Thursday, December 15, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers - 16/12/2016 - 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.

Green Party candidate of 
Bar from the shower room 
Waikiki welcome 
East Germany initials 
Called before the big day 
"Lethal Weapon" director Richard 
"___ been robbed!" 
5:15 on a compass 
Spick-and-span 
In readiness as champagne 
Office whoop 
Bedroom poster subject 
Green opening 
Email button 
Tolkien’s Beechbone e.g. 
Wolfe of mysteries 
One was "tapping tapping at my chamber door" 
State of bliss 
Durable in product names 
With 57-Across sign while passing the buck? 
Chichen ___ (Mayan city) 
White Swan in "Swan Lake" 
2016 World Series MVP Zobrist 
Onetime Heathrow sight 
Form a queue 
Spot for recyclables 
Last Olds off the assembly line 
"Blame It ___" (Michael Caine movie) 
Have a mortgage say 
Taker of romantic shots 
Herbert of "Pink Panther" films 
Red Bull serving 
It might have four legs 
Russian legislature 
Forgone as a possible path 
Tooth that turns 
Ready to hit the showers 
Plunger in a churn 
One having a ball? 
Over the top 
Treat like a megastar 
Blaze a trail 
Sweet-talker’s specialty 
Like some stockings 
Justice Dept. agency 
Offered some juicy gossip 
Prize hopeful 
Trio of gift givers 
Christmas centerpiece 
Bismarck lead-in 
They’re at the heart of some celebrity scandals 
Flash in Frankfurt 
Dick with three Emmys 
Bygone Mauritius native 
Parade horse 
Still in the envelope maybe 
Save soles 
"Devine" one of a film title 
Thing in the sky for dreamers 
What doctors order 
Residential suffix 
Important person in a hospital 
Certain colorful duck 
Called off a mission 
Thing underfoot? 
Shimmery, wavy silk 
Get milk out of a pitcher 
Have regrets concerning 
Rice Krispies sound 
Where someone will do the ‘do 
Well-known role for a ballerina 
Mineral that contains metal 
Quilt relative 
Thing acquired after a day at the beach? 
Plural pronoun 
Words before "new standard" 
Was seen on TV 
California wine valley 
Part of a generic dog bark 
Like man’s best friend 
Features of a popular flag 
Beleaguered mission of 1836 
Bagel choice 
Dude or pal 
Post-revolution group in charge 
Piece of software 
"Lilies of the Field" extra 
Fish eggs 
Clock standard, briefly 
Word used when there is none better? 
Indian tourist city 
Finishes the finale 
Leftover scrap of food 
Methods, as of transportation 
Offering from a friendly dog 
Stuff of vinyl on many homes 
Heckled or teased 
Excessively ornamented, especially with gold 
Type of vote 
Muscle for bums? 
Schwarz with the toys 
Egypt’s bane 
Stairway part 
"You can’t fool me!" 
Large cask 
"Any day now …" 
Classified material? 
___ Wee Reese of the Baseball Hall of Fame 
Where the fight rages on 
Not before or after 
Female kangaroo 
Bird similar to an ostrich 
Another type of duck 
Natives of Tirana 
Disney dog 
Not digital, as a watch 
Little piggie, for one 
What annoying people pick 
Any apartment, to the super 
Lennon and millions more 
One means to get the word out 
Files roughly 
Exec’s reminder 
With 33-Down, part of it is now a desert 
Peseta replacer 
Side in a decades-long war 
Sales figure 
Usually disappointed one 
Missouri river 
Multiple Emmy-winning legal drama 
Beginning to cure? 
When repeated, Cult Jam singer 
Source of flowing water 
Source of tweets 
Sci. concerned with biodiversity 
Driver’s gadget 
Trot, say 
See 61-Down 
Split-resistant wood 
Discounted buy 
Offhand greeting 
Fair-hiring agcy. 
Mountain air 
Hive member 
Excavating aid 
Henry Ford, e.g. 
