Sunday, December 25, 2016

Crossword Puzzle Answers - 25/12/2016 - 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.

Lake source of the Mississippi 
Bake-Off contest entry, perhaps 
Keep watch over 
Anemia sufferer’s deficiency 
Mosque official 
Model builder’s need 
Rowan, to Martin 
Seasonal employee 
Do cutting-room work
Bennett of "What’s My Line?" 
Importer’s expense 
In days of old 
Up to no good 
Go-getter’s personality 
Start of many limericks 
Stravinsky of music 
Tilt-A-Whirl, e.g. 
Corner-square piece 
Parade vehicle 
Pitching staff leaders 
Oblong tomato variety 
Brings in 
Right to tee off first 
Bakery freebie 
Cookie in some cheesecake crusts 
Fix as a caned seat 
guy (dependable sort) 
Giggling sound 
Fictional writer of billets-doux to Roxane 
"Jurassic Park" giants colloquially 
José Canseco or Gloria Estefan by birth 
"Curiously strong" mints 
Woody Allen film featuring cryopreservation 
Glassware flaw 
Yellow quartz 
Obsolete PC monitor type 
No greater than 
Distinctive theories 
"Be silent," on a score 
Gooey campfire treat 
Pickle choice 
Modify, as a bill 
Anise-flavored liqueur 
Pre-coll. exams 
EOS camera maker 
Pickled peppers measure 
Expose to public ridicule 
"You’ll ___ argument from me!" 
"The Harp" constellation 
Reined in 
Caterer’s fuel 
Easily pranked teacher perhaps 
Oxy 10 target 
City on Kentucky’s northeastern border 
Engulfed by 
Electee with a six-yr. term 
With 54-Across, Ore-Ida morsel 
Reply to "Are you hurt?" 
Cafeteria worker’s hairnet 
Shakespearean fairy king 
On the hook legally 
Fried snack at kosher delis 
Body of written work 
In a funk 
German GM subsidiary 
Streak on a cheek 
Smudge heavily 
Gloater’s exclamation 
Strauss of denim 
First of the "Seven Sisters" magazines to fold 
Performed the duties of 
Stuyvesant or Minuit 
California county in which Berkeley is located 
Court plea, for short 
They represent the hunters in "Peter and the Wolf" 
Bourbon Street city, informally 
Character on HBO’s "Boardwalk Empire" 
Just picked 
"Seinfeld" goofball 
That in Tijuana 
Make even tighter, say 
Possible side effect of steroid use 
Norsk Folkemuseum city 
Greek played by Anthony Quinn 
Connect Four game pieces e.g. 
Lillian of the silents 
Prima donnas’ problems 
"Down goes Frazier!" sportscaster 
Student at the Citadel 
Cell dweller 
Seed-bearing plant organ 
Chapter in history 
Trauma sufferer’s goal 
Moon shot stages 
Shaken up 
Disconnected musical notes 
Sign at a B’way sellout 
"You’ve got to be kidding me!" 
Hot water dispenser 
Orange-and-white rentals 
Far from hip 
Spinners on hi-fis 
"Soft ‘n Juicy" candy aisle debut of 1975 
River through Grenoble 
Fawcett costar in an old Noxzema ad 
Parting words overseas 
Cast members’ initial run-through often 
Be relevant (to) 
Part of an office sched. 
Slush Puppie maker 
Like lots of telephone operator impersonations 
Doesn’t bother with cue cards say 
Dudley Do-Right’s beloved 
Org. that endorsed Obamacare 
Dessert layering fruit and cream between crunchy meringue rings 
Soul food meat 
UK defence arm 
Social outing 
Something in the way 
Some balloon animals 
Two-time honor for Joyce Carol Oates 
Up to now 
Vessel to sail on or drink from 
What the Carolina Hurricanes won in 2006 
”en scène” (stage setting) 
Where the Caroline Islands are 
Where Caroll Spinney has been a Bird and a Grouch 
Where Biden was senator 
Web page ID 
Weaver in rattan 
User-friendly feature 
Use scissors 
Tom Hanks, in ”Sully” 
Tampa Bay baseballers 
Stoops suddenly 
Steps off 
Statistical collection 
St. since 1863 
Spiral-horned antelope 
Spellbinding speaker 
Singer of Carole King’s ”You’ve Got a Friend” 
Slices of a century 
Sitcom where Carroll O’Connor was Helen Hunt’s dad 
Seven-Emmy actor 
Senior member 
Mrs. Smith’s rival 
Lasso loop 
One of a carol’s 11 
Pal of Frodo 
Purchase authorization 
Second word of ”Gone With the Wind” 
Second attempts 
Roddenberry, re ”Star Trek” 
Robin Hood beverage 
Range of Russia 
Raise the price of, at auction 
Pompeo of ”Grey’s Anatomy” 
Performs hip-hop 
Ones in a hurry 
One of Canada’s First Nations 
No longer squeaking 
No longer happening 
Kilo- times 1,000 
Felipe VI, to his subjects 
Keel over 
Karol Wojtyla’s better-known name 
Greek column type 
Golf course teachers 
Historical French region 
Ishmael’s captain 
Job bonuses 
Is downcast 
In the course of 
Have good intentions 
Half of a Lewis Carroll twosome 
Flute, for instance 
Fast punch 
False show 
Ex-president who swore in Hoover 
Ethereal instruments 
Dress carefully 
”Jurassic World” menaces 
Bird on the back of a buck 
At leisure 
Chin adornment 
Classic Christmas gifts for kids 
Command to a canine 
Direction opposite ”norte” 
Didn’t mind donating 
Debussy piece 
Christmas VIP 
Chalet spot 
Carole who cowrote ”Nobody Does It Better” 
Cantina order 
Bit of hearsay 
Believe in 
Bakers’ implements 
Act of twisting 
”The Very Hungry Caterpillar” author 
”Sunset Boulevard” star 
”Knight of the road” 
”Julius Caesar” conspirator 
”I approve!” 
”Coming __ going out?” 
”A Christmas Carol” clerk 

