
Quiche base 
Put in the overhead bin, say 
Plane measure 
Perrier rival 
Passing along, around the holidays 
Painter Edouard 
Orator's delivery 
Old place for punishment 
Number after zwei 
Nez ___ (Northwestern tribe) 
ame used by the Amazon Echo 
Mover's truck 
Make a bow 
Including as a bonus 
Hunger indicator 
Horror director Craven 
Hold power 
Help in criminal doings 
Having an elastic quality 
Grenade that shatters, for short 
Ellie Goulding song from the 'Divergent' soundtrack 
Destroy, as financial records 
Daringly innovative 
ome to ___ (finish) 
Clever sayings 
Classic Japanese drama form 
CBS procedural franchise 
Can't do without 
Cake coat 
Bride's path 
1970 Beatles hit 
'___ the news today, oh boy' 
all she wrote!' 
'I'm Just Wild About Harry' composer Blake 
'Don't worry, you can do this!' 
Air rifle ammo 
Harp’s smaller cousin 
App-based car service 
In the matter of 
Honored the judge’s entrance 
Shop steward’s group 
Dreads sporter, perhaps 
Crawler in a colony 
Concoctions in cauldrons 
Child’s sports outfit 
Souvlaki meat, often 
One-eyed Norse deity 
Change-machine bills 
Handy hints 
Peter of "Young Frankenstein" 
"Cupcake Wars" appliance 
Nonchalant assents 
Pixar character with a lucky fin 
Non-studio pic 
Fraught with danger 
Newborn Newfoundland 
Any of Mel Blanc’s thousand 
Put aside for later 
Military academy headdress? 
Made a rip in 
Sir Walter Scott hero 
Get all lovey-dovey 
One-on-one Olympic sport 
Brimming with information 
It’s orbited by Miranda 
Dental hygiene brand 
PC port type 
Hip-hopper’s headgear 
Schedule maker’s abbr. 
Flight zone 
KenKen calculation, perhaps 
Redbox transaction 
One of Tennessee’s two state flowers 
Second opening? 
Default consequence, briefly 
"Just ___ thought!" 
Little crawler sometimes called a roly-poly 
Post-ER destination 
"Your point being . . . ?" 
Get all lovey-dovey 
Vampire, at times 
Jogging paces 
Faceless cousin of ’60s TV 
Deimos and Phobos, to Mars 
Chicago mayor Emanuel 
Settle conclusively 
Ballerina’s pivot point 
"Persuasion" heroine ___ Elliot 
Military academy headdress? 
Schedule maker’s abbr. 
Comedy-routine first baseman 
Caesar or Hirohito 
Tango move 
"Better Call ___" ("Breaking Bad" spinoff) 
Distort as data 
Fit-to-be-tied feeling 
"Star Wars" protagonists 
Baker who sang "Sweet Love" 
Skin cream ingredient 
Sisters of Greek myth 
Striped cat in a rush? 
Knocks the socks off 
Made use of a bench 
acid (protein part) 
Type of energy 
Nearly identical 
Issue forth 
It’s not worth trying to repair 
Hard Rock Stadium gridder 
Improvises in jazz 
Alternative to Froot Loops 
West Jordan’s state 
Name on a rap sheet perhaps 
Stitched border 
Herd animal of the Andes 
Substance banned by the EPA 
Licensing org. 
Many-stringed instrument 
Barry’s love interest on "The Flash" 
"Check it out!" 
Take four of four games, say 
"___ we meet again" 
Open as a bow 
Field sport of ancient Iran? 
Periodic Pacific current 
End of a Coast Guard officer’s email address 
Barker or Owen 
Not yet refined 
Ghost that haunts kidvid character Pokey? 
Pour water on 
Causing goose bumps 
Pilgrims’ destination 
Knotts with a "nervous Nellie" persona 
Frogs-to-be 
Happen as a result 
Used indelicate language 
Admirable quality 
Pulling no punches 
Andre Agassi for one? 
They’re checked at LAX 
"Fear and Loathing in ___ Vegas" 
Quit chocolate cold turkey? 
Symbols on a moonshine jug 
Member of a shipboard revolt 
Christ the Redeemer locale briefly 
Greasy-feeling mineral 
"’The Satanic Verses’ was sooo good!’"? 
Hall’s partner in pop 
Letter in a dollar sign 
"Jurassic Park" beast 
Pointing supermodel Klum in the right direction? 
Rapper in court 
Eight, in France 
Knight time? 
Dart (around) 
Item in a golfer's bag 
It goes down a fallopian tube 
Homeland of 9-Across 
Chaim who played Tevye in 'Fiddler on the Roof' 
Choir voice 
A sixteenth is a short one 
'Mon ___!' (French cry) 
2016 #1 album by Rihanna 
'___ the Lord my soul to keep' 
'The Star-Spangled Banner,' e.g 
'Star Trek' officer with an earpiece 
'Now ___ me down to sleep' 
'Me, Myself & ___' (Jim Carrey movie) 
Think about 
__ cum laude (honor below ''summa'') 
Ticklish ''Sesame Street'' Muppet 
Tea alternative 
Stun gun 
Stare at 
Spiral-potatoes side dish 
Midterm, for one 
Picked up the tab 
Passports, for instance: Abbr 
Patronizes, as a restaurant 
Out of town 
Necklace ornaments 
Mexican's emphatic assent 
Call a halt to 
Dark brown potato 
Is the right size 
Film-set boss 
Faces of watches 
Emmy or Oscar 
December song 
Copenhagen citizen 
Circle-shaped fried sides 
Chilled spaghetti side dish 
Bit of sunshine 
Auto splash guard 
Add ice cubes to 
''You __ kidding!'' 