Large soda bottle label word 
Sorbonne student 
Chisholm Trail city 
Aviation pioneer Sikorsky 
Vegetation in underwater forests 
Sport that hints at this puzzle’s theme 
Not a hit, usually 
"What __ you thinking?" 
Composer Khachaturian 
Sure-footed critters 
Pulitzer-winning author James 
Pruning ideology? 
Early or late hr., depending 
Hills of Rome, e.g. 
Quiets, in a way 
Start of something big? 
Long bout 
One eschewing leather, perhaps 
Daring exploit 
Online service option 
It’s heard in a herd 
Elaborate in design 
Spinner in a numbers game? 
Opposite of bumpy 
Thorough investigation 
Insulated cable 
"Don’t waste your money on that pendant"? 
Former constellation that included Vela (the sails) 
Eddie __, detective involved in the actual "French Connection" 
Party time, casually 
"Chasing Pavements" singer 
Bird that’s a national symbol 
Wedding gown attachment 
Wile E. Coyote’s explosive 
Vice president before Gerald 
Top-billed performer 
Will Ferrell newsman Burgundy 
Worthless prize in “Let’s Make a Deal” 
Word that can follow the last parts of 21-, 31-, 41- and 50- 
Word before appeal or change 
Timothy Leary’s turn-on 
Theater name that means “jewel” 
Tacoma’s waters 
Speak like a sot 
Spaghetti sauce herb 
Skating legend Heiden 
Satellite’s path 
Santa’s sackful 
Sales staffers 
Sacred Egyptian beetle 
Rubik’s brainteaser 
Pull a prank on 
Peaks with chalets 
Numbered musical piece 
Not much 
No longer together 
Movie pig 
Marathon division 
Magician’s “Behold!” 
Lunch break length, maybe 
Lingerie shop expert 
Like pre-1991 Russia 
Like many kitchens 
Like a drive-thru order 
Is an accomplice to 
Intense anger 
Honolulu’s home 
Grease job, briefly 
Got mellow 
Goes for game 
Gig Mac threesome 
Gift for an artistic child 
Gandhi’s act of dissent 
Frozen waffle brand 
Former “American Idol” judge Abdul 
Folklore beast 
Fillable flatbread 
Enthusiastic, like a collector 
Do a ditty 
Dairy science major, informally 
Coventry’s locale 
Copier size option 
Competitor of Comet and Bon Ami 
Christopher of horror movies 
Chianti color 
Cheap insult 
Candy in dispensers 
Building blocks brand 
Bracelet spot 
Book of pictorial memories 
Blue Lucky Charms shapes 
Be a worrymart 
Battalion or regiment 
Baker’s necessity 
Amy Schumer’s field 
__ fide (genuine) 
“Who __ to judge?” 
“The Twelve Days of Christmas” musicians 
World Series lead-in: Abbr 
Volunteer sitter, perhaps 
Vexatious ones 
This instant 
Thief, in brief 
Software menu option 
Short on customers 
Red-carpet walker 
Put up a stake 
Prefix for motive 
Pay, as a bill 
Metaphor for suspicion 
Lopsided victories 
London police force founder 
Like tears 
Iso- relative 
High-calorie 
Green-lighted 
Grammatical substantive 
Good-for-nothing 
Educational standards plan 
Digital reading 
Burlap fiber 
Bop on the bean 
Bond before Roger 
Be suitable for 
Auto-race boss 
Athletic memento 
Al’s ”Godfather” wife 
A great distance 
”I Love Lucy” character 
Lund in "Casablanca" 
The best 
King Priam’s kingdom 
Chip in some security tags briefly 
"Ivanhoe" novelist Sir Walter 
Green Jedi master 
Cookie Monster’s peepers 
Kia Sportage or Toyota RAV4 
Pro ___ (for now) 
Genre for "Spectre" 
It might evoke nostalgia 
Unstated assent 
Captain in a Verne classic 
Big kahuna briefly 
Big fat nothing in slang 
Jazz feature? 