___ Hawkins dance
Wreck, informally
Worm or fly
What spirits can do
What a lead runner sets
Website with a Watch list
Way up a bunny slope
Vigorously debate (with)
Very loud
Under the weather
Ultimately succeed
Two turtledoves, e.g
Triangular road sign
Toward the back
Toward the back
Took first
Thérèse, e.g.: Abbr
Swedish lake that's the largest in the European Union
Support, as a foundation
Suffix with beta or cyclo-
Subject to a recall, maybe
Stuck-up sort
Stows, as a banner
Stay ahead of the curve?
Spot for brooding
Sports team tally: Abbr
Soy-based frozen dessert brand
Some Bavarian brews
Setting for some aerial maneuvers
Setting for much of 'Lord Jim'
San ___ Obispo, Calif
Salty or spicy
Russian moolah
Romance writer Roberts
Roman emblem of power adopted by Mussolini
River more than 2,700 miles long that crosses the Equator twice
Rio greeting
Release from shackles
Relay segment
Red-haired biblical twin
Quaint cry of disapproval
Provider of the fizz in a gin fizz
Provider of limited coverage?
Play by heart?
Personal problems
Part of a film studio tour
Padlock's place
Onetime alternative to Facebook Messenger
One of nine for Tina Fey
Night at the museo?
Name whose Italian equivalent is Giovanni
Monastery title
Milne young 'un
Middle X or O
Metaphor for punishment
Means of death for Judas Iscariot
Mark with spots
Marco Polo crossed it
Man cave, maybe
Makes minor observations?
Maker of the fragrance Sauvage
Make available
Luau locale
Like some uncertain dates
Like a machine that prints, scans and faxes
Life force in Eastern medicine
Leave a permanent mark on
Land bordering Nepal
Kept for later
It's a 'gift'
Isn't over yet
Interest piquer
Ice carving?
Hawks' hangouts
Handle with care?
Gymnastics event
Gum that comes in Fire and Ice varieties
Grab and go?
Go (for)
Glossy fabric
Ginger ___
Get a groove on?
Former Saudi king
Flight attendant's offering
Fisher of fashion
Find common ground
Event with steeply discounted prices
Errands, e.g
Employee badges, e.g
Drive mad
Drink Gatorade after a workout, say
Dollar, in slang
Disney Channel's '___ and Maddie'
Design feature
December 31, e.g
Dara who swam at five Olympics
Cupronickel, e.g
Cry at a surprise party just before the honoree arrives
Coral bleaching locale
Common Christmas entree
Coin portraying Queen Victoria, once
Chart of the heavens
Canoe builder's bark source
Calm before the storm?
Boeing competitor
Blow it
Big purveyor of sports talk
Big name in grills
Bars for swingers?
Baja's opposite
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse ___
A.T.M. expense
A plus average?
2007 Peace Prize recipient
1998 N.L. M.V.P
'You betcha!'
'Well, Did You ___?' (Cole Porter tune)
'Star Trek: T.N.G.' counselor
'Quite true'
'John Wick' star
'A Visit From St. Nicholas' writer - See more at:

What a mobile phone eliminates
Villainous expression
Venue for big-time wrestling
Type of bran
Toughen, as glass or steel
Tool for catching a calf
Texas city on the Rio Grande
Test relatives
Terrible problems, as of society
Sudden jarring movement
Stuff picked out in mines
Strong coffee drink
Spicy pepper
Snare in a web
Sharp mountain ridge
Serious about
Save from harm
Rushes to, as a celebrity
Reveal verbally
Relaxing places for the pampered
Recite a mantra
Pull up the rear
Popcorn go-with
Not yet cooked
Not rural
Mrs. Peel of 'The Avengers'
More desperately dry, as land
Military hitches
Meter relative
Mentally stable
Marine mollusk
Line to motivate Tom Hanks
Line introducing a spy
Line from a remorseful Tom Cruise
Like an angle greater than 90 degrees
Joke around
It supports your cooking endeavors
Is a shoplifter
Inserts for mortises
Hurt by a bee
Humpback hordes
Hobby shop offering
Gulf off the coast of Yemen
Forklifted platform
Express praise for
Experiment with a new room design
Expensive hotel accommodation
Elaborate prank
Despite, in old poems
Country mothers
Continue, as a subscription
City of Siberia
City in West Texas
Chocolate substitute
Change direction abruptly
Broken and then some
Breakfast staple
Black ___ (20-Across activity)
Birth veil
Bingo relative
Between 1 and 3, on a clock
Beer variety
Ban, as an attorney
Awkward goofball
Automaton, in sci-fi slang
Any LP
Address to bookmark
Abbr. for the day's two dozen
'___ we all?'
'The Pit and the ___'
'Bill & ___ Excellent Adventure' (1989 film)
'B.C.' insect - See more at:

___ guy (dependable sort)
Without a partner
With 54-Across, Ore-Ida morsel
Verne submariner
Up to no good
Tilt-A-Whirl, e.g
Tabloid twosome
Stuyvesant or Minuit
Student at the Citadel
Stravinsky of music
Strauss of denim
Start of many limericks
Standing tall
Speck in the sea
See 43-Across
Seasonal employee
Rowan, to Martin
Rink leap
Right to tee off first
Reply to 'Are you hurt?'
Radiate, as charm
Prima donnas' problems
Pre-coll. exams
Pickled peppers measure
Pickle choice
Parade vehicle
Oxy 10 target
Oblong tomato variety
Norsk Folkemuseum city
Mosque official
Modify, as a bill
Model builder's need
Make even tighter, say
Make a cardigan, say
Lillian of the silents
Lena of 'Havana'
Lake source of the Mississippi
Kidvid explorer
Keep watch over
Just picked
In days of old
Importer's expense
Greyhound stop
Gooey campfire treat
Go-getter's personality
Giggling sound
Genealogist's diagram
Formal decree
Feeds, as hogs
Eye wolfishly
EOS camera maker
Engulfed by
Do cutting-room work
Did laps
Crude cartel
Court plea, for short
Corner-square piece
Cookie in some cheesecake crusts
Cleopatra biter
Caterer's fuel
Cafeteria worker's hairnet
Brings in
Bourbon Street city, informally
Bennett of 'What's My Line?'
Bakery freebie
Bake-Off contest entry, perhaps
Anemia sufferer's deficiency
Absorb, as a loss
'The Harp' constellation
'Seinfeld' goofball
'Ghostbusters' goo
'Be silent,' on a score

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