''Boston'' side dish 
starred answers
Smoke detector?
There are ten million in a joule
Like an abandoned mansion perhaps
Station in a CBS sitcom
Dolls since 
Up to scratch?
Not hurt
Garfield calls him a 'purebred clown'
*Slight likelihood
It may make a row
Seafood entree requiring cracking
One likely to give in
Sound of woe
*Scarce consolation
'___ was saying…'
Thrusting weapon
McKellen of the 'X-Men' franchise
Lo-cal
Brand advertised on many Nascar autos
*Words that might accompany an opening curtain
Remainder
Be sparing
Expert marksman
Sweet murmur
*They may be seen with pushers in the park
Prom sight
Daily rise and fall
'Rigoletto' composer
Yield from a field
Norwegian king
Make minor improvements to
Comics supervillain ___ Kadabra
Puerto ___
Series with asterisks in its title
Thus far
Hurry quaintly
Beige
Ballyhoo
Surgical souvenirs
Gordon who said greed is good
Less polite
'You Send Me' singer Sam
Preoccupy to a distressing extent
Unification Church member informally
Work welfare org.
Its clue is 'Network launched in 1981'
Colombian city
Brought about
Seahawks coach Carroll
Garr of 'Young Frankenstein'
Co. letters
Smidge
Wheaton of 'The Big Bang Theory'
Trying to get in the ballpark?
Singer Redding
It flows into the Colorado at Yuma
Notion in Nantes
It has a string attached
Stopper informally
Deaf as ___
Lord and Lady Montague's son
Good thing during a bad spell
Compact Mercedes line
Like many pitches
Key group of officers
Troy story
Coll. mil. group
Was justified in suing say
Balkan resident
Respectful admiration
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More eccentric
B, E or G, e.g.
'Tootsie' co-star
Casual 'have to'
Grate expectations
Certain inhabitant of a West Indies island
'Dig in!'
Roswell crash victim, some believe
Sanction
Numbered musical compositions
Thicker through the core
Like some suits
'___ Waldo?'
'Lanka' front
Less sinful
Praise or glorify
Largest Latvian city 
Like forks
Thing for a beauty pageant contestant
Like moon rovers
So-so, in water temperatures
Moldovan currency
Land of Princess Grace
Clue direction
Brain parts
More in shape
Attic window, sometimes
Relative of a mudbrick
Fodder for a smeltery
Production that is both funny and sad
Sleeper Van Winkle
Olympic legend Comaneci 
Down the hatch
First prime number
Thing that could be a-brewin'
Songs heard in December
Beatty of TV and film
'… and seven years ___ …'
'Newhart' setting
'___ be an honor'
Pinocchio, infamously
Poker paying
Taunt
Command to a pooch
When many services take place
Covered the same ground?
Removes by vote
'Move on already, will you?'
Lacking (with 'of')
Yawn-inducing
Busts
Correspond, in grammar
Man famously followed by rats
Without, mathematically
Any software developer
Reliable and honest
Mountaineer's tool
Bogus
Come to mind again
Waist-tightening undergarment
Drama with lots and lots of singing
Cable-company employee, often
Musicians using slides
Certain city election
Like a racehorse
'___ to Billie Joe'
Broken, as a wild bronco
Hoity-toity sort
Most uncomplimentary, as a remark
Smooth, in a musical score
Bit of in-flight info
Blade that's most effective when wet
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Poem of praise
Cleared (of)
Big Pharma watchdog: Abbr.
eBay action
Small change
Icy precipitation
Open, as a parka
Itsy-bitsy
'Never mind' … or what one might do with the last word of 17-, 35-, 43- and 62-Across
Jedi Master Obi-Wan __
Cry of victory
Army outpost
Words to click on at a sweepstakes website
Dyed-in-the-wool
Rifle range rounds
Pained reaction
Blow up
Noble gas
Happy hour perch
Bugs
Research funding
Museum manager
The name Fred yells at the end of 'The Flintstones' closing theme song
Fittingly
__ Lama
Richard Gere title role
Patsy
Left the 44-Down sans permission
Poppy narcotic
Magazine VIPs
Hi-__ graphics
Letters before an alias
2008 Pixar robot
Fly ball paths
Dinghy blade
Kind of column or cord
Pakistani city
Fed the pot
Politician Romney
Well-practiced
Like morning grass
Big Apple stage award
Ruined
Choice on the fairway
Well-hit line drive, in baseball jargon
Dog treat
Zero
Sgt., e.g.
Canadian tribe
Calendar periods
Capote nickname
'Waiting for Lefty' playwright Clifford
Bottle parts
Pet food brand
'The A-Team' muscleman
Fashionable dude
Varieties
Typically reddish-brown ape
'If I may cut in … '
Novel or short story, say
Armed conflict
River through southern Russia
Inventor Howe
One of the five basic tastes
Heart exam: Abbr.
Southern speech quality
Jury __
Communication syst. for the hearing-impaired
Long stretch
The 'I' in MIT: Abbr.
Of the poorest quality
Tree fruit
Gathered, as autumn leaves
California wine valley
Not yet paid
Up on the latest info
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