"Land Shark" sketch show briefly 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial designer 
Feudal workers 
Indian yogurt drink often flavored with mango 
Main thoroughfare of a sort 
Place to get a pint 
Nickname for a scandal-plagued Chicago baseball team 
Force difficult to resist 
Character in Bizet’s "The Pearl Fishers" 
Heart of the matter 
Apollo 15 astronaut James 
He followed Benedict IV 
Bartender’s staple 
SEA guesses 
Umberto who wrote "The Name of the Rose" 
Exclamation of discovery 
Bireme mover 
PC puzzle game of the 1990s 
Some big pharma marketing pitches 
Review of the books 
Intelligence tactic that’s a mind game informally 
PC fixer 
Monopoly acquisition 
NL East squad 
Work like the dickens 
"Prepare to be knighted!" 
"The Dukes of Hazzard" deputy 
Like bon mots 
Factor in a wine rating 
Word that can follow generation or age 
Short-stemmed vessel 
___ paper (abrasive) 
Bygone record label 
Fortune 500 name in food service 
"Wait just a second!" 
Lines on some maps: Abbr. 
Bar of gold 
Plot feature of Shakespeare’s "Troilus and Cressida" 
Six ___ (quality assurance term) 
Discriminatory part of post-Reconstruction legislation 
It’s not allowed in many classrooms 
Chippendales dancers have nice ones 
Foldout furniture … and a hint to what’s moving across 17- 28- 48- and 62-Across 
Starting from 
Christmastime refrain 
Slipper part 
Mario ___ (racing game) 
Calm spells 
Slim ___ (snack sticks) 
Title character who never appears 
Frogman’s gear 
Gimli’s weapon 
Had something 
Really liked 
Is worth doing 
Bruin superstar 
Windows that are usually closed 
Opposite of sans 
"No blips in the plan yet!" 
"You don’t say" 
Tidy oneself 
Say with a raised hand 
Singer with the 2008 album "And Winter Came …" 
Trendy type 
Doc’s image, e.g.? 
Parties hard, in modern lingo 
Bombing, as a joke 
Only tennis player to have won each Grand Slam event at least four times 
Mrs. Alexander Hamilton 
British protectorate until 1957 
Safe spaces 
Green sides 
Home to the Sami people 
Part of a truck 
Like bon mots 
To some degree 
Dish in a tortilla 
Came together 
"I will speak daggers to her, but ___ none": Hamlet 
Larsson who wrote "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" 
1969 film whose working title was "The Loners" 
Lines on some maps: Abbr. 
Sports org. with pitching 
"So what?" 
Word with trip or strip 
Be successful 
Bob who directed the 1966 musical "Sweet Charity" 
Joe Six-Pack 
Fragrant Italian brandy 
Juicy front-page story 
School whose mascot is Jumbo the elephant 
Mideastern heat? 
Kid’s father 
1990s sitcom about a bookstore owner
Cover with graffiti, say 

Green Party candidate of 
East Germany initials
Sky streaker
Bowl over
Called before the big day
Waikiki welcome
Third-degree
'___ been robbed!'
5:15 on a compass
'Lethal Weapon' director Richard
See 23-Across
Hammer part
Bar from the shower room
Chilly
Brewski
Spick-and-span
In readiness as champagne
Office whoop
Bedroom poster subject
Green opening
Email button
In that case
Tolkien's Beechbone e.g.
Wolfe of mysteries
Like Scrooge
One was 'tapping tapping at my chamber door'
Flight unit
State of bliss
Durable in product names
Chichen ___ (Mayan city)
Deficiency
With 57-Across sign while passing the buck?
White Swan in 'Swan Lake'
2016 World Series MVP Zobrist
Onetime Heathrow sight
Kit's mother
Form a queue
Spot for recyclables
Last Olds off the assembly line
'Blame It ___' (Michael Caine movie)
Have a mortgage say
Pelley's place
Taker of romantic shots
Herbert of 'Pink Panther' films
Red Bull serving
It might have four legs
Russian legislature
Ready to hit the showers
Plunger in a churn
One having a ball?
Tooth that turns
Over the top
Treat like a megastar
Blaze a trail
Forgone as a possible path
Sweet-talker's specialty
Frisbee e.g.
Okay
Enter again
Foremost
Plug part
Like some stockings
Justice Dept. agency
Offered some juicy gossip
Prize hopeful
Trio of gift givers
Commemorate
Bismarck lead-in
Christmas centerpiece
They're at the heart of some celebrity scandals
Flash in Frankfurt
Dick with three Emmys
Bygone Mauritius native
Sundial numeral
Parade horse
Still in the envelope maybe
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Pesky insects
What doctors order
Residential suffix
Important person in a hospital
Hill, to a pitcher
Certain colorful duck
Called off a mission
Thing underfoot?
Shimmery, wavy silk
Thing in the sky for dreamers
Get milk out of a pitcher
Have regrets concerning
Rice Krispies sound
Where someone will do the ‘do
Well-known role for a ballerina
Mineral that contains metal
Quilt relative
Thing acquired after a day at the beach?
Sunglasses, in slang
Plural pronoun
Words before 'new standard'
Was seen on TV
Kind of party
Ambulance letters
California wine valley
Part of a generic dog bark
Couples
Like man's best friend
Climbs
Features of a popular flag
Beleaguered mission of 1836
Bagel choice
Dude or pal
Crippled
Post-revolution group in charge
Piece of software
'Lilies of the Field' extra
Fish eggs
Clock standard, briefly
Word used when there is none better?
Indian tourist city
Finishes the finale
Leftover scrap of food
Methods, as of transportation
Offering from a friendly dog
Stuff of vinyl on many homes
Heckled or teased
Excessively ornamented, especially with gold
Type of vote
Muscle for bums?
Schwarz with the toys
Egypt's bane
Historical period
Jogged
Stairway part
Detestable
'You can't fool me!'
Large cask
'Any day now …'
Classified material?
___ Wee Reese of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Where the fight rages on
Not before or after
Tie the knot
Female kangaroo
Bird similar to an ostrich
Another type of duck
Natives of Tirana
Disney dog
Not digital, as a watch
Little piggie, for one
What annoying people pick
Any apartment, to the super
Lennon and millions more
One means to get the word out
Suppose
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Exec's reminder
With 33-Down, part of it is now a desert
Peseta replacer
Tied
Side in a decades-long war
Sales figure
Usually disappointed one
Missouri river
Multiple Emmy-winning legal drama
Sci. concerned with biodiversity
'CSI' setting
Source of flowing water
Driver's gadget
When repeated, Cult Jam singer
Beginning to cure?
Source of tweets
Skilled
Trot, say
Stress
See 61-Down
Split-resistant wood
Discounted buy
Offhand greeting
Some TVs
Zigzagged
Draped garment
Fair-hiring agcy.
Mountain air
Think alike
Hive member
Excavating aid
Henry Ford, e.g.
Large soda bottle label word
Sorbonne student
Comforter
U-verse provider
Test pattern
Chisholm Trail city
Aviation pioneer Sikorsky
Vegetation in underwater forests
Sport that hints at this puzzle's theme
Not a hit, usually
'What __ you thinking?'
Composer Khachaturian
Sure-footed critters
Pulitzer-winning author James
Pruning ideology?
Go on
Early or late hr., depending
Square figure
Beginning
Hammock?
Hills of Rome, e.g.
Quirky
Quiets, in a way
Start of something big?
Long bout
Presidential nickname
Pub pick
Satisfied sounds
One eschewing leather, perhaps
Daring exploit
Online service option
It's heard in a herd
Elaborate in design
Spinner in a numbers game?
Pants part
Opposite of bumpy
Thorough investigation
Insulated cable
'Don't waste your money on that pendant'?
Former constellation that included Vela (the sails)
Spring bloomer
Eddie __, detective involved in the actual 'French Connection'
Party time, casually
'Chasing Pavements' singer